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KWBG To Air Candidate Forums Thursday and Friday

Posted on 01 November 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—KWBG News will be re-broadcasting the Boone City Council candidate forums Thursday and Friday, November 2nd and 3rd.  The broadcasts will be in the usual Tuned In time slots, at 8:35 AM Thursday and Friday mornings and about 4:05 PM Thursday and Friday afternoon.  Thursday morning will 1st Ward candidates C. Scott Porter and […]

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Sgt. Dallas Wingate, Boone County Sheriff’s Department *Aired November 01, 2017

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Left to Right:  Kurt Phillips, Boone County Economic Growth Corporation, Gary Nystrom, Boone City Council, Reynolds W. Cramer, CEO Fareway Stores, Inc., Tim Stuart, Founder and President Boulders Inn & Suites, Greg Piklapp, Boone City Council and Fred Greiner, President and COO, Fareway Stores, Inc.

Hotel Conference Center Ground Breaking

Posted on 31 October 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—A joint partnership of representatives from the Boone County Economic Growth Corporation, Boulders Inn & Suites, City of Boone, and Fareway Stores, Inc. held a ground breaking ceremony today for a new hotel and conference facility to be located at the intersection of Lakewood and Crown Flair Drive in Boone. The new location will […]

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Municipal Elections A Week Away

Posted on 31 October 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Municipal elections will be held on November 7th.  County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Philippe E. Meier has available a link on the Boone County website to help people find their polling place, and also has a sample ballot.  To get complete information about where you vote, the time, and a sample ballot, check […]

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The Boone Police Department's Rx Drug Collection Unit in the lobby of the Boone Police Department

Drug Take Back Held Saturday

Posted on 30 October 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—On October 28, 2017, the Boone Police Department in conjunction with YSS, participated in the National Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The total amount of prescription drugs taken back on that day by the Boone Police Department was 88 pounds. Commander John Sloter said that once the prescription drugs taken […]

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Fareway Round-up For Variety Raises Over $57,000

Posted on 27 October 2017 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—Fareway Stores, Inc. recently conducted a round up at the register to support Variety – the Children’s Charity. Donations were collected from Monday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 21 in all Fareway locations, with total donations reaching $57,067.99 during the three-week period. “This opportunity allowed customers to round up to the next dollar, […]

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DMACC Foundation Recognizes Faculty and Staff

Posted on 27 October 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation recently presented awards given in appreciation and recognition of outstanding service to DMACC faculty and staff.  Employees who have consistently gone above and beyond their regular duties were nominated by their colleagues and personally selected by DMACC leadership.  The awards were presented at a recent all […]

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Two Boone County Bargaining Units Among Those to Decertify

Posted on 26 October 2017 by KWBG

DES MOINES, Iowa—An Iowa employment board has released more complete results from union elections linked to a new collective bargaining state law. The Iowa Public Employment Relations Board released data Wednesday afternoon that shows 436 union locals secured enough votes to keep representing public workers. Separately, 32 locals will essentially dismantle. The impacted workers will […]

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Left to Right, Fred French, John Wassner, Amber Ahrens, Rita Witcraft, Donna Cottington and Kurt Phillips

IMPACT Grand Re-Opening

Posted on 25 October 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—IMPACT Community Action Partnership at 606 Greene Street in Boone, held a Grand Re-Opening Tuesday, including a Ribbon Cutting with representatives of the Chamber Ambassadors.  IMPACT remodeled their current offices in an effort to make better use of space.  Efforts were made to improve the Food Pantry portion of their service.  Amber Ahrens, Boone […]

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Pictured, left to right: Debi Pestotnik, Lynn Johnson, Megan Dominick, Heather Cook and Tina Adams

IHA Leadership Group from BCH Recognized

Posted on 24 October 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Five Boone County Hospital employees that went through the 2017 Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) Health Care Leadership Series. They were recognized at the IHA Annual Meeting in October. During the past year, they learned about leadership, accountability, management, communication and conflict management, finance, and competency and commitment. The leadership series is in its 16th […]

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