|Thursday Night Drive-By Shakes Up NeighborhoodWHOTV / 6 min. ago more|
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Police are still investigating a drive-by shooting in what residents say is a usually quiet neighborhood.
A duplex on 51st Street was hit by gunfire, and according to the police report victims say a bullet went through their window and into a couch before ending up in the wall.
Neighbors described what the scene sounded like.
"It sounded like rapid fire. It didn't sound like fireworks, it was super quick and super loud. It almost sounded like it was inside my house," said Leah Freeman.
Freeman lives on the next street over from 51st, but her backyard is close to the home that got hit. She describes the same thing other witnesses said to police: she heard between 8-10 rapid gun shots. The mother of three says she moved to the neighborhood because it was known for its safety; she also grew up nearby.
"It seems pretty shocking because this is such a safe neighborhood in general, but we have had several others around our street," said Freeman.
According to the police report, one of the victims says he knew the suspects had gotten into a confrontation the night before.
No one was injured in the shooting.
|Selena Quintanilla to receive posthumous star on Hollywood Walk of FameKCCI / 8 min. ago more|
A ceremony will take place in Los Angeles where Selena’s sister, Suzette, and actress Eva Longoria are scheduled to attend.
|Man suspected in death of woman in Kentucky arrested in IowaKCCI / 10 min. ago more|
Police in central Iowa have arrested a man charged in the death of a woman whose body was found under a bridge in Kentucky.
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The White House statement did not mention Bergdahl by name but appeared to address questions related to his case.
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The Outlets of Des Moines opened Friday morning after a highly anticipated ribbon-cutting.
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Eighteen new recruits from the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Basic Academy graduated Friday.
|Ames Chocolate Delivery Service Gets a New LookWHOTV / 38 min. ago more|
AMES, Iowa -- Ames resident Terry Stark had an offer to bring his chocolate business to a new level--street level.
Stark and the Chocolaterie Stam candy stores have purchased smart cars to use to deliver chocolate. In the college town of Ames, it's not uncommon for many restaurants to have foods like pizza, chicken, and Chinese food delivered, but now chocolate can also be added to the list.
“We used to see a lot of the other small restaurants in Ames make these deliveries. Even if I’m trying not to look at their car, I see their car," said Stark, who was able to purchase a used smart car through the Stam stores in Des Moines. "I realized that would be a good investment."
He said this has already proved to be true.
"Great reaction, you can see people take a double look in traffic," said Stark.
The company has been delivering chocolate for some time, using an unmarked van.
"People call from out of town, wanting us to deliver to someone here locally," said Stark. “The looks on their faces, I’ve delivered to the hospital to some of the nurses' stations, and it’s almost a fight for those."
Stark operates a store on Main Street in downtown Ames, which sells chocolate and gelato in a coffee shop type setting.
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A South Carolina school is using a robot named Milo to help teach its kids with autism.
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Police are investigating a possible attempted abduction of an elementary school girl:
|Iowa farmers face fourth year of possible losses heading into harvest - DesMoinesRegister.comGoogle News / 45 min. ago more|
DesMoinesRegister.comIowa farmers face fourth year of possible losses heading into harvestDesMoinesRegister.comHere are some numbers worrying Nodaway farmer Bill Shipley: He could get $8.96 for each bushel of soybeans he brings to his southeast Iowa elevator. But the statewide average cost is over $9 a bushel. Corn prices are even more grim: Iowa farmers could ...
|RABGRAI 2018 Logo RevealedWHOTV / 55 min. ago more|
IOWA -- RAGBRAI organizers unveiled the logo for 2018 in a video posted online on Friday morning.
The clip starts with a countdown to lift-off, suggesting a space theme this year. The video also shows cyclists on the road with the shadow of an eagle falling over them. The eagle at the end is holding a ribbon that says "Iowa" and is surrounded by stars.
Organizers say they landed on this logo as a tribute to the state flag and the many bald eagles that live along our rivers. Iowa is home to many astronauts, including record-breaker Peggy Whitson, who was born in Mt. Ayr and grew up near Beaconsville.
Some people say this could be a hit that those towns are along the route.
|Lack of Access to Sidewalks and Public Transportation for Refugees and Immigrants Causing ProblemsWHOTV / 1 h. 10 min. ago more|
DES MOINES, Iowa -- "There's no public transportation," said Barwaqo Aden, Assistant Director of NISAA African Family Services. "There's not anything connecting you to either West Des Moines or Des Moines."
Aden is speaking out on behalf of refugees and immigrants who live at the Deer Ridge Apartments, many of whom live there because it's affordable.
"Affordable housing with no public transportation, with no sidewalks, with no stores next to it," said Aden. "How will those people live?"
Aden says without access to sidewalks or buses, making a living and providing for a family becomes very difficult.
"I know a few people who lost jobs because there's no public transportation," said Aden. "The nearest place that they can even get a gallon of milk is QuikTrip, which there's no access to it because there's no sidewalk."
Amanda Wanke, Chief Engagement and Communications Officer for Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, says DART is aware of the problem.
"We have been discussing and working on gathering information from the residents about where they most need to go," said Wanke. "So that when we design a transit service, a solution, it works and meets their needs, because if you know that area, are they going to West Des Moines? Are they going downtown? Where are they going? When do they need it? Because we need to come up with a solution that works."
Meg Schneider, Senior VP of Business Resources and Community Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has been working on enhancing connectabiilty and walkability downtown, and says there are ways people can make their voices heard on these issues.
"We've identified, even in this study opportunity with Connect Downtown, some enhancements that can be made with that, and so while Connect Downtown does just focus on downtown in particular, the city about six months ago started MoveDSM, which is their transportation plan for the entire city," said Schneider. "So residents do have an opportunity with pop-up events in the neighborhood and online to be chiming in and letting the city know which areas are specific concerns, so that we can take a deeper dive and look at those opportunities and really enhance those, and that's really what that master plan will be doing, so it's really exciting."
|Troopers expect more fatalities due to distracted drivingKCCI / 1 h. 13 min. ago more|
Iowa has fourth-highest increase in fatal crashes.
|Death toll from Somalia car bombings climbs to 358KCCI / 1 h. 30 min. ago more|
The bombings occurred October 14, in Mogadishu, the capital city.
|New Animal Joins Pet Therapy Volunteer Program in JohnstonWHOTV / 1 h. 38 min. ago more|
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- A new guest is helping comfort people in Johnston.
