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Council Approves GPS Tracking of Vehicles

Posted on 02 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The City of Boone does not have the largest fleet of vehicles, but City Administrator Luke Nelson felt there were enough to investigate a program to equip vehicles with GPS to be used for tracking for maintenance and work flow.  Nelson presented information to the City Council this week.  He told the Council Monday […]

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DMACC High School Diploma Graduation Set

Posted on 02 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Boone Campus will host the 2015 High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)/High School Diploma Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. This will be the 38th year the DMACC Boone Campus has held this commencement ceremony. In addition, students who earned their Adult Basic High School […]

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Carpenter Scholarship

Lila Carpenter Scholarship Awarded

Posted on 02 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Congratulations to Stephanie Davis, a 2nd year nursing student at Des Moines Area Community College, for receiving the $1,000 Lila Carpenter Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Lila Carpenter, who was an employee of Boone County Hospital for 31 years. Lila overcame many adversities during her lifetime, and after encouragement from a […]

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Ericson Public Library Carnavil

Carnival Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

Posted on 02 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Ericson Public Library kicked off their summer reading program with a street carnival Monday.  Hundreds of families brought children out to enjoy the inflatables and cotton candy.  Many also took time to get signed up for the summer reading program.  Zach Stier, Children’s Librarian and Matt Mick, Programming and Outreach Librarian recently encouraged […]

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PD Will Issue “Safe Citations” For Safe Bike Riding

PD Will Issue “Safe Citations” For Safe Bike Riding

Posted on 01 June 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—School is out for summer and that will mean more people will be out riding bicycles, walking and running.  Boone Police Chief Bill Skare has said before that drivers need to be on the lookout for the additional traffic.  It also means that the Boone Police Department, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the […]

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KTIA MOVING DAY 2

Moving Day for KTIA

Posted on 29 May 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—It’s moving day for KTIA FM.  After many years under various licensees, the 99.3 frequency, which was originally KFGQ, will be relocating studios from Boone to Des Moines.  KTIA is part of the The Truth Network with stations in various states.  Recently the company gained permission to expand their broadcast signal to cover the […]

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2015 Concert Season Underway

Posted on 27 May 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa —The Boone Municipal Band has kicked off their Wednesday Concert series at the Herman Park Pavilion.   This marks the 99th season for the Boone Municipal Band.   The regular Wednesday concerts last until July 22nd.  Oh, there’s also an ice cream social each Wednesday hosted by a local  church.

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Supervisors Reject GIS Proposals

Posted on 27 May 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Board of Supervisors rejected proposals made by two vendors during a meeting Wednesday.  The work that would be done for Boone County is called a Spacial Adjustment Project and is done to correct errors in the GIS or digital mapping system used by Boone County.  It’s been apparent the last several […]

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One Hospitalized Following Accident

Posted on 27 May 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone County authorities report that one person was flown to a Des Moines hospital following a single vehicle roll over near United Community School Tuesday morning.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has identified the driver of the truck as Blake Spear.  No age or address were given.  The investigation indicated that Spear was traveling […]

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Weather Cooperates For Memorial Day Ceremony

Weather Cooperates For Memorial Day Ceremony

Posted on 25 May 2015 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—A break from Mother Nature led to a partly sunny, warm Memorial Day Ceremony at the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone Monday.  A number of people turned out for the program, presented by the Boone Veterans Council and the Boy Scouts of Boone.  The program, featured live on KWBG, included an address by Maj. […]

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