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Posted January 11, 2017in Urbandale, Web Exclusives

Urbandale schools announce dates for 2017–2018 kindergarten registration meetings 

Families within the Urbandale Community School District (UCSD), or those considering open enrollment, with kindergarten-age students for the 2017–2018 school year are invited to attend a Kindergarten Registration Meeting at their neighborhood school. To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2017. All

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Posted January 11, 2017in Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Robinson joins RE/MAX team

RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts announced the addition of new team member Janis Robinson as a broker associate. Robinson was previously with Iowa Realty and joined the RE/MAX team in November 2016. Her primary focus is on Fine Homes and Luxury Properties.

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Posted January 04, 2017in Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Chow’s to host record field at Winter Classic Meet Jan. 13-15

Chow’s Booster Club will host nearly 1,700 gymnasts from around the Midwest at the 14th Annual Chow’s Winter Classic to be held Jan. 13-15 at the Jacobson Exhibition Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.Competition begins Friday in the three-day event featuring gymnasts from eight states competing in USAG levels 3-10

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Posted January 03, 2017in Waukee, Web Exclusives

Waukee issued record-breaking 1,124 building permits in 2016

The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,124 building permits in 2016 — nearly a 25 percent increase from the previous record set in 2015. Of the 1,124 building permits issued by the City, 278 were for single-family housing, 271 were for townhomes, 14 were for multi-family

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Posted December 30, 2016in Clive, Web Exclusives

Clive Community Foundation announces 2016 grants

The Clive Community Foundation (CCF) distributed $18,800 to seven Clive area not-for-profit organizations, completing CCF’s 2016 grant request process. The annual funding request process began in August, with charitable requests solicited by CCF to fulfill its mission to support area organizations which strengthen the Clive community. “We are always looking

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Posted December 28, 2016in Perry, Web Exclusives

Finken, Elliott to perform on New Year’s Eve at LaPoste

Bonnie Finken and Chad Elliott will perform on Dec. 31 at the LaPoste Event Center, 1219 Warford St., in Perry. VIP tickets are $40 each and include an early admission to the venue at 7 p.m.; a special up-close and acoustic performance by Finken and Elliott in The Cellar; complimentary soups,

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Posted December 20, 2016in Urbandale, Web Exclusives

Urbandale grad named Iowa State University marching band drum major 

In addition to Urbandale High School (UHS) receiving recognition for its award-winning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs, developing custom-designed, research-based student leadership programs and boasting a 99 percent graduation rate — one of the highest in the country — it now has another reason to celebrate: UHS

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Posted December 20, 2016in Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Keystone Chiro and Many Hands Thrift Store help keep people warm

During the past month, Keystone Chiropractic teamed up with Many Hands Thrift Store (2900 S.E. Grimes Blvd., Grimes) to collect gently used winter clothing. Since Nov. 14, more than 50 items, including winter coats, gloves, stocking hats and even a pair of boots, have been dropped off in the donation box located

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Posted December 13, 2016in Johnston, Web Exclusives

SBA celebrates Johnston small business in honor of National Cupcake Day

The SBA Iowa District Office, Bankers Trust and Johnston Chamber of Commerce will showcase Cupcake Addict, a locally-owned bakery, in honor of National Cupcake Day on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 2:30 -3 p.m. The business is located at 8705 Chambery Blvd., #400, in Johnston. The visit will include a tour of the business

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Posted December 13, 2016in Perry, Web Exclusives

Los Posadas Celebration in Perry Dec. 16

Hispanics United for Perry (HUP) will hold its annual Las Posadas Celebration on Friday, Dec. 16. The celebration will begin with an ecumenical church service at First Christian Church, 1224 Lucinda St., at 6 p.m. After the ceremony, there will be a procession and caroling down Second Street. A dinner of pork birria, rice and

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