Posted January 06, 2014in Boone, Community Web Exclusives, Fort Dodge

Local historian Al Nelson to present A Potpourri of Fort Dodge Railways at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center

Boone, IA – Fort Dodge historian, Al Nelson will present a free program Saturday, January 18th at 2 pm entitled A Potpourri of Fort Dodge Railways at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. The museum is located adjacent to the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone.

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Posted January 06, 2014in Boone, Obituaries

Betty Jean (Rose) Eckley

March 8, 1931 – January 4, 2014 Betty Jean (Rose) Eckley, age 82, of Boone, passed away January 4, 2014 at Westhaven Community in Boone. She formerly lived at Candleridge Apartments and on the farm in Harrison Township, Boone County. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January

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Posted January 01, 2014in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Appanoose County, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Featured, Des Moines West, Downtown, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Urbandale, Waukee, Webster City, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Ola’s cake

This cake recipe came to our family by way of my younger sister’s godmother, who baked it every year for my sister’s birthday. As time passed, Mom started baking the cake. It was a big hit at any family gathering and became famous among my friends at Central College. One

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Posted December 31, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Charles L. Kirkpatrick

July 14, 1934 – December 28, 2013 Charles L. Kirkpatrick, 79, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at his home in Madrid. Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Charles was born July 14, 1934

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Posted December 31, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Steven Givens

May 14, 1949 – December 25, 2013 Steven Givens, age 64, of 1323 West 6th Street, died at the Ogden Manor on December 25, 2013. He has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and

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Posted December 27, 2013in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Appanoose County, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Fort Dodge, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Big Love for Big Champagne

Wine writers love explaining why Champagne and other sparkling wines deserve a spot at the dinner table all year long. Good sparklers are characterized by vibrant acidity and freshness, which help them cut through spicy meals, complement savory food, and elevate even the simplest of dishes. Plus, they’re delicious every

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Posted December 27, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Denis Slagle

May 12, 1933 – December 24, 2013 Denis Slagle, age 80, of 2025 Aldrich Avenue in Boone died December 24, 2013, at the Boone County Hospital. He has been cremated and burial of his cremains will be in the Roland Cemetery in Roland at a later date. A Celebration of

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Posted December 27, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Laurie Roe

January 25, 1950 – December 13, 2013 Laura ‘Laurie’ Roe, age 63, of Evergreen, Colorado, and formerly of Ogden, passed away in her home on December 13, 2013. Her body was cremated. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Augustana Lutheran Church in

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Posted December 26, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Eleanor Moore Hospital

In 1900, Samuel Logan Moore established a fund to build a 25-bed hospital to honor his mother. Moore, a lifelong bachelor, and his mother, Eleanor, had moved to Boone in 1867, where Moore became a prosperous banker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Eleanor died at the age of 80 in 1891 after

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Posted December 25, 2013in Advice Column, Boone

Rational resolutions

With 2013 coming to a close, we often look back on what we have achieved during the past year and what we plan to continue to achieve moving into the New Year. However, this time of year can also launch people into a panic as they realize what they haven’t

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