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  • Iowa State University Offices Plan Move to Campustown

    AMES, Iowa — In a report to the Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa State University President Steven Leath said that the University will be moving a number of offices to the new Kingland Building going up in Campustown. Leath said the University will take the whole second flood of the development. University Relations, ISU Foundation Call Center, and the ISU Daily are some of the ISU operations which will be moving to Campustown. Leath said the ISU offices would locate […]

  • Fire destroyed a home north of Bondurant during Sunday morning storms (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Possible Lightning Strike Fire Destroys Rural Bondurant Home

    BONDURANT, Iowa — A fire in the early morning hours Sunday destroyed a house in rural Bondurant. Between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m., Bondurant Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire. When the crews arrived at 7633 NE 108th Place, the home was fully engulfed. Bondurant Fire Chief Aaron Kreuder said the cause is a presumed lightning strike, but the fire remains under investigation. Kreuder said the owner heard his auxiliary generator kick on in the garage, and […]

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    Camp Teaches People with Disabilities How to Ride a Bike

    AMES, Iowa — Some Iowa State University students and recent grads brought a camp to Iowa to help people with disabilities to learn to ride a bike. Often for families with a special needs member, bike riding can get pushed to the back burner. “We kind of think of riding a bike as something everybody gets to experience,” said Ciara McCarty, who is a senior in Kinesiology at ISU. “Sometimes people with special needs need a lot of extra time […]

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    What ISU President Leath Is Looking For in A New Basketball Coach

    AMES, Iowa- Iowa State University President Steven Leath today addressed the Iowa Board of Regents on the search to replace Fred Hoiberg as Men’s Basketball Coach. He told the Regents, and the delegation from the University of Northern Iowa that they would not be hiring a “coach from north of Ames.” In later comments in a news conference Leath likened the process of hiring a coach to that of hiring a new dean for one of the colleges. Leath said […]

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    Event Marks 20 Years Since TV Anchor Jodi Huisentruit Went Missing

    MASON CITY, Iowa- An event is being held to remember Jodi Huisentruit, a 27 year old anchor woman who vanished on her way to work 20 years ago.  The Minnesota native was an anchor woman at station KIMT-TV, in Mason City.  She was late for work that morning, but never made it to her job. Authorities held exhaustive searches of the area, but she was never located. Saturday June 27th a group of people from the organization FindJodi.com will stage […]

  • Preserving Fonda One Piece at a Time

    FONDA, Iowa — When Gib and Jan Alpers took possession of an old building in 1984, little did they realize what it would become. The two took their years of collections of everything from vehicles to player pianos, and thousands of pieces from the past century or more, and filled the first floor. “I’ve always liked antiques, I’ve always liked Fonda,” Gib Alpers said. “Fonda’s going down the hill, so I tried to save everything that was part of Fonda.” […]

  • Stephen Sapp of ISU Sociology is studying small town Iowa (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa State University Study: Small Towns Important

    AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study tracking small-town Iowa has found both positives and some negatives to life in rural Iowa. A team of researchers are surveying 99 towns in Iowa — one in each county. The mailed surveys are sent to households to ask about satisfaction with services such as day care, or medical. The surveys also ask about governmental services. Stephen Sapp of ISU’s Department of Sociology said that many small-town residents are satisfied with the […]

  • Members of law enforcement pose with the Life Flight Crew at Trinity Hospital in Ft Dodge (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Life Flight Adds Second Helicopter Based in Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Unity Point Health has expanded to a second Life Flight helicopter, this one based in Fort Dodge. The service began on June 1 to serve the Fort Dodge and north central Iowa area. A reception and ribbon cutting were help on the helicopter landing pad, which was a part of the Trinity Parking lot. Members of the medical and law enforcement communities, as well as people from the town of Ft. Dodge, had a chance to […]

  • Earl Schock celebrates 50 years cutting hair in New Sharon (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    New Sharon Barber Celebrates 50 Years

    NEW SHARON, Iowa — Earl Schock of Earl’s Hair Hut celebrated 50 years of cutting hair as a barber in New Sharon. He went from the farm to barber school in the big city of Des Moines, and was glad to get back to the New Sharon area. He has cutting hair on the corner in New Sharon, and at his current location on Highway 63 in the downtown area. Schock credits a test he took in high school to […]

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    Fred Hoiberg’s High School Coach Applauds Move to Bulls

    NEVADA, Iowa — Wayne Clinton said he is really excited to see Fred Hoiberg achieve his life-long dream. Clinton was the Head Coach of the 1991 Ames High Little Cyclone boys basketball team which claimed the Iowa State 3A Basketball Championship. Hoiberg was the star player on that team. “Just to see this moment arrive, something he’s always dreamed about,” Clinton said. “It’s no surprise to me, Fred’s been successful, no matter what he’s chosen to do.” Clinton added, “He […]

  • Fonda Prepares for 15,000 RAGBRAI Visitors

    FONDA, Iowa –This small community in southwestern Pocahontas County is ready for RAGBRAI. Fonda’s Police Chief Alex Leu said the town was basically ready a month ago. As Police Chief Leu, he’s not only concerned about routing traffic in and out of Fonda, he also knows what the various civic clubs and businesses are planning for the day. The Fonda Fire and Amubulance will be staging a booth, as will the Knights of Columbus, and the Town and Country Boosters. […]


    RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride Underway Across Iowa

    STORM LAKE, Iowa — The Des Moines Register is staging the annual RAGBRAI Route Inspection, Pre-ride this week. About 30 riders are taking the actual route RAGBRAI will follow July 19-25. The route will cover 468 miles across the state, and go through eight to ten towns per day. “We’re out pretty much meeting with the towns, seeing what their plans are,” said RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz. “We’re seeing what their plans are for RAGBRAI, looking at road conditions, traffic patterns, […]


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