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State Historical Society now accepting county school preservation grant program

Apr 17, 2014 12:00am

The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) is reminding Iowans that the application deadline for this year’s round of historic preservation and country school grant programs is April 25, 2014....

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Waukee Police

Mar 27, 2014 12:01am

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

March 22

Andrew Swanson, 28, of 525 24th St., West Des Moines, was...

Iowa’s unemployment rate shows improvement from previous year

Updated: Mar 27, 2014 12:01am

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January edged up to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent in December. The current rate compares favorably with the January 2013 rate of 5.0 percent. The U....

Adel to sound sirens Wednesday

Mar 25, 2014 2:10pm

Adel Police Chief Jim McNeill said the city will be participating in the state-wide tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at approximately 10:15 a.m. In the event of severe weather...

Dan Van Lange (right), Public Works Director with the City of DeSoto accepts the 2013 Community of the Year Award presented by Randy Pleima (left), president of the Iowa Rural Water Association.

Iowa Rural Water Association names DeSoto as 2013 Community of the Year

Mar 20, 2014 12:02am

The Iowa Rural Water Association recently announced that the Community of De Soto, Iowa has been named the 2013 Community of the Year. The award was announced during the Iowa Rural Water...

Valerie Foster, Granger Parks & Rec. Director, (front left) and Kurt Moats, Granger Parks & Rec. Board President (front right) received a $2,500 check from Prairie Meadows.

Granger Parks & Rec. receives $2,500 grant

Mar 20, 2014 12:02am

Granger Parks & Rec. has received a $2,500 grant from Prairie Meadows through its 2014 Community Betterment Grant Program.

The 2014 Prairie Meadows Community Betterment grant award will...

Arbor Day Foundation to give away 10 trees

Mar 20, 2014 12:02am

The Arbor Day Foundation is giving away 10 free white flowering dogwood trees to those who join in March 2014.

Trees will be shipped postpaid with enclosed planting instructions at the right...

Grimes Public Library

Mar 20, 2014 12:02am

Bingo for Adults: Thursday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

Come for the game, meet new friends, and have some fun! Lego ® Balloon Cars: Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

Come use our LEGO’s® to build a...

Waukee to see more growth, expected to add at least 30 more teaching positions

Mar 20, 2014 12:02am

David Wilkerson was describing the size of his enterprise. It employs some 800 people. It has a $100 million operating budget.

It’s also in Waukee.

What business in Waukee is that big...

Colleen Hood

Engaging in a life full of learning

Updated: Mar 24, 2014 11:04am

It is a common misconception that learning ends when school ends. However, Colleen Hood is a strong believer in the idea that learning is a life-long process.

She currently teaches second...

The Raccoon River Snowmobile Club recently received a 1998 Tucker groomer and 18-foot drag unit like the one pictured.

RVSC club gains trail groomer

Mar 20, 2014 12:02am

The Raccoon Valley Snow Chasers (RVSC) snowmobile club in early March obtained an updated trail groomer and drag unit. The groomer is a 1998 Tucker with a 116-horsepower engine and has around 1,...

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