Webster the mallard duck is a new pet therapy volunteer at WesleyLife. He will visit hospice patients with his handler, and can sit on people's lap or next to them as they pet him.
The volunteer coordinator says a duck maybe unusual, but different people find comfort in different ways.
"We saw this in action just the other day and honestly is was pretty remarkable. We visited with one woman in particular who grew up on a farm. They just snuggled up with one another. It was amazing to see," said Sarah Underwood, volunteer coordinator for WesleyLife.
Webster completed the pet therapy program at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
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|Iowa revenue growth continues to sag, could tee up future cutsBusinessRecord.com / 1 h. 50 min. ago more|
State officials on Thursday scaled back their revenue estimates for the year, potentially setting the stage for continued cuts to programs and services when lawmakers reconvene for the 2018 legislative session.
|Finalist withdraws from Iowa State president searchBusinessRecord.com / 1 h. 51 min. ago more|
One of the four finalists to become Iowa State University's next president has withdrawn, a Board of Regents spokesman said today.
|Mercy receives $95,000 from Principal Charity Classic BusinessRecord.com / 1 h. 51 min. ago more|
Mercy Foundation announced it has received $95,000 from the 2017 Principal Charity Classic.
|AGs implore pharmacy benefit managers to adopt opioid guidelinesBusinessRecord.com / 1 h. 52 min. ago more|
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general in asking 15 health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management services to implement programs to mitigate prescription opioid abuse.
|Elder fraud bill signed into law BusinessRecord.com / 1 h. 52 min. ago more|
President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday legislation that cracks down on elder abuse and fraud, specifically the use of telemarketing and email fraud designed to induce investment or financial profit, reported ThinkAdvisor, an investment industry newsletter.
|Rates kick in Monday on new East Second parking rampBusinessRecord.com / 1 h. 53 min. ago more|
A period of free parking that followed the unofficial opening earlier this month at the East Second Street parking garage near Des Moines City Hall is ending.
|Extra Security Sweep for Bob Dylan ConcertgoersWHOTV / 1 h. 54 min. ago more|
AMES, Iowa -- On Friday, the Iowa State Center announced the upcoming Bob Dylan concert will have extra security measures in place.
Those going to hear Dylan perform on Tuesday evening will be subject to a wand search, and bags will be searched. People who refuse the search will not be allowed to enter, according to a news release.
Some items will not be allowed in, including "firearms, knives, studded bracelets, hard containers, laser pointers, professional cameras, hair spray, pepper spray, or any spray, as well as outside food and beverage."
Ticket holders are asked to enter specific doors according to where their seats are located:
Main Floor Rows 1--19 Right Side, enter southwest door
Main Floor Rows 1-19 Left Side, enter southeast door
Main Floor Rows 20-32, Loge and Balcony Seating, enter north main patio doors
Doors will open at 6 p.m. if the band's sound check is completed. On Friday afternoon, only a handful of available tickets remained for the show.
|State unemployment rate dropped last monthBusinessRecord.com / 1 h. 55 min. ago more|
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.2 percent for September. The state’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent one year ago and was 3.3 percent in August, according to Iowa Workforce Development. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in September.
|8-year-old girl donates stuffed animals to policeKCCI / 2 h. 5 min. ago more|
"I gave them away to the police station to give them to kids that get scared in car accidents, or see something really scary."
|Feds still haven't decided on Iowa 'stopgap' health insurance plan, as clock ticks down - DesMoinesRegister.comGoogle News / 2 h. 39 min. ago more|
DesMoinesRegister.comFeds still haven't decided on Iowa 'stopgap' health insurance plan, as clock ticks downDesMoinesRegister.comThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a letter Thursday to Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen, saying the federal agency was still trying to decide whether to approve the proposal. Thursday was the deadline for public comment on ...Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up periodCBS Newsall 103 news articles »
|Father’s Dying Wish to Walk Daughters Down the Aisle Comes TrueWHOTV / 2 h. 42 min. ago more|
MILLERSBURG, Ohio - As Willie Shelton fought terminal cancer, his wife says he always had the same wish.
"The one constant was always, 'I want to see my girls grow up, and I want to walk them down the aisle,'" Cheryl Shelton told WJW.
With seven daughters, the family realized it was unlikely the U.S. Army veteran would be able to accomplish that, so they came up with a plan to make his dream a reality. The Sheltons have a large, blended family that includes adopted daughters and children from a previous marriage.
With last-minute help from hospice, David's Bridal, Taylor Elchert Photography, a local hair studio and others, the plan came together in just days.
"We had this idea we put together in three days," said Cheryl. "We got all the wedding gowns for the girls, and hospice helped us out a great deal with some of the planning."
"What girl doesn't want to get in a wedding dress and her hair and makeup done? So I was all in, but more so for the reasoning behind it," said daughter Candice Talbot.
The plan was kept a secret from Willie, who was asked only to give away Emily Flinn, the only one of his daughters who was already married, so she could renew her vows.
"We got maried at a courthouse so there wasn't the formality to it where he could actually give me away," said Flinn.
"He had no clue that this was going on and everybody got dressed, so I said, 'she is going to have all the girls be the bridesmaids and everything for her;' little did he know that they were all going to be brides," said Cheryl.
"Actually, it was my sister, Candice, that texted me and said, 'hey, you need to pick out a wedding dress and give me your measurements because we are going to pick one out for you; you are going to walk down the aisle on Saturday,'" said Jennifer Talbot.
Three days later, with Willie in his dress uniform in a backyard ceremony, each of his daughters came out of the house, one at a time, all in wedding gowns.
"He looked a little confused , and then it was just great to see everybody," said Flinn.
In a father-daughter ceremony performed by Millersburg Christian Church Pastor Wes McElravy, the girls got to see the gleam in their father's eye they would expect to see at their actual wedding.
"This was very touching for him and it was a dream that we could fulfill to the best or the closest we could possibly do," said Cheryl.
And Willie was helped out of his wheelchair to stand with his daughters and experience his greatest wish.
"I always assumed that my dad would be there to walk me down the aisle, and when the possibility was there that he wasn't going to be able to -- this was everything," said Lindsey Shelton.
Less than two weeks after the ceremony, on Monday, October 16, Willie Shelton passed away.
The girls will each now also have something of their own to keep for their actual weddings.
