Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Posted May 03, 2016in Community Web Exclusives, In Living, Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

Goodman named Publisher of the Year

Shane Goodman was honored as the Publisher of the Year on April 28, 2016, in San Diego, California, at the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) annual conference and trade show. Goodman is the president and publisher of Big Green Umbrella Media (BGUM), which publishes more than two dozen titles

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Posted April 25, 2016in Web Exclusives

13th Wild Rose brings Emmy Award Winning Actor GregAlan Williams  and Master Magician/Filmmaker Lance Burton, plus over 60 films

The 2016 international Wild Rose Independent Film Festival held May 12-19 is scheduled to screen top notch independent shorts, features, documentaries, animated films, web series and student films, and to offer educational opportunities at the arts-friendly Fleur Cinema & Cafe in Des Moines, Iowa. Once again, the Wild Rose will

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Posted April 25, 2016in Web Exclusives

Des Moines, Iowa native supports one of Navy’s most versatile combat ships

By Kayla Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach SAN DIEGO – A 2011 Southeast Polk High School graduate and Des Moines, Iowa native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a team supporting one of the country’s most versatile combat ships. Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephanie Irvin is

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Posted April 25, 2016in Web Exclusives

Joyful rescue dog Vincent wins 37th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University

What a difference a year can make in the life of a courageous canine.  Nine months ago, a scrappy English bulldog was found wandering the streets of West Des Moines with no place to call home. He landed in foster care, and three months ago found a forever family with

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Posted March 24, 2016in Web Exclusives

Drake University to host summer journalism camp for high school students

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host a summer camp for high school students looking to take their digital media skills to the next level. Scheduled for July 6-9, Media Now Drake will provide intense training for the next generation of media professionals, with courses taught

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Posted March 24, 2016in Web Exclusives

Plant.Grow.Fly. and Mayor Cownie Encourage Iowa’s Mayors to Sign Monarch Pledge

DES MOINES, Iowa (March 23, 2016) – Des Moines’ Mayor, Frank Cownie, became the first mayor in Iowa to take the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. “The City of Des Moines is excited to partner with Iowa communities to fight to save the monarch species as their population has

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Posted March 23, 2016in Web Exclusives

Perry PSA – Crime Stoppers Reward for Elks Lodge Burglaries

$500 REWARD The Perry Crime Stoppers is posting a reward for up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of the individual (s) responsible for the recent burglaries that have occurred at the Perry Elks Lodge. Citizens are asked to call Perry Crime Stoppers at 465-5661 with any information

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Posted March 23, 2016in Web Exclusives

Johnston Senior Advisory Board Bus Trip to Clarinda Set For June 11

SAVE THE DATE:  The Johnston Senior Advisory Board is sponsoring a bus trip to Clarinda, IA for the Glenn Miller Festival on Saturday, June 11th.  We will be departing at 9:00 AM and returning between 9-10:00 PM.  The cost is only $40.00 and includes a coach bus which is generously

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Posted March 23, 2016in Web Exclusives

Johnston Lions Club Pancake Breakfast May 7 – New Location

Saturday, May 7th the Johnston Lions Club is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast.  The location this year is the Johnston High School cafeteria at 6501 N.W. 62nd Avenue in Johnston. Hours are 7:00 a.m. til 11:00 and the breakfast features delicious pancakes including gluten-free pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and

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Posted March 23, 2016in Web Exclusives

AMA Iowa to host April Luncheon

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Iowa) will host its April luncheon on Wednesday, April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Carole Custer, Director of University Marketing at Iowa State University, will give a keynote

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