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04/19/2017 - 10:14am
Randy Martin found it fitting that the Urbandale Library would name a room dedicated for conversation and community gatherings for his son, Justin. Justin Martin, an Urbandale police officer and Rockwell City native, was shot and killed in November while on duty. The Urbandale Library hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 11; Randy and his wife, Jayne, attended the ceremony and cut the ribbon...
04/19/2017 - 10:07am
In Karen Wise’s art classroom April 10, Quinn Roller painted a lighter blue layer on top of a dark blue, ceramic rabbit. “I want to give it to my mom,” Roller said, explaining his color choices. “She likes ice cream. I’m making it a blue bunny.” The color is a reference to the Blue Bunny ice cream brand, he...
04/19/2017 - 10:05am
A recently released report says Iowa has the fifth-highest death rate from Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and, as officials with the Alzheimer’s Association put it in their 2017 report, it is the only one of the top 10 causes of death in the country that cannot be prevented,...
04/13/2017 - 9:00am
The Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees voted Wednesday not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that dismissed their lawsuit against 10 drainage districts in three counties, including Calhoun. Calhoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott Jacobs said he was reserving comment on the decision until the appeal deadline – Monday...
04/11/2017 - 2:12pm
Shannon Mahannah has spent a career working to help others, whether as a social worker for people dealing with substance abuse problems or serving her country in the U.S. Air Force. This month, she moved into a new field, as the incoming executive director of Opportunity Living in Lake City, working with developmentally disabled clients. “...
04/11/2017 - 2:11pm
In his comments to the South Central Calhoun High School jazz band, judge and University of Wisconsin-Plattville music professor Allen Cordingley described the band as a “nice, clean sounding band.” The band placed fourth April 4 at the Iowa Jazz Band Championships. “I’m super excited about this program,” Cordingley...
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