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Boone County Zoning Commission to Hear MidAmerican Wind Farm Application

Posted on 18 January 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Zoning Commission is scheduled to hold a Public Hearing on a request from MidAmerican Energy Company to build a wind farm in Boone County.  Last week, MidAmerican Energy announced that Boone and Greene Counties and Mahaska County would be the sites of their first two wind farms in the company’s Wind […]

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South Marshall Street Closure for Utility Work

Posted on 17 January 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone Public Works has announced that South Marshall Street will be closed near the intersection of South Marshall Street and Park Avenue, due to utility work.  Alliant Energy is nearing completion of the current phase of a natural gas line improvement project.  The closure is only expected to last about a day.  Drivers are […]

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Weather Related Announcements for January 17th

Posted on 17 January 2017 by KWBG

Boone Community Schools, 2hr late start today Ogden Community Schools, 2hr late start today Madrid Community Schools, 2hr late start today DMACC Boone Campus will start at 10am today  

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Postponements and Cancellations for January 16th

Posted on 16 January 2017 by KWBG

Ogden Community Schools are closed today Sacred Heart School is closed today Boone County Transportation is closed today Madrid Schools Closed. No Professional Development. No activities. No preschool. Boone Community Schools. No professional development. Boone County Recycling Center closed today Congregate Meals and Meals on Wheels Cancelled for Boone and Madrid today. Boone County Courthouse […]

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Mark Douglas Haase, 30, Boone

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Drug Case

Posted on 13 January 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—A Boone County just this week, returned a guilty verdict against  30-year old Mark Douglas Haase of Boone, Iowa on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine in violation of Iowa Code section 124.401(1)(b)(7) and guilty of Tax Stamp Violation in violation of Iowa Code section 453B.12.  Haase faces up to 30 years […]

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Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Several Candy Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Posted on 13 January 2017 by KWBG

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa—Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling several candy trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Palmer Candy Company announced a limited recall of certain chocolate products after it was informed by its supplier, […]

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Boone-Greene Counties Included In MidAmerican Energy’s Wind Project

Posted on 12 January 2017 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—MidAmerican Energy plans to build new wind farms in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties in Iowa. The two new wind farms will be the first Wind XI project sites selected for construction. MidAmerican Energy plans to begin construction in April on the Beaver Creek wind project in Boone and Greene counties and the […]

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Council Approves Hotel-Motel Tax Distribution

Posted on 12 January 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone City Council this week approved the distribution of expected Hotel-Motel Tax receipts for the 2018 Fiscal Year.  The annual distribution is usually announced in early January as the Council gets into budget work.  Requests are received through a grant application process available online at the city’s website www.boonegov.com. This year, staff estimated […]

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County Foundation Receives Funds For Grant Program

Posted on 11 January 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Endowment Fund has received a $133,164 state award for countywide grant making and endowment building.  The payment is a result of legislation passed in 2004 by the Iowa General Assembly.  $99,873 of the state award will be available for grant making in 2017.  The balance is required to be kept in […]

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Rain Causes Skate Rink Closure

Posted on 11 January 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone Parks Department announced today that the John Hansen Memorial Skate Rink in Gutterridge Park will be closed Wednesday because of the rain that fell on Tuesday.  More than a quarter of an inch of rain fell Tuesday morning and as of Wednesday morning, only a small layer of ice had formed on […]

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