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Posted February 23, 2017in Uncategorized

New chief academic officer named for Ankeny schools

On Feb. 20, the Ankeny Board of Education approved hiring Dr. Anne Lundquist as the new Chief Academic Officer for Ankeny Community Schools. Lundquist is currently the superintendent at Red Lake School District in Red Lake, Minnesota, and was previously a Special Program Manager for the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized

Don Shaw, Des Moines

Don Shaw, 87, passed away at home on December 14, 2016. Please join us in celebrating the life of this very special man. Don was born in 1929 in Detroit to George and Fern Shaw, their only child. When he was an infant his family moved to rural central Iowa.

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized

Bonnie Frowick, Des Moines

Bonnie Irene Frowick, 74, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Southern Hills Specialty Care Center in Osceola. A graveside service will be at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines in the spring. Bonnie was born October 17, 1942 in Des Moines to Roy and Irene (Blades) Frowick. She was a graduate

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized, Obituaries

Doris Brock, Des Moines

Doris Chalma Brock was born on June 21st, 1927 to Bill and Isaphene Chalma. She died on December 23rd, 2016 in the loving arms of her husband, John. Doris and John would have been married for 70 years in March. They have had a spectacular life together. Doris and John

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized, Obituaries

Zella Pauline Hazen, Clive

Zella Pauline Hazen 90, passed from this life on December, 14, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Pauline’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church,

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Posted December 06, 2016in Uncategorized

Boone Community School District board member honored

At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, Boone Community School District board members Kirk Leeds, Jan Westrum, Brian Mehlhaus, and Jean Sorsen along with Superintendent Brad Manard were honored with individual Awards of Achievement for 2015-16. The IASB Better Boardsmanship Awards Program highlights

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Posted October 17, 2016in Uncategorized

100+ Women Who Care awards $10,275 to Shoes that Fit

100+ Women Who Care donated $10,275 to Shoes that Fit at the organization’s quarterly meeting in August. This local organization will use the funds to purchase new, size-specific shoes, boots and winter coats for Des Moines area children in need. This organization has worked with 32 local elementary schools for the

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Posted October 12, 2016in Uncategorized

Pleasant Hill Coffee with a Cop Oct. 22

The Pleasant Hill Police invite community members to come together for Coffee with a Cop on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Caribou. This informal event invites community members to discuss issues, learn more about the department’s work, build relationships and drink coffee with the cops. Law enforcement receives

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Posted September 27, 2016in Uncategorized

Team Welcome Home announces visit schedule for The Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display Sept. 29–Oct. 2  on the front lawn of Living History Farms in Urbandale. Children of all ages and families are welcome and encouraged to visit. The Wall That Heals honors the more

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Posted September 15, 2016in Uncategorized

Johnston City Council to vote on appointment of new fire chief

The Johnston City Council will vote Monday night on the appointment of a new Fire Chief to oversee the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department. A search committee has selected Jim Clark, the current administrative assistant fire chief of the Sioux City Fire Rescue Department. “Jim’s extensive experience in the fire service

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