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  • Chaos at the Fire Department

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa – It was a rainy early morning for four students from Grandview School. They were welcomed as guests of the Delaware Township Fire Department for winning a fire prevention coloring contest last week. The students were there to get a ride to school in a big fire truck. Lieutenant Evan Kellis took the students and their parents from truck to truck in the building explaining how each vehicle was used and the type of equipment the trucks carry. […]

  • Grinnell’s Candyland Station Blast From the Past

    GRINNELL, Iowa- When Roberta See decided to open a old-fashioned soda fountain, she looked all over to find 50’s and 60’s items to place in her ice cream shop called Candyland Station.  She went to Michigan to find a real working juke box, which blasts out tunes from the day. She opened the business in 2011, and stays busy with people visiting Grinnell, and for those who grew up her. The store is adorned with antique Mobil gas pumps, which […]

  • J. Ann Selzer after taping of IPTV Press talks about her business of finding out whet voters think

    Pollster Answers Questions, Rather than Asking Them

    JOHNSTON, Iowa- In the heated political season it can be very common to learn the results of another poll telling how the candidates are stacking up with voters.  At the taping of this week’s Iowa Press show on Iowa Public Television, 3 experts involved in the taking, and interpreting the polls were on the program. J. Ann Selzer of Selzer and Company Polling runs the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll. Her company recently was rated A plus by Nate Silver […]

  • Democratic Senator Jack Hatch campaigns for Governor at Family Table Restaurant in Pocahontas

    Hatch Campaign: Long Days on the Road

    POCAHONTAS, Iowa — Democratic State Senator Jack Hatch is running for governor,  but maybe a better word would be “driving.”  He is seeing a lot of the state of Iowa these days from his car. His latest campaign  stretch has taken him from Council Bluffs, and Sioux City, to an overnight in Pocahontas.  After a meet and greet there, it was over to Clarion to meet with a newspaper editor, then to UNI in Cedar Falls, before wrapping the day […]

  • Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds wait to speak at the Madison County Republican Headquarters in Winterset.

    Branstad-Reynolds: Establish Citizen Government Portal

    WINTERSET, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds were on tour Thursday talking transparency in government. In a campaign stop at the Madison County Republican Headquarters, the pair recounted a list of accomplishments in the first term, and a list of things yet to do in the next term. The governor announced the intention to create a government accountability portal. “One stop shop to serve as the launching point for comments concerns suggestions for any agency of […]

  • St. Francis Manor residents and volunteers take the walk for the Healthiest State Initiative

    Healthiest State Walk on a Roll in Grinnell

    GRINNELL, Iowa — Wednesday saw Iowans participate in the Healthiest State Initiative Walk. This is an effort to get everyone out and moving. In Grinnell, at St. Francis Manor, the challenge was accepted, even by those who can’t walk. Dozens of volunteers came out to help push the wheel chairs of residents around the campus of the nursing home. “It was wonderful, made us feel so good to get outside, it was just a wonderful thing to do,” said Eileen […]

  • Senator Charles Grassley (R) New Hartford IA takes questions from Johnston High School students.

    Senator Grassley at Johnston High for Q&A

    JOHNSTON, Iowa- A lesson at Johnston High School, not from the internet, or a textbook, but rather a chance to question one of Iowa’s U.S. Senators.  For the better part of an hour Wednesday morning Senator Grassley took a wide range of questions from students on topics like the department of Education, or the legalization of marijuana. Grassley said as the Department of Education, someone could vote to abolish it, but that would not take away the programs of the department […]

  • Early Morning Show: Lunar Eclipse Does Not Dissapoint

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s 3 a.m. and a number of telescopes are trained on the southwestern sky over Des Moines. Doug Rudd, the President of the Des Moines Astronomical Society is waiting for a great show. “What we’re looking at lunar eclipse where the moon is moving into the earth’s shadow,” said Rudd. “It started at 3:30 and we’re expecting to see a nice bronze color as it gets into totality,” he added. The watch party attracted 15-20 people […]

  • Ames Stargazer: Advice on Where to See Eclipse Wednesday

    AMES, Iowa- Jack Troeger can remember as a small child going outside with his mother to view the heavens. Back in the 1940’s it was a bit easier to see the Milky Way according to Troeger, as there was less light from nearby cities. Troeger continued his love for science, eventually becoming a science teacher at Ames High back in the 70’s, until his retirement in 2000. Since then he has remained interested in studying space, and some of the […]

  • Part of a control valve in the lobby of Fisher Controls, in Marshalltown.

    Manufacturing Day in Iowa

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- It’s Manufacturing Day in Iowa, a day to showcase what the industry is all about these days. “A lot of people have a 30 year old idea of what manufacturing is like,” said Governor Terry Branstad, who was visiting Fisher Emerson in Marshalltown, the world’s largest valve control plant. “Today it requires a lot of math and technical skills,” he added. “Fisher’s got a very rigorous training program for those who want to be employed here,” said the […]

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    Governor on Two Topics: Open Government & Wife’s Political Ad

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- Governor Terry Branstad asked today about the conclusion of the Senate Oversight Hearings said, “what’s disappointing to me is that Senate Democrats killed the bill that would do the most good, and that is to open up these personnel records.” “When we have somebody that’s dismissed from state government for a reason, I think the public, the taxpayers who are paying their salaries deserve to have that information,” said Branstad. “That bill which I recommended passed the House […]

  • Century Link Mailer sent to homes in Iowa.

    Communications Company Encourages Customers to Keep Landlines

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s not uncommon to hear someone talk about how they no longer have a land line, or in many cases wonder what it’s like to have a land line.  One company is working to encourage customers of the benefit of having a hard wired phone in addition to the cell phone. “CenturyLink is a data company our legacy history is through telephone lines,” said  David Slinker, Market Development Manager for CenturyLink. His company is sending out […]

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