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Des Moines schools hit by colds, flu, RSV. At 10 schools, 10% out sick


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:50:04 +0000

Author: Samantha Hernandez, Des Moines Register

One Des Moines public school had almost 20% of its students and staff absent in recent days.

      

Read more: Des Moines schools hit by colds, flu, RSV. At 10 schools, 10% out sick


Nevada's move to No. 2 in DNC presidential primary calendar evokes cheers — and questions


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 20:05:58 +0000

Author: Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette Journal

Nevada's rise to No. 2 in the Democratic presidential primary schedule was cause for celebration but also reflects intra-party turmoil from results.

      

Read more: Nevada's move to No. 2 in DNC presidential primary calendar evokes cheers — and questions


Iowa daycare provider sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for dropping infant who died


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:41:50 +0000

Author: Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Des Moines Register

Angela Marxen waited nearly 5 hours after she dropped the baby before calling 911. He died four days later.

      

Read more: Iowa daycare provider sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for dropping infant who died


Des Moines middle school principal back at work after investigation into alleged assault


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:06:55 +0000

Author: Samantha Hernandez, Des Moines Register

The Hiatt Middle School principal was suspended last month after allegedly assaulting a student.

      

Read more: Des Moines middle school principal back at work after investigation into alleged assault


Suspended Des Moines middle school student arrested with loaded gun at school


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:50:19 +0000

Author: Samantha Hernandez, Des Moines Register

The unnamed Des Moines Public Schools student was previously suspended indefinitely following a police investigation.

      

Read more: Suspended Des Moines middle school student arrested with loaded gun at school


Iowa school district failed to protect Black student from racial harassment, feds say


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 21:23:22 +0000

Author: Samantha Hernandez, Des Moines Register

Ottumwa Community School District agreed to reimburse the student's family for expenses and therapy and publish an antiharassment statement.

      

Read more: Iowa school district failed to protect Black student from racial harassment, feds say


Ankeny police charge former youth pastor with sexual assault


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 20:04:21 +0000

Author: Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Des Moines Register

Caleb Toney faces two count apiece of assault and upplying alcohol to a person under the legal age.

      

Read more: Ankeny police charge former youth pastor with sexual assault


Dallas County Foundation announces 2023 grant cycle


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:48:24 +0000

Author: COURTESY OF DALLAS COUNTY FOUNDATION

The Dallas County Foundation is accepting 2023 grant applications. All application materials are currently available on the DCF website. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2023.

      

Read more: Dallas County Foundation announces 2023 grant cycle


Des Moines glass blower makes trees and ornaments for Christmas


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:57:58 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, Des Moines Register

Jesse Bogenrief shapes pieces of glass into ornaments and trees in his studio, JJ Gaffers, at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines.

      

Read more: Des Moines glass blower makes trees and ornaments for Christmas


Perry's annual toy drive sees support from the community


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 15:59:59 +0000

Author: Allison Ullmann, Perry Chief

As of Monday, Dec 5, this year's drive will serve around 323 kids and 120 families in Perry.

      

Read more: Perry's annual toy drive sees support from the community


Things to do this week around Dallas County include Santa visits and holiday shopping


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:37:18 +0000

Author: Staff Report

Santa will be at Board and Batten Wednesday for photos. Local shopping will be featured during Perry's Peppermnit Walk and Bells, Bows & Boutiques in Adel. Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday at th…

      

Read more: Things to do this week around Dallas County include Santa visits and holiday shopping


Altoona City Council approves annexation to expand to the southeast


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:18:48 +0000

Author: Chris Higgins, Des Moines Register

Rural property owners across Polk County are getting looped into expansion plans as the suburbs experience massive growth

      

Read more: Altoona City Council approves annexation to expand to the southeast


Second rare gold coin valued around $2k found in Salvation Army kettle in Des Moines


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:36:19 +0000

Author: Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Salvation Army is excited to have received another rare coin as a donation.

      

Read more: Second rare gold coin valued around $2k found in Salvation Army kettle in Des Moines


DCG wrestling gets high-profile wins, basketball teams earn win streaks


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:25:23 +0000

Author: Sean Cordy

Dallas Center-Grimes entered the new month with a couple of big wins and performances this week. (Note: Events covered Nov. 28-Dec. 4)

      

Read more: DCG wrestling gets high-profile wins, basketball teams earn win streaks


Daughter of alleged Iowa serial killer says authorities digging for remains


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:37:40 +0000

Author: Lee Rood, Des Moines Register

'FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY!!!!' Lucy Studey McKinney posted on a Facebook page dedicated to her quest to get authorities to look into her allegations

      

Read more: Daughter of alleged Iowa serial killer says authorities digging for remains


Perry wrestling's Field wins first gold, basketball teams battle back


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 20:48:08 +0000

Author: Sean Cordy

The Bluejays and Jayettes may not have won as many games but were always in competition coming into the new month.

