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  • ISU Post-Game Trash Pickup Funds Mission Trip

    AMES, Iowa- The game against Texas Tech is long over, and the fans are all gone. After Sunday morning church service, teens from CrossRoad Baptist Church don their old clothes and head to Jack Trice Stadium. The teens pick up trash in grass lots around the stadium.  They are also charged with picking up and stacking trash barrels so they are at the ready for the next game.  The crews find all sorts of things. “Mysterious things like in toilet […]

  • Iowa Army Guard Unit Welcomed Home

    BOONE, Iowa- It was a Thanksgiving week celebration in Boone for families of the Iowa Army Guard of Company B of the 248th Support Battalion.  The Guard sent 40 soldiers to Kosovo to serve for a year in aviation support. Iowa Army National Guard Brigadier General Steven Altman praised the unit for their high achievement while in Kosovo.  The management was scored a 97% efficiency, and logged 31% more flying hours than the soldiers who served their before the Iowa […]

  • Mike and Holly Heim of Heim's Christmas Tree Farm south of Glidden, IA

    Christmas Tree Farmers Learn on the Job

    GLIDDEN, Iowa — Mike and Holly Heims started in the Christmas tree business one year ago.  They started after setting out to buy an acreage and the one they got happened to have a long-time area Christmas tree farm. Ten days before opening, the Heims were Christmas Tree Farmers. The history of the farm kept customers coming to the new owners. “We knew there were still interested people they’d been coming out here for generations, to buy trees,” said Mike […]

  • Ada Hayden fishing still

    Fishermen Line Up for Trout Fishing in Ames

    AMES, Iowa- Fishermen lined the north shore of Ada Hayden lake on Thursday. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources came with a truck load of trout to stock the lake. “We stock the trout in some of our urban locations in the cool months of the year,” said Ben Dodd, Fisheries Biologist with the DNR.  “It provides a nice opportunity for our young anglers, and our less-experienced anglers.” Dodd said the Ada Hayden lake is divided in halves by a […]

  • Volunteers package food inside Dallas County Courthouse (Roger Riley/WHO-HD)

    Food Insecurity a Concern in Dallas County

    ADEL, Iowa — Representatives from human service agencies across Dallas County are meeting Wednesday to talk about food insecurity in one of the fastest growing counties in Iowa.A recent survey indicates over 6,000 people are food-insecure in the county.  Most of those are people who live in rural areas, often with only a convenience store nearby. “When you think Iowa you definitely think agriculture, plenty of food to go around,” said Jennifer Walters who is Community Health Coordinator for Dallas […]

  • Original Boots designed at Western Edge in Ames

    Ames Store Boots Up Sales with Original Designs

    AMES,  Iowa-  At the Western Edge Stores in Ames and Humboldt the owners of the company wanted to do something to help their business stand out.  So, Melanie Edge, along with her son Clay, and his wife Jessica have started designing their own lines of cowboy boots. Western Edge has 3,000 pairs of boots in it’s store. They say by designing their own boots it has generated new sales. Western Edge works with Ferrini Boots of Dallas to come up […]

  • A sign at Junk Jubilee in Des Moines this weekend

    Junk Jubilee Show to Move to Bigger Space

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Junk Jubilee had so many vendors and attendees at this year’s show, it was hard to move at times.  Now the twice a year show in Des Moines will be moving to a larger venue. The show has been located in the 4-H Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Next spring it will move to the Varied Industries Building, also at the Fairgrounds.  The show will be held April 24-26. “We’ve got a waiting list for […]

  • DOT Road still

    West Side Road Project Complete: 1 More Year on East Side

    ANKENY, Iowa- Through this fall construction work has continued on two big road projects on both ends of the metro Des Moines area.  Workers are wrapping up a season of work on the expansion of lanes on I-35 in West Des Moines.  Also work has been going on for three years on I-80 and 330  at Altoona. “West Des Moines will be complete, we’ll have some landscaping and earthwork to do next year,” said Andy Loonan of the Iowa Department […]

  • Farmer CY

    Cyclone City: Auction of Creative Cyclone Statues

    AMES, Iowa- Cy has been all over town this fall. Now the five of the 31 total  Iowa State Mascot statues are going to be auctioned off. On December 4th  five of the statues will be auctioned at the Ames Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours.  The event will be held at the Iowa State University Alumni Center, the  bidding starting at 6:45 PM. CyclONE City was launched as a project of Leadership Ames, a group designed to help mold […]

  • Southbound Rest Area Building nearing completion along I-35 near Alleman.

    Interstate 35 Rest Areas Nearing Completion

    ALLEMAN, Iowa — A large project to build rest stops on Interstate 35 north of Ankeny is near completion after almost two years of construction. Steve McMenamin is the rest area administrator for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He says crews still have a few things to complete before the southbound rest stop can open. However, the northbound rest stop has a way to go before completion.  Southbound may open after Thanksgiving, while the northbound stop will welcome travelers after […]

  • Creston Panthers Making First Trip to the Dome

    CRESTON, Iowa- It’s the first-ever trip to the Dome for the State Football Championships for Creston/Orient-Macksburg.  The 10-2 Panthers are headed to Cedar Falls to face Sioux City Heelan on Thursday. The Panthers lost the district championship to Dallas Center-Grimes but in the playoffs last Friday they came out on top 50-49 to advance to State. Head Coach Brian Morrison said, “We had an outstanding season.”  Morrison credits his team for coming back against Dallas Center-Grimes.  The head coach has players on […]

  • Union County Freedom Rock in Creston

    Creston Freedom Rock Dedicated on Veteran’s Day

      CRESTON, Iowa- The painting on the Creston Freedom Rock has been completed by artist Ray “Bubba” Sorenson.  The Rock’s dedication had to be altered due to the bitter cold wind.  The dedication ceremony was  moved indoors to Creston High School. Soresen spent a week in October painting the rock, depicting scenes from various wars. A large POW MIA symbol adorns the front of the rock along with an American Flag draped down. Dennis Abel of the Creston VFW Post […]

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