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  • Ames Bike to Work Week Kickoff Event at City Hall (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Ames Breakfast Kicks Off Bike to Work Week

    AMES, Iowa — The Ames City Council and mayor held a breakfast to kick off Bike to Work Week in the City. Mayor Ann Campbell said it’s a chance to have some informal conversations with those who do bike to get to work or around Ames. “It’s been impressive to hear the number of people who do not own cars, but rely on bikes and CyRide,” Campbell said. The Mayor said that biking to work is also connected with good […]

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    Boy Scouts Earn Merit Badge on All-Things Railroad Weekend

    BOONE, Iowa — Some 1400 Boy Scouts and their leaders spent the weekend camping in Boone to earn Rail Merit Badges. The highlight for most was a ride on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad pulled by a steam locomotive. The Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of American held their Iowa railroad Merit badge Camporee.  Hundreds of tents filled the Boone County Fairgrounds. The boys learned that there are careers for them working for the railroad, and what that […]

  • ISU Grad Colin Behr heading for job at NIKE (Roger Riley HO-HD)

    ISU Grad Lost One Dream, Gains a New Dream Job

    AMES, Iowa — Colin Behr had a dream to play Division I college basketball but a series of knee problems forced the Marion, Iowa student to get a new focus. “The day we got back from the physical therapist, I was sitting there icing my knee,” Behr said. Then his Dad gave him something, he brought up his old sketch books from college and high school, and something just kind of clicked that day. His Dad’s gentle suggestion reminded Behr […]

  • Paige Anderson and Caitlyn Kine lead guided tours of Pella (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Tulip Time Tours Give Visitors The Pella Story

    PELLA, Iowa- Visitors to Pella can learn more about the town and its Dutch heritage through hour-long tours given over the three days Tulip Time festival. The tours leave from downtown Pella, where you will see eight to nine tractors pulling open-air trailers. The tours explain the layout of the Tulip Time Celebration, and also some things about the community in general. The tour mentions major employers like Pella Corporation, Vermeer, and also Central College. “It’s a great opportunity to […]

  • Pella’s Tulip Time Living Up to Its Name

    PELLA, Iowa- Pella’s annual Tulip Time Celebration has begun, complete with tulips in bloom. Iowa’s warm spring had many concerned as tulips were in bloom two weeks ahead of time.  Now the event has started,and some beds are past peak, but there are quite a number still in full bloom, plenty for those who want to snap lots of pictures. The events Thursday include a 2:30 parade, followed by the cleaning of the streets.  Also the Tulip Time queen will […]

  • Trumpeter swans released by DNR at Lake Icaria (Roger Riley WHO-HD )

    Iowa DNR Releases More Trumpeter Swans in Southwest Iowa

    CORNING, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources released fou swans in Southwest Iowa on Wednesday. Two swans were released into Lake Icaria, a park which is run by the Adams County Conservation Board. The swans were obtained from a zoo in the Chicago area, and one in Green Bay Wisconsin. A program was held to explain a little bit about the birds. Students from Corning and Prescott attended.  Students each got a chance to pet a swan. “We […]

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    Union County Declares Emergency To Stop Avian Influenza

    CRESTON, Iowa — The Board of Supervisors in Union County has voted to declare a state of emergency, after the avian influenza was reported at a farm in nearby Madison County. The Supervisors met with the Union County Emergency Management Coordinator at a meeting late Friday. On Monday, they issued the declaration. “We decided to do this as a pro-active preventative approach,” said Lois Monday, who is Chair of the Union County Board of Supervisors. “We’d  rather be safe than […]

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    Iowa State University Studies Crowded Osborn Drive

      AMES, Iowa-Leaders at Iowa State University are considering changes to Osborn Drive due to overcrowding on the road. Enrollment at ISU climbed to 34,732 this year an increase by 1,234 students over last year. That means during class change, the road is often full of students walking or biking  to class, along with delivery vehicles, and Cy-Ride buses all using the road at once. The University has held a number of meetings this spring to let University staff and […]

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    Marshalltown to Vote on New Police Station Tuesday

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Residents of Marshalltown will have the opportunity to vote on a new police station for their community on Tuesday, May 5. Residents will decide on a $13.7 million bond issue to build a new structure. The new building would be constructed on a site on 6th street in a residential area of Marshalltown, according to the city’s Facebook page. Issues with the current Marshalltown police station includes lack of space in the waiting room, adequate holding room […]

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    First Des Moines Corgi Race a Huge Hit

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A small group of Corgi dog lovers planned a small fundraiser, which drew over 1700 people and 134 dogs to race. The idea came from Corgi races sponsored by the Queen of England. The event billed as a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue League drew people into the hot sun to wait for the dogs. The cute dogs known for affectionate personalities did not disappoint. The dogs were to race a grassy area roughly the size […]

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    The Names Behind Ames Parks: Exhibit Opens

    AMES, Iowa — A new exhibit has opened at the Ames History Center to focus on the people behind the individual parks. 16 Ames parks are featured in the exhibit, which is billed “People of our Parks.” The History Center looked into the stories behind named parks, like Emma McCarthy Lee, Stuart Smith, Ada Hayden, and Moore Park. “We’re highlighting the parks that maybe you’ve seen these names around but never knew who the person was,” said Alex Fejfar, who […]

  • 9th grader Adam Coussens and Instructor Kevin Cooper take out the FFA Drone (Roger Riley WHO-HD )

    Nevada Schools Future Farmers Study With Drone

    NEVADA, Iowa- The Future Farmers of America Club has purchased a drone to be used in agriculture education classes. Ag Ed Instructor Kevin Cooper purchased the $1,100 drone to talk about how it could be used to survey crops for farmers. “As production farming becomes larger, and larger in scope, personnel will be needed to scout the fields,” said Cooper.  “The un-maned aerial vehicles could be useful for finding problems in the field.” The students can fly the quad-copter outside […]


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