Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Tuesday, June 2, to discuss the proposed improvements along U.S. 218/Iowa 27 corridor from the Cedar River bridges at Janesville north to the Iowa 116/Business U.S. 218 interchange at Waverly, in Bremer County. The completed environmental assessment will also be available. All…
The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union will hold their State Track Meets today at the Blue Oval in Des Moines. Your local and area sports leader will have hourly updates of our local athletes who will be competing. In addition, Erik Hoefer is down in Des Moines and…
James “Jim” Sheffner age 65 of Fredericksburg died Friday, May 22, 2015, at his home. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – Richfield, rural Sumner. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015,…
Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday May 26th, 2015 beginning at 9:00am in the Floyd County Courthouse Board Room. Items on the agenda include: Approve agenda Public Comment Review/Action regarding approval of May 11, 12, and 18, 2015 minutes Review/Action regarding approval of claims Review/Action regarding Resolution…
- Iowans looking to fuel microbrew industry by planting hops May 23, 2015Planting is underway near Solon in eastern Iowa on a the state’s largest farm for the key ingredient in beer. Five friends and relatives with a background in traditional crops have invested nearly a half-million dollars into “Buck Creek Hops” in Johnson County. Dan Paca owns the land with Mark Pattison and 25 acres is prepped […]Radio Iowa Contributor
- Iowans urged to research charities following cancer donation scam May 23, 2015The president of the Greater Iowa Better Business Bureau is urging Iowans to do their research before contributing to a charitable organization. Chris Coleman’s advice is in response to a federal lawsuit announced this week involving all 50 states against four phony cancer charities. The complaint states the organizations collected $187 million in donations over […]Pat Curtis
- ‘People & pets’ urged to avoid diesel spill on Storm Lake May 22, 2015Swimmers, boaters and fishermen are being warned to stay away from a diesel fuel spill in a northwest Iowa lake. Staff for the City of Storm Lake are trying to contain the diesel fuel spill on Storm Lake, but winds have carried some of the diesel to the lake’s east shoreline. The Iowa Department of […]O. Kay Henderson
- Up to $13 million in state incentives approved for Sioux City pork plant May 22, 2015The Iowa Economic Development Authority has approved state incentives for projects in six cities that officials say will lead to the creation of more than 1,300 new jobs. The biggest project is in Sioux City. That’s where a new pork processing plant will be built. Officials say more than 1,100 will be employed there once […]O. Kay Henderson
- Governor signs distance education bill May 22, 2015Representatives of higher education in Iowa gathered in Governor Terry Branstad’s office today as he signed a bill that sets national standards for courses offered on-line by schools. “It’s a great example of bipartisan cooperation and the involvement of all sectors of higher education, the public universities, the private colleges and universities and community colleges,” […]Dar Danielson
- Flooding leaves at least 3 dead May 25, 2015Record-setting rains in Texas and Oklahoma spur floods that swept away hundreds of homes.
- Photos: Flood damage in Texas, Oklahoma May 25, 2015Heavy rainfall in Texas and Oklahoma causes flooding, damage.
- Powerful flood sweeps SUV away May 25, 2015A flash flood in Kendall, Texas, was so strong that it easily pushed an SUV away. No one was seriously injured in this incident.
- Pentagon chief: Iraq military is weak May 25, 2015Defense Secretary Carter says Iraqis aren't outnumbered, but don't seem to have the will to fight. FULL STORY
- Elephant grabs camera, takes excellent 'elphie' May 25, 2015Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.
- Tour America with Anthony Bourdain May 25, 2015If you don't plan to skip town this Memorial Day, take a tour around the country with "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."
- Kelly Rutherford gets temporary sole custody of kids May 25, 2015Actress Kelly Rutherford, who played Lily van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl," has been granted temporary sole custody of her two children in a protracted dispute that sparked an online petition.
- Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs May 25, 2015Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'
- A girl, two earthquakes and a change in fate May 25, 2015Sometimes, life takes twists so fortuitous that they seem inevitably predetermined. That may be the case for Maya Gurung, a 10-year-old girl suffering in post-earthquake Nepal.
- Missing the Amtrak derailment: Dumb luck? May 25, 2015"i think the Amtrak i just got off just crashed in philly."