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Posted April 23, 2018in Just Released

Drake Relays increases community activities along Forest Avenue

The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has expanded its footprint this year with a community-friendly assortment of food vendors and attractions outside of Drake Stadium. A section of Forest Avenue in front of Drake Stadium will be transformed into a pedestrian-only footpath starting 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, through the

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Posted April 23, 2018in Just Released

Restored Sculpture to be Reinstalled at Botanical Garden April 25-26

DES MOINES, Iowa (April 23, 2018)—Spectral Liberation, a 29-foot tall, rainbow-hued stainless steel sculpture, will be reinstalled Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden following restoration after it was damaged during a March 2017 accident. The Conservation Center in Chicago led the restoration

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Posted April 23, 2018in Just Released

Rebuild Cedar Bridge!

Madison County Chamber of Commerce: Madison County officials were called to the iconic Cedar Covered Bridge north of Winterset around 6 a.m. on April 15, 2017. The bridge was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. One of our worst fears was realized. Three teens have been charged with the

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Posted April 20, 2018in Just Released

Bishop names Dr. Barbara Quijano Decker as new Catholic Charities executive director

Bishop Richard Pates has named Dr. Barbara Quijano Decker, J.D. as the new executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Des Moines. In this role, she will oversee a staff of approximately 80 full- and part-time staff in Des Moines and Council Bluffs who serve those living in

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Posted April 19, 2018in Just Released

IMT Des Moines Marathon announces new race to raise monument funds

A one-mile race will kick-off the IMT Des Moines Marathon celebrations this fall, while raising donations for the State of Iowa Monument Conservation Fund, organizers announced today. The inaugural IMT Des Moines Monument Mile will run along historic Walnut Street, starting at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument atop the Iowa

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Posted April 18, 2018in Just Released

Bankers Trust Altoona location to display outdoor public artwork

The Altoona location of Bankers Trust, at 3820 Eighth St. S.W., is the new home of a piece of traveling public artwork. The large, painted golf ball was originally created as part of a public art project in conjunction with last year’s Solheim Cup, an international women’s golf event. Created

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Posted April 17, 2018in Just Released

Dallas County food pantry plans gala fundraiser

The organization that sponsors the Waukee food pantry and free clinic will host a fundraising gala in Waukee on Friday, May 4. The Waukee Area Christian Services gala is scheduled for the evening of May 4 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee. Tickets can be obtained online at waukeechristianservices.org/gala

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Posted April 12, 2018in Just Released

CITY OF URBANDALE: TREE CITY USA RECIPIENT

The City of Urbandale was recently honored with the 2017 Tree City USA Award at the 28th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on April 4, 2018. Urbandale has received this award

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Posted April 12, 2018in Just Released

Supervisors Announce High School Art Competition

The Polk County Board of Supervisors will be hosting an art competition for local public high school art programs to create a mural for the newly renovated Polk County Justice Center. Each public high school art program that submits an entry will receive $1,000 towards their art program and the

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Posted April 12, 2018in Just Released

American Collegiate Water Polo League Championships at Wellmark YMCA April 14-15

The first water polo tournament at the new MidAmerican Energy Aquatic Center & Prairie Meadows Pool at the Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand Ave., will bring college teams from seven Midwestern states to downtown Des Moines for two days of continuous water polo action April 14-15. Spectators are welcome and can

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