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    New Sharon Among Most Affordable Small Towns in America

    NEW SHARON, Iowa – The Business Insider has named New Sharon the most affordable small town in Iowa. The Mahaska County community of 1293 people was on a list put together by Business Insider of the most affordable small town in each of the 50 states. To find the most affordable town, Business Insider took census bureau data and 2013 population estimates for towns between 1000 and 10,000 population. The study used housing costs as the measuring stick.Housing, which eats up […]

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    Iowa DNR Considers Closing State Nursery

    AMES, Iowa- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is considering the possibility of closing the State Conservation Seedling Nursery.  The facility, which has been open since the 1930’s has seen falling demand for seedling trees over the past decade.  The DNR is planning to make a decision on the future of the facility in two weeks.  That would allow time to plant trees for another season, should the Nursery stay open. A public meeting on the future of the forestry […]

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    DNR Reveals “Park Madness” Brackets

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Iowa DNR is staging its own version of March Madness, with a competition to find Iowa’s most favorite park. The competition begins today for Iowans to vote from among eight parks, two from each quadrant of the state. The DNR asks fans to watch their Facebook Page to vote, Northeast Regional Voting goes live at 8pm on March 18th Bracket Schedule: March 18 Northeast Regional:  Lake McBride vs Volga River March 21 Southeast Regional: Lake Darling […]

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    Des Moines St Patrick’s Day Parade Photo Gallery

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Sons of St. Patrick put on their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown Des Moines.

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    Union Members Campaign for Dakota Access Pipeline

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Members of the Laborers Union International, or LiUNA, Local 353 delivered letters to the Iowa Utilities Board supporting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Across Iowa.   The Union is supporting the project due to the possible 4,000  construction jobs the line would create. The proposed 30 inch line would move oil from the Baaken fields in North Dakota to a terminal in Illinois.   The line would travel 343 miles through 18 Iowa counties. During a […]

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    O-Donor Day Draws Blood Donors

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Dozens of blood donors came out Monday morning to give O-negative blood. LifeServe of Iowa sponsored the drive along with WHO Radio’s Van and Bonnie. O-negative blood is sought after as it is a universal type and can be used in trauma situations and for newborns.  Medical helicopters carry O-negative as it can be used on any patient. LifeServe Blood Center works to help keep several days supply on hand for all types. Only 6 per cent […]

  • Fans Pack Auditorium for UNI Selection Show Appearance

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- The Northern Iowa Panthers were selected in the NCAA Men’s basketball Tournament as a 5 Seed, to take on 12 Seed, Wyoming in Seattle Friday.A crowd of Purple and Gold Panther fans crowded into the Gallagher-Bluedorn Auditorium on the UNI Campus Sunday afternoon for the live CBS Selection Sunday broadcast.  A live CBS camera was on hand for interviews prior to the Selection Show. When The University of Northern Iowa flashed up on the bracket on the […]

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    Colfax Quarry Donated to Become A Park

      COLFAX, Iowa- The City of Colfax is about to receive a gift. A quarry, which has reached the end of production.  The Martin Marietta Corporation is closing its mine located north of Colfax by Interstate 80.  The community will take possession of the property on April 20th. The Iowa State University Design College is assisting with students to help come up with design ideas. So far, Colfax does not yet have a budge to develop the area. Doug Garrett, […]

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    O’Donor Day: Blood Drive Seeks O-Negative Donors

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A special blood drive will be held Monday March 16th, at the LifeServe Blood Donor Center is seeking O-Negative blood donors. WHO Radio’s Van and Bonnie will host the event beginning at 5 am and it will run to 1 pm. Van Hardin and Bonnie Lucas have been helping to promote the event to help increase the supply of O-negative blood. No appointment is necessary, and donors will receive a free T-shirt to commemorate this special blood […]

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    Pella Christian vs Iowa City Regina Photo Gallery

      DES MOINES, Iowa- After a stunning first round win, Pella Christian fell to Iowa City Regina in Semi-Final Class 2A Basketball 55-33.  David Kasmarynski led Pella Christian in scoring with 8 points, Levi Jungling had 7 points. Senior Guard Jason Holwerda said the team’s offense was stagnant, and that he was a little disappointed in the way the team played. Pella Christian gutted out a tough first round win against Western Christian. “The atmosphere is awesome,” said Holwerda.  The […]

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    Earlham Downed by Top Seed Gladbrook-Reinbeck

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The Earlham Cardinals were tuned back in their first trip to the Boys State Tournament with a loss to top seed Gladbrook-Reinbeck 60-45.  Alan Schmidt finished with 17 points, Canyon Hopkins added 14. Hopkins, who is a junior, was ready to move on to play again in the Consolation game.  “We’re going to practice to see what we work on, going home to our gym to practice.” Coach Kevin Williamson knew Gladbrook-Reinbeck would be a challenge. “They […]

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    Photo Gallery: Hoover Victorious Over Ames in 4A First Round Basketball

      DES MOINES, Iowa- The Hoover Huskies won their first round contest at the Boys State Basketball Tournament, defeating Ames High 38-29. The Huskies were led by Khalid Edwards with 14 points. The 2nd Seed Huskies advance to play 3rd seed Pleasant Valley Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m.

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