All seven will have a locket in which they will have a photo of their father with them in a wedding dress, and the words, "a father's love never ends," engraved on the back.
"Even though part of the dream was fulfilled last week, when they get married, the rest of it will be because he will still be with them," said Cheryl.
Through their loss, the family says it is only fitting that they honor the life and the memory of Willie.
"He was the happiest person, the most giving person, and this was our chance to give him something," said Jennifer.
|UNI Student Given National Paralympic TitleWHOTV / 2 h. 56 min. ago more|
IOWA -- A University of Northern Iowa freshman was given a national honor this week.
Jessica Heims, 18, from Swisher, has been named the Female High School Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Paralympics. Heims had her right leg amputated below the knee due to health complications shortly after birth.
She has gone on to earn all-American honors from the U.S. Paralympics, even competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
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|WDM Police Investigating Attempted Child Enticement of Elementary StudentWHOTV / 2 h. 58 min. ago more|
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — West Des Moines police are investigating an attempted child enticement incident.
Police say an elementary student was walking to an apartment in the 3900 block of Woodland Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, when a man approached. The man allegedly asked the child to get into his vehicle, but the child said no and ran away. The child reported the incident to a parent, and police later became involved in the investigation.
The suspect is described as a white male with a goatee, glasses, brown hair that is possibly graying, and an eagle tattoo on his lower right arm. The vehicle involved is described as a silver car–possibly an SUV–with tires in the back.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Des Moines Police Department Tip Line at (515) 222-3399 or email@example.com.
|Iowa's hog confinement system isn't sustainable, and it's corroding the state - DesMoinesRegister.comGoogle News / 3 h. 58 min. ago more|
DesMoinesRegister.comIowa's hog confinement system isn't sustainable, and it's corroding the stateDesMoinesRegister.comIt's good to see the Register finally realize there's a limit to the number of pigs we raise in Iowa ("Iowa Puts Pigs Over People", Oct. 1, 2017). While pragmatically accurate in the short term, they err that "confinements are here to stay." So long as ...
|NOTEBOOK: The Des Moines Register to change online brand, drops “The,” adds blue dotsBusinessRecord.com / 4 h. 24 min. ago more|
The Des Moines Register is part of a national USA Today Network rebranding that will spread blue dots across logos and, for the online Register, strip the word “The” from the Register’s name.
|Finalist withdraws from Iowa State president search - DesMoinesRegister.comGoogle News / 5 h. 11 min. ago more|
DesMoinesRegister.comFinalist withdraws from Iowa State president searchDesMoinesRegister.comOne of the four finalists to become Iowa State University's next president has withdrawn, a Board of Regents spokesman said Friday. Dale Whittaker, 56, who since 2014 has been provost and executive vice president at the University of Central Florida in ...and more »
|Outlets of Des Moines officially open for shopping - KCCI Des MoinesGoogle News / 6 h. 37 min. ago more|
KCCI Des MoinesOutlets of Des Moines officially open for shoppingKCCI Des Moines... Melissa Horton; Altoona Honorary Mayor, Jeanie Conkling; Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau President Greg Edwards; Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers; Developer of The Shoppes at Prairie Crossing, where Outlets of Des Moines ...Altoona outlet mall opens to mob of enthusiastic shoppersDesMoinesRegister.comAltoona Store Owners Hope Outlet Mall Will Increase Sales, Not Steal Themwhotv.comIt's Open: Outlets Of Des Moines Welcomes Shoppers By The ThousandsPatch.comall 21 news articles »
|Mainframe Studios slated to become the largest nonprofit art studio building in the nationCityview / 6 h. 57 min. ago more|
Des Moines, IA — Mainframe Studios has scheduled its inaugural open studio event for Saturday, October 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. Years in the making, phase one renovations feature 65 non-residential artist studios, five arts-related nonprofit offices, commercial kitchen and a 4700 square foot event rental venue. The public is invited to the former CenturyLink facility at 900 Keosauqua Way to discover the talent of its artists representing 24 art disciplines. Attracting creative professionals near and far, 20 percent of its tenants are from out of town.
With two more floors to renovate, the 160,000 square foot Mainframe Studios facility will feature 180 artist studios once fully complete — making it the nation’s largest affordable workspace projects of its kind for artists. A standard studio is priced at $7 per square foot per year plus utilities with some artists paying as little as $114 per month for space. The waiting list for the next phase of renovations is growing.
Learning from firsthand experience, Mainframe Studios founder Justin Mandelbaum realized why artists continue to be priced out of neighborhoods across the nation as cities are revitalized. Landlords regularly face mounting pressure to convert their artist-occupied buildings to a “higher and better use.” Mandelbaum believes he found a solution: critical mass, low pricing, a creative and collaborative environment, monthly open studio events, and most importantly a self-sustaining nonprofit structure. Mainframe Studios purchased its building in 2014 to transform it into a modern hub of creativity — one that stands the test of time, ensuring that artists are never priced out of Des Moines.
As cities grow and revitalize, artists play a nomadic role in gentrifying new neighborhoods to the appeal of developers. Mainframe Studios is changing this storyline and harnessing the impact creative professions have on innovation, economic vibrancy, a skilled workforce, tourism and social well being.
Studies continue to substantiate the role creative professions have in strengthening communities. The recent Americans for the Arts’ Arts and Economic Prosperity Five report states that the arts and culture sector in the Greater Des Moines region is a $185 million industry.
Once Mainframe Studios is fully operational, affordable studio rental rates are priced to cover operating expenses and a reserve fund, with remaining operating income to fund an endowment, eliminating the need for annual fundraising.
In the meantime, Mainframe Studios is fundraising to pay for building acquisition and renovation costs. Halfway to its goal of $12 million, the nonprofit’s vision is resonating with funders. The Lauridsen Family Endowment recently contributed a lead gift of $1 million.
