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  • Des Moines City Council Workshop 4.20.15 (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Des Moines City Council Talks Parking Issues at Morning Workshop

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines City Council dealt with current and future parking issues at its Monday morning workshop. The group heard a proposal to develop what are called “air rights” over the 7th and Grand Parking ramp after it is rebuilt by the City of Des Moines. Basically, the city would tear down the current ramp and then build a new parking structure. A commercial developer would then have the option to build something on the top over […]

  • Internet router on Greene County School Bus

    Some Greene County School Buses Install Wi-Fi

    PERRY, Iowa — Greene County School District of Jefferson has installed Wi-Fi internet connections on two of the district’s school buses. Students riding on two district activity buses can now log onto the internet while traveling to school activities. “We have kids that are on the bus a lot going to events,” said Greene County Supt. of Schools Tim Christensen. “They get home late, and still have to do their home work.” Last fall, the district started a one to on initiative, […]

  • The Cranford Building will get a historic makeover under new program (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    A New Face for Ames Campustown Buildings

    AMES, Iowa — The Ames City Council has approved a new facade program to help improve the look of two businesses in that district. According to the Ames Campustown Action Association, two businesses will each receive a $15,000 matching grant, plus $1,000 toward professional design fees. The buildings are the Cranford Apartment Building, home of Jeff’s Pizza on Lincolnway, and the West Street Deli located on West Street near the ISU campus. Kim Hanna, the director of the Ames Campustown […]

  • Runners take off in 5K at Earth Day Run in Valley Junction (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Earth Day Run Kicks Off Valley Junction Season

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A 5K run kicked off the 2015 event season for Valley Junction. The antique and specialty shop area of West Des Moines hosted some 250 runners for a 5K route around the Junction. Jim Miller, Director of the Historic Valley Junction Foundation, said this was the 10th year for this Earth Day event.  Miller said the event draws all kinds of runners from serious, some amateur, and some people just wanted to walk. Runners can […]

  • Four students from Knoxville heading to Disneyworld for Prom trip. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Ultimate Prom Surprise for Knoxville Students

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Four students were called to the office at Knoxville High this morning to be told of a surprise trip to Walt Disney World for prom. The four students were met by a local man who served as the bearer of the good news. The two boys, two girls would be entering a stretch limo, getting their bags at home and heading for the Des Moines International Airport to fly to Orlando, Florida. They will spend Friday at […]

  • Students from Southeast Warren Schools lobby for a 4% increase for schools (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Southeast Warren Students Campaign for School Funding Increase

    DES MOINES, Iowa — April 15th is known for being federal tax day, it is also the day for Iowa school districts to have budgets finalized for the coming year.  So far state lawmakers have not come to an agreement on what the state should provide in terms of dollars to local districts. Republicans have offered an increase of 1.25%, while Democrats have been seeking a 4% increase. Students and parents from the Southeast Warren School District came to the […]

  • Fantasy Coffin will be auctioned to raise money for water in Ghana (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    ISU Coffin Auction Raising Funds for Ghana Water

    AMES, Iowa- Engineering Students at Iowa State University will auction off a unique coffin to help raise money to provide water in Ghana. Last fall the students had a visit from fantasy coffin artist Eric Adjety, who helped the students construct the coffin from wood.  The coffin is carved and painted to look like an ear of corn.  The ISU student chapter of Engineers without borders will put the piece on  E-Bay’s Giving Fund Auction site from April 20 to […]

  • Volunteers needed Saturday to help Campustown Shine (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Making Campustown Shine This Weekend

    AMES, Iowa – Saturday over 50 volunteers are expected to help clean up Ames Campustown area with Stash the Trash.  The community wide effort is a spring cleaning for the city. ISU students, and community volunteers will join forces to  pick up trash, garbage, cleaning up business fronts, and surrounding neighborhoods. Kim Hanna the Executive Director of the Campustown Action Association said Saturday’s cleanup is part of a larger year-round effort to keep the neighborhood clean. “We love the pedestrian […]

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    Iowa Radio Stations Moving on the Dial

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two central Iowa radio stations will be switching frequencies starting Tuesday. Iowa Public Radio will be moving from 101.7 to 97.7 and KPUL Pulse 99.5 FM will move to the 101.7 spot. The changes were approved last fall by the Federal Communications in order to accommodate a tower move by KTIA-FM 99.3 radio in Boone. The tower will move from Boone to Huxley to enable to Christian Talk station to serve the Des Moines Market. The […]

  • Elvin Jay is presented a certificate of recognition from the American Legion on his 100th Birthday (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Moulton Holds Birthday Bash for 100 Year Old WWII Vet

    MOULTON, Iowa- Elvin Jay turned 100 years old on April 9th.  On Sunday the town of Moulton came out to the American Legion Hall to celebrate his milestone birthday. Jay said in an interview, ” I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I’ve worked hard all my life,” said Jay.  Jay said his advice to others is “I’ve stayed out of trouble, if they follow my footsteps, they won’t be in trouble.” Jay has many memories his life, none more vivid […]

  • A seminar at the Iowa Horse Fair on roping cattle (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

    Iowa Horse Fair: Everything for the Horse Lover

    DES MOINES, Iowa- The 31st Annual Iowa Horse Fair saw horses all over the Iowa State Fairgrounds this weekend.  The annual event draws 9,000 people to Des Moines from Iowa and states in the midwest. Linda Spain of St. Marys Chairs the Iowa Horse Fair.  She said the theme of this year’s show was “Let Us Equitain You.”  She and most everyone here find horses to be entertaining. “You can talk to a horse and they won’t talk back to […]

  • Buckeye Still

    Smallest Town on RAGBRAI Prepares to Roll Out the Welcome Mat

    BUCKEYE, Iowa — The announcement of the RAGBRAI route took the people of Buckeye by surprise. The Hardin County town has only 108 residents and is the smallest town the massive ride will swing through. Mayor Gordon Kolterman said they learned of the ride passing through when it was announced. “It was kind of a surprise,” said Kolterman. “Nobody contacted us ahead of  time, we thought we’ll just take a shot at it and do what we can.” To get to Buckeye […]

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