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Posted July 15, 2016in Ames, Community Cover Story, Community Featured, Community Blogs, In Living, Web Exclusives

Ames Resident selected as President for Mensa Foundation

Mensa Foundation Elects New Board President                  ARLINGTON, TEXAS (7/15/2016) – The Mensa Education and Research Foundation supports and celebrates the work of intelligent people                through its scholarships, awards program and gifted youth outreach. The Foundation has announced changes in its board leadership with the                election of

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Posted July 13, 2016in Community Cover Story, Community Featured, Community Blogs, In Living, Community Web Exclusives

ROTARY CLUB OF DES MOINES’ FIREFIGHTER AND POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED  

  The Rotary Club of Des Moines has presented the recipients of their 2016 Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year Awards. Firefighter-Inspector Ted Jefferson and Sargent Jack (Chip) Beardsley were recognized by the Rotary Club of Des Moines at their Thursday, June  30 noon luncheon for their outstanding service

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Posted May 06, 2016in Community Cover Story, Featured Story, Web Exclusives, Waukee

Kettlestone District Master Plan Recognized with Iowa ASLA Award

The Kettlestone Master Plan, developed by Confluence, was awarded an Honor Award for Planning by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) on Thursday, April 28. The Honor Award is the highest level of award given, and it recognizes exceptional creativity and imagination in landscape architecture.

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Posted September 02, 2015in Adel, Cover Story, Community Cover Story

Going gluten free

Toni Sumpter thought the anemia and fatigue she felt was a result of perimenopause, so she went to a nurse practitioner to see about hormone replacement therapy. The tests showed a surprising result: Sumpter was sensitive to gluten, a protein composite that is found in wheat and some grains. Gluten

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Posted September 02, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Johnston

Preparing for college

The decision to go to college and what college to attend are the first major adult decisions many young people will make. The choices are really endless — with so many options from community colleges and trade schools to traditional four-year programs, both big and small, near and far, public

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Posted September 02, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Email blast, Urbandale

Preparing for college

Gabi Wilson, 21, of Urbandale, is preparing one last time for college. She is busy getting ready to hit the road this fall for her senior year at Central College in Pella. She is spending precious time with her family while she still can before leaving for school. “In my

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Waukee

Home away from Home

For some, there’s just nothing better than setting out in search of adventure in the great outdoors. That’s why approximately 8.9 million households in the U.S. have some sort of recreational vehicle, a vehicle that combines transportation and temporary living quarters for travel, recreation and camping. Some of those vehicles

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Boone

A big one

Hmmm…. Wonder what they would have put in there? It was the summer of1965. Kids were playing with hula-hoops and new-fangled “Super Balls.” Teen-agers were listening to the Beatles on vinyl. Less than two years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the nation was still mourning a president taken

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Beaverdale

Fall Festival

The addition of a car cruise, street games and horse rides, plus the ribbon cutting to celebrate the end of the years’ long Beaverdale Streetscape project await residents at this year’s Beaverdale Fall Festival. This year’s fall festival is Sept. 18 and 19 and takes place in the heart of

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Posted August 26, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Email blast, Pleasant Hill

Huzzah!

There are certain events that tend to capture the imagination. So much so, that just about every community of any size will have its own iteration. Summer fairs. Amusement parks. Renaissance fairs. For the past 10 years, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park has played host to the Des Moines Renaissance Festival,

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