Sunday, December 11, 2016

Posted December 07, 2016in Johnston, Web Exclusives

Johnston Community School Foundation announces collaborative-learning project

The Johnston Community School Foundation announced today that it has partnered with Moss Educational and Industrial Training Solutions and the Johnston Community School District to create a “collaborative-learning environment” in the Summit Middle School Media Center. The lead gift for the project was given by the Coaldrake Family in memoriam

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Posted December 06, 2016in Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Dowling Catholic president announces retirement

Dr. Jerry Deegan, president of Dowling Catholic High School, today announced his retirement effective Oct. 1, 2017. Dr. Deegan has served as president of DCHS since 2000. “It has been an honor to be associated with the Dowling Catholic community as a teacher, counselor and administrator for almost my entire

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Posted December 05, 2016in Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Celebrate the holidays at Jingle in the Junction

Historic Valley Junction will hold its annual Jingle in the Junction holiday events on Thursday, Dec. 8 and 15 from 5–9 pm. The businesses in Historic Valley Junction and the streets will be lined with more than 150,000 twinkling lights.     This event would not be complete without Santa and Mrs.

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Posted December 05, 2016in Johnston, Web Exclusives

Johnston students rally together to help classmate

Walk through the halls of Lawson Elementary and you’re bound to hear the chatter in each classroom. Walk through the halls at the start of the school day, and you’ll hear nearly 600 kids counting out push-ups — yes, real push-ups — in the name of a fellow classmate. This classmate

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Posted December 05, 2016in Johnston, Web Exclusives

Johnston Community School District board members honored for excellence

At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, Johnston Community School District board members Greg Dockum and Jill Morrill were honored with an individual Award of Achievement for 2015-16. The IASB Better Boardsmanship Awards Program highlights board members who have put forth extra time

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Posted November 18, 2016in Clive, Web Exclusives

Clive’s ‘Light the Plaza’ event set for Dec. 6

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Clive will hold its annual “Light the Plaza” event. The event is a holiday lighting of the Aasheim Plaza located at the corner of N.W. 86th Street and University Boulevard in Clive. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with the Valley High School Vocal Music performing holiday carols.

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Posted November 17, 2016in Grimes, Web Exclusives

Grand opening/ribbon cutting celebration for Grimes urban development

The community of Grimes and members of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development will join with the developers of a planned multi-use urban development called Heritage at Grimes. A ribbon cutting and bridge naming ceremony will highlight the activities, which will take place on Nov. 17, beginning at 4 p.m. Other

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Posted November 16, 2016in Clive, Web Exclusives

City to work with Clive Lions on holiday baskets 

The Holiday season is fast approaching and once again the City of Clive will be collaborating with the Clive Lions Club to raise funds to provide food baskets to the needy families in Clive. This year we hope to provide for greater than 60 families that live within Clive. The

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Posted November 16, 2016in Johnston, Web Exclusives

Mental health forum in Johnston on Nov. 28

The face of mental health awareness in Johnston is changing. For the first time, the Johnston Community School District will offer an evening devoted to educating parents, community members, and the public about the emotional well-being and mental health of our young people. The “Raising Healthy Dragons: A community-focused learning

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Posted November 10, 2016in Clive, Web Exclusives

Clive dedication for new public art sculpture “Radiance” on Nov. 18 

The City of Clive and the Public Arts Advisory Commission (PAAC) invite the public to the dedication ceremony and reception on Friday, Nov. 18 for the latest addition to the Clive Public Arts Collection “Radiance”. In 2014, the PAAC starting working with artist and long-time Clive resident Peter Marasco to

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