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  • Carroll Community of Concern needs to find a new building. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Agency Helping Others in Need to Locate a New Home

    CARROLL, Iowa- An agency known for caring for others in the community, may need the community’s help. Carroll County Community of Concern is an agency which helps people,  recently learned they would need to find a new home. The current owners want to tear down their building they now occupy. The agency operates a food pantry serving over 856 families per year. People come in on a need-basic to pick up groceries, or get help issues where there is no […]

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    Boone Jewelry Store Closing after 116 Years

    BOONE, Iowa- After more than a century, Eckstein’s Jewelry will close its doors for the last time at the end of December. Owners Fred and Jacquie Grow have run the business for 29 years after taking over from 3 generations of the Eckstein Family, which started the business in 1899. The 116-year-old store had seen declining business over the past several years. The store was a premier destination for people wanting to buy a watch. “You’d sell a watch for high school […]

  • Larry Wegner of Larry's Towing Tire & Locks keeping his crews busy (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Mild December’s Mud Keeping Tow Trucks Busy

    MARSHALTOWN, Iowa — The mild weather this December has kept Larry Wegner’s tow trucks busy. But with just a little snow, the trucks have been busy rescuing motorists from mud. At Larry’s Towing, Tire, and Lock Service the weather has not really slowed things down. The water from the nearby Iowa river closed Highway 14, which has since reopened. Even with traffic restricted, his wreckers have been busy. “Like yesterday with Highway 14 closed, we were extremely busy on the […]

  • The Car Store near the Raccoon River in Adel is open even though Highway 169 is closed (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Adel Car Store Stays Open Even With High Water

    ADEL, Iowa — Even with the Raccoon River covering Highway 169, the Car Store is open for business. On Tuesday night the Iowa DOT closed the road after water topped the road. Even with the road closed in front of the Car Store, the car dealership remains open for business as usual. “They usually close this street down, it’s kind of wild that it’s happening in December,” said Car Store Office Manager, Agella Losee. “It’s usually an every spring type […]

  • Iowa Gun Owners Organization during the Hubbard City Council Monday Night (Iowa Gun Owners photo)

    Hubbard Will Not Vote on Banning Guns on City Property

    HUBBARD, Iowa — The Hubbard Iowa City Council spent part of their regular meeting Monday night talking with concerned gun owners.  The Council had been requested to take some sort of measure to restrict guns after an incident at the town’s library. An individual suffered a medical issue, and while this person was being treated it was discovered they were carrying two loaded handguns on their person. This caused concern on the library board and staff members about having guns […]

  • Cindy Luis, of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin covering the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines alongside her son Tiff Wells, who also covers Hawaii Volleyball for KKEA radio in Honolulu (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    NCAA Women’s Volleyball Brings Mother-Son Sports Media Team to Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The NCAA Des Moines Regional Volleyball tournament drew four teams and their fans, but one team brought a very unusual sports media team. The Hawaii Rainbow Wahine team is covered on KKEA ESPN 1420-AM, and by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. But what makes these journalists stand out, is that they are Mother and Son. “We’re the only mother-son team working in sports journalism in America,” said Cindy Luis, beat writer for the Hawaii Volleyball team. Her son […]

  • WHO Radio helping ro raise funds to help kids battling cancer. Bonnie Lucas, Van Harden, and Bob Quinn during the morning broadcast  (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    WHO Radio Dedicates Day to Helping Kids with Cancer

    DES MOINES, Iowa- WHO Radio 1040 is dedicating its Friday broadcasts to help raise money to go to families with kids battling cancer. The station is teaming with the Pinky Swear Foundation by raising funds on air, and hosting a phone bank, and drive-in drop off. The Pinky Swear Foundation was formed in 2003 after the efforts of a 9-year-old Minnesota boy. Mitch Chepokas, the terminally ill, 9-year-old withdrew $6,000 from his savings account and put it in envelopes to […]

  • Register Columnist Injured During Court-Storming at Cy-Hawk Game

    AMES, Iowa — A Des Moines Register columnist was injured at Hilton Coliseum on Thursday after fans rushed the court following Iowa State’s dramatic 83-82 win over Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports Randy Peterson suffered an apparent broken leg during the storming of the court. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard confirmed the reports, telling the Register that Peterson appears to have suffered a compound leg fracture. The columnist was taken out by paramedics and transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Peterson’s […]

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    Webster County Government Open for Business After Vandalism

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Vandals struck the Webster County Courthouse in the wee hours of Tuesday by spraying fire extinguishers throughout the building. The act left dust all through  the building, and made it unusable by workers in county government. For all of Tuesday Webster County government offices were closed. “All the essential services of Webster County are up and going today, we are very impressed and proud of the accommodations and team work the county employees put together to make […]

  • Iowa Chamber Alliance News Conference Wednesday in Des Moines (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa Chamber Alliance’s Priority Includes Immigration

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Chamber Alliance Wednesday announced a list of legislative priorities for the upcoming session in January. The Alliance is a non-profit coalition of the 16 largest chambers of commerce and economic development organizations in Iowa. The legislative list includes economic development, enhancing education to ready high school students for four-year colleges or vocational schools, including an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. “Iowa needs to keep more Iowans in the state, attract […]

  • Students put up tents to wait in line for th Cy-Hawk game Thursday. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Warm Weather Brings Early Tailgating Before Cy-Hawk Showdown Thursday

    AMES, Iowa- They started lining up Monday night during the Cyclone Men’s basketball game against Buffalo. The line has been growing ever since. Tuesday Coach Steve Prohm and some of the players brought pizza out to reward the die-hard early fans camping in line with tents. Wednesday, new Head Football Coach Matt Campbell, along with some football players brought pizza as well. “They said this is like really cool and this is what makes Cyclone Nation so awesome, their fans […]

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    Iowa State Students Already in Line for Cy-Hawk Basketball Game Thursday

    AMES, Iowa — The annual Cy-Hawk basketball game isn’t until Thursday, but Iowa State students are already lined up outside of Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State coach Steve Prohm and several players greeted the students outside the arena on Tuesday, and even brought them pizza to pass the time. On Wednesday, ISU Student Carter Hand of Clear Lake helped pitch a tent, but a buddy slept on the hard pavement overnight. Hand said it may be his turn to sleep outside Wednesday night. […]

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