About Mainframe Studios
Mainframe Studios is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide permanent affordable workspace to artists of all disciplines. We are transforming Central Iowa’s art scene by creating a financially self-sustaining economic and cultural driver, serving as a national model that stands the test of time. Open since August 2017, our nonprofit is exceeding expectations in revealing local hidden talent, delivering remarkable building renovations and affordability, attracting new residents, fostering collaborations and ensuring artists never get priced out of Des Moines. More at :https://vimeo.com/229069530, mainframestudios.org, @mainframearts
|Mercy College dedicates student success center BusinessRecord.com / 6 h. 59 min. ago more|
Leaders of Mercy College of Health Sciences and the Mercy Foundation formally dedicated the new Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center at the college’s downtown campus on Thursday.
|Bankers anticipating an increase in farm loan foreclosuresBusinessRecord.com / 6 h. 59 min. ago more|
Bankers expect an increase in farm loan foreclosures for the next five years, due to a slumping ag economy, according to a Midwest survey released Thursday, Successful Farming reported.
|Baby Safe After Being Left in Target Shopping CartWHOTV / 7 h. ago more|
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A baby is safe after being left in a Target shopping cart, according to KFSM.
Emergency officials responded to the store on Thursday after an employee found the child in a shopping cart near the store’s entrance.
Sgt. Anthony Murphy told KHBS it appears the mother was “preoccupied” when she left the baby alone in the cart and described the incident as an “honest mistake.”
Police are mandatory reporters, which means the incident will be reported to the Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline.
Charges are unlikely, Murphy told KFSM.
|GM to pay Iowa $1.5 million in ignition switch settlement BusinessRecord.com / 7 h. ago more|
General Motors will pay nearly $1.5 million to the state of Iowa over allegations that the automaker concealed safety issues related to ignition switch-related defects in its vehicles, as part of a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia.
|UI physician to speak at congressional briefingBusinessRecord.com / 7 h. ago more|
Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder of an artificial intelligence medical device company in Iowa City, will appear on a panel of entrepreneurs at a congressional briefing Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
|USDA awards $600,000 grant to Ankeny firmBusinessRecord.com / 7 h. 1 min. ago more|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Ankeny startup Accelerated Ag Technologies LLC a $600,000 grant.
|Police discover ID theft ring after suspects leave $7 unpaid billKCCI / 7 h. 13 min. ago more|
“Let this be a lesson on etiquette as well; pay your bill and tip your waitress.”
|Defendant to Testify Against Other Family Members in Sabrina Ray CaseWHOTV / 8 h. 21 min. ago more|
ADEL, Iowa – One of the people charged in connection with the abuse and death of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray will testify against the other defendants in the case.
Court records show Josie Bousman, the adoptive cousin of Sabrina Ray, will testify for the state during the trials of four other family members.
Sabrina Ray was found dead in the family’s Perry home on May 12th. Autopsy results showed she weighed 56 pounds when she died and “severe malnutrition” was noted.
Investigators determined Sabrina had been physically abused as well as been denied food and critical care.
Marc and Misty Ray, Sabrina’s adoptive parents, face several charges related to Sabrina’s death and the abuse of her siblings. Recently, prosecutors amended the charges against them to include first degree murder. Marc Ray was also charged with two counts of sexual abuse related to the alleged abuse of a child in the home under the age of 12.
Carla Bousman, Sabrina’s adoptive grandmother, is charged with child endangerment resulting in death, obstruction of justice and three counts of kidnapping.
Adoptive brother Justin Ray is charged with several counts of willful injury and child endangerment. Court documents allege he “drop kicked” Sabrina down a flight of stairs about a month prior to her death.
Their trials have been scheduled for January 29th, 2018.
Josie Bousman’s trial will be held after the other trials are concluded. It is currently scheduled for March 26th, 2018. She faces charges of kidnapping and child endangerment resulting in death.
|Kindergartner Empties Piggy Bank to Pay for Classmates’ MilkWHOTV / 9 h. 21 min. ago more|
ISHPEMING, Mich. — A 5-year-old Michigan girl has made it her goal to make sure all of her classmates get milk, even if their parents can’t afford it.
Two weeks ago, Sunshine Oelfke emptied out her piggy bank onto the living room floor and began “counting” her money.
Her grandmother, Jackie Sue Oelfke, posted pictures of the beautiful moment on Facebook.
She wrote, in part, “After a few minutes, I see her bag up some of it and I asked her what she was doing with the baggy of money. Her response put me in tears…’I am going to give it to my friend at school because she don’t get milk for snack. Her mom don’t have any milk money and I do.'”
CBS News reported that half of the 20 students in Sunshine’s class do not get milk, which costs $0.45 for a carton. For every child to have a milk during snack time, it would add up to $180 per month.
So Jackie started a GoFundMe page to help her granddaughter raise milk money.
“Sunshine would like for all of her friends in her Kindergarten class to have milk for snack break every day with her,” the page reads. “She went started to count the money in her snowmobile bank and stated..my friends mom doesn’t have milk money but I do so her mission to help her friend began.”
As of Thursday morning, the GoFundMe has raised more than $9,600 — nearly $5,000 over its initial goal.
|Drive-By Shooting Reported in Des Moines Neighborhood - whotv.comGoogle News / 11 h. 48 min. ago more|
whotv.comDrive-By Shooting Reported in Des Moines Neighborhoodwhotv.comDES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating a drive-by shooting after calls from several neighbors led them to the evidence Thursday night. Des Moines police officers were called to the area along 51st Street, just south of Urbandale Avenue, shortly ...Drive-by shooter strikes house in Merle Hay neighborhoodDesMoinesRegister.comall 3 news articles »
|Drive-By Shooting Reported in Des Moines NeighborhoodWHOTV / 11 h. 48 min. ago more|
DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating a drive-by shooting after calls from several neighbors led them to the evidence Thursday night.
Des Moines police officers were called to the area along 51st Street, just south of Urbandale Avenue, shortly after 10:00 p.m. Residents told police they heard several gunshots.
Police say a bullet went through the front window of a home, through a couch, and became embedded in a wall. A woman who was sitting on the couch at the time of the shooting was not injured.
A man inside the home told investigators the shooting was in retaliation for a fight he had been in the night before.
Police have not released the names of any suspects in the shooting.
