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  • GOP Presidential contender Mike Huckabee accepts a strawberry pie along with his wife Janet. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Campaigns in Clarinda

    CLARINDA, Iowa- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee visited Clarinda, while campaigning for the GOP nomination for President. Huckabee told reporters he is running again because the country is in more trouble now than it was 8 years ago. “We hope to win Iowa, but certainly we have to finish in the top-tier here,” said Huckabee.  “Not everybody will come out of Iowa alive, that is traditionally the case.” Huckabee stopped at Vaughn’s Cafe where he met the owners of the […]

  • Bryce Davis of Wright County Economic Developement working to keep laid off employees in Clarion area. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Wright County Trying to Prevent Job Loss Due to Bird Flu

    CLARION, Iowa — The Wright County Economic Development Office is working to try to keep workers in the local area after recent layoffs. The avian influenza striking farms in the area has caused dozens of workers to be laid off. Wright County officials contacted the Iowa Workforce Office, Iowa State University, and the Small Business Development Center to come to Clarion to meet with affected workers. An event to facilitate this meeting was held last week. “We’ve contacted employers in […]

  • Incoming student orientation at Iowa State University (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa State Orientation Time for New Students

    AMES, Iowa — This week, Ames has a number of students walking the Iowa State University Campus with parents for orientation. The students arrive and sign in based on their college. “I’ve always been interested in veterinary science,” said Julie Carlson, of Coventry, Rhode Island. She added that ISU, “has one of the best pre-vet programs, as well as the best majors that go with it.” Students clad in red ISU shirts help point the way and they also lead […]

  • The casino floor at Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Wild Rose Casino Sneak Peak

    JEFFERSON, Iowa- Doors to the Wild Rose Casino opened to the media, and some community members on Monday.  The casino is set to open August 1st, with grand opening on August 7th and 8th. The doors to the casino floor were opened to reveal dozens of gambling machines, some yet to finish installing. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is in the process of testing the new machines. “We have the entire management team in place, and the casino is […]

  • Former Senator Jim Webb tours Rippey Wind Farm in Greene County Iowa (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Former Senator Jim Webb Tours Iowa Wind Farm

      GRAND JUNCTION, Iowa- Former United States Senator Jim Webb, D-Virgina visited the Rippey Wind Farm located near Grand Junction Iowa.  Webb,  wanted to learn more about green energy. Employees of RPM Access told the former senator of how Iowa is a great place to generate electricity.  Issues come over transmission lines, or substations which may not be up to standard. The representatives also shared policy from Washington DC causes uncertainty for investors planning projects. Speaking to reporters Webb said […]

  • Artist Rendering of Ruan Plaza

    Ruan Plaza to Connect Two Areas of the Iowa State Fair

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Visitors to the Iowa State Fair will see a new addition by the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building.  The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is raising money for the Ruan Plaza to connect the Grand Concourse, to the Richard O. Jacobson Center. The pedestrian-friendly concourse will greet visitors south and east of the Varied Industries Building. The area will also host vendors and exhibitors to the Fair. It will eventually extend all the way to […]

  • Heavy rain runs off a field near Holt in Taylor County (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Deluge Hits Southwest Iowa

      BEDFORD, Iowa- Counties in the far southwestern corner of the state took a lot of water last night and this morning after over 3 inches of rain. In the town of Bedford manhole covers were lifted due to too much water in the storm sewers. Some streets had water ponding, water covered some county roads late Wednesday. According to the Taylor County Engineer’s Office, roads suffered only minor damage, and traffic was open throughout the county. Taylor County Emergency […]

  • A pile of debris left fromt he May 10th tornado awaits transport in Lake City (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    One Month After Lake City Tornado-Cleanup Almost Complete

    LAKE CITY, Iowa- One month after a tornado struck this Calhoun County town the cleanup is entering the final stages, however some homes are still awaiting repair.  The evening of May 10th an EF-1 tornado ripped the roof off the high school, and damaged several homes in that part of town. According to Mayor Gary Fahn the biggest damage was to large trees around town, some fell across highway 175. “We’ve got a major junk pile down by the water […]

  • Gary Thompson "The Roland Rocket" former ISU player (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Cyclone Legend Gary Thompson Sees Bright Future With Coach Prohm

    AMES, Iowa — Cyclone Basketball legend, Gary Thompson, says the new coach, Steve Prohm, will do well as the new head coach. Thompson played in the mid 1950’s for the Cyclone Basketball team, he was ISU’s first 1,000 point scorer. He was the first Cyclone to score 40 points in a game, and he was the starting shortstop for three years on the Cyclone Baseball team, leading the team to a College World Series berth in 1957. As a Cyclone […]

  • Fresh picked strawberries at the Berry Patch near Nevada Monday (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Strawberry Harvest Underway in Iowa

    NEVADA, Iowa — Waves of strawberry pickers came to the Berry Patch near Nevada on Monday morning. The farm opened for the strawberry season, with a run of berry picking to last a couple of weeks or longer. Van loads of mothers, as well as uncles and aunts, came with kids and cameras in tow. They were looking for nice bright red strawberries and a few cool shots of the kids for their scrapbooks or Facebook pages. “I can’t believe […]

  • Iowa State University Offices Plan Move to Campustown

    AMES, Iowa — In a report to the Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa State University President Steven Leath said that the University will be moving a number of offices to the new Kingland Building going up in Campustown. Leath said the University will take the whole second flood of the development. University Relations, ISU Foundation Call Center, and the ISU Daily are some of the ISU operations which will be moving to Campustown. Leath said the ISU offices would locate […]

  • Fire destroyed a home north of Bondurant during Sunday morning storms (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Possible Lightning Strike Fire Destroys Rural Bondurant Home

    BONDURANT, Iowa — A fire in the early morning hours Sunday destroyed a house in rural Bondurant. Between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m., Bondurant Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire. When the crews arrived at 7633 NE 108th Place, the home was fully engulfed. Bondurant Fire Chief Aaron Kreuder said the cause is a presumed lightning strike, but the fire remains under investigation. Kreuder said the owner heard his auxiliary generator kick on in the garage, and […]

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