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Posted December 29, 2017in Just Released

Brenton Skating Plaza Weather Closing

Due to the cold weather forecast, Brenton Skating Plaza will be closed Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Brenton will be opening for public skate Jan. [...]

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Posted December 29, 2017in Just Released

New Waukee Ice Rink Now Open

The City of Waukee is pleased to announce that the community’s new ice rink is now open and ready for public skating. The rink is located at Sugar Creek Municipal [...]

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Posted December 29, 2017in Just Released

LULAC to host annual awards banquet

DES MOINES, IA — The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will host its annual Iowa Latino Leadership Awards Banquet on Jan. 13, 2018.   This year’s event [...]

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Posted December 28, 2017in Just Released

CITY MANAGER APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF POLICE

Urbandale, Iowa — City Manager A.J. Johnson announced that he has selected Urbandale Police Captain Rob Johansen to serve as the next Urbandale Chief of Police. Johansen is currently the [...]

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Posted December 28, 2017in Just Released

New Waukee Police Officers Guess and Sanchez Take Oaths of Office

Waukee, Iowa — Waukee Mayor Bill Peard administered the Oath of Office for two new Waukee Police Officers during the December 18, 2017 regular meeting of the Waukee City Council. Officer [...]

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Posted December 27, 2017in Just Released

Waukee Snow Emergency Parking Ban Declared for December 28-30

Waukee, Iowa — The City of Waukee is declaring a Snow Emergency Parking Ban that will go into effect in Waukee at noon on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. This parking ban [...]

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Posted December 07, 2017in Just Released

Pleasant Hill Police Department Raises Money to Buy Gifts for Children at Mercy Hospital

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — The Pleasant Hill Police Department used No Shave November as an opportunity to raise money to lift the spirits of children staying at Mercy Hospital during the [...]

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Posted December 06, 2017in Feature 1

The search for the perfect Christmas tree

This holiday tradition is far from perfect, but those who partake wouldn’t have it any other way The image of cutting down your own Christmas tree is a holiday delight. Getting outside for [...]

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Posted December 06, 2017in Feature 3

2017 Des Moines’ most likeable people

A social networking contest and charity event For the second year in a row, we asked our readers who they thought were the most “likeable.” More than a popularity contest, the finalists were also asked [...]

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Posted December 06, 2017in Civic Skinny

Mandelbaum-Kiernan city race was costliest ever. Poll favors Fred Hubbell. Godfrey case is narrowed.

The race between Josh Mandelbaum and Mike Kiernan for the Third Ward council seat was the most expensive in the history of Des Moines. Mandelbaum, an environmental lawyer, had raised [...]

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