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2017 05 18 BACK THE BLUE

School Board Approves Back the Blue Event

Posted on 18 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone School Board has approved a proposal submitted this week by Boone High School junior Kate Peasley.  Peasley, has been selected to attend the FBI NAA Youth Leadership Program that will be taking place in Quantico, Virginia this summer.  Kate will be the state of Iowa’s representative.  Her selection to this program requires […]

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Map of the proposed realignment of Highway 17 east of Boone.

DOT Hearing on Highway 17 Realignment At United Tuesday

Posted on 16 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The planned realignment of Highway 17, east of Boone, is moving along fairly fast.  It wasn’t that long ago that a study on alternatives was actually held.  The Iowa Department of Transportation has reviewed as many as six alternatives to the planned realignment of Highway 17 and now that work is down to one […]

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Successful food gathering

Posted on 15 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, IA – On Saturday, May 13th, the Boone Letter Carriers took part in the nationwide program of “Stamp Out Hunger.”  Postal patrons donated nearly 4500 pounds of food to be taken to our local food shelves.

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Boone County Transportation changes; HIRTA seeking input

Posted on 15 May 2017 by KWBG

Boone, IA –  For many years, Boone County Transportation (BCT) has been the contracted provider for the Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) in Boone County. On June 30, 2017 the BCT contract with HIRTA expires, and transportation services in Boone County will transition to HIRTA who will begin providing direct transportation services on […]

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Boone PD extends Youth Police Academy Deadline

Posted on 15 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, IA – The Boone Police Department is holding the 3rd Annual Youth Police Academy June 5-9. This academy is open to students 16-18 years of age.  Students will receive instruction on topics such as: Defensive Tactics, Physical Fitness, Law Enforcement Driving Techniques, Use of Force, Crash investigation, Crime scene Investigation, Interview and Interrogation, Narcotics, Police […]

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Representatives of the Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fareway Stores, Schneider Graphics and others that made the tourism trailer possible, gathered in front of the Chamber office with the rolling tourism billboard Monday.

Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Fareway Promote Tourism

Posted on 14 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—On Monday, May 8th at 10:00 am the Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau along with Fareway Stores, Inc. celebrated the unveiling of the first ever tourism trailer wrap. Reynolds Cramer- CEO Fareway Stores, Inc. said during the ceremony “What a great way to showcase Boone County and to brag around the entire state […]

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Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens, has been named the new Provost at the DMACC Urban Campus

Howsare Boyens Selected Provost DMACC Urban Campus

Posted on 13 May 2017 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens, Associate Provost for Academic Services at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Urban Campus, has been named the new Provost at the Des Moines facility. Dr. Howsare Boyens replaces Dr. Laura Douglas who accepted the presidency of Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. As the Associate Provost, […]

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Ronald Skylar Steenhoek, 44, Boone

Steenhoek Surrenders To Local Authorities

Posted on 12 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—A Boone man, wanted on a Boone County warrant for Robbery 1st Degree, has turned himself in to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.  44-year old Ronald Skylar Steenhoek was wanted in connection with an incident that occurred on January 30th in Boone.  At the time, Boone Police Officers had been dispatched to the 200 […]

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Postal Workers Seek Help to Stamp Out Hunger

Posted on 12 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for local food pantries.  The is the 25th year the effort has been underway national and it will mark the 20th year Boone letter carriers will be participating.  Debbi Wirtz says the first year was by far the […]

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One Hospitalized Following Accident Wednesday Evening

One Hospitalized Following Accident Wednesday Evening

Posted on 11 May 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has updated some of the information available about the Wednesday evening accident that occurred east of Boone on US Highway 30.  The Boone County Communications Center received a call about the accident shortly after 6:20 PM.  A deputy and additional rescue units were sent to the scene in the […]

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