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Cleanup stopped to check on possible dynamite in demolished Kelley building

Aug 27, 2015 12:05pm

The cleanup on the corner of 901 Polk in Kelley came to a halt recently when some concern that there could possibly be dynamite located in the basement of what is left of the demolished building...

Eye of the Spider

Aug 27, 2015 12:03pm

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School board elections are Tuesday, Sept. 8 - Meet the candidates running at Ballard and Collins-Maxwell

Updated: Aug 27, 2015 12:07pm

The Ballard school district has three school board seats up for election Sept. 8.

Brian Foddrill and Kirk Peterson are competing for the seat in District 1.

Incumbent Steve Domino is...

Volunteering at the Iowa State Fair

Aug 27, 2015 11:53am

A group of 4-H’ers, members of the Palestine Peppy Pushers and their parents, volunteered to help with the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Grace Long,...

State Fair Preparations

Aug 27, 2015 11:53am

Sierra Knight, of Slater, prepares rabbit cages at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 21. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)

Feeding

Aug 27, 2015 11:53am

Hummingbirds will be around until Oct. 1, when they all fly to Mexico for the winter. With the cool weather, they are spending a lot more time at the feeders. (Photo by Lynn Marr-Moore)

Maxwell News

Aug 27, 2015 11:52am

Back-to-school fun

It was “back-to-school” time for the Collins-Maxwell students Monday. Facebook was exploding with back-to-school photos, but this one from Dawna and Denny Deakins caught...

WHAT IS THIS?

Aug 27, 2015 11:51am

From the Slater Area Historical Association, a photo of an item from their collection. Can you identify this tool? The Association is introducing a new exhibit opening in September, Tools of the...

From the SAHA photo files…

Aug 27, 2015 11:51am

From the files of the Slater Area Historical Association, an old photo from the Iowa Department of Transportation. Shown is a “Tin Lizzie” on a spring day on a typical Story County road in the...

Parkinson’s disease support group to meet in September

Aug 27, 2015 11:47am

The next Parkinson’s disease support group will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 1:30-3 p.m., at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines.

Mercy physical therapists will lead the group in...

Take part in ‘Ames Has Talent!’

Aug 27, 2015 11:47am

Come showcase your talent at the inaugural talent contest, “Ames Has Talent!”

The contest will be patterned after “America’s Got Talent” and is open to performers in grades K-12. The event...

Owner Pat Black and her 99-year-old dad, Dick Breeden, were recently busy painting signs for the upcoming fall season. Many of the orchard’s signs are hand-painted by Dick. (Photos Submitted)

Father’s work helps frame the personality of Center Grove Orchard

Aug 20, 2015 12:00pm

That old adage about “an apple a day” probably sounds like a cliché, but if you meet Dick Breeden, you may have a new respect for the idea. At 99 years old, Breeden recently spent several days at...

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