Posted December 17, 2014in Clive, Community Featured

Clive Public Library News

Holiday Hours: The library will be closing at 5 pm on Tuesday, December 23 and remain closed until Friday, December 26 at 9 am. There will not be any programs held during this week. The library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 31 and remain closed on New Year’s

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Posted December 17, 2014in Bondurant, Community Web Exclusives

BFHS Student Council Hosts Community Seniors for Dinner and Entertainment

A tradition spanning well over 40 years, invites senior citizens into the school to share an afternoon with students. The Senior Dinner is an event organized by members of the Student Council at Bondurant-Farrar High School, that encourages interaction between senior citizens and students.  Though the exact year the dinner

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Posted December 17, 2014in Bondurant, Community Blogs

Library Musings

Back in my day when my mom, sister and I would visit the library you had to be quiet.  My “day” was the 70’s and yes there were bell bottoms, peace sign patches, corner drug stores and quiet libraries.  I remember walking in, smelling the musty books, and walking ever

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Posted December 15, 2014in Community Web Exclusives, Perry

Get Fit in ’15!

Date: Saturday January 3rd Time: Pre-Registration– 7:30am– 8:15am Get Fit Day– 8:30am-12pm Ages: 18 & Older Fee: $20 Location: McCreary Rec Center Come and join the McCreary Center Fitness Team and work towards a new and healthy you! The McCreary Center will be instructing various fitness classes through-out the morning.

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Posted December 10, 2014in Clear Lake, Community Blogs

Around the Lake

The Holidays are here and is the best time to come to Clear Lake!! 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

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Posted December 09, 2014in Community Featured, Fort Dodge

Creeping through the snow

When drivers really need to be somewhere this winter, they just may want to keep in mind that the safest, and even fastest way to get there, is to sometimes change your plans. Wait a few hours, wait a full day, and drivers may save themselves weeks of being without

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Posted December 09, 2014in Community Featured, Greene County

Back to life

Seasoned members, new blood and a new focus are bringing the American Legion back to life in Jefferson. It’s not exactly that it went away — there are 75-some members on the rolls, about 19 of whom are active and attending meetings. Appointed in August, new commander Larry Blake, a

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Posted December 08, 2014in Community Featured, Perry

Mystery at Violet Hill

A mystery lies beneath the surface of Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. And while it has been partially solved, questions remain. The mystery surrounds an area of land 50 feet by 75 feet in the northwest corner of the cemetery. There are no written records found to explain what is now

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Posted December 08, 2014in Community Featured, Perry

Terracotta and metal

Art on the Prairie, Perry’s celebration of all things art, only happens one weekend a year. However, a piece of art coming out of this year’s celebration in early November will become a mural in downtown Perry. The mural, which will be a combination of terracotta tiles and metal work,

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Posted November 26, 2014in Bondurant, Community Featured, Email blast

Answering the calculated call

Bob Jansen walked through his first classroom door in the fall of 1962. He was a recent hire at Bondurant High School as a math teacher. “I was a bit nervous,” Jansen says, chuckling. “My first week of school a mother marched in and reamed me because her son wasn’t

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