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The Za-Ga-Zig Shrine clowns out of Altoona were busy entertaining kids and doing balloon art on Elkhart’s Main Street Saturday evening.

Elkhart Celebrates Annual Hog Roast

Jul 21, 2016 4:36pm

The annual Elkhart Fire Association hog roast was held this past Saturday evening at the fire station. As always, the street in front of the fire station was blocked off and full of fun activities...

The Iowa State University mascot, Cy, spreads the Cyclone Spirit throughout the Polk City Town Square.

Sights from Polk City’s Four Season Festival

Updated: Jul 21, 2016 4:42pm

A great time was had by the residents of Polk City and visitors alike at the Four Seasons Festival on July 15 and 16 in Polk City. For more photos see page A10.

Collins-Maxwell board has conversation about planning for the future

Jul 21, 2016 4:35pm

Collins-Maxwell school board members held their first regular meeting Monday with new superintendent Ottie Maxey at the helm.

Maxey, superintendent of the Ballard School District, will focus...

County Democratic chair discusses convention experiences

Updated: Jul 21, 2016 4:43pm

For more than 30 years, Jan Bauer has been an important cog in the Democratic Party’s machine. The long-time chair of the Story County Democrats has helped organize and raise money for candidates...

Dixie Philips shows her authentic “65 Roses” cystic fibrosis fabric quilt that she made when she heard about the silent auction. Photo by Lynn Marr-Moore

Plans are set for third annual Pushing Our Pedals for Charlie Bike Ride

Jul 21, 2016 4:33pm

On Saturday morning, Aug. 6, the Angels will be taking over the High Trestle Trail in Madrid. The third annual Pushing Our Pedals for Charlie Bike Ride will be invading the trail.


Lisa Hudson, an Iowa Reading Corps member serving the Ballard School District, works with Dylon Marks at the Huxley Library last Thursday. Photo by Marlys Barker

Group of Ballard kids is reading, learning and enjoying nutrition this summer

Jul 21, 2016 4:33pm

When Lisa Hudson of Maxwell saw the success happening with the Nevada Food For Thought summer program and the Little Cyclone Camp summer program in Ames, she wanted the same opportunity for kids...

Three things you may have missed from Tuesday’s Story County Board of Supervisors meeting

Jul 21, 2016 4:32pm

Heart of Iowa Trail

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Story County Board of Supervisors, the board reached an agreement with Dakota Access to grant an easement for the company to cross the...

American Legion Ride to support veterans

Jul 21, 2016 4:31pm

“The purpose of the American Legion is to raise money to support our veterans and members of the community in the Polk City and Polk County areas,” Rob Haspels of the Polk City American Legion...

HSS Brief

Jul 21, 2016 4:31pm

Movie Day

Join us on Monday, July 25, at Heartland Senior Services, 205 S. Walnut Ave. in Ames for the movie, “Turner and Hooch” with Tom Hanks, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The movie is free and...

Board approves sharing business office with Collins-Maxwell

Jul 21, 2016 4:31pm

The Colo-Nesco board of education approved the sharing of a business office with neighboring Collins-Maxwell at its regular meeting Monday.

Both districts will retain all current positions...