In Winterset Living
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Back to school

The husky is known for its amazing endurance and willingness to work. It has a “pack” mentality and enjoys functioning as part of a team. It’s no coincidence that the community, employees and students of the Winterset Community School District are praised for the same strengths. Dr. Susie Meade, superintendent of Winterset schools, feels this […]

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In Webster City Living
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Back to school

You may not expect school-age kids attending a county fair on a warm, breezy afternoon to be much in the mood to think about going back to school. It was, in fact, surprising to hear how many of them were looking forward to the Aug. 19 start of the new school year. While students’ reasons […]

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In Grimes Living
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Back to school

Dallas Center-Grimes students are gearing up to head back to the classroom. They’ll have to make the transition back to hitting the books when school begins on Aug. 20. The year promises a lot of new excitement with new faces, new technological tools and more. Elementary excitement This year Grimes’ littlest learners will have a […]

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In Downtown Living
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A cultural celebration

A full line-up of musical acts and performers, street dancers, cultural booths and even a corn-eating contest are among the entertainment that is expected to draw approximately 50,000 people to the annual Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival Sept. 6-7 in downtown Des Moines. The festival will take place on the Walnut Street and Court Avenue bridges. […]

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In Ankeny Living
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Back to school

Ankeny students have already headed back to the classroom for another year of learning. Last year the district saw its single biggest enrollment jump ever with 515 new students and completed the transition to a two-feeder system. This year also promises a lot of excitement with new faces and upcoming new spaces, most notably the […]

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In Windsor Heights Living
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Back to school

Summer’s come and gone. That means it’s back to school for many Windsor Heights families. Students attending Des Moines Public Schools or West Des Moines Community Schools will be seeing some new faces, programs, facilities and more. Here’s what to expect: Des Moines Public Schools Last year’s student enrollment was about 32,400, and the district […]

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Mark Courter
Martini Fest