Posted March 26, 2015in Clear Lake, Community Blogs

Around the Lake

Come to fabulous Clear Lake, Iowa! We hope you will enjoy a day trip or weekend visit to Clear Lake. Great shopping & dining is yours!!   Here is a peek at some of what you can do this week. You can get more information of events & activities by just

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Posted March 25, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

The thirst for knowledge

The warmth and rapport of the women who comprise the Bondurant-Farrar Women’s Club fills every room where they meet with fragrant friendship.   They first met through their children at school as part of the Junior Women’s Club, the volunteer arm of the Bondurant – Farrar grade schools. Once you reach

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Posted March 25, 2015in Boone, Community Featured, Email blast

Looking for a home

Miah Ann probably won’t be waiting long for a home. At just nine months old, the bubbly, tan and white Blue Heeler mix loves to make new friends. She charms anyone who walks through the dog adoption kennels at the Boone Area Humane Society (BAHS). And she isn’t alone. On

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Posted March 24, 2015in Community Blogs, Downtown

LEAP Mentoring Workshop Connects Aspiring Professionals

The women and men of the Downtown community “leaped” to share their experiences with mentorship at the first Leadership Education and Advancement Pipeline (LEAP) program. (follow #LEAPdsm on Twitter and Facebook for photos and conversation) This was just the first workshop of the LEAP program, a ten-month series of programs

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Posted March 11, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Appanoose County, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Community Blogs, Des Moines West, Downtown, Fort Dodge, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, Webster City, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

EVERY MONTH IS KEEP IOWA BEAUTIFUL MONTH!

Every Day is Christmas So often we designate a day, week or month to honor the significant things, places, people, or events in our state or national heritage. Keep Iowa Beautiful is no different; as a Statewide organization, we recognize the significance of a clean and attractive Iowa. For the

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Posted March 11, 2015in Community Featured, Greene County

Back to their roots

Locally no one works harder to bring people back to their roots than members of The Greene County Genealogy Society. Cemetery records, obituaries, special certificates and assistance in figuring out the sometimes tangled roots of family history are just a few of the services offered by the society, says Shirley

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Posted March 05, 2015in Clear Lake, Community Blogs

Around the Lake

Come to fabulous Clear Lake, Iowa! We hope you will enjoy a day trip or weekend visit to Clear Lake. Great shopping & dining is yours!!   Here is a peek at some of what you can do this week. You can get more information of events & activities by just

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Posted March 04, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Perry

Cold case

Mystery, intrigue and murder can be found at Forest Park Museum just south of Perry. Sounds like a dark novel, but museum curator Pete Malmberg assures visitors that the Iowa Cold Case Files on display are all based on real Iowa murder mysteries. In fact, the current cases highlighted are

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Posted February 26, 2015in Community Blogs, Urbandale

A Community In Mourning

Urbandale Community School District February 26, 2015 Where does one begin to find words adequate to address the student tragedies that occurred in our school/community over the past few weeks? It seems that during times of great emotion, either joy or sorrow, words escape us as human beings to either

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Posted February 25, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Best friends

Linda Swanson is an artist who devotes much of her time to bringing best friends to life on her canvas. Whether it be a newborn foal, an aging family dog, a fluffy litter of kittens, or maybe even a flock of backyard hens, Swanson is an artist who devotes much

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