This is the second drive-by shooting in the area in the past week.
|River access point now a garbage dump; neighbors fed upDes Moines News / 14 h. 6 min. ago more|
WEBVTT >> IT IS A NICE PLACE, IT COULDBE A VERY NICE PLACE.HANNAH: TAKE A RIDE ON THEHODSON'S FOUR-WHEELER, AND ITDOESN'T TAKE LONG TO FIND THEEYESORE.>> THERE'S AN ABANDONED CAR DOWNTHERE.THERE'S, LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE HAVEBROUGHT THINGS DOWN HERE ANDBURNED THEM. COUCHES AND CAR PARTS.TV'S AND TUBS.>> IT SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF,BY I DON'T KNOW WHO.
|The wait is over: Outlets of Des Moines promises big dealsDes Moines News / 18 h. 26 min. ago more|
WEBVTT Outlets ofDes Moines is offering Iowans some pretty big deals. In the past, if you wanted to shop atan outlet store- you'd have tomake the hour or so trek east toWilliamsburg.
|Iowan Finds Purpose in Running for NamesWHOTV / 18 h. 58 min. ago more|
AVOCA, Iowa - Some days Rik Zortman runs two miles other days it's as many at 16. The runs are calculated right down to the turns, and angles. "Whether it's diagonal, vertical, they all mean something to somebody," Zortman says.
The pattern eventually spells out a name. Usually, it's the name of a child cancer victim.
|10 Things to Know for FridayDes Moines News / 20 h. 24 min. ago more|
Spain's government on Thursday immedia... . In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 photo, Iolana Keith, of Des Moines, Iowa, feeds chickens in the backyard with her mom, Tanya Keith, in Des Moines.
|One Driver Killed in Two Vehicle Afternoon Crash in Des MoinesDes Moines News / 22 h. 32 min. ago more|
DES MOINES, Iowa - A driver was killed Thursday afternoon after reportedly being hit by a truck that ran a red light. Des Moines Police were called to the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Clark Street at 12:59pm.
|One Driver Killed in Two Vehicle Afternoon Crash in Des Moines - whotv.comGoogle News / 1 d. 0 h. 24 min. ago more|
whotv.comOne Driver Killed in Two Vehicle Afternoon Crash in Des Moineswhotv.comDES MOINES, Iowa -- A driver was killed Thursday afternoon after reportedly being hit by a truck that ran a red light. Des Moines Police were called to the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Clark Street at 12:59pm. Witnesses tell ...Victim in serious 2-vehicle crash dies, authorities sayKCCI Des MoinesOne Person Dead Following Two-Vehicle Crash Thursday In Des MoinesPatch.comall 4 news articles »
|This weekend is your chance to experience a quarter-century of blues in Des Moines - DesMoinesRegister.comGoogle News / 1 d. 2 h. 3 min. ago more|
DesMoinesRegister.comThis weekend is your chance to experience a quarter-century of blues in Des MoinesDesMoinesRegister.comSet to take place this Sunday at the Des Moines Social Club, the Central Iowa Blues Society plans to celebrate 25 years of bringing the blues to Des Moines with an all-day showcase of Iowa-bred talent. Planned performances include Malcolm Wells and the ...
|Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infectionsDes Moines News / 1 d. 5 h. 7 min. ago more|
In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, photo, Tanya Keith, of Des Moines, Iowa, and her daughter Iolana feed their chickens in the backyard of their home, in Des Moines.
|BRENTON SKATING PLAZA OPENS FOR WINTER SEASON ON NOV. 17Cityview / 1 d. 5 h. 18 min. ago more|
GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Oct. 19, 2017) – Brenton Skating Plaza, Des Moines’ only outdoor ice skating rink, opens for its 12th season on Friday, Nov. 17. The rink is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines on the Principal Riverwalk at 520 Robert D. Ray Drive.
Opening day at Brenton Skating Plaza will be held in conjunction with the East Village Holiday Promenade, the kickoff to the Holiday Season in Downtown Des Moines. Hours on opening day will run from noon to 11 p.m. The opening night schedule includes a tree lighting ceremony at 6:05 p.m. A new Christmas tree has been provided this year by Kaldenberg’s PBS Landscaping & Lawn Care. Santa Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. and visit with children from 6 to 7 p.m. An ice carving demonstration will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Opening night is sponsored by Boesen the Florist and Kaldenberg’s PBS Landscaping & Lawn Care.
Brenton Skating Plaza Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 3-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Noon – 11 p.m
Sunday, Noon – 6 p.m.
Admission to Brenton Skating Plaza:
Child/Senior 62+: $5
Skate Rental: $4.50
Admission is increased by $1 on holidays.
Parking is available in the lot behind the Armory Building, the Iowa Workforce Development lot, along the street on Robert D. Ray Drive and in the parking ramp at East Second Street and East Grand Avenue.
For more information about Brenton Skating Plaza, including information on holiday hours, expanded public skating during school break, daily events, birthday parties, programming and promotions, visit brentonplaza.com.
About Brenton Skating Plaza
Brenton Skating Plaza is open seven days a week including holidays from Nov. 17 through March 2018. Gifted by the Brenton Foundation, the facility is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa and is the only outdoor rink in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Brenton Skating Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk. 2017-2018 season sponsors include UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, Mid-American Energy Company, Principal and Meredith Corporation. Brenton is funded by Operation Downtown, City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department and the Riverfront Development Authority. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is a partner of Brenton Skating Plaza.
|David CrosbyCityview / 1 d. 5 h. 21 min. ago more|
Deja Vu all over again
Over the last four years, David Crosby has released three solo albums. The latest of which, “Sky Trails,” came out in September. Nash wasn’t hesitant to attribute that productivity to the end of a longstanding supergroup.
“I got out of Crosby, Stills & Nash,” Crosby said during a phone interview. “I’m not slagging it, we got a lot of good work out of it, but it had devolved to the point where we would just turn on the smoke machine and play the hits. We didn’t like each other, and it was not fun.”
But that’s just half the reason. Crosby points the finger at streaming for killing off half his income, prompting the 75-year-old to do more touring. Since CSN fans wanted the hits, there wasn’t any demand for new material. But Crosby is a prolific writer, and now that he’s on his own he has an outlet to play new songs (sprinkled with a few classic hits).
“Sky Trails” includes “Capitol,” a bipartisan protest song where Crosby takes aim at Congress and its historically low approval ratings. But don’t let that “bipartisan” make you think the spirit of the 1960s has made Crosby soft; he referred to the president as an “orange disaster” and a “badly behaved child” during our interview.
But even in the 1960s, Crosby said they knew that it wasn’t a smart move to overload fans with protest music.
“You can’t do a steady diet of protest songs; if you do, people stop listening,” Crosby said. “But sometimes your country is killing children, and you write ‘Ohio.’ That’s what Neil (Young) did.
