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  • Volunteers needed Saturday to help Campustown Shine (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Making Campustown Shine This Weekend

    AMES, Iowa – Saturday over 50 volunteers are expected to help clean up Ames Campustown area with Stash the Trash.  The community wide effort is a spring cleaning for the city. ISU students, and community volunteers will join forces to  pick up trash, garbage, cleaning up business fronts, and surrounding neighborhoods. Kim Hanna the Executive Director of the Campustown Action Association said Saturday’s cleanup is part of a larger year-round effort to keep the neighborhood clean. “We love the pedestrian […]

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    Iowa Radio Stations Moving on the Dial

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two central Iowa radio stations will be switching frequencies starting Tuesday. Iowa Public Radio will be moving from 101.7 to 97.7 and KPUL Pulse 99.5 FM will move to the 101.7 spot. The changes were approved last fall by the Federal Communications in order to accommodate a tower move by KTIA-FM 99.3 radio in Boone. The tower will move from Boone to Huxley to enable to Christian Talk station to serve the Des Moines Market. The […]

  • Elvin Jay is presented a certificate of recognition from the American Legion on his 100th Birthday (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Moulton Holds Birthday Bash for 100 Year Old WWII Vet

    MOULTON, Iowa- Elvin Jay turned 100 years old on April 9th.  On Sunday the town of Moulton came out to the American Legion Hall to celebrate his milestone birthday. Jay said in an interview, ” I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I’ve worked hard all my life,” said Jay.  Jay said his advice to others is “I’ve stayed out of trouble, if they follow my footsteps, they won’t be in trouble.” Jay has many memories his life, none more vivid […]

  • A seminar at the Iowa Horse Fair on roping cattle (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa Horse Fair: Everything for the Horse Lover

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The 31st Annual Iowa Horse Fair saw horses all over the Iowa State Fairgrounds this weekend.  The annual event draws 9,000 people to Des Moines from Iowa and states in the midwest. Linda Spain of St. Marys Chairs the Iowa Horse Fair.  She said the theme of this year’s show was “Let Us Equitain You.”  She and most everyone here find horses to be entertaining. “You can talk to a horse and they won’t talk back to […]

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    Smallest Town on RAGBRAI Prepares to Roll Out the Welcome Mat

    BUCKEYE, Iowa — The announcement of the RAGBRAI route took the people of Buckeye by surprise. The Hardin County town has only 108 residents and is the smallest town the massive ride will swing through. Mayor Gordon Kolterman said they learned of the ride passing through when it was announced. “It was kind of a surprise,” said Kolterman. “Nobody contacted us ahead of  time, we thought we’ll just take a shot at it and do what we can.” To get to Buckeye […]

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    Sen. Joni Ernst: No Nuclear Capabilities for Iran

    EDDYVILLE, Iowa- U.S. Senator Joni Ernst said Wednesday that Iran should not be allowed to enrich uranium for use in nuclear power or nuclear weapons. “No nuke for Iran, if they continue to enrich uranium,” said Ernst, as she continued her 99 county tour of Iowa, at Cargill in Eddyville. “I would rather see Iran not with nuclear capabilities,” said Ernst. ” I don’t believe they are developing these for a peaceful purpose.” Senator Ernst said the outcome should be based […]

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    Oskaloosa Senior High Student In Top 10 Facebook Art Competition

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — An Oskaloosa High School Senior has been selected into the top 10 in a nation-wide art competition for a greeting card company. Jordan Wayne’s entry of a red fire truck made the top 10 out of over 12,000 entries. Wayne said he drew the truck for the contest as he thought that would stand out from other entries already filed.  If he would win the competition, there is a $10,000 scholarship prize, and a cash reward for […]

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    Generations Join Forces to Battle Looming Debt Crisis

    PELLA, Iowa- Central College students took some time to meet with members of older generations to try to come up with a solution to the nation’s growing debt problem.  The non-profit Concord coalition, which is dedicated to reducing and eliminating national debt sponsored a budget exercise at Central. The purpose was to ask people how they would handle the problem. Estimates are, within ten years over 75% of the nation’s budget will be committed either to entitlement spending, such as […]

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    Educators Show and Tell for New High Tech Classroom Tools

    JOHNSTON, Iowa- Technology coordinators and educators from central Iowa got a taste of new techno tools, they may soon have in their classroom. Iowa State University brought the FLEX (Forward Learning Experience) to the Heartland Area Education Agency Offices.  The mobile education lab in the College of Design, Industrial Design Department at Iowa State University. Lecturer Pete Evans told the group that technology is changing so fast, that educators need to be thinking ahead as to what is next in […]

  • Campers checking RV and Boat Show at Varied Industries Building (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    RV Show One-Stop Shop For Campers

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Camping was on the mind of many this weekend at the Des Moines RV and Boat Show at the Varied Industries Building. 200 RV’s were crammed into the building this week, presented by seven dealers. The show is organized by Ed Carter of Des Moines  RV Autorama.  He took over the show in 1981 from another RV dealer who retired. He said the best market right now is the young family wanting to start in camping, or […]

  • Palm Sunday Peace Procession in Des Moines (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Palm Sunday Marked with Peace Procession

      DES MOINES, Iowa- A Palm Sunday processional was held in Des Moines Sunday afternoon. The Des Moines Ecumenical Committee for Peace organized the events with various Christian church groups participating.  A donkey led the procession, symbolic of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, which is observed on Palm Sunday by Christians. “We are persuaded that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey proclaiming peace,” said Russell Melby, a spokesperson for the event. “I think it’s crucial to point out […]


    RAYGUN Ready to Open New Store

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A brand new RAYGUN store will open in Des Moines’ East Village on Friday. Owner Mike Draper said he has spent 18 months working on the new space.  The old store  was 2800 square feet, the new store is 7000 total square feet.  Two other businesses  are also at the 505 East Grand location, Thelma’s Treats and Mars Hill Cafe. Owner Mike Draper said the new store will enable RAYGUN to display more of their original t-shirt […]


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