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    Boone County Raising Funds for Veteran’s Freedom Flight

    BOONE, Iowa-Community leaders in Boone are working to put together the county’s first-ever Freedom Flight. A group of 20 people have been meeting to map out a plan to take a plane load of Boone County Veterans from WWII, Korean Conflict, and Viet Nam to Washington D.C. They want to take them to see their memorials while they can still travel. Don Batt said the group is not connected to any veteran’s group or government agency. “We’re going to be […]

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    Photo Gallery: Colo-Nesco Royals Season Ends in First Round of State Tournament

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Colo-Nesco Royals season ended 70-42 against Newell Fonda in the first rounds of the Iowa High School Girls Basketball Tournament. Take a look at some of the photos from the game.

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    Two Ames Residents Injured in Overnight Apartment Fire

    AMES, Iowa- An overnight apartment fire sent two Ames residents to the hospital. According to a news release from Ames Fire Department Deputy Chief, Paul Sandoval, the department was called out at 1:00 a.m. Sunday to 3824 Tripp Street on the west side of Ames. Upon arrival, fire fighters learned that the residents had used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.  Firefighters went inside to assure all the flames were extinguished Two residents of the apartment were injured […]

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    Pushing For World Record of Push-Ups

    BOONE, Iowa- It was called Push-Ups with a Purpose. The idea: to set a new Guinness Book of World Records for the amount of people doing push-ups at the same time, across the globe. Every push-up participants can do, they donate $1.00 to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. The organization helps families battling childhood cancer. The Training for Warriors network had lined up people in 29 countries to do the Push-Ups with a Purpose at the Same minute on Sunday morning. […]

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    American Idol Dad Helps Daughter Get Votes

    ANKENY, Iowa- Travis Driscoll of Ankeny wanted to help his daughter on American Idol, so he made a sign. Seventeen year old Maddie Walker is set to sing Thursday night on American Idol. Walker will be singing as a part of”Top 12 Girls Perform.”  Maddie will need lots of votes from audience members, so her Dad put a sign on his vehicle to encourage people to vote for Maddie. “You know I talked to her the other day,she said that […]

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    Fort Dodge New Air Service to Chicago and St. Louis

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — New flight service began this week from Fort Dodge to Chicago and St. Louis.  The community has been without air service since Great Lakes Air left town due to a lack of pilots.This week Air Choice One began providing four flights to St. Louis daily, and one flight per day to Chicago, Monday through Friday. This is the first time in the past 20 years Fort Dodge has service to two air service hubs. “There’s a […]

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    Fire Destroys Rutland Meat Locker

    RUTLAND, Iowa- Fire Sunday afternoon destroyed Thul’s West River meats. Owner Don Thul was at home when he received a call saying there was smoke coming from the meat processing operation he owns.  Several Fire Departments from the area were there, but they could not save the building. Thul said has his operation in two buildings, nearby his catering business building was not harmed, and his has moved his business operations there. His business records were all inside the building […]

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    Democratic Presidential Forum Planned for Carroll

    CARROLL, Iowa — The Carroll County Democratic Party of Iowa is planning a presidential candidate forum for July 12th.  The Party has secured the Carroll football stadium for the event.  Thirty Democrats who could be possible candidates have been invited. Tim Tracy chairs the event and said an invitation had been sent to  former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Last week an invitation was hand delivered to Vice President Joe Biden’s staff when he was in Iowa. […]

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    Des Moines Considers $100 Million Event Center Hotel

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Des Moines City Council was presented with a plan Monday morning for a $100 million Iowa Events Center Hotel. The 330 room full-service hotel is projected  to bring a $35 million impact in the first year and draw 3 million additional visitors. One-thousand jobs would be created during construction, and 330 permanent jobs to operate the hotel. “The ripple effect of all the spending power that comes due to this hotel will be $1.2 billion dollars […]

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    Des Moines Considers Food Truck Pilot Program

      DES MOINES, Iowa- The Des Moines City Council this morning heard a proposal for a pilot program for food trucks in the city.  It is called the On Street Mobile Vending Pilot Program, or On-Street MVP. The idea is to create a series of zones in the city around downtown and in east village. There would be certain areas where the trucks would not be allowed due to traffic  and proximity to driveways. The trucks would be allowed to […]

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    Ames Coin Club Values Old Currency

    NEVADA, Iowa- In an era when debit cards and on-line banking rule, its cold hard cash that rules at the Coin-O-Rama Show.The annual show by the Ames Coin Club features hundreds of varieties of coins and bills from the United States, foreign countries, and antiquities. One dealer from Minnesota had an Alexander the Great coin valued at over $400 dollars. “The attraction for me is the historical value of the coins,” said Christopher Seuntjens who runs Christopher’s Coins in Des […]

  • Ames Former Roosevelt School Now Urban Condo

    AMES, Iowa-Roosevelt Elementary closed in 2005, there was some talk of demolishing the old building.  Instead the school district decided to see if anyone would purchase the school, and find a new use for it. This weekend the community is getting to see the end result of that decision. An open house will be held Saturday Feb. 21 from 10am-Noon.  Another Open House will be Sunday Feb. 22 from 1-3pm. Developer Dean Jensen, of RES-Development purchased the property and over […]


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