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Supervisor Chad Behn, State Representative Chip Baltimore, State Senator Jerry Behn and State Representative Rob Bacon (all seated) and Boone County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kurt Phillips during the Saturday Legislative Forum at the Ericson Public Library

Legislators Greeted by Packed House Saturday

Posted on 18 March 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—A packed house greeted State Senator Jerry Behn, State Representatives Chip Baltimore and Rob Bacon and Boone County Supervisor Chad Behn Saturday morning at the Ericson Public Library.  The Legislative Forum was presented by the Boone County Chamber of Commerce.  The planned forum in March was not held because of scheduling conflicts. Most of […]

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County Releases List of Wages Paid in 2016

Posted on 18 March 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—As a matter of public record, Boone County releases the list of gross wages paid to Boone County employees on an annual basis.  The 2016 list was recently released.  The list is released in alphabetical order. Thomas K Ackerson 51,021.65 Michael R Ahrens 48,588.79 Andrew M Albaugh 45,333.78 Linda K Alber 49,121.14 Donald G […]

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2017 03 13 RIVER VALLEY FESTIVAL LOGO

River Valley Festival Taking Shape

Posted on 18 March 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Spend the weekend in Boone, Iowa May 5-7th for what could be the largest outdoors family-friendly festival in the state! The Boone, IA River Valley Festival allows nature lovers of all ages to celebrate the beautiful natural landscape in Boone County and its access to some of the country’s best hiking, biking, fishing and […]

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Former Boone County Woman Dies in Colorado Accident

Posted on 16 March 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—A crash on a mountain road in Colorado has left two people dead and three others injured.  One of the two that was pronounced dead is 21-year old Kelby Engleen of Des Moines, Iowa and formerly of Ogden, Iowa.  33-year old Jacob Busch of Colorado Springs, Colorado was the second person killed in the […]

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Substantial Damage Reported After Car Hits Restaurant

Posted on 16 March 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone Police have investigated the Wednesday afternoon accident that resulted in a car driven by 78-year old Nancy Ann Ross of Boone running into the front of the Colorado Grill.  The accident occurred about 3:15 in the afternoon after Ross pulled into the parking lot.  The report from Boone Police indicates that she apparently […]

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Car Hits Restaurant

Posted on 15 March 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone Police are investigating an accident that occurred this afternoon at the Colorado Grill when a car ran into the front of the restaurant.  Initially authorities thought there may be injuries, but at this time it appears no one was hurt.  Additional information will be provided when made available by Boone Police.

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2017 03 15 Doug Nebbe poster Depots of IA Sat March 18 2017 2 pm JHA Museum

Railroad Fans Invited To a Free Program on Depots of Iowa

Posted on 15 March 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Local railroad historian and rail fan Doug Nebbe of Ogden will present “Depots of Iowa” Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the exhibit area of the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center.  Best of all, the program is free! Nebbe will focus on several depots in particular, the Chicago and North […]

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Weather Related Announcements for March 13th

Posted on 13 March 2017 by KWBG

-Madrid Community Schools 2hour late start. No morning activities, no AM preschool. -Boone County Transportation running in town routes only today.

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How do you spell “repeat”? T-o-m-s.

Posted on 12 March 2017 by KWBG

At the State Individual Speech Contest Saturday at Johnston High School, Boone’s Emma Toms received a 1, the highest rating possible, from each of three judges in both of her events, Literary Program and Poetry.  It was the fourth consecutive time that Emma, a senior, competed at state and she has earned 1s every year. […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Detection's in Iowa.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Greene and Wayne Counties

Posted on 10 March 2017 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—The emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne Counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to forty-three counties in Iowa. Both recent detections occurred in rural areas. In Greene County, the insect was discovered east […]

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