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    Employers Fill Two Buildings Looking for ISU Engineering Grads

    AMES, Iowa — Employers from Iowa and other states are in Ames Tuesday, as some 5-6,000 ISU Engineering students come to talk about possible future jobs. The Engineering Career Fair has drawn 365 companies, filling every corner of Hilton Coliseum and the Scheman Building next door. “All 12 of our majors at Iowa State are in demand,” said Roger Bentley, of the ISU College of Engineering. “Engineering, is very popular, because there’s so much embedded technology for software these days, […]

  • Street construction underway in downtown Iowa Falls, may soon come to an end. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa Falls Pondering End to Street Construction

      IOWA FALLS,  Iowa- City leaders here  are looking at a way to conclude a major downtown construction project before the snow flies.  This year the City is undertaking a $7 million dollar streetscape project, which will also replace aging infrastructure under city streets. The project had been talked about for years, and this was the year to do it.  That means many downtown businesses have had access made difficult with no parking or even side walk access.  Some invited […]

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    Ringgold County Family Raising Tobacco in Iowa

    MT. AYR, Iowa- There is a new cash crop growing on one southern Iowa farm: tobacco. When Dave Breneman brought his family to Iowa a couple of years ago, he brought his family history of raising tobacco in Pennsylvania. “It’s definitely a cash crop you can make thousands of dollars an acre of it, it has to be raised right, it’s not a science but you have to know what you’re doing,” said Dave Breneman. Tobacco does grow in Iowa. […]

  • Corn harvest underway near Story City. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Dropping Corn Prices Forcing Farmers to Recalculate Budgets

    AMES, Iowa- A drop in corn prices means some Iowa farmers will spend more to produce their crop, than they will get selling it. Iowa State University Extension Economist, Chad Hart said corn prices were at $8.00 in 2012, now they around $3.80 a bushel. A break-even price would be around $4.40. With harvest now underway, Hart said that farmers will need to see if they should move their grain now or hold it until spring for a better price. […]

  • House Fire near Colo in Story County Wednesday morning. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Fire Destroys Home in Rural Colo

      COLO, Iowa- Several fire departments were called to rural Story County to battle a house blaze. The home is located at 24594 680th Avenue, which is just a mile south of Twin Anchors Campground on Highway 30. “At this point we’re waiting for more expertise, such as from the State Fire Marshall’s office and also we’re going to be working with insurance adjusters,” said Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald. “As they come in so we can determine exactly what […]

  • Zach Wahls told DMACC students how a video of his speech to the Iowa Legislature changed his life. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Zach Walhs On How One Amateur Video Clip Changed His Life

      DES MOINES, Iowa- Little did Zach Wahls know when he gave a speech to the Iowa Legislature in 2011, it would change his life. Wahls gave his talk about being an Eagle Scout, who was raised by two lesbians, while making the case for gay marriage at the Iowa Capitol. “When I gave that speech to the Iowa legislature, it wasn’t a guy with a TV camera who put that speech on YouTube,it was an intern with a flip […]

  • GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush meeting with farmers near Gladbrook. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Jeb Bush on the Farm: Proposes Control Over Growing Federal Regulations

    GLADBROOK, Iowa – GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush stopped for a visit on the John Putney farm near Gladbrook on Tuesday morning. In an informal meeting with local farmers, Bush proposed a new effort to help reign in growing federal regulations, and the impact it may have on Iowa farmers. Most discussion centered around the Environmental Protection Agency, and its proposed Waters of the United States rule. That would give the federal agency broader powers over small bodies of water […]

  • Hotel Renovo in Urbandale. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Photo Gallery: Urbandale Hotel Renovo Opens for Early Morning Tour

    URBANDALE, Iowa — Hotel Renovo has opened on the spot of the former Comfort Inn & Suites next to Living History Farms. Heart of America Company operates the hotel created and trademarked the Renovo name, which is Latin for refresh, relax, and renew. WHO Radio’s Van and Bonnie invited listeners to tour the Renovo early Tuesday morning. “We’ve gone from Brooks and Dunn, to Taylor Swift,” said General Manager Jason Nash. “We’ve built a 21st century farmhouse.” The 102 Room […]

  • Grandview President, Kent Henning on left leads the first group to cross Jensen Bridge at Grand View University. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Bridge Over NE 14th Completes Grand View University $60 Million Campaign

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A ribbon cutting Thursday morning opened the longest sky walk in the State of Iowa.  The 156 foot long Jensen bridge was the final piece of 15 years of building at the school.  The bridge connects the Rasmussen Center on the west side of 14th Street, with the new Student Center on the east side. The Student Center is the culmination of nearly 15 years of growth and marks the completion of Grand View’s Campus Master Plan, […]

  • Habitat For Humanity Trailer on site of project this coming weekend in Perry. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Greater Des Moines Habitat Adds Service to Dallas County & Urbandale

    DES MOINES, Iowa: As of Saturday September 26th Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity will begin doing projects in Dallas County. The first project involves fixing 3 homes in Perry.  Around 50 volunteers are needed. “We’re gonna be doing siding painting, working on soffits, and making those houses look better, ” SAID Lance Henning, President of Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.  “We’ll be able to help out the community, and help the people who are living in those homes.” […]

  • Iowa State University Air Force ROTC Cadets run from Des Moines to Ames to remember MIA soldiers (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa State Air Force ROTC Cadets Remember MIA’s

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Remembering soldiers Missing in Action is the goal of the Iowa State University Air Force ROTC. September 18 is National MIA day, it is also the birthday of the US Air Force. A group of ROTC students from ISU, and from Drake gathered to run an American Flag and a POW-MIA flag from the Iowa Capitol, to the Iowa State University Memorial Union.  That is a distance of 35 miles.  Some of the runners will do around […]

  • Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the Iowa Capitol (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    CNN Debate:Lt. Governor Says GOP Debates Should Be About Issues

    DES MOINES-Iowa, Lt. Governor, Republican Kim Reynolds said she was pleased with how the candidates performed in this week’s CNN GOP Debate. Last week Reynolds said Donald Trump was out-of-place criticizing Carly Fiorina’s looks. Wednesday Fiorina responded to Trump’s comments by saying “women of the country heard very clearly what Mr, Trump said.” “I thought she did a great job,” said Reynolds on Friday.  “I thought it was reflected in comments we heard from all individuals all across the nation.” […]


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