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    MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION: Johnston Declares February 8 Kite Flying Day

    The Johnston Mayor signed a proclamation at Monday night’s city council meeting proclaiming that February 8 would be kite flying day. Mayor Paula Dierenfeld signed the proclamation at the meeting alongside plans for the kite celebration in May, “Kites on the Green”.   February 8 is recognized in many countries as kite flying day. While many Iowans may not brave the cold and the snow this Saturday to fly a kite, they may want to consider participating in the May kite […]

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    ALUMNI REMEMBERED: ISU Celebrates George Washington Carver’s Legacy

    The university museums at Iowa State University are getting ready to celebrate one of its most celebrated alumni, George Washington Carver. Carver was a scientist, botanist, educator and inventor who studied at Iowa State University from 1894 to 1896. Carver is recognized as one of the important American scientists of the 20th century, having risen from slavery to being one of the world’s most respected scientists and botanists. Carver is best known for his work with developing crop-rotation methods for […]

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    NEW LOCATION: World Food And Music Festival Moves To New Space

    The World Food and Music Festival will have a new location for its 10-year anniversary. The Downtown Community Alliance of Des Moines will be held at the Walnut Street Bridge this September.  The new location was chosen to allow more food vendors, a bigger stage for music and entertainment as well as larger demonstration areas. The three-day event started in 2004 with an 8,000 people attending, according to the Downtown Community Alliance.  Over the years the World Food and Music […]

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    ANNUAL EVENT: Trinity Hospice Ball More Than Just Dancing

    One Fort Dodge ball will have more than just dinner and dancing. The 22nd annual Trinity Hospice Ball is a night to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who have died.  The annual event raises money to benefit the care of patients in Hospice at home, in a care facility or at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. The Trinity Hospice Ball will be held Saturday night at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites in Fort […]

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    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT: Johnston Watershed Improvements To Start

    Johnston residents can expect to see construction areas soon. The first phase of the Greenwood Hills Watershed improvements plan is scheduled to start on Feb. 3.  The city said the first phase involves clearing trees and brush in the areas where improvements were proposed. The contractor for the first phase of the project, Finco Tree Service, will also begin working to remove around six acres of existing trees in areas to prepare for the construction project.  The city reported that […]

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    RAGBRAI ROUTE: Eight Overnight Towns Chosen

    The eight overnight towns chosen for the 42nd Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa route were announced Saturday night at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. The first stop on the RAGBRAI route is Rock Valley, Iowa.  Riders will head out from Rock Valley on Sunday, July 20 and will bike to Okoboji.  From Okoboji, bikers will ride to Emmetsburg Iowa. From Emmetsburg, the next town on the RAGBRAI route will be Forest City, Iowa.  After Forest […]

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    RAGBRAI ANNOUNCEMENT: Eight Overnight Towns Chosen Tonight

    The day is finally here. On Saturday evening, the eight overnight towns chosen for the 2014 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will be announced. In downtown Des Moines, there will be a RAGBRAI route announcement party starting at 8 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center.  The announcement party will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center inside the Iowa Events Center. Tickets for the announcement party are on sale through the […]

  • January 24, 2014

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  • AGRIBUSINESS: Congress Recess Leaves Three Days To Finish Farm Bill

    Congress is set for recess and will not be back until Jan. 27.  That means there will be only three days left to complete a Farm Bill before February. A possible breakthrough last week may lead to finishing negotiations on dairy but food stamps and the King amendment, which restricts the state’s ability to regulate production standards are both areas of contention. If the Farm Bill is not finished this month, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said they might have to […]

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    JOHNSTON SOLICITOR: City Warns Against Fake Tree Treatments

    The city of Johnston is reporting an unusual solicitor working in the city. The city said it received reports of a person going door-to-door trying to sell a service that would treat ash trees for Emerald Ash Borer.  The city is cautioning residents about the solicitor because he does not have a solicitation permit for Johnston and he cannot provide a company name. Johnston Parks Director John Schmitz said Johnston isn’t treating or injecting ash trees for Emerald Ash Borer […]

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    GREAT OUTDOORS: Des Moines Boat, Sports And Travel Show

    Iowans can get a taste of the great outdoors in the middle of January. The Des Moines Boat, Sports and Travel Show will be held Friday night at Hy-Vee Hall.  The show will include a fishing simulator, the Great Bear Show, RVs and campers as well as information on U.S. and Canadian resorts and attractions. The Des Moines Boat, Sports and Travel Show will start at 5 p.m. at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 […]

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    WAUKEE WINTER: City Adopts New Snow And Ice Policy

    The city of Waukee adopted a new snow and ice policy for the winter months. The city council approved the snow and ice control policy on Jan. 8 at the city council meeting.  The policy illustrates what streets will be prioritized for snow and ice removal. The council’s new policy states that it will take safety, budget, personnel and environmental concerns into account on when to implement the policy. The city’s policy also added that it does not guarantee that […]

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