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  • AMES CELEBRATION: Incidents Despite VEISHEA Cancellation

    Ames Police said the warm spring weather led to many people coming out to Ames to Campustown. Commander Geoff Huff reported no major incidents, however Friday evening was not without some drama. One woman was rescued from College Creek after a report of a woman face-down in the water.  She was treated and released from Mary Greeley Medical Center, and then arrested. One person was stabbed in the leg, and taken by car to the hospital, one man was found down […]

  • CAMPUSTOWN CHAOS: One Seriously Hurt Overnight

    At least one man was seriously hurt overnight when a celebration during VEISHEA week at Iowa State University got out of control. Crowds flipped cars, pulled down light poles and removed stop signs. ISU President Steven Leath says his senior cabinet will meet Wednesday morning to talk about the situation and evaluate the rest of the week’s official activities. It started around 11:30 Tuesday night when two large groups from Welch Avenue and Stanton Avenue converged.  People threw objects at officers […]

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    PHOTO GALLERY: I-Cubs Open Workout

    Photos of the I-Cubs as they practice at Principal Park ahead of their Thursday season opener...

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    STATE PANEL: Bisignano Can Run Despite OWI Convictions

    A State Panel has unanimously concluded that Tony Bisignano is eligible to vote and is able to run for State Senate. His opponent Ned Chiodo had challenged his eligibility due to OWI convictions. The panel consisting of State Auditor Mary Moisman, Secretary of State Matt Schultz, and Attorney General Tom Miller each took time this week to review the complex legal case. Attorney General Miller said he and his staff spent much time discussing this but in the end it […]

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    OMELET BREAKFAST: Boone Tradition Raises Money

    There is a long tradition in Boone that has lasted over 20 years and that is the omelet breakfast. Each spring before planting and in fall after the harvest, Boone residents gather at the fairgrounds for an omelet breakfast.  For six bucks you get a huge omelet packed with bacon ham and sausage and your coffee or juice. It’s a great time for people to get together but it’s also to raise some money. “It’s one of the few functions […]

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    OUTSIDE LEARNING: Urbandale Students Join Forces With Bridgestone

    Urbandale students got a chance to get some real-world learning outside the classroom this week when they joined forces with work teams at Bridgestone Tire in Des Moines. The class for gifted students worked through the Iowa Quality Center to solve a work flow problem. They presented their ideas to the Bridgestone team. In one case, it was determined a machine was in the wrong place to do its task effectively. The students learned methods of problem solving as a […]

  • BOYS B-BALL: All-State Cheerleading Squad Performs

    Part of the Iowa Boys State High School Basketball Tournament each year is the Friday appearance of the Iowa All-State Cheerleading Squad. Tryouts are held in October of each year by the Iowa Cheerleading Coaches Association. The teams practice on Sundays from December through March. The team performs during the three game halftimes on the Friday of each tournament. This year the team is made up of: Sarah Amhof – Fort Dodge Cali Beyer – Pella Christian Chandler Capitani – […]

  • BRONCOS WIN: Third Place For Belmond-Klemme

    The Belmond-Klemme Broncos came out shooting in their consolation game in Class 1A against Keota at the Boys State Basketball Tournament Friday. The Broncos won 68-53 to take home the third place hardware. Coach Jerry Lane said it was an emotional day, coaching his son since elementary days.  He said it was good to see his team cut loose with their shooting. Court Christianson led the Broncos with 23. The team shot 47% in the game. The Broncos’ season ends […]

  • BRONCOS BATTLE: Belmond-Klemme Lose To Dunkerton

    The State Tournament run for Belmond-Klemme’s Broncos came to a halt Thursday against Dunkerton with a 53-49 loss. The Broncos dug a 13 point hole at halftime and scrapped all through the second half to cut the lead to four at least two times. Elijah Kinseth led the Broncos with 18, Colin Lane had 13. The team ran its record to 23-4 and will play for 3rd place Friday morning.

  • J-HAWKS LOSE: Bettendorf The Better Team

    The Urbandale J-Hawks saw their season come to an end at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday with a 64-33 loss to Bettendorf. The J-hawks were facing the number one defensive team in the state.  Bettendorf held Brody Egger to 10 points, and Allen Lazard scored 9 points. Coach Brad Bjorkgren said he new this would be a tough day.  “Nobody likes to get it stuck in their left ear like this,” said said Bjorkgren. He added that maybe the team counted on Allen […]

  • RAMS OUT: Iowa City West Too Strong For Southeast Polk

    The Southeast Polk Rams’ season ended with a loss to Iowa City West 69-51 at the Boys State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines. The Rams season record is 18-5. Head Coach Gary Belger said he was very impressed with the massive fire power of Iowa City West. Coach said they were just too short at every position to match up. Wyatt Lohaus led the Trojans with 22 points. Nick Jeffries led the Rams with 15.

  • RAMS WIN: Southeast Polk On To Championship Game

    After trailing for much of the first half, the Southeast Polk girls basketball team battled back in the second half. The final score put the Rams over Waterloo West, 54-46.  Jessica Cole had 16 points for the Rams, Abby Penquite had 15. The Wahawks were led by Blair Thomas with 18. Southeast Polk is now 18-6 on the year. They will face either West Des Moines Dowling or Iowa City High in the State Championship game Saturday night. During the […]