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2016 07 08 CLAIRE WHALEN

3 Boone County 4-H’ers Recognized With State Project Awards

Posted on 08 July 2016 by KWBG

AMES, Iowa – Fifty-one Iowa 4-H’ers were recognized recently with the 2016 state 4-H project awards. These 4-H youth are recognized as the top winners in their project areas across the state. The awards are given to youth who have exhibited mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area. Each youth recipient also […]

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2016 07 06 KEVIIN WESTRUM 4H SWINE

Posted on 07 July 2016 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County 4-H Program has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by  local farmer Kevin Westrum of Boone County. The donation will help the organization promote educational opportunities for the 4-H swine project area.  Natalie Hedlund shared “ The Westrum Family have always […]

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Nelson Accepts Norwalk Position

Posted on 06 July 2016 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone Mayor John Slight said today that City Administrator Luke Nelson has accepted an offer from the City of Norwalk to become their new City Manager.  Nelson informed the council during a closed session meeting Tuesday evening. Nelson became Boone City Administrator after serving as the Boone County Planning and Development Director.  Nelson replaced […]

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2016 07 04 Boone Municipal Band

Iowa Municipal Band Festival Marks 25th Year Saturday

Posted on 05 July 2016 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Saturday, July 9, 2016 will mark the Silver Anniversary of the Iowa Municipal Band Festival.  The 25th year will once again feature a variety of bands at the Herman Park Pavilion in Boone.  The Boone Municipal Band, celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary will be hosting the event. Dave Richardson, Director for the Boone Municipal Band, […]

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Entertainment Announced For Pufferbilly Days™

Posted on 05 July 2016 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Pufferbilly Days™ 2016 will be held on September 8th through the 11th, and a full-slate of entertainment has just been released.  The downtown entertainment center will be alive Thursday night with Midwest Rock-N-Soul Revue from 7 to 10 pm.  Friday night, Abby Normal is sure to rock the nightlife with non-stop classic hits from […]

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Boone Fireworks – from a drone

Posted on 05 July 2016 by KWBG

  Nathanial Brown was gracious enough to allow us to share a video from last night’s fireworks display in Boone.   Courtesy of Nathanial Brown / D&B Droneworks        

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Rocket Launch 1st Judged Event for 2016 Boone County Fair

Rocket Launch 1st Judged Event for 2016 Boone County Fair

Posted on 05 July 2016 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The first judged event of the Boone County Fair was held Sunday, June 26th at the Boone County Fairgrounds where youth in the Aerospace Interest Group launched their model rockets. Since April, these youth have been constructing their rockets and learning about the principles of flight. Their projects came to a close as their […]

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Schultz ready to pass the Pufferbilly Parade torch

Schultz ready to pass the Pufferbilly Parade torch

Posted on 02 July 2016 by KWBG

BOONE, IA – After ten years coordinating one of the state’s largest parades, Janet Schultz of Boone is ready to pass the torch to the next community-minded individual.  Schultz has chaired the Pufferbilly Days™ since 2006 and has seen more than 1,100 floats, bands and other entries make their way through town over that time.  […]

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6.30.2016 Bible reading Marathon

Boone County takes part in Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon

Posted on 30 June 2016 by KWBG

On April 26th, Governor Branstad signed a proclamation encouraging all Iowans to join in the historical Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon to take place in front of all 100 courthouses, beginning June 30 at 8:00 a.m. and ending July 3, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Readers in Boone County started promptly at 8 this morning.  […]

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Area Fireworks events

Posted on 30 June 2016 by KWBG

City of Boone Fireworks Date: July 4, 2016 at dusk Where: Boone Speedway Ames Independence Day Fireworks Date: July 3, 2016 at 9:00pm Where: Near the Iowa State Center Slater 4th of July Date: July 3, 2016 at 10:00pm Where: Earl Grimm Park Live At The Creek Concert and Fireworks Date: July 3, 2016 at […]

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