“You have to be genuine and write what you feel. Don’t adopt a pose just because it’s hip this week,” Crosby said. “If you’re going to write something other than entertainment, to inform people, it better be the real deal. If you’re going to do it, do it about something you really care about. That’s my best advice; don’t go half measures.”
Crosby has two different bands he plays with for his solo material. There’s what he calls his “Lighthouse” band, playing acoustic songs, and his “Sky Trails” band for electric shows. His Nov. 1 show at Hoyt Sherman Place will feature the latter band, which includes his son, James Raymond (who also produced “Sky Trails”). Beyond himself, Crosby said there is a common thread to both bands’ music.
“Our stuff is always tilted toward jazz. Even when we’re playing a fairly rock and roll tune, the chords are a little more complex than usual. That’s the way I tilt, and it’s natural to both my partners. Mike (League, of the Lighthouse band) runs a jazz band (Snarky Puppy), and James has been a jazzer since the get go. They help my songs really live. I want my songs to make you feel something, and for the music to serve that song. You have to deliver the song to the world in a way that communicates that.”
Crosby said he’s already at worth on a next album, with League and the Lighthouse band.
Following up on that advice for writers of protest music, what can Crosby suggest for non-musicians who are living in the turbulent modern political world, yet weren’t old enough to experience the turbulent politics of the 1960s?
“I don’t know if I’m qualified to give advice, but it’s pretty simple stuff,” Crosby said. “Stick up for what you believe in. If you believe in democracy, fight for democracy, or you will lose it. Want to be a decent person? Then work at it every day.
“Have a set of values and bring those into your daily choices. The situation we’ve got in our country right now is pretty terrible. We’ve got a child in the White House, a badly behaved child. If you care about that stuff or this country, you should stand up for what you believe in. I loved the Women’s March on Washington. If you can get out in the street, it will be as good for you as the people you are trying to help. It will make you feel good about yourself as a human being.” ♦
|World Food Prize Brings Solutions To HungerDes Moines News / 1 d. 7 h. 20 min. ago more|
Every year, the international agriculture community comes to Iowa for the World Food Prize. In Des Moines, groups trying to solve hunger problems around the world get a chance to tell their story.
|Arsonist causes $40000 worth of damage to Des Moines motel - DesMoinesRegister.comGoogle News / 1 d. 8 h. 40 min. ago more|
DesMoinesRegister.comArsonist causes $40000 worth of damage to Des Moines motelDesMoinesRegister.comA man was charged with arson in the first degree early Thursday morning. Joseph Michael Barrese, 33, of Delaware Township allegedly started a fire that caused $40,000 worth of damage to the Redwood Motel in Des Moines, according to the Des Moines ...
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|Waukee Public Safety Building Now Features a “Safe Exchange Zone”Cityview / 1 d. 8 h. 51 min. ago more|
Waukee, Iowa — The Waukee Police Department recently installed a camera system at the Waukee Public Safety Building located at 1300 SE L.A. Grant Parkway in Waukee. Because of these new cameras, the facility’s parking lot in now a designated “Safe Exchange Zone” for community members.
Residents in need of a monitored meeting place for a child custody swap or a property exchange can use the front parking lot as a safe area to meet. Activity in the front parking lot of the Waukee Public Safety Day will be recorded 24 hours a day/seven days a week.
If any issues or concerns arise during the use of the Safe Exchange Zone, please call the non-emergency dispatch line at 515-222-3321. Of course, in the case of an emergency, call 911.
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|Pleasant Hill Receives $100,000 Grant from Resource Enhancement and ProtectionCityview / 1 d. 8 h. 52 min. ago more|
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — The City of Pleasant Hill has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP), part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, for the development of Hickory Glen Park.
REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect Iowa’s natural and cultural resources. Fifteen percent of REAP is set aside for grants to cities for projects that help establish natural areas, encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.
“The City of Pleasant Hill is appreciative REAP recognizes the value Hickory Glen Park adds to our community.” said Ben Champ, City Manager. “As we continue the City’s intentional growth, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life and health of the community.”
Hickory Glen Park is Pleasant Hill’s largest park encompassing 77-acres of open space and woodlands located southwest of Four Mile Elementary School near S.E. 68th Street and S.E. Sixth Avenue. The existing topography provides opportunity for unique amenities to be added that citizens can enjoy for years to come. Plans for the park include soft trails, woodlands and open space as well as many active uses such as shelters, recreational fields, bike trails, splash pad, community gardens and a dog park. Initial construction of the park is anticipated to begin in 2018.
For more information and a map of Hickory Glen Park, visit pleasanthilliowa.org/HickoryGlenPark.
|Tom Mahoney honored with prestigious Tocqueville Award from United Way of Central IowaCityview / 1 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
Tom Mahoney has been honored with the prestigious 2017 Tocqueville Society Award. This award is United Way of Central Iowa’s highest honor, given annually to an individual or couple who exemplify inspirational and sustained leadership and service to the central Iowa community through United Way.
Tocqueville Society, United Way’s premier philanthropic society, recognizes the 400 households who annually contribute $10,000 or more into our community in the areas of health and human services.
A committee of past Tocqueville Society awardees selected Tom Mahoney as 2017 Tocqueville Society Award Winner. The award was presented at the annual Tocqueville Society celebration on October 18 at Principal’s new atrium.
“Tom Mahoney, behind the scenes, is one of the most philanthropic individuals I’ve ever had the good fortune to know,” said Dan Houston, CEO of Principal, who presented Mahoney with the award. “He’s the ultimate champion for people who are looking for a hand up versus a hand out. It’s been a privilege to work alongside Tom on many projects throughout central Iowa.”
Mahoney is the Chairman and CEO of ITA Group and currently serves as the chair of United Way of Central Iowa’s board of directors. He joined Tocqueville Society in 2008, and has served on committees with United Way of Central Iowa since 2010. He was chair of the campaign in 2014 and joined United Way’s board of directors in 2013. His work includes leaving a legacy of service to those United Way serves throughout the community, including efforts to engage and recognize employee campaign chairs at companies and to increase leadership opportunities on United Way’s board.
“Tom is a dedicated husband, father, and businessman, who also recognizes the importance of giving his talents and resources to our community so all families can thrive,” said Elisabeth Buck, president of United Way of Central Iowa. “His leadership and focus on serving others has made a huge impact in how we do our work as an organization, and we look forward to his continued direction and commitment to United Way as president of our board.”
