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Outdoor Warning System malfunction

Posted on 25 June 2015 by KWBG

The sirens sounding in Boone just before 8pm on Thursday evening appear to be a malfunction.  No severe weather has been sighted in Boone County.

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Heavy Rainfalls Overwhelm Storm and Sanitary Sewers

Posted on 25 June 2015 by KWBG

WINDSOR HEIGHTS, Iowa—The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday that reports of waste water discharges from cities in central Iowa were pouring into the regional field office following the heavy overnight rainfalls.  Large parts of the state are experiencing similar discharges following storms dumping upwards of seven inches of rain in some areas over […]

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WHO Tractor Ride Comes to Boone County

Posted on 25 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The 2015 WHO Tractor Ride will be originiating from the Central Iowa Expo next week and is expected to attract upwards of 500 tractors for the event.  Participants are expected to gather at the Central Iowa Expo for three days of rides.  Monday the group will depart the Central Iowa Expo site adn will […]

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County Expects to Sell Property

Posted on 24 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Landfill and Recycling program acquired property from the Iowa Railroad Historical Society over a year ago with the intent of building a new recycling facility which was expected to offer a new working environment and increase opportunities for growth in the county’s voluntary recycling program.  Property was acquired near 15th and […]

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Heavy Rain Pushes Water Over Roads

Posted on 24 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Engineer’s Office has reported that heavy rains today have caused water to go over the road just west of the intersection of county roads 192nd Street and 188th Road, on the west side of the Des Moines River.   Other roads with water issues include the area around V Avenue and […]

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2015 NITRATE XENIA MAP

Xenia Customers Affected By Boone Water Supply

Posted on 18 June 2015 by KWBG

BOUTON, Iowa—Xenia Rural Water released a notice Wednesday afternoon for their customers about higher levels of nitrate in the water supply.  The notice was for those customers that receive water through the Boone Water Works where testing indicated nitrate levels over the standard of 10 mg/L in the finished water. Xenia’s release included the information […]

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Boone Issues Drinking Water Warning

Posted on 17 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The City of Boone has issued a drinking water warning due to high nitrate level in the city’s water supply.  Tested result Wednesday were at 10.7 mg/L which exceeds the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminat level of 10 mg/L.  In a release from the city, they caution that nitrate in drinking water is a […]

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Foundation Park and Run and Picnic Cancelled

Posted on 17 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—For a variety of reasons, the Boone Parks Foundation has had to cancel their planned “Park and Run” in memory of Neil Olson and their annual Picnic in the Park.  Most of the confusion occurred when it was decided that many of the activities associated with the city’s Sesquicentennial were moved to later this […]

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Ogden Board Fills Interim Position

Posted on 17 June 2015 by KWBG

OGDEN, Iowa—The Ogden Community School District announced Wednesday, the appointment of Dr. Tim Hoffman as part-time interim Superintendent for the 2015-16 school year. Dr. Hoffman served the Adel-Desoto-Minburn Community School District as their superintendent from 1983-2008.  prior to this experience, he served as superintendent at the Griswold and North Kossuth Community School District.  His experience […]

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Pate Promotes “Safe At Home Act”

Pate Promotes “Safe At Home Act”

Posted on 16 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate made a stop in Boone to visit with local officials and advocates about the new Safe At Home Act approved this legislative session.  Currently Pate is bringing information to the counties to answer what questions he can and collect input from the county level.  The program is modeled […]

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