      

Read more: Perry wrestling's Field wins first gold, basketball teams battle back


Iowa K-9 officer Bear died after spending nearly 24 hours in patrol vehicle, warrant says


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 21:11:07 +0000

Author: Teresa Kay Albertson, Ames Tribune

Sgt. Dallas Wingate is under investigation for the death of his K-9 partner, Bear, who died in September.

      

Read more: Iowa K-9 officer Bear died after spending nearly 24 hours in patrol vehicle, warrant says


Van Meter boys basketball slams opener, wrestling's Boese shines


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:24:40 +0000

Author: Sean Cordy

The Bulldogs got their motors revved up in the first week coming back from Thanksgiving.

      

Read more: Van Meter boys basketball slams opener, wrestling's Boese shines


Woodward-Granger's Nardini goes off, wrestling defends crown


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 16:55:27 +0000

Author: Sean Cordy

The Hawks picked up a couple of milestones in this young season with some big performances this past week.

      

Read more: Woodward-Granger's Nardini goes off, wrestling defends crown


MidAmerican Energy buys Dotdash Meredith office, leaving big vacancy at struggling Ruan Center


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:29:02 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

The building being sold, at 1615 Locust St., is known for the iconic mural on its side. Dotdash Meredith's CEO said the company isn't leaving town.

      

Read more: MidAmerican Energy buys Dotdash Meredith office, leaving big vacancy at struggling Ruan Center


How Biden shook up the Democratic presidential primaries to topple Iowa, New Hampshire


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 11:30:35 +0000

Author: Francesca Chambers, USA TODAY

Ahead of a black-tie dinner, President Biden surprised Democrats with his call to put South Carolina first in the primary process and elevate Georgia.

      

Read more: How Biden shook up the Democratic presidential primaries to topple Iowa, New Hampshire


They survived the tornado that leveled the Mayfield candle factory. That was just the beginning


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:28:38 +0000

Author: Jonathan Bullington, Louisville Courier Journal

For three women who were trapped in the wreckage of the Mayfield Consumer Products factory, the trauma of that night remains fresh now one year later.

      

Read more: They survived the tornado that leveled the Mayfield candle factory. That was just the beginning


West Des Moines and Clive chart out new vision for University Avenue, including Valley West Mall area


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 20:40:43 +0000

Author: Chris Higgins, Des Moines Register

West Des Moines Mayor Russ Trimble said he's already had initial conversations with developers about Valley West Mall area redevelopment.

      

Read more: West Des Moines and Clive chart out new vision for University Avenue, including Valley West Mall area


Airplane crashes into power line in Adams County, killing pilot


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:49:47 +0000

Author: Nina Baker, Des Moines Register

The aircraft, which departed from Corning Municipal Airport at around 12:38 p.m. Monday, struck a power line during takeoff.

      

Read more: Airplane crashes into power line in Adams County, killing pilot


ADM basketball bounces back with big wins, wrestling's Alexander takes 2nd


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:30:09 +0000

Author: Sean Cordy

The winter season started off with a couple of close calls, but the Tigers quickly reassembled this week to get on the right track.

      

Read more: ADM basketball bounces back with big wins, wrestling's Alexander takes 2nd


Thanksgiving travel at Des Moines airport falls short of pre-pandemic level


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 15:08:23 +0000

Author: Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Des Moines Register

With many people still working remotely, travelers may have been able to schedule their tips on a less-restricted schedule.

      

Read more: Thanksgiving travel at Des Moines airport falls short of pre-pandemic level


Patient surge prompts UnityPoint Health to require appointments for urgent, express care


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:08:21 +0000

Author: Michaela Ramm, Des Moines Register

As of Monday, patients must reserve a time at UnityPoint Health urgent care or express care clinics to see a provider.

      

Read more: Patient surge prompts UnityPoint Health to require appointments for urgent, express care


New artifact exhibit at Jester Park reveals layers of Polk County's indigenous history


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 22:32:52 +0000

Author: F. Amanda Tugade, Des Moines Register

A new exhibit at the nature center tells the story of southeast Polk County and honors the indigenous people who lived there.

      

Read more: New artifact exhibit at Jester Park reveals layers of Polk County's indigenous history


Polk County auditor sides with Iowa Senate leader Jack Whitver in voter registration challenge


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 22:36:55 +0000

Author: Katie Akin, Des Moines Register

A hearing determined that Whitver, a Republican, does live in the Grimes district where he won election.

      

Read more: Polk County auditor sides with Iowa Senate leader Jack Whitver in voter registration challenge

 
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