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Over 40 Waukee residents packed the Waukee City Council chambers Monday night to hear discussions on possibly re-naming Alice’s Road, south of Hickman Road to I-80, to Grand Prairie Parkway.

Should Alice’s Road be preserved?

Apr 24, 2014 1:04pm

The Alice’s Road Corridor Project has been one of the most talked about topics in Waukee for almost 20 years and will continue to be discussed after last Wednesday’s unveiling of the 1,500 square-...

Kierra Jimmerson, Bethany Oelke, Mason Drake, and Hagan Miller (left to right) help pack thousands of Rainbow Loom Bracelets on Monday, April 21, 2014. The bracelets will be shipped to India as part of their Banding Together project.

Students ‘band together’ to help others in need

Apr 24, 2014 1:04pm

What first started out as a research project has turned into a world-wide project at Van Meter Community Schools.

The idea first started in January when Van Meter District Teacher Librarian...

Baseball players visit Granger Public Library

Apr 24, 2014 12:04pm

Four key players of the Woodward Granger High School baseball team recently visited the Granger Public Library for a special afternoon story time.

The players, Senior Jake Smiley, Junior...


Educator inspired by HS teachers; now teaches at same level at W-G

Apr 24, 2014 12:04pm

Mindy Buck, English teacher at Woodward-Granger High School, was not only inspired to become an educator by her high school teachers; they also inspired her to become the type of teacher she...

From the Archives

Apr 24, 2014 12:04pm


A little unpleasantness in our village last week caused by some parties selling intoxicants, contrary to the law. The purchasing parties were punished, but the selling parties...

United Way Grant spurs new community garden

Apr 24, 2014 12:04pm

Where most people saw an empty city lot, Granger’s Penny Perkins saw a thriving vegetable garden that bettered her community. It wasn’t just an idle dream; it was a commitment to make things...

Grimes Public Library

Apr 24, 2014 12:04pm

Star Wars Day at the Grimes Public Library: Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m.

Come save the princess, win the pod race, make themed crafts and snacks, and more! All ages; please register in advance...

Children to learn safety practices at event

Apr 24, 2014 11:04am

Safety City, an educational program for Pre-Kindergarten children, is still taking registrations until May 9.

There are openings for five classes being held both in the morning and afternoon...

Earlham historical society to host Civil War author in May

Apr 24, 2014 11:04am

The Earlham Historical Society recently received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation entitled...

Driver’s License Dept. still looks for space

Apr 24, 2014 11:04am

A temporary location switch for the Dallas County Driver’s License Department could help alleviate the department’s ongoing space needs, according to Treasurer Darrell Bauman at a recent Dallas...