About Tocqueville Society
Since its inception in 1984, Tocqueville Society members have contributed more than $40 million to improving the health, education, and financial stability of central Iowans. More than 400 Tocqueville members give $10,000 annually to create measurable and lasting change to central Iowa’s most pressing issues.
About United Way of Central Iowa
United Way of Central Iowa fights for the health, education, and financial stability of all central Iowans. For over 100 years, United Way of Central Iowa has brought together nonprofits, businesses, government, community leaders, volunteers, and more to identify and tackle central Iowa’s toughest challenges. Focusing on issues such as early grade reading, poverty, mental and social health, high school graduation, and career training, United Way of Central Iowa inspires central Iowans to give, advocate, and volunteer to improve lives and empower all in our community. For more information about United Way of Central Iowa, visit www.unitedwaydm.org.
|Grand jury says 3 Des Moines offices justified in shootingDes Moines News / 1 d. 11 h. 49 min. ago more|
A grand jury has decided three Des Moines police officers were justified in a fatal shooting of a woman who had fired a shot after running from a car. Polk County Attorney John Sarcone told The Des Moines Register the grand jury decided Tuesday that officers Brian Buck, Brandon Holtan and Brady Pratt wouldn't be indicted in connection with the July 5 death of 29-year-old Tiffany Lynn Potter.
|Public Schedule: Public Schedule: October 19, 2017Des Moines News / 1 d. 14 h. 6 min. ago more|
ANY UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ONLINE BY 8:00 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY. *** Administrator Green is on travel to Des Moines, Iowa to participate in the 2017 Borlaug Dialogue and additional World Food Prize events.
|Police investigate stabbing that sent man to hospitalDes Moines News / 1 d. 18 h. 23 min. ago more|
Police said a man ran into the DART station and was bleeding when he made contact with an on-duty officer, who then called for assistance. "We've got 24/7 security, we've got Des Moines uniform police officers that work out of here, we have a ton of cameras," said Tim Sanderson, of DART.
|More Des Moines News / 1 d. 20 h. 28 min. ago more|
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|Records: Des Moines officer didn't warn man before shootingDes Moines News / 2 d. 1 h. 9 min. ago more|
Video and audio recordings of Vanessa Miller's patrol car show she didn't warn 28-year-old Ryan Bolinger before firing her weapon in 2015. Video and audio recordings of Vanessa Miller's patrol car show she didn't warn 28-year-old Ryan Bolinger before firing her weapon in 2015.
|Police academy hired Des Moines officer who fatally shot unarmed man Ryan Bolinger - DesMoinesRegister.comGoogle News / 2 d. 1 h. 31 min. ago more|
DesMoinesRegister.comPolice academy hired Des Moines officer who fatally shot unarmed man Ryan BolingerDesMoinesRegister.comThe Des Moines police officer who resigned last year after fatally shooting an unarmed man through the window of her patrol car spent the past year working as an instructor for the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Vanessa Miller resigned from the police ...Records: Des Moines Officer Didn't Warn Man Before ShootingU.S. News & World Reportall 7 news articles »
|COMMUNITY JAZZ CENTER OF GREATER DES MOINES HONORS LOCAL JAZZ HEROESCityview / 2 d. 2 h. 2 min. ago more|
Every city has its jazz heroes, and Des Moines is no exception. For the past 16 years, the Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines (CJC) has honored these heroes with its Annual Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Awards. This year’s event is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, October 22, at Noce in downtown Des Moines.
CJC will be inducting trumpeter/bandleader Dan Hartzer, pianist Nancy Bierma and former CJC executive director Phyllis Leaverton into the Hall of Fame, which now numbers a total of 50 individuals from the jazz community.
Dan Hartzer — Hartzer started playing trumpet professionally in 1963 performing weekends at the “Golden Hawk Nightclub” in Beaverdale. Since that time, he has played in the back-up bands for numerous entertainers visiting Des Moines including Sonny and Cher, Bob Hope, The Carpenters, Liberace, Red Skelton, John Denver, and Pat Boone, to mention a few. He also had the opportunity to play in various traveling bands including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Henry Mancini. Today, in addition to leading various bands on his own, Hartzer is the official racetrack bugler at Prairie Meadows, where he also serves as musical director for various casino events.
Nancy Bierma — Although she moved to Minneapolis more than twenty years ago, Bierma has left an impact on the local scene as a pianist, promoter and educator. She first started performing in local clubs in the 1970s, sharing the stage with performers such as Don Jaques, Rod Leaverton, Bill Stewart and Mitch Espe. Bierma also worked closely with Metro Arts Alliance to start the Jazz in July Series. A strong advocate for female jazz musicians, she created and led the annual Women in Jazz Concerts in Des Moines. Today, she continues to pursue her passion for jazz while enjoying a successful career as a licensed acupuncturist.
Phyllis Leaverton — Often referred to as the “Queen of CJC,” Phyllis became active in the organization from its inception in 1988. At the time her son, Rod, was a high school jazz guitar player who volunteered for CJC. Phyllis supported her son’s interest in jazz by volunteering as well. In 1996, the CJC board elected Leaverton as its executive director, a position she held until 2017. During her tenure, the organization sponsored monthly jam sessions for area students, a volunteer big band, middle school and high school jazz clinics/festivals, the Des Moines Jazz Hall of Fame and a one-day jazz festival featuring Des Moines musicians. It’s a tribute to Leaverton that those activities are still going strong and so is Phyllis, who makes it a point to attend every CJC event.
Other awards to be presented at the event include:
Special Recognition Awards will be given to saxophonist Bryan Schumacker and Noce for their contributions to the jazz scene.
The Next Generation Award, which focuses on up-and-coming musicians who are making an impact on music in Des Moines, will be presented to saxophonist/violinist Robert Espe.
The Bobby Dawson Award, presented to a student musician who has been involved with the CJC monthly jam sessions, will be presented to bassist Sophie Roberts, an Ames High School senior.
This year’s Hall of Fame will be held October 22, at Noce, 1326 Walnut Street in downtown Des Moines. The Hall of Fame event will kick off at 1:30 p.m. with a a reception and silent auction. The awards ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. which will include performance from past Hall of Fame winners including Julius Brooks, Scott Smith, Jim Eklof, Sam Salomone. Plus a special tribute to Phyllis featuring many of the students who attended CJC jam sessions in their youth.
