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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 Web Exclusives, Waukee

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 Web Exclusives, Perry

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 Web Exclusives, Urbandale

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 Web Exclusives, Johnston

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 Web Exclusives, Perry

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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Posted December 12, 2016in Web Exclusives, Grimes

GCED welcomes new Project Management/Communications Coordinator 

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development announced the addition of Kayla Bruns as the organization’s new Project Management/Communications Coordinator. Bruns will be responsible for economic development, chamber and tourism related communications strategies emanating from GCED. In addition, she will be working as the organization lead on a number of projects, events

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Posted December 07, 2016in Web Exclusives, Johnston

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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