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    It’s Stressful Being a Wrestling Mom

    DES MOINES, Iowa-While wrestling at the State Tournament can be tough for the wrestlers, it is also very stressful for the wrestling Moms. Nancy Renner-Jones was in Des Moines to watch her son Cody Jones wrestle in his senior year for Oskaloosa. “It’s really stressful, I don’t know if people realize how much stress wrestling Moms have,” said Renner-Jones. “Sometimes I watch, sometimes I just can’t.” “I don’t watch my son,” said Lisa Cocoran, who came to support her son Callin. […]

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    Senator Ernst Tours New Ag Labs at Iowa State University

    AMES, Iowa – Senator Joni Ernst continued her 99 county tour Wednesday in Story County at Iowa State University.  Ernst toured a new complex of buildings on campus devoted to the latest Bio Renewable fuels and Agriculture and Bio Systems Engineering. “Our new buildings here are the result of our impact on the bio economy and agriculture here in the state of Iowa,” said Steve Mickelson of the Agricultural and Bio SystemsEngineering program. The tour included a visit to a […]

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    Ogden Celebrating Technology and Economic Progress

    OGDEN, Iowa- Governor Terry Branstad was in Ogden to recognize the community for being named as a Certified Connected  Community.  The town is also celebrating economic success.  The community raised $1.4 million dollars to build a new medical clinic on main street. Also a new restaurant has opened which serves what has been named the Best Tenderloin in Iowa. Banstad called being connected via broadband important. He has so far presented 16 Iowa communities with the Certified Connected award. “Ogden […]

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    Gowrie Proposed Speed Camera Not Getting a Warm Welcome

    GOWRIE, Iowa- The Police Chief in the Webster County town of Gowrie has proposed a way to try to cut back on drivers speeding, by getting a speed camera. Chief Bruce McCormack was approached by an out-of-state company to install a radar equipped camera. The town would split the fine with the company, and the camera would be installed at no cost to Gowrie. “Basically we’ve had complaints about speeding in certain areas of town,” said McCormack. The downtown business […]

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    Sen. Ernst Calls for Help in Battle Against ISIS

    ATLANTIC, Iowa – Tuesday, Senator Joni Ernst called for more Middle East US Allies to help battle ISIS. Ernst made her remarks to reporters while touring MAHLE Engine Components plant in Atlantic. “There may become a time when we have to have serious discussions about troops on the ground,” said Ernst.  “But until then I would like to see those partners in the Middle East step up their ground game.” “The President stated that we need to degrade and defeat […]

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    Iowa Agriculture Could Benefit Under New FAA Drone Rules

      MANSON, Iowa-The FAA’s new regulations covering drone flight has met positive reaction by one Iowa company using drones to serve customers. Brent Johnson of Labre Crop Consulting of Manson uses a fix wing drone to capture crop data for customers fields. After reviewing the new rules Johnson said he was pleased. “I didn’t find a negative surprise in the rules,” said Johnson. He said a big positive was the FAA relaxed on altitude, they would be able to fly […]

  • One Thousand Dogs Visit Des Moines for Show

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Cyclone Country Kennel Club of Ames held it’s annual Judging Program this weekend at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  One thousand dogs, representing 140 recognized breeds were on hand. The dogs go through obediance trials, said Gerri Harfst of Ankeny, one of the show’s organizers. “Each breed has what the call a standard of what the dog should look like,” she said. “We all would strive for a perfect dog  but there […]

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    ’90 Minutes in Heaven’ Author Visits Norwalk

    NORWALK, Iowa– Don Piper was killed in a traffic accident in Texas in 1989, and came back to life 90 minutes later after what he says was a brief visit to Heaven. The Texas pastor, and Best Selling Author told his story in Norwalk Sunday. Piper was returning from a pastor’s conference, when his vehicle was struck head on.  Authorities pulled a tarp over his body, waiting for the coroner to formally pronounce him as deceased.  While waiting another pastor […]

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    Another Hoiberg Talent Revealed: Bowling

    AMES, Iowa- Cyclones Head Coach Fred Hoiberg noticed the grind of the Big 12 season might be getting to his players, so he took them bowling. “These past couple of weeks there’s been a lot said out there that’s worthless,” said Hoiberg.  “I could just see a little mental fatigue, so to get them away from the basketball court after coming in, and having a good solid workout, I thought that was the thing to do.” Even on the hardwood […]

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    ISU Building Renovation Finds Century Old Artifacts

    AMES, Iowa- A major remodeling project at Iowa State University’s Marston Hall found some artifacts, which give a glimpse to the past.  The turn of the century building had no major renovation in 115 years. So ISU is now in a $27 million dollar project to gut and remodel the engineering building. During the construction pieces of potter were found possibly made in 1897. The workers also found lunch pails, ink wells, and a wine barrel. Last week some athletic […]

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    Old Chariton Hotel Has New Life

    CHARITON, Iowa – The Charitone Hotel on the square in downtown Chariton has come back to life.  For the past few decades the once proud hotel had fallen into disrepair.  Windows were knocked out and some bricks were falling.  Now the new life has come thanks to a unique partnership. The Hy-Vee Corporation has roots in the town of Chariton, Corporate Headquarters were located there at one time.  One day former Hy-Vee CEO Ric Jurgens approached community leaders to ask what […]

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    Governor Visits Oskaloosa Firm Known for Moving Food

      OSKALOOSA, Iowa- Governor Terry Branstad, and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Wednesday paid a visit to a unique Oskaloosa firm which helps move food in countries around the world. Cablevey was often mistaken for a cable tv provider when it began back in the 1970’s. The company began with a unique idea to move hog feed with a conveyor made of discs being pulled by a cable.  That idea has evolved to help serve the food industry. “They had this […]

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