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  1. Korean War Veterans Gear Up For Honor FlightRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WHO-TV

    ALTOONA, Iowa-Hundreds of Iowa veterans will be traveling to Washington D.C. on Tuesday but first they got a proper send off. 400 Korean War Veterans were given a police escort and greeted by big crowds ready to thank them for their service.


  2. New Hollywood Dayton racetrack ready to openRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 |

    ... years. Prior to joining Penn National Gaming, he served as Director of Pari-Mutuel Operations at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa from 2005 to 2008 and in a number of management positions at Pompano Park including Director of Operations. HL: Do you ...


  3. Hwy. 5 Proposed Interstate Designation Would Ban Farm EquipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    ALTOONA, Iowa- The City of Altoona is looking at another way to promote the town's economic development efforts. One idea getting favor here is to change the Highway 5 Bypass from Altoona to the southwest metro into an interstate designation.


  4. Anatomy of 'the cloud'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Star Tribune

    ... data centers, also known as server farms, they tend to be in rural areas. For instance, Facebook has data centers in Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Ore.; Forest City, N.C.; and Lulea, Sweden. "They're massive," Wolford said. "I would say the cloud is ...


  5. SEP school board looks to the future in land discussionRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | The Des Moines Register

    ... the district office, the garage maintenance, just some things like that," Handy said. The board also discussed the Altoona city government's comprehensive plan and how it indicated growth. Altoona could gain 10,000 to 15,000 new residents in the ...


  6. New 4-H judges training offeredRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 17 | The Messenger

    A new 4-H judges training will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Polk County Extension office in Altoona or Oct. 18 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus.


  7. Statewide early-childhood annual meeting, training, awards plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | The Fairfield Ledger

    Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Annual State-Wide Early Care & Education Institute is planned Thursday through Saturday at The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona. Nearly 800 are registered.


  8. Iowa officials say heroin deaths rose in 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... said Dr. Kevin Hill, who teaches at Harvard University. "It's everywhere." Hill spoke at a medical conference in Altoona. He said the national increase in heroin use correlates to a rise in the abuse of prescription painkillers. Heroin users often ...


  9. Lance LoRusso, Author of When Cops Kill to Take Part in Benefit for...Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 4 |

    Attorney, Lance LoRusso, author of the highly acclaimed book, When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident will be speaking at the Hunting for Heroes Banquet on September 6th beginning at 6:00 PM ET at Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Hall, 1100 Shriners Pkwy, Altoona, IA 50009. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit disabled law enforcement officers.


  10. Chicks Special Angel wins 54,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge | Emerald DownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 31 | Maple Valley Reporter

    ... Angel earned a berth in the $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) October 18 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. NOTES: Aceves capped a big day by riding Bellingham ($6.20) to a victory in the $13,500 Zoetis Emerald Starter Allowance ...


  11. Officials Changing Dangerous Dog Ordinance in AltoonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Despite controversy regarding the safety of pit bulls as pets, the City of Altoona is changing the language in its dog ordinance so as to not single this specific breed out.


  12. Chicks Special Angel scores powerful win in Championship Challenge | Emerald DownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | Kent Reporter

    ... Angel earned a berth in the $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (Grade 1) Oct. 18 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. Aceves capped a big day by riding Bellingham ($6.20) to a victory in the $13,500 Zoetis Emerald Starter Allowance ...


  13. Cullinan's cakes have her own frosting recipeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | The Des Moines Register

    ... their 75th anniversary. People can order as few as six cupcakes up to several hundred." Cullinan spoke with the Altoona Herald about her business. Q: Who are your customers? A: Primarily people in Polk County. It extends beyond just Altoona. I ...


  14. Private earns Combat Infantry Badge in '44Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 31 | The Des Moines Register

    Altoona -- Rita and Eugene Poweshiek of Oklahoma visited their cousin Royal Kerchee and saw the site where their great-grandfather James Poweshiek constructed a Mesquaki village in Altoona. Troy Parsons placed first in the ...


  15. Bills Sign QB Kyle OrtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 30 | WKBW

    ... Orton has spent time with the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. Orton is 31 and a native of Altoona, IA. Schmidt joins the Bills after spending the 2014 preseason with the San Francisco 49ers, where he booted seven punts for a ...


  16. Stryker Phd doing great after Mile victory, could defend title in Muckleshoot Classic | Emerald DownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | Kent Reporter

    ... where he scored a 17-to-1 upset. Sunday, Chicks Special Angel looks to punch her ticket to Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, this year's host of $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship on October 17. She comes in with three straight wins and ...


  17. Juniors bake up ribbon-winning dessertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Des Moines Register

    Jude Norris of Altoona placed second in fudge ; third in chocolate brownies . D.J. Conlan of Pleasant Hill placed first in sugar cookie ; second in peanut butter cookies.


  18. Regional group considers its futureRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Des Moines Register

    Leaders of Eastern Polk Regional Development Inc. are searching for ways to revive the group following the departure of its executive director and Altoona's plans to withdraw from the group.


  19. Multiple Positions AvailableRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 |

    ... in person at the Gleeson jobsite trailer to: Jacob Gookin - Superintendent Iowa Cold Storage 614 Adventureland Dr Altoona, IA 50009 SOME PRIOR CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED Must be able to pass pre-employment physical * Post ...


  20. Parents: Still can't get medical marijuana for epileptic kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... extract despite Iowa's new law. The Des Moines Register reports Sally Gaer, of West Des Moines, and Kim Novy, of Altoona, made the comments Tuesday after a state Department of Public Health hearing on the issue. Both women say they have epileptic ...


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