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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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Posted September 08, 2016in Uncategorized

Homemakers Furniture to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new distribution center

Homemakers Furniture, Iowa’s largest furniture store, is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new distribution center in the Des Moines metro area at noon on Sept. 23. The ceremony marks the completion of a four-year project to build an ancillary warehouse facility at 4000 N.W. Urbandale Drive. The 120,000-square-foot

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Posted September 07, 2016in Uncategorized

Indie Author Book Expo slated for Nov. 5

Show your love of reading and your support of independant authors by attending the Indie Author Book Expo on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Blank Park Zoo, 7401 S.W. Ninth St., Des Moines. The event is free of admission but does not include access

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Posted September 07, 2016in Uncategorized

Harrison Barnes helps Hy-Vee announce environmental initiative

NBA basketball player, Olympic gold medalist and Ames native Harrison Barnes will be in Des Moines on Thursday to help Hy-Vee, Inc. announce a major environmental initiative as part of the supermarket chain’s One Step program. Barnes will be appearing at East High School Williams Stadium, East 15th and Walker streets in Des

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Posted September 07, 2016in Uncategorized

Iowa author to hold signing on Sept. 9

Join Iowa author Calla Devlin as she launches her book, “Tell Me Something Real,” at Beaverdale Books on Friday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.   Devlin is a Pushcart nominee and winner of the Best of Blood and Thunder Award whose stories have been included in numerous literary journals and in anthologies,

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Posted September 07, 2016in Uncategorized

East Village Bash to be held on Sept. 15

The Historic East Village is holding its annual BASH, a fundraiser for holiday lights event on Sept. 15 from 5-8 p.m. The event will be held at the Iowa State Bar Association. There will be live music, food and beverage samples, and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $25 and will

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Posted September 06, 2016in Uncategorized

Blank Park Zoo Monarch Festival Sept. 18

The Blank Park Zoo Monarch Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 12-4 p.m. in celebration of the monarch’s journey from Canada, through Iowa, to Mexico. “Each fall, the iconic monarch butterfly sets it sights on the mountains of Mexico,” said Jessie Lowry, conservation manager at Blank Park

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Posted August 19, 2016in Uncategorized

Esther Mogolov of West Des Moines

Esther Mogolov, Des Moines, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Fountain West Care Center in West Des Moines. She was 93. Esther was born in 1923 to Robert and Rose Yazman and attended North High School. During her childhood she lived in the area of 4th and Forest with her

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Posted July 21, 2016in Uncategorized

Gerald E. Dockum of Urbandale

Gerald E. Dockum, 87, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 at Grace Lutheran Church, 52nd and Urbandale Avenue. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 25

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