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  • The late Fenner Stevenson, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad Manager died Monday. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Longtime Boone Railroad Manager Passes Away

    BOONE, Iowa — Fenner Stevenson, 71, the long time General Manager of the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad unexpectedly died at his home on Monday. According to the Schroeder Memorial Chapel, visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boone.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Stevenson was hired as the first manager of the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad when […]

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    Dirty Job Essential to Iowa Hog Industry

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Iowa – The harvest is winding down, but another part of Iowa agriculture is in full swing. Members of the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association are hard at work. The more traditional name for this job would be manure hauling. Each fall, and part of the spring season a small army of tractors pulling tanks pump Iowa’s hog barns to remove the manure. Kevin Westaby was the founding member and first President of the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators […]

  • ISU Students practice a caucus at the Memorial Union on Monday (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa State University Students Attend Caucus Education Workshop

    AMES, Iowa – Students at Iowa State came out in the afternoon to learn what they need to know, to be able to participate in a presidential caucus. A number of guest speakers gave some background as what to expect in the caucus. On the program were Kim Reem, President of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women (IFRW), Andy McGuire, Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, Gwen Ecklund, Past President of IFRW, and Josoe-Rae Bradley, Caucus Convention Director, for the […]

  • Streetscape on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Des Moines Neighborhoods Want Streetscapes

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Neighborhoods around the City of Des Moines want streetscapes. Members of the City Council love to provide streetscapes, however there is only limited money for those projects. The success of Ingersoll, Beaverdale, and Highland Park Neighborhoods, has prompted more requests to come in to the city. “Streetscape design in the broadest sense refers to the design of the street, including roadbed, sidewalks, landscape planting, and character of adjacent building or planted setback,” according to the American […]

  • Kevin Swanson

    Two Conferences on Religious Liberty in Des Moines

      DES MOINES, Iowa- Two conferences dealing with religious freedom are underway in Des Moines this weekend. The National Religious Liberties Conference, called Freedom 2015, is meeting in Des Moines Friday and Saturday, drawing over 1600 Christians from around the country. Conference attendees are concerned over cases like that of Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Locally, Richard and Betty Odgaard were forced to close their Gortz Haus Gallery, […]

  • "Spring Awakening" by Dale Rogers from Haverhill, Mass. named "Best of Show" in Ames Sculpture Display (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Ames Public Sculpture Exhibition Names “Best of Show”

    AMES, Iowa- The Ames Public Art Commission has selected a Best of Show from this year’s art exhibition in downtown Ames. “Spring Awakening,” by Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Mass received the most votes. Rogers will receive a $500 award. This is the 19th year for Ames’ Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. The Public Art Commission was established in 1990 by the Mayor and City Council. Pieces from this year’s show will be on display until May of 2016. Residents of Ames […]

  • Work underway this week on the 6th Street Bridge over Squaw Creek in Ames. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Ames 6th Street Closes Until Next Year

      AMES, Iowa- The City of Ames has closed 6th street between downtown, and Iowa State University’s campus. A detour has been set up on Lincolnway to handle the traffic. The City is removing the old bridge over Squaw Creek on 6th. The bridge is being removed this fall, and then new bridge piers will be set, so the new bridge can be constructed next spring. The project is expected to last nine months. Also the City of Ames is […]

  • Corning looking for a new owner, after the Iowa National Guard announces closure of Armory (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Corning Moving Forward After Guard Announced Armory Closing

    CORNING, Iowa- Last week Iowa National Guard officials paid a visit to Corning to inform them of the decision to close the local Guard Armory. The announcement was made Monday, the unit located here, Detachment 1, Company B, 1st Battalion, of the 168th Infantry, would be locating to Camp Dodge in Des Moines. Now that the word is out, the Adams Community Economic Development Corporation is working to find a buyer for the building. It was constructed in 1993, and […]

  • Creston Quiet Zone still

    Creston Rail Crossings Quiet Zones Starting Soon

    CRESTON, Iowa- The City of Creston may soon start a new quiet zone at rail crossings downtown. The City has issued a notice of Quiet Zone Establishment. After 8 years of planning and some newly revamped rail crossings, the new Quiet Zones could start of November 16th, at 10 am. That’s unless there is an appeal on this notice, which could delay the start of the zones. Creston is a train town, with the Burlington Northern, and Santa Fe trains, […]

  • Deputy Secretary of Sate Carol Olson looking on as Dallas County Election office opens absentee ballots Tuesday (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    State Auditor’s Office Studies Absentee Ballots

    ADEL, Iowa — Deputy Secretary of State Carol Olson was at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office on this Election Day. There was no ballot or voting problem, but rather a mission to learn. “We’re here to see the Dallas County Election, and to see how they are going to be opening the absentee ballots.” said Olson.”Great to see the real-life people putting on the elections, and great to be able to see that behind the scenes.” Olson said in her […]

  • Neighbors gather to help Cris Friedrickson, who lost his father to cancer, his son also is fighting cancer (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Bondurant Neighbors Extend Helping Hand in Harvest

    BONDURANT, Iowa — This is a tough season for Bondurant farmer Cris Friedrickson. On Monday he buried his father, Ron Friedrickson after a five month battle with pancreatic cancer. For the past three years his 7-year-old son Landon has also been fighting cancer. Landon’s battle had been in remission, until it returned of late. With his Dad so sick, Cris also had to be driving to Kansas City, to get treatment for Landon. So it was no surprise, when a […]

  • Roosevelt Senior High Band Member Dillon To, is chosen to be a High School All-American Band memeber at the US Army All-American Bowl, January 9th. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Roosevelt High School Band Member Named All-American

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Army All-American Selection Tour stopped at Des Moines Roosevelt High School Monday to name Dillon To an All-American Band Member. Dillon has been a member of the National Guard since he was 17, and also plays the sousaphone in the Roosevelt Band. He will perform as a part of the 125 Member All-American Band during the All-American Bowl on Jan. 9. The game is billed as the nation’s premiere high school football game. “It […]


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