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  • Check Out a Book and a Bike at the Iowa Falls Library

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa — A trip to the library can now turn into a short trip on a bike. The Barlow Memorial Library has begun a bike lending program. So, if you have a card to check out a book, you can also check out a bike. “All libraries have found we have to add to our special collections,” said Erin Andrews, Library Director. “We recently added ice skates, due to being on the river in Iowa Falls.” Andrews said […]

  • Workers finish setting up Firefly Country Night stage on Main Street in Ames (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Firefly Country Nights Take Over Downtown Ames

    AMES, Iowa- The event is called Country Firefly Nights, and it went so well last year, organizers decided to do it again. “Last year was a huge success,” said organizer Bill Malone.  He serves as a volunteer, he owns Cafe Diem in downtown Ames. “We’re already sold out, we just left 200 tickets at the gate for people.”  Those tickets cost $25. The event is headlined by Gloriana, and will be held on Main Street in the heart of downtown […]

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    RAGBRAI Riders Will Notice a New Fort Dodge on Fifth Overnight Visit

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Riders on RAGBRAI 2015 will notice something different from past stops in this northwest Iowa town. The statewide ride came here the first year in 1973, and has been an overnight stop four times prior. This year one of the co-chairs, Kelly Hindman said that riders will notice a new and improved community, with a bustling bio-ag park northwest of town, a major redesign of the downtown landscape, and many new businesses not open here in […]

  • Angel Ride for Breast Cancer to Visit Giant Pink Rocking Horse

    ROLFE, Iowa — The Angel Ride, raising money for breast cancer, could see 500-600 motorcycles parked by a pink rocking horse this weekend. The Angel Ride, now in year number eight, is hoping to raise $59,000 to support breast cancer victims in the local area. The group is closing in on $250,000 raised in the ride since it started. “My wife an a  lot of friends have had breast cancer,” said Allen. “I’m just trying to pull in with these […]

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    Iowa Turkey Farmer Testifies in Washington on Avian Influenza Outbreak

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Manson turkey farmer Brad Moline, of Moline Farms, testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, regarding the avian influenza outbreak. Moline said his family farm was struck by bird flu in late May, causing the loss of over 56,000 turkeys. The birds have all been put down and removed. The farm is now undergoing disinfecting, and the family hopes to reopen at least one barn by the last week in July, or the first […]

  • Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Billy Northey Says Iowa Turkey Farms Could See New Live Birds Within a Month

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Turkey farms struck by the avian influenza could be getting new live birds within a month or so, according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Bill Northey. Northey said all the infected birds have now been put down, and disposed of.  He said 20 farms are working with contractors to disinfect their barns, several other farmers are doing the work themselves. “We’re pleased, I think within a month here some turkeys will be back […]

  • Sweet Corn at the WHO Radio Sweet Corn Celebration (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Touting the Value of Iowa Sweet Corn

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The sweet corn season was formally kicked off at the Iowa Capitol Monday with the WHO Radio Sweet Corn Celebration. Governor Terry Branstad came down from his office for an ear of sweet corn. A group of day camp students from Clive and West Des Moines happened to be in the right place at the right time and were given sweet corn after their State Capitol tour. Iowa Agriculture and Land stewardship Secretary Bill Northey said […]

  • Sign at Beeds Lake near Hampton cautions swimmers to helath risks (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    PHOTO GALLERY: Friends Group Working to Clean Up Beeds Lake

    HAMPTON, Iowa — Friends of Beeds Lake held their annual omelet breakfast as a fundraiser to help improve the lake on Sunday. Signs at the lake beech warn swimmers to swim at their own risk, and not to drink the water, due to levels of E coli bacteria. The lake has been monitored for the bacteria since 2000. “It’s kind of back hidden away, our tiny little corner of heaven,” said Megan Donaldson, of the Friends of Beeds Lake group. […]

  • Airport and University closed in Ames as University Boulevard is extended (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    University and Lincoln Way Under Construction in Ames

    AMES, Iowa- Two major roadways in the City of Ames will be under construction starting this week.  Airport Road at University will be closed starting Monday, as University Boulevard will be extended to serve the expanding ISU Research Park.  With that extension, 3 roundabouts will be installed. The project has been delayed by wet weather. Also this week Lincoln Way from Elm Avenue, just west of Grand traffic will be all in the southbound lanes as there is utility work, […]

  • KTIA Station Manager Chris Rohloff, talks with MAc J. Michael McCoy left at KTIA's new studio (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    KTIA-FM Christian Talk Radio Moves Studio to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After decades of broadcasting from KTIA-FM, 99.3 has moved studios from Boone to Des Moines. The station was run for many years on AM & FM as KFGQ by Boone Biblical Ministries. The station was sold to another owner, before being purchased by The Truth Network five years ago. “It’s our desire to be a voice for the Christian community in Des Moines metro area,” said KTIA Manager, Chris Rohloff. “Many years ago there was a […]

  • Harrison Barnes posing along with friends and trophy at City Hall in Ames.

    Harrison Barnes Brings NBA Championship Trophy Back Home to Ames

    AMES, Iowa — Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors brought the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy back to Ames on Saturday. Barnes, a starter for Golden State, brought the trophy home as he served as grand marshal for Ames’ 4th of July parade. “The people in Ames, the people in Iowa, they’ve supported me since day one,” Barnes said Saturday. “Back to when we were getting bounced out of Sub-State, to winning state championships, to going to college and […]

  • Traffic heading north past Ames on I-35 (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Survey:America Hitting the Road This Weekend

    DES MOINES, Iowa- A national survey by Trip Advisor shows 32% of people in this country plan to travel over the Independence Day Holiday. The majority of the people plan to depart on Thursday. Two Thirds (66%) of those traveling plan to take the car. 24% plan to take extra time off over the weekend. Over lunch at the Des Moines Sculpture Park Marylynn Hudson, of Ankeny was planning a road trip to Omaha to see friends and family. Stephanie […]


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