In Bondurant Living
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Back in school

What’s new at the Bondurant-Farrar School District? Quite a bit, actually. Topping the list are new administrators, an elementary school, a realignment of the grade structure, laptop computers and a state-of-the-art Blue Jay Stadium. Superintendent Rich Powers Superintendent Peggy Vint recently retired, opening the door for Rich Powers to step into the leadership position. “The […]

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In Altoona Living
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On our own

Childhood holiday memories can be some of the most vivid. The giddy anticipation of setting out cookies for Santa. The ruckus of Christmas Day, opening gifts and spending hours with loved ones. Then, the kids grow up. They have their own families. They want to establish their own holiday traditions. It’s a balancing act. But […]

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In Beaverdale Living
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Beaverdale Fall Festival

The annual Beaverdale Fall Festival will be held Sept. 19 and 20 and will take place despite some of the streets in the area being under construction as part of the neighborhood’s streetscape project. “We’re going with it,” says Theresa Graziano, who has served as Beaverdale Fall Festival committee president since 2005. “Whatever we have […]

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In Pleasant Hill Living
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Economic growth

Pleasant Hill is changing for the better. Businesses are opening, expanding and integrating themselves into the community, while residential areas continue to grow to accommodate the ever-increasing population. Madeline Sturms, associate planner, and Ben Champ, assistant city manager, have been working hard to make certain the growth goes as smoothly as possible for current and […]

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In Waukee Living
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Continued growth

In April, city leaders unveiled their plans for Kettlestone — Waukee’s innovative mixed-use neighborhood where visitors will find everything from world-class shopping, dining and entertainment to expansive parks, ponds and trails. Located near Interstate 80 and just minutes outside the greater Des Moines metro, city officials hope Kettlestone will serve as a unique tourist attraction […]

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In Boone Living
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Paint the town

There couldn’t be a better time to “Paint the Town Puffer” than the 38th annual Pufferbilly Days. Slated for Thursday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 7, Pufferbilly Days 2014 will have a little something for everyone. Always the same things you love from year to year, always something new and different, and always a great […]

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Mark Courter
Martini Fest