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Habitat Pie Auction Raises Over $1,800

Posted on 27 February 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity returned to the Boone County Home and Garden Show to hold a pie auction for the first time since 2013 and the results were both tasty and incredible.  A total of $1,885 was raised to help build the Mark and Kim Mohr home in Madrid, with construction starting […]

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Eight for State

Posted on 26 February 2017 by KWBG

Eight Boone students earned the highest rating possible – a score of 1 – at the District Individual Speech Contest on Saturday at A-D-M High School.  Three Toreadors got 1s in two events:  Alaney Parker in Solo Acting and Solo Musical Theatre, Emma Toms in both Literary Program and Poetry, along with Brian Bingaman in […]

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Boone County Family YMCA Working Towards Annual Campaign Goal

Posted on 23 February 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa – The Boone County Family YMCA is now at 68% of their Annual Campaign goal. This year’s Annual Campaign goal is $77,000. All funds that are raised go towards programming and scholarships for local youth, staying in Boone County at the Y. Currently, they have received 137 pledges, which goes towards their campaign, […]

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Boone High FFA Speech students advance

Posted on 23 February 2017 by KWBG

Five of seven contests placed 1st or 2nd and will advance to District competitions on March 4. Creed Speaking (Brennan Lynch) – 2nd Place Gold Public Speaking (Paige Stewart) – 1st Place Gold Chapter Program (Megan Osborn, Madison Sturtz, Bailey Reuetter) – 2nd Place Ag Sales (Erica Mehlhaus) – 1st Place Gold Extemp Speaking (Landra Reece) […]

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Cedar Rapids Opera

ISU Theatre Students and Faculty Create Scenery for Cedar Rapids Opera

Posted on 22 February 2017 by KWBG

AMES, Iowa—ISU Theatre students and faculty created the scenery for the Cedar Rapids Opera productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, which performed January 13 and 15 at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids. Associate Professor of Theatre Rob Sunderman of Boone designed the scenery and Iowa State University Theatre was credited for constructing the sets. […]

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One of the pies that sold during the Habitat Pie Auction in 2013

Habitat Pie Auction Returns to Home and Garden Show

Posted on 21 February 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Chamber of Commerce annual Home and Garden Show will be held Friday, February 24th from 5-8 PM and Saturday, February 25th from 10 AM – 5 PM in the Community Building at the Boone County Fairgrounds.  This year, a homemade pie auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity will return and promises […]

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State Senate Democratic Leader Hogg Visits Boone Friday

Posted on 21 February 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Senator Rob Hogg, State Senator from Cedar Rapids and the Iowa Senate’s Democratic Leader, invites Boone area residents to a legislative listening post on Friday, February 24, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.  The event will be held in the Boone City Hall Auditorium, 923 8th Street. “With the new all-Republican state government, our […]

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Economic Development Committee Considers Incentive Fund Applications

Posted on 21 February 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone City Council’s Economic Development Committee has considered yet another application to participate in the city’s Downtown Incentive Fund.  The most recent application was made by the Boone Elks Committee for work on the former News Republican Building on Keeler Street.  The application focused on exterior restoration.  The Committee did not move forward […]

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Boone Public Works Plans Partial Closure on South Story Street Tomorrow

Posted on 20 February 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone Public Works announced today that a portion of South Story Street will be closed for street repairs tomorrow morning, February 21st until Wednesday afternoon, February 22nd.  The west lane for south bound traffic will be closed while repairs are made.  Please watch for work being done in that area.

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Iowa Needs Certificate of Need

Posted on 18 February 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Iowa Legislature sent Governor Terry Branstad legislation directed at changing a decades old law addressing collective bargaining.  It is only one part of the Governor’s proposal for a smaller and smarter government that he addressed in his Condition of the State address in January.  There are still proposals dealing with regulations one of […]

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