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    Artist Painting Freedom Rock in Creston

      CRESTON, Iowa — Freedom Rock Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen is painting the Union County Freedom Rock this week.This Rock will be Sorensen’s 25th Freedom Rock in Iowa. The original Freedom Rock was painted near Greenfield. This Creston Rock will by tribute to different eras “There’s gonna World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam,” said Sorensen. “Then there’s gonna be a war on terror, and then on the front side is gonna be an eagle and flag.” He added there […]

  • Congressman Dave Loebsack (D) poses with the 8th Grade Civics class at Pleasantville

    Congressman Loebsack Campaigns in Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, Iowa- Students in the 8th Grade Civic Class taught by Deb McKnight and Dave Oliver have been learning about all the political candidates running on a state level in Iowa. Until Friday, none of the candidates had been able to make it to the school in person. Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack who is running for re-election in the Second Congressional District against Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks came to the Pleasantville Middle School. He told of being raised in poverty, and […]

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry with Iowa Republican Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg

    Governor Rick Perry Campaigns for Adam Gregg

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans have grown accustomed to seeing the Governor of Texas visiting here.  On a visit to Des Moines early Thursday Governor Rick Perry was campaigning for Adam Gregg, the GOP nominee for attorney general, running against longtime Iowa AG, Democrat Tom Miller. “Iowa is the epicenter of the future of America,” said Perry. “We get these elections right in the next 12 days, America will be on a trajectory, that is very, very hopeful from an […]

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    Urbandale Machine Shed Temporarily Closing for Remodeling

    URBANDALE, Iowa- Popular Iowa eatery The Machine Shed will close down temporarily starting Monday October 27th for remodeling.  The construction is expected to wrap up sometime in early November according to a Heart of America company news release. “We are excited to thank our customers for their patronage since opening in 1991 by giving them a new look,” said the release.  The release also said the restaurant plans to remain dedicated to the American Farmer. During the closure the company […]

  • Gerd Clabaugh Director of Iowa Dept of Public Health speaks to the Westside Conservative Club on preparations to deal with Ebola

    Iowa Health Professionals Prepare for Ebola

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Even though Iowa has no Ebola cases, heath professionals have received  the message: be prepared. Iowa’s Department of Public Health Director spoke before the Westside Conservative Club to give an update on what is happening in Iowa with Ebola. Gerd Clabaugh told the group that he gets daily briefings on the latest information.  “In Iowa we feel very confident in our capabilities to deal with this particular challenge,” said Clabaugh. “We’re also in preparations to make sure […]

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    Story City to Vote on New $2.65M Pool

    STORY CITY, Iowa-The date was August 3 of 1973. That was the year Story City’s new pool opened. As you might expect the outdoor pool has seen some wear and tear over the years. That’s why Story City leaders are asking residents to vote on building a new pool November 4. “Damage from chemicals added to the water have taken their toll and the edges of the deck are crumbling,” according to a City news release.   “Every year more and […]

  • Conference looks at meeting needs of disabled on Iowa college campuses.

    Regents Conference:Disabled Students Need Inclusion and Access

    AMES, Iowa – When it comes to higher education at Iowa’s Regent Institutions, it’s not enough just to meet the American’s with Disabilities Act.  According to one study, half of all students who attend college reported they never participated in any clubs, activities or sports. The Iowa Regents Disability Awareness Summit was held on the Iowa State University Campus. Keynote Speaker Dr. Nancy Evans shared that study on how when students with disabilities are not able to participate in activities […]

  • A line to get to Banner Lakes with trout being stocked there on Friday.

    Trout Stock Comes to Banner Lakes

    INDIANOLA, Iowa – They were lining up at 8 a.m., though the fish wouldn’t arrive until after noon.  The location was Banner Lakes just south of the Des Moines metro. The line caused by the anticipation of the arrival of 1,400 rainbow trout and brook trout.  According to Fisheries Technician of the DNR, Andy Otting the fish were raised this summer at the Big Spring Trout Hatchery near Elkader. Otting said there is not much to letting the fish out, […]

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    Ames Breaks Ground on New $75 Million Water Plant

    AMES, Iowa — Leaders in Ames broke ground for a new water treatment plant to replace the current 90 year old plant, Thursday. The $75 million plant will be built on a former USDA site at 1800 East 13th Street near Interstate 35. The plant will have a capacity of 15 million gallons per day.  The plant is being designed to meet LEED certified to be energy efficient.  The LEED certification will  result in better environmental performance, and will also […]

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    Iowa State University Early Voting This Week

    AMES, Iowa- Students at Iowa State University have been voting early this week. This is prior to the election deciding who our next Governor, U.S. Senator, and Congressman will be. Story County Auditor Lucy Martin said conversations began last January of 2013 with Iowa State as to the possibility of a satellite voting station at the Memorial Union.  “We’ve always done this on campus, traditionally,” said Martin. “With the ’12 cycle we had so that were new registrants and we […]

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    Ames Rail Crossings Close Downtown

    AMES, Iowa — Two downtown rail crossings are closed Thursday affecting traffic in downtown Ames. The closings mean vehicles can’t head south from downtown using Union Pacific crossings at Kellogg and Clark avenues, Ames Police Commander Geoff Huff confirmed. It appears work is being done on those crossings. Motorists can take alternate routes using Grand or Duff.

  • Fall is in full swing at Pine Lake State Park. Thousands of trees were replanted here.

    Eldora Area Trees on the Comeback

      ELDORA, Iowa- In 2009 a hailstorm came through Hardin County damaging windows, buildings, and trees. Property damage has been repaired for the most part, but the trees will take longer to fix. At Pine Lake State Park crews have had to cut down and remove 500 trees which were damaged by the storm. In 2012, a new effort was announced  to save the park. “For the most part the park has fared well since Iowa Parks Foundation we put […]

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