Posted April 16, 2015in Web Exclusives

EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN METRO — NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT

(JOHNSTON, Iowa) —- On Wednesday, Iowa officials active in tracking and combating the spread of Emerald Ash Borer announced that the deadly tree pest has been found near the Des Moines metro.  EAB has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, according

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Posted April 16, 2015in Web Exclusives

Junior League of Des Moines selects two-year community project supporting survivors of human trafficking

DES MOINES — Junior League of Des Moines will join in the fight against human trafficking by collaborating with Dorothy’s House in Des Moines to assist victims of human trafficking as they recover and eventually transition to independent living. Junior League of Des Moines will specifically help by establishing working

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Posted April 15, 2015in Web Exclusives

AARP Announces Martha Willits New Iowa State President

Des Moines, April 14, 2015 — Martha Willits of Des Moines has been named AARP Iowa State President with responsibility to lead the Association’s Iowa Executive Council, working closely with AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern, Iowa staff and volunteers in their efforts on behalf of AARP’s approximately 380,000 members

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Posted April 14, 2015in Web Exclusives

Music Director & Conductor Joseph Giunta inducted into Mid America Music Association Hall of Fame Iowa LLC

DES MOINES, IOWA – Des Moines Symphony Music Director & Conductor Joseph Giunta has been inducted into the Mid America Music Association Hall of Fame Iowa LLC (MAMA Hall of Fame). Giunta, along with Iowa native and opera singer Simon Estes, became the first inductees into the organization’s Hall of

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Posted April 14, 2015in Web Exclusives

Feed Jake Fundraiser & Poker Run

Feed Jake Fundraiser & Poker Run is being held May 16, 2015, benefiting Puppy Jake Foundation, at Fraternal Order of Eagles, #109, 6567 Bloomfield Rd, Des Moines, Iowa.   Puppy Jake Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to help wounded military veterans with the assistance of well-bred and professionally trained

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Posted April 14, 2015in Web Exclusives

AARP Announces Martha Willits New Iowa State President

Des Moines, April 14, 2015 — Martha Willits of Des Moines has been named AARP Iowa State President with responsibility to lead the Association’s Iowa Executive Council, working closely with AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern, Iowa staff and volunteers in their efforts on behalf of AARP’s approximately 380,000 members

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Posted April 14, 2015in Web Exclusives

Gov. Branstad presents “Excellence in History” awards

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) Board of Trustees Chair William Bartine presented this year’s “Awards for Excellence in History” today during a ceremony at the State Capitol Building in Des Moines. SHSI is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Posted April 13, 2015in Web Exclusives

Iowa State Fair Campgrounds Open April 17

DES MOINES, IA (04/13/2015)(readMedia)– Spring is finally here and now is the perfect time to celebrate the warmer weather by spending a weekend in the great outdoors! The Iowa State Fair Campgrounds have plenty of campsites available beginning Friday, April 17, through mid-July with country comforts alongside city conveniences and

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Posted April 13, 2015in Web Exclusives

Student Council is hosting a May Day 5K Run/Walk on May 2nd as a fundraiser to benefit families and students in our community.

Event Schedule May 2, 2015 8:00-8:45 am Race day registration at Bondurant-Farrar High School Stadium. 9:00 am 5K Run/Walk begins. Refreshments will be available at the football stadium and throughout the route. Awards Ceremony begins after last participant finishes. Location Bondurant-Farrar Middle School Bondurant, Iowa Age Divisions 14 and Under

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Posted April 13, 2015in Web Exclusives

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA COME TO HOYT SHERMAN PLACE

ON THURSDAY, JUNE 25 AT 7:30 PM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road again in 2015, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to Hoyt Sherman Place on

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