Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Posted August 26, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured, Email blast

Goodbye, Rudy

Rudy, known as the Beaverdale Dog, was a longtime fixture in the yard of Joy Brady and Marty Canova’s house at 46th Street and New York Avenue. Beaverdale residents, young and old, paid daily visits to the newfoundland-labrador mix, as he was tied alongside the sidewalk. Rudy bounded out to

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Posted August 26, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Take 10

Melissa Sheffler, with a little help from 3-year-old Sullivan Sheffler take a minute for 10 questions while enjoying an afternoon at McHose Park.   How long have you lived in Boone? About three years. My husband’s work brought us here; he’s a family practice doctor.   What’s your hometown? Perry.

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Email blast, Featured Story

Lisa Spencer goes for gold

Special Olympics Iowa bowler Lisa Spencer, 32, from Ankeny was named to Special Olympics Team USA. She joined fellow bowler Patrick Gulbranson from Stuart to compete and represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Calif., July 25-Aug. 2. Spencer earned a gold

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

A new chapter

When Karla Pfaff became library director in 1990, the City of Grimes was already outgrowing its first library space on Main Street. Pfaff knew it was time to take on the challenge of moving into a new building, and she soon began the work of getting a bond passed. “They

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Posted August 05, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Perry

Keeping history alive

It’s all about preserving the past and making historic images available to the public. That’s the main mission of the Perry Historic Preservation Commission. John Palmer, former Commission chairman, and Gary Martin, current Commission chairman, along with other Commission members, decided to latch on to an idea promoted by member

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Posted July 22, 2015in Boone, Community Featured, Email blast

Reading corner

The Little Free Library movement has taken firm hold in the community of Boone. There are now as many four, possibly more, Little Free Libraries scattered across the community. Jennifer Hanson was reading carefully about two years ago when this publication featured the story of a Boone man who had

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Posted July 08, 2015in Community Featured, Greene County

Summer meals

Greene County schools may be out for summer, but children 18 years old and younger, and sometimes their parents, continue to flock to the school for lunch at school buildings in Grand Junction and Jefferson. “We serve as many as 350 students a day during the Summer Meal Program,” says

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Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Perry

Summer meals

Perry schools may be out for summer, but children 18 years old and younger, and sometimes their parents, continue to flock to the school for breakfast. Working together to oversee and implement the summer food program that feeds the children at no cost and parents at a small cost, are

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Posted June 24, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

All in the family

A love of all things having to do with fairs must run in families. It’s a genetic link that ties families to livestock shows and funnel cakes, 4-H projects and grandstand shows. For Danielle Griggs and daughter Talynn, a shared love of the Boone County Fair has landed each of

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Posted June 17, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Delivering services to the public

The mission of the Windsor Heights Fire Department is to deliver excellent EMS and fire services to the public through continuous training, rapid response, public education, and fire protection. Since the beginning of March, the fire department has been going through many organizational changes. One of these major changes has

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