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  • Roosevelt Senior High Band Member Dillon To, is chosen to be a High School All-American Band memeber at the US Army All-American Bowl, January 9th. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Roosevelt High School Band Member Named All-American

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Army All-American Selection Tour stopped at Des Moines Roosevelt High School Monday to name Dillon To an All-American Band Member. Dillon has been a member of the National Guard since he was 17, and also plays the sousaphone in the Roosevelt Band. He will perform as a part of the 125 Member All-American Band during the All-American Bowl on Jan. 9. The game is billed as the nation’s premiere high school football game. “It […]

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    Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad Runs Two Trains at Once

    BOONE, Iowa — It’s sort of unusual to find one vintage train running, but at Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, they had two trains out at the same time Saturday night. It was the last chance, this season, to run the 8419 “Iowan” locomotive, which came to Boone from China in 1989. The steam run came after the BSVRR Dinner Train left the station. The Dinner train traveled farther out, the steam train turned around and came back before the […]

  • Nevada farmer Brian Sampson signs the first corn stover bale to be processed at new DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Plant (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    First Ever Large Ethanol Corn Stover Plant Opens Near Nevada

    NEVADA, Iowa — This morning dignitaries from all over the world gathered to formally open the new DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Facility. Jan Koninckx who is the Global Business Director of DuPont BioFuels called the plant the “new home of the renewable energy revolution.” The new plant will take previously un-used corn stover, or the stalks left in the field after the harvest and turn that into ethanol. The $225 million refinery is called the world’s larges cellulosic ethanol plant. It […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Ames Trick-or-Treaters Visit Downtown in Broad Daylight

    AMES, Iowa — Mainstreet businesses invited Trick-or-Treaters to come downtown Friday from 10 a.m.-2 pm. By noon, some businesses were out of candy. Ames schools had no classes Friday.

  • MidAmerican unveiled a new green service truck, which can operate it's boom and work lights with battery power. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    MidAmerican Unveils New Green Powered Service Vehicle

    DES MOINES, Iowa- MidAmerican Energy Thursday unveiled it new service truck which can conserve energy by being powered by battery and gasoline. The battery unit is charged by two different systems on the truck. One is while the truck is parked, it is plugged in. Another charger unit under the hood can recharge the system while crews drive down the road. The electrical system powers a motor which drives the hydraulic fluids to raise the truck’s boom and bucket. It […]

  • Gvoernor Terry Branstad with mascot Chuck, by a Megabus. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Megabus “Hawkeye State Bus” visits Iowa Capitol

    DES MOINES, Iowa- Thursday unveiled a bus named after the state of Iowa. The company sponsored a contest in each state for residents to choose a name. “Hawkeye State Bus” was the name chosen. The bus has a circular logo with a hawk, marking the Iowa bus. Governor Terry Branstad recognized the new name, posing for a photo by the bus and getting a brief tour. “You know they’ve got seatbelt for everybody,” said Governor Terry Branstad. “There’s some […]

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    Viva Iowa! Local Spanish Newspaper Launches in Hampton

    HAMPTON, Iowa- Mid-America Publishing in Hampton has launched a news publication in Spanish called Viva Iowa! The newspaper realized 30 per cent of residents of the area speak Spanish, so this was an effort to get local information to people living in the area. “We saw there was a lack for people who speak Spanish,” said Pia Hovenga, a native of Chile, who does graphic design and translation for the Viva Iowa! “They weren’t getting the news they needed, especially […]

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    WHO Radio’s Bob Quinn Builds Grain Bin House

    ST. CHARLES, Iowa — Bob Quinn covers farming for a living on WHO Radio. Now the West Des Moines resident has built a home in the spirit of Iowa agriculture out of a grain bin. Quinn got the idea after Sukup Manufacturing built small grain bins to be taken to Haiti to use for housing after the devastating earthquakes hit that country. “We wanted to have a house here on the farm that was characteristic of a farm,we looked at […]

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    Iowa State Holds Huge Sale of Items on Homecoming Weekend

    AMES, Iowa — Those coming to Ames for Homecoming at Iowa State will have one more place they may want to stop. The University has acquired a large collection of art donated to the school by the estate of the late Donna Howard, a 1952 alumna of the school. The items will be sold at a University building at 925 Airport Road, the former Van Wall building. Howard passed away in Oregon, where she had lived for the past 20 […]

  • Delphos, Iowa in Ringgold County may end as a town. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    No Elections in Delphos as Community Weighs Ending as a Town

    DELPHOS, Iowa — The Town Council of Delphos will meet Monday evening to discuss ending as an Iowa town. The main reason is that in the coming election, no one signed up to run as a candidate for the city council. One man, Bernie Rothman, filed papers to run for Mayor of Delphos. Rothman said the City had already voted to not hold elections, due to plans to unincorporate the town. “The elections been called off, the vote’s been taken […]

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    Bubble Soccer Comes to West Des Moines

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- On Friday morning Iowa was introduced to something called Bubble Soccer. The concept takes a little explaining, but once understood can lead to some fun. Players are inside of a giant air inflated bubble.  They enter the bubble and wear it kind of like a back pack. Players can be knocked flying with out much risk of being injured. “In theory the goal is to play soccer to score goals, but in reality, the fun is just […]

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    Cyclone Football Goes Virtual Reality For Recruiting

    AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State University Cyclones Football team has a new recruiting tool, which takes potential ISU students and team members into a Game Day experience at Jack Trice Stadium. Head Coach Paul Rhoads had heard about the use of virtual reality in sports training.  He had an idea, not so much for training, but for recruiting. “Iowa State is a place on the cutting edge of technology, including the development of the computer,” said Gerritt Chernoff, ISU Director […]


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