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Posted December 30, 2016in Just Released

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards Iowa $8.8 Million for homelessness assistance initiatives 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that Iowa has been awarded more than $8.8 million in federal funds to support homelessness assistance initiatives through the [...]

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Posted December 30, 2016in Just Released

Barnstormers lineman signs NFL contract

Barnstormers defensive lineman Cory “CJ” Johnson has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, Head Coach Dixie Wooten announced Thursday afternoon. The Chiefs signed defensive lineman CJ Johnson to the practice [...]

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Posted December 30, 2016in Just Released

Airport send-off for Above + Beyond Cancer Journey participants on Monday 

On Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, 38 cancer survivors and caregivers will leave Des Moines to embark on an historic effort to build the first-ever American Cancer Society Hope Lodge-inspired facility [...]

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized

Finken, Elliott to perform on New Year’s Eve at LaPoste

Bonnie Finken and Chad Elliott will perform on Dec. 31 at the LaPoste Event Center, 1219 Warford St., in Perry. VIP tickets are $40 each and include an early admission to [...]

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Posted December 28, 2016in Just Released

Prairie Meadows unveils new website

Prairie Meadows recently launched a new mobile-friendly website that features an uncluttered design, easy navigation and a portal dedicated to the Prairie Gold Rewards program. The new website went live [...]

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Posted December 28, 2016in Civic Skinny

Tirrell misses first payment in Gabus settlement deal.

Marty Tirrell’s settlement deal with Charles Gabus Motors lasted about a month. At the end of November, Tirrell and Gabus told the Bankruptcy Court that Tirrell had agreed to pay [...]

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Posted December 27, 2016in Just Released

Hoyt Sherman Place receives $25,000 MidAmerican Energy Foundation Grant 

Hoyt Sherman Place announced recently that it has received a $25,000 grant from the MidAmerican Energy Foundation. According to the press release, “Hoyt Sherman Place’s mission is to create outstanding [...]

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Posted December 23, 2016in Just Released

Salvation Army asks for public’s support

The Salvation Army continues to ask for the public’s support as its Red Kettle campaign continues through the end of December. Des Moines total to date: $746,758 or 68 percent of its [...]

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Posted December 21, 2016in Just Released

Reynolds honors three female artists during Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition reception

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds honored three Iowans today by displaying their artwork in the Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition, which celebrates female artists and their contributions to the cultural vitality of Iowa. Today’s program was [...]

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Posted December 20, 2016in Just Released

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awards $125,000 in arts funding

Cultural organizations and arts projects in 15 Iowa communities received a boost today with $124,727 awarded in Cultural Trust Stability and Art Project grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Cultural Trust Stability [...]

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