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Posted September 02, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Spicy Lemon Chicken Soup

Have you found yourself gazing into the ‘fridge helplessly wondering what to fix for dinner? I was in that spot a few days ago. It was a few more days […]

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Posted August 31, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

THANKS!!!! – National Courtesy Month

The concept of courtesy and respect for others is never more important. With the changes that are occurring in our nation, being considerate of others is an attribute that we […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Dirt bike boy and the sassy daredevil

He’s a natural-born dirt bike boy, and she is a “sassy little dare-devil,” according to mom, that is. Meet Aiden and Ellie Morgan: Mom Alexis’ ultimate dynamic duo: Alexis Kaye […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Fall into the library

The Altoona Library is here to help you get back into the swing of school.  On Wednesday, September 9th, we’re hosting a Back to Books party, where we’ll be introducing […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Are you a leader?

Sometimes we view leadership as something difficult and complicated, but John Quincy Adams made it simple. He said a leader’s actions inspire others — to dream more, learn more, do […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Getting back into the Bible

I recently returned home after a long vacation with my family and getting back into the routine of life at home has been a bit challenging. The most challenging thing […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured, Email blast

Meet Kari Fast and Amy Daugherty

With a new school year in progress, Southeast Polk high school guidance counselors Kari Fast and Amy Daugherty are in full swing. Their work with students is an important balance […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Enjoying then and now

Much has changed since the early 1970s. This Altoona couple reminisces about buying the model home on the bare block and many other differences they’ve become accustomed to. Homeowners Billy […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Advice Column

I’ve been in an accident; now what?

Driving while lost trying to follow the directions on the GPS, scolding kids in the back seat, inclement weather or a moment of distraction no matter how brief. It happens […]

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Conquer that kitchen

Remodeling a kitchen can be a scary proposition; taking it a step at a time will help to make the process less intimidating. Hire a Contractor: I encourage you to […]

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