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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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Pipeline Information Meeting Monday in Boone

Posted on 15 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Dakota Access LLC, a unit of Energy Transfer Partners is getting close to wrapping up the required public information meetings on a proposed underground pipeline that would carry North Dakota crude oil through Iowa.  One of the last meetings will be in Boone Monday evening.  The 6:00 meeting will be held in the Community […]

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Dec 15 2014 EAB map

EAB Confirmed in Five More Counties

Posted on 15 December 2014 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. The discovery of this series of infestations started when forestry contractor […]

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Trueblood Recognized For Conservation Board Service

Trueblood Recognized For Conservation Board Service

Posted on 12 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Mark Trueblood is stepping down as a member of the Boone County Conservation Board.  Trueblood took part in his last meeting as a member of the board Thursday, completing 25-years of service on the board.  He attended his first meeting January 8, 1990.  Trueblood says there have been quite a few improvements in the […]

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Grand Junction Secures CAT Grant

Posted on 10 December 2014 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—The Vision Iowa Board today awarded a $220,000 Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant to Grand Junction for the construction of a community center.  The proposed project for Grand Junction would be a one-story building that would include three meeting rooms that would open up to accommodate groups of more than 200 people. […]

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Shearer Retires From Water Works

Shearer Retires From Water Works

Posted on 10 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Mike Shearer will be retiring in January of 2015 after 35 and a half years of service with the city of Boone at the water treatment plant.  Boone Mayor John Slight recently recognized Shearer for his years of service.  Arlen Wildeman, Chief Operator at the Boone Water Works takes part in the ceremony.

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Festival of Hope Successful

Posted on 09 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone Hope Foundation hosted it’s 10th Annual Festival of Hope Saturday at the Boone County Hospital Atrium.  Donations, the silent auction, Cafe and Boutique raised $27,718.  The “Stuff the Bus” effort was also quite successful with items delivered to Red Rock.  The exact weight was not available.  The Hope Foundation was created by […]

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Carter Receives ‘DORS Award

Posted on 09 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone School Board took time this week to once again recognize another staff member with the districts ‘DORS Award.  The ‘DORS Award was established as a way to recognize staff members that have a positive impact on students, staff and parents.  ‘DORS stands for Dedicated, Outstanding and Respected Service.  This month, Jayce Carter […]

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Chip Baltimore

Baltimore Continues Judiciary Chairmanship

Posted on 05 December 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—State Representative Chip Baltimore will continue to chair the Iowa House Judiciary Committee during the 86th General Assembly which begins January 12, 2015.  The announcement was made this week by House Speaker Kraig Paulsen.

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