37 min ago
Scott Sanders is likely to be named city manager. Erik Wheater pleads guilty. The Harkin Stir Fry?
Unless something goes awry within the next few days, Scott Sanders soon will be the city manager of Des Moines. The council is going through the motions of another broad search to replace the retired Rick Clark - the first one failed this summer when Sean Stegall of Elgin, Illinois, asked for more money than the city was willing to pay - but on the seven-member council there already are at least four, and maybe six, votes for Sanders, who has never been an official candidate.
4 hrs ago
Music, or so they tell me, is supposed to be fun. If it turns out that's actually the case, then it's safe to say that Pets With Human Names are doing it correctly.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Restaurant News Resource
Rita's Italian Ice Opens 50th Store This Year And First In Iowa
Rita's expansion to Iowa is part of an aggressive growth plan to open 85 new franchised locations in 2014. Rita's will continue to grow in existing markets and introduce the 30-year-old brand to new markets both domestically and internationally this year.
5 Iowa cities on 'Best Places to Live;' Iowa City ranks 10th
According to a national survey, Iowa is a great place to live. Five Iowa cities made livability.com 's list of "Best Places to Live."
Area Business Leaders Help Habitat for Humanity
Chris Welp of Athene USA in West Des Moines is among those participating in the CEO Habitat for Humanity build. "I think most of us enjoy swinging a hammer instead of swinging a pencil sometimes so we do enjoy the change of pace," says Welp.
The Fairfield Ledger
Gevock's dedication to conservation remembered
Linda Gevock receives the Conservation Districts of Iowa Honorary Member Award on behalf of her late husband James Gevock from Conservation Districts of Iowa President Jane Weber. The late James Gevock of Jefferson County was remembered with Conservation Districts of Iowa Honorary Member Award Sept.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Man Held at Gunpoint Escapes From Bounty Hunters
West Des Moines police are looking for a man who escaped after being held at gun point by bounty hunters Saturday afternoon. "We started to get phone calls from area motels and other businesses that some kind of wild event was going on," says West Des Moines Police Sgt.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
FREE: Week Four Football Games to Watch
Iowa Preps has put together a list of the games to watch during the fourth week of the 2014 football season. See which contests will be ones to keep a close eye as clubs are fighting it out on the gridiron now! Who will win these battles? Click here to see our predictions for these games now! 1.) Dowling Catholic at Valley, West Des Moines 2.) Humboldt at Carroll 3.) Cedar Rapids, Washington at Linn-Mar 4.) Iowa City, City High at Iowa City, West 5.) Johnston at Waukee 6.) Southeast Polk at Ankeny Centennial 7.) South Winneshiek at New Hampton 8.) West Branch at North Cedar 9.) Spencer at Bishop Heelan 10.) Harlan at Dallas Center-Grimes College Merchandise Site-specific editorial/photos © IowaPreps.com.
KCJJ-AM Iowa City
Two Men Arrested After Burglary
Two Men Arrested After Burglary Murphy 9-14-14 Iowa City police arrested two men who broke into a downtown home and looted a residence, stealing thousands of dollars in items. 20-year old David Homan of Second Avenue and 22-year old Thomas Rice of West Des Moines were found early Saturday morning near the College Street residence, while Homan appeared to be urinating on a dumpster.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
WHO-TV Des Moines
Local Retail Stores Looking for Help
"We're always looking for great people and we're looking to bring on another 100 associates," said Daryl Dell 'Anno, Store Leader at JcPenney in West Des Moines. Dozens of stores had booths set up with recruiters looking to fill part-time, seasonal, and even full-time positions.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
West Des Moines Business Helps Fight Ebola
Employees of the Financial Group in West Des Moines volunteered their afternoon Friday to helping fight Ebola in Western Africa. The group worked with SWIM - which stands for Safe Water International Missions - to build hand-held chlorine-producing units.
Valley West Mall Job Fair Saturday
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- Valley West Mall is hiring. So many stores are needing extra help, the Mall is holding a job faith Saturday Noon to 4 pm.
Krunkwich readies for opening, Tacopocalypse shuts down, and Champps gets 86'd
Chef Sam Auen's new creation Krunkwich Ramen House has an opening date. Auen recently posted on the restaurant's Facebook page that everything is a "go" to be open by September 15. Krunkwich's Facebook page describes the restaurant thusly: The focus is on fresh Midwestern flavors within the confines of Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other Asian cuisine.
KCCI-TV Des Moines
Preview of 2014 Remodel Tour
Creighton Cox is with me, he's with the Home- builders Association and Ben Trannel is owner of Red House Remodeling and also chair of the tour this year. Thank you both for coming in.
Palin family & a brawl; Pistorius guilty; black burger
In this April 27, 2014 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall A bunch of bloggers in Alaska reported a brawl over the weekend that allegedly involved the first family of Alaska.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
WHO-AM Des Moines
Hawkeye & Cyclone chocolate covered bacon
Van and Bonnie's friend Steve at the Chocolate Storybook on Grand Avenue in West Des Moines sent over some Hawkeye and Cyclone chocolate covered bacon. Join Van Harden and Bonnie Lucas for the first look at news, farm info, sports, traffic & weather -- and plenty of topical guests and opportunities to win fabulous prizes.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Miller gets conservation award
She was presented the Division of Soil Conservation Award during the 68th annual Soil and Water Conservation Districts Commissioners Conference held recently in West Des Moines. Miller is the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee.
Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the Chinese buffet is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. People either love them or hate them.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Bid Accepted on Waukee I-80 Interchange Construction
It's a shared partnership between the city of Waukee and West Des Moines. The two cities will split the cost equally.
Jason Boland and The Stragglers and Sans Souci lead Thursday's live music
The Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Thursday, September 4 is topped by shows from Jason Boland and The Stragglers and Sans Souci.