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  • Southern Iowa: Rain by the Inch

    OSCEOLA, Iowa- Rain fell in buckets in Osceola Tuesday evening causing water to run over city streets.  One spotter near New Virginia reported 4.5 inches of rain, another report had Osceola at over two inches of rain. A street on the north side of Osceola had boiling caramel colored water running over it, coming from a nearby hill.  A manhole cover had jets of water shooting through holes in the cover. Several motorists were able to drive through the deep […]

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    Dinner Train Survival: Tale of Two Trains

    BOONE, Iowa — The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad (BSVRR) has been operating its Dinner Train since the mid-1990’s. The Dinner Train carried a portion of the 50,000 riders on the BSVRR last year.  While the Boone meal train has met with success that hasn’t been the case in other places. The Iowa Northwestern Dinner Train started in 2003 on a track which had been abandoned by Union Pacific.  The line served meals and gave rides out of the Spirit […]

  • Train left to rust and vandals in Dickinson County.

    Photo Gallery: Abandoned Train in Northwest Iowa

    This once attraction has been left to rust on a siding in Dickinson County, Iowa. Other enterprises such as The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad have been more successful in running a dinner train for visitors.

  • Boone's  JS8419 Steam engine takes on water after a run at Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. (WHO-HD)

    Pufferbilly Days Homecoming for Boone Natives

    BOONE, Iowa- The 38th addition of the annual Pufferbilly Days is underway now in Boone. The celebration is named after Boone’s history with railroads.  A Pufferbilly was an Austrailian steam locomotive used in coal mines there. Locomotives were first called Billy Goats, then later Puffing Billys. This is a weekend for homecoming for those who grew up in Boone. Kurt Phillips the Executive Director of the Boone Chamber of Commerce said, “Pufferbilly days is just one big celebration of family […]

  • Members of the Boone American Legion at the Ceremony to Remember Our Fallen at Boone City Hall

    Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers in Boone

    BOONE, Iowa — It’s Pufferbilly Days in Boone, and many activities are planned for the weekend. But before most events occurred, citizens of Boone gathered on City Hall steps at noon Friday to remember Iowa’s fallen soldiers. The exhibit called “Remembering Our Fallen” features photos of Iowans who lost their lives serving in the recent middle east conflicts where our soldiers were deployed. The exhibit is located this weekend on the second floor of the Boone City Hall, during Pufferbilly Days. […]

  • Garage Sale along Highway 3 in Clarion. (WHO-HD)

    3 County Garage Sale on Highway 3 in 3rd Year

    CLARION, Iowa — Day One of the Highway Three Corridor Garage Sale got off to a blazing start Thursday.  Not only was the mercury climbing, the early-bird shoppers were so thick some sellers opened earlier than planned for the first day. In its third year, the sale runs along Highway 3 through Butler, Franklin, and Wright  Counties. Over 100 sales are listed on the master roster. In Clarion, 31 sales are listed. The Clarion Chamber has produced a map showing where […]

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    Two Languages, One Message: Shop Ames

    AMES-Iowa — Iowa State University student Ceci Du needed to find an internship project in her advertising major.  She looked at her own life to come up with an idea. She proposed creating an advertising guide of Ames businesses, done in English and in Mandarin Chinese. To her surprise, the idea was approved and produced. ISU has around 3,800 international students. As of last year’s stats almost 2,000 of those students come to Ames from the People’s Republic of China. […]

  • Story County Deputies take measurements along Highway 30 investigating a fatal accident.

    Boone Radio Host Killed in Motorcycle Accident

    AMES, Iowa — A Boone radio host was killed in a motorcycle accident in Story County Thursday night. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says Ben Parsons, 52, was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle in the west bound lane of Highway 30 west of University Avenue Exit and just east of the South Dakota Exit. A Story County Deputy told Channel 13 that two witnesses saw the motorcycle flip end-over-end twice shortly before 8 p.m. Parsons was the […]

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    Buddies to the Rescue in Ames Flash Flood

    AMES, Iowa — Juan Duran didn’t plan to go into the water with his car in Ames late Thursday night.  But when he tried to stop on Grand Avenue where the road goes under the tracks, he couldn’t.  He was bumped by the car behind, which nudged him into the water, where his car stalled. “Called up a tow truck and they told me it would be 20-30 minutes,” said Duran. So with the water rising, he decided to call […]

  • Governor Terry Branstad leads a group unveiling the statue of Senator James Harlan at Iowa Wesleyan College

    Senator Statue Returns to Iowa

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – After being in the United States Capitol since the year 1910, the statue of former Iowa senator James Harlan has returned home.  The Harlan Statue had been on display at the National Statuary Hall Collection until it was replaced with a statue of the late Norman Borlaug. “Senator Harlan was a true statesman and a public servant,” said Governor Terry Branstad in a news release.  Ceremonies to unveil the statue outdoors had to be hastily moved […]

  • Steam powered tractors wait to join in the noon time parade of tractors at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion

    Steam Rules Midwest Old Threshers Reunion Weekend

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa- This week the Farm Progress Show focused on the future of farming, the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant looks at agriculture in the other direction.  Each a hundred or so steam-powered tractors come to this Reunion to blow off some steam, literally, and talk old tractors. The Reunion runs from Thursday through September 1. While the centerpiece of the Old Threshers Reunion may be steam tractors, the show also looks back at tractors with internal […]

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    Police Investigate Armed Robbery in Ames

    AMES, Iowa — Ames Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery Thursday morning at Kum and Go on East 13th Street. Officers were on the scene at about 6 a.m. and the store was closed to business. An employee told police a white man displayed a knife or box cutter and demanded money. The suspect is described as being in his 30s or 40s, stocky and approximately 5’4” to 5’6” in height. The suspect left without getting any money, police […]


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