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Electric Franchise Fee Shows Up in January

Posted on 04 January 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Alliant Energy sent out a mass mailing for customers in Boone, to remind those customers that the city implement franchise fee on electric service will begin with the January billing.  The 1% franchise fee will be replacing the 1% Local Option Sales Tax that’s been in place since it was approved by voters 15-years […]

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Demolition Set To Begin

Demolition Set To Begin

Posted on 02 January 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—After months of waiting, the demolition of the property at 1004 Story Street will soon be done.  Boone City staff began working on the issue sometime ago and the City Council had approved the demolition well over a year ago.  Wisecup Trucking had been the successful bidder and recently moved equipment in to begin […]

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Conservation Events Cancelled

Posted on 02 January 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone County Naturalist Emily Klein has announced that Saturday’s Conservation sponsored activities have been cancelled.  The most obvious, the Snowshoe Hike has been cancelled due to a lack of snow, even though there may be snow accumulating yet this weekend.  The Winter Birding event has also been cancelled. The next scheduled event will be […]

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Estimated 1,500 Affected by Power Outage

Posted on 22 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—An estimated 1,500 customers of Alliant Energy in Boone were without power for about two-hours Sunday afternoon.  An Alliant spokesperson said Monday that electric service went a little after 3:00 PM and was restored a little after 5:00 PM.  Most of the service was lost on the west side of the city.  The culprit […]

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Two Arrested On Boone County Warrants

Posted on 17 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone Police have announced arrests related to a lengthy investigation begun earlier this summer.  On August 5, 2014 at approximately 10:08 pm, the Boone Fire Department and the Boone Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of W. 5th Street in reference to a house fire. The fire was determined to be suspicious […]

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Conservation Winter Programs Announced

Posted on 17 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone County Conservation offers a number of public programs throughout the year, including during the winter time.  Boone County Naturalist Emily Klein organizes the programs which will begin right after the first of the year.  Saturday, January 3rd will feature both a Winter Birding event and a Snow Shoe Hike, both at Don Williams. […]

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Crossing Closed

Posted on 17 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone Public Works has announced that one of the busier railroad crossings in the city will be closed for about a day.  The crossing at Division Street is expected to be closed until about 10:00 Thursday morning.  Drivers are encouraged to plan their commute accordingly.

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Hunziker Family Donates Land to Ames Center

Posted on 16 December 2014 by KWBG

AMES, Iowa—Dean Hunziker announced today during a news conference, at the educational facility that bears his family’s name, that he will donate a five-acre plot of ground next to the Des Moines Area Community College’s Hunziker Center, located at the crossroads of I-35 and Highway 30 in Ames. “The future of our country is dependent […]

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Harkin Includes Local Students in Academy Nominations

Posted on 16 December 2014 by KWBG

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has nominated 50 Iowa students for appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Military Academy, West Point for the 2015 classes. “I would like to congratulate these students for their many outstanding achievements,” Harkin said. “An academy nomination is a great honor because […]

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Pipeline Meeting Packs Community Building

Pipeline Meeting Packs Community Building

Posted on 16 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—As expected, there was a large turnout for the public information meeting on a proposed oil pipeline that would pass through 18 Iowa Counties, including Boone County. The information meetings are required by law and are facilitated by the Iowa Utilities Board.  Remaining meetings will be held Tuesday and a petition from Dakota Access […]

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