Posted August 21, 2013in Boone, Community Featured

Picnic to go

You can feel it in the air already. The nights are cooler, the days are shorter, and the glorious days of summer beginning to wind down. The only thing you can do is to make the most of while you can, and that means less time in the kitchen and

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Posted August 20, 2013in Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Appanoose County, Beaverdale, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Fort Dodge, Greene County, Grimes, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, Webster City, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Intimidated by wine? Start drinking.

Intimidated by wine? You’re not alone. Consider the prototypical wine connoisseur — swirling his glass, sniffing his wine, and blabbering on about some French chateau. He’s insufferable Or consider a representative tasting note. Wine Spectator recently praised a wine for offering notes of “creamy boysenberry, plum skin and cassis .

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Posted August 20, 2013in Boone, Community Web Exclusives

5K History Run/Walk With the Boone County Historical Society

August 13, 2013 – The Boone County Historical Society (BCHS) will be hosting its inaugural 5K run/walk and summer fest on Saturday, August 24, 2013. All fitness levels welcome! This event is designed for the whole family to enjoy! The race will start at 5:30 p.m. and finish at the

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Posted August 20, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Robert Harris

June 19, 1927 – August 19, 2013 Robert “Bob” Lafe Harris, 86, of Boone, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Boone County Hospital in Boone. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, at Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone from

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Posted August 20, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Thompson

December 22, 1931 – August 17, 2013 Richard ‘Dick’ Thompson, age 81, of 2035-190th Street, rural Boone, died August 17, 2013, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Christian Church with Rev. Gary Sneller and

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Posted August 20, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Sandra Rouse Hammond

November 6, 1950 – August 16, 2013 Sandra Hammond, age 62, of 425 S. Clinton Street, died August 16, 2013, at the Boone County Hospital. Following her wishes, her body has been cremated. Friends are invited to the McHose Park Shelter House in Boone to visit with Sandra’s family on

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Posted August 20, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Jeffrey Chance

September 30, 1950 – August 15, 2013 Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Chance, age 62, of Lakewood, Colorado, and formerly of Boone, died August 15, 2013, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. His body was cremated and a memorial Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church

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Posted August 12, 2013in Boone, Community Web Exclusives

Health care reform seminars being offered

Informed on Reform? Questions swirling over health care reform? Farm Bureau and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield have some answers. 

If health care reform has you feeling confused and overwhelmed, your local Farm Bureau agent, Lora Olerich, may be able to help. Lora is available to host informational health

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Posted August 12, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Michael Crooks

August 23, 1956 – August 8, 2013 Michael Crooks, age 56, of 1128-193rd Street in rural Boone, died August 8, 2013, at the Madrid Home in Madrid. His body has been cremated. Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Thursday, August 15, 2013, from

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Posted August 09, 2013in Boone, Obituaries

Norma Jean Horner

January 31, 1924 – August 9, 2013 Norma Jean Horner, age 89, of the Hearthstone Memory Care Unit at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone, and formerly of Colo and Ames, died August 9, 2013, at the Hearthstone Memory Care Unit. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 13, 2013,

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