Admission is $20 for CJC members if tickets are purchased and paid for prior to October 22. Admission at the door or for non-members is $30. Food and drinks will be available for an additional charge. Proceeds from this event fund the Community Jazz Center’s youth activities.
|3 Des Moines officers cleared in shooting death of armed womanDes Moines News / 2 d. 5 h. 35 min. ago more|
Three Des Moines police officers have been cleared in an officer-involved shooting death of an armed woman in July.
|Halloween on the HillCityview / 2 d. 5 h. 47 min. ago more|
DES MOINES — Back for its eighth year, the residents of Sherman Hill will be decorating their historic homes with spooky scenes and collecting non-perishable food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry. Halloween on the Hill has become one of the “must-do” events on Halloween night in Des Moines!
The event is free to all who dare to drive or walk through. However, visitors are asked to drop off a non-perishable food item at Hoyt Sherman Place (15th and Woodland) to receive a map that includes the largest Halloween displays in the neighborhood.
This event is all trick, no treats! This neighborhood-wide haunted house is a great family event for all ages and a fun way to support those in need in our community. Visit the DMARC website for a list of the most needed food items: https://www.dmarcunited.org/movethefood/most-needed-items/
Visitors can expect to see lots of ghosts and goblins, and historic homes which are haunted for one night only, a live Thriller performance, Freddy Kruger roaming the streets, seven foot Frankenstein, and much, much more!
This event will be held on Halloween night, October 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://historicshermanhill.com/events/halloween-on-the-hill/ or facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/164896654090522/
|After losing family member in Somalian bombing, City Council candidate calls for unityDes Moines News / 2 d. 10 h. 13 min. ago more|
WEBVTT New tonight, a candidate for DesMoines' City Council is suspending his campaign. Abshir Omar wrote in a tweet today,he's suspending his campaign forthree days -- to mourn hisbrother- in-law, who was killed in Somalia.
|Des Moines Art Center hosts 17th annual Day of the Dead celebrationfkgsCityview / 3 d. 7 h. 13 min. ago more|
DES MOINES, IA — On Sunday, October 29, noon – 4 p.m., the Des Moines Art Center will host the 17th annual Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration. The event will take place at 4700 Grand Avenue and is free and open to the public. A free shuttle will be available at Merrill Middle School, 5301 Grand Avenue, Des Moines.
Day of the Dead is a traditional Latino celebration that honors the lives of members of the community who have passed away, as well as a festive day of music, dancing, food and drink, art activities, and remembrances for the entire family.
This year’s celebration will honor the influence of the many local Mexican bands that provided the community with traditional and modern sounds, playing an important role in the lives of many, from weddings to quinceanera celebrations to family reunions.
Mariachi Zapata will provide music throughout the day. Art activities will be held in the studios. Complimentary hot chocolate and Day of the Dead bread will be provided and food will be available for purchase in the restaurant. An ofrenda with mementos from the musicians’ lives will be on display in the main lobby October 29 through November 5.
Noon – 4 p.m. Entertainment by Mariachi Zapata, Art Activities in the studios, Traditional Day of the Dead bread, Mexican hot chocolate by Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventur, Food available for purchase by Tamale’s Industry, Cash Bar, Museum Shop open featuring Day of the Dead merchandise
12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Museum tours (Spanish and English)
1 and 3 p.m. Film in Levitt Auditorium: “Music of our Fathers,” Vince Valdez, director
Day of the Dead Ofrenda October 29 – November 5, lobby
“Drawing in Space” Through January 21, 2018, Richard Meier building,
Anna K. Meredith Gallery, I. M. Pei building, lobby
“I, too, am America” Through November 26, 2017, John Brady Print Gallery
Iowa Artists 2017: Yun Shin Through December 3, 2017, Blank One Gallery
Single-channel 7: Journeys into Through January 7, 2018, Pamela Bass-Bookey and
Peripheral Worlds: Alex Prager Harry Bookey Gallery, Richard Meier Building
“La Petite Mort”
|Historic Valley Junction added to National Register of Historic PlacesCityview / 4 d. 8 h. 6 min. ago more|
DES MOINES — It’s official: The community that calls itself Historic Valley Junction is now certifiably historic — and they have the papers to prove it.
The West Des Moines neighborhood group and the State Historic Preservation Office announced Sunday that the area has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation from the National Park Service covers 52 historic properties along a three-block stretch of Fifth Street and several cross streets that developed in the railroad boom years of the 1890s.
Ever since the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad moved its East Des Moines roundhouse to West Des Moines, Valley Junction has offered a mix of businesses — first to cater to the railroad industry and then to the residents who followed. Today the area touts itself as small-town pocket within a bigger city, filled with shops, galleries, bars, restaurants and events.
As the area evolved, so did its architecture. Some of its early Italianate brick buildings now stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Classical Revival designs with terra cotta facades, built between the two world wars, and the sleeker mid-century storefronts that went up in the 1950s and 1960s.
“Historic Valley Junction has thrived for more than a century,” said Jim Miller, executive director of the Historic Valley Junction Foundation. “There are so many great stories here, so we’re delighted the National Register designation can help us share our history with future generations.”
The National Register of Historic Places was established in 1966 and is part of the National Park Service’s program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to protect America’s historic and archeological resources. To date, the register includes more than 90,000 properties in almost every county across the United States.
Getting listed on the register is the first step toward eligibility for various federal preservation tax credits, which have so far leveraged more than $45 billion in private investment and National Park Service grant programs.
“The register is a way to honor a community’s past and inspire people to think about the legacy they’ll carve out for the future,” said Steve King, who oversees the State Historic Preservation Office, which is funded by the National Park Service and operated by the State Historical Society of Iowa, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. “Historic Valley Junction should be commended for the work they’ve done to preserve the area’s unique character.”
The timing of today’s announcement coincides with Historic Valley Junction’s month-long campaign to win a $150,000 grant to help restore the marquee and brick façade of the historic Theatrical Shop, housed in a former theater at 145 Fifth St. The property is one of 25 national finalists in an online voting contest that National Geographic and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are conducting through Oct. 31. (Want to help? Find the details at www.votevalleyjunction.org.)
|Biracial boy allegedly hanged by group of teens gets big birthday surpriseKCCI / 8 d. 22 h. 13 min. ago more|
Last month, Quincy's family said a group of teenagers nearly hanged him in what they're calling a racially motivated crime.