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Olmsted Elementary Celebrates Final Day of School Before Demolition this Summer  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa – Olmsted Elementary students are walking the halls one last time before the school is demolished this summer. The Urbandale elementary ...



Urbandale High School employee killed after being hit by car near school  Des Moines Register

"Our thoughts will continue to be with the Ipson family," Urbandale Schools superintendent wrote Thursday afternoon.



C-SPAN Bus Makes Urbandale Stop; Student Documentary Filmmakers Honored  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Three Urbandale High School students were honored by C-SPAN Wednesday after winning thousands of dollars in grant money in a ...



Urbandale School Employee Dies After Being Hit by Car  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Counselors will be available to students and staff at Urbandale High School Friday following the death of a school worker. Dawn Ipson, a ...



Police identify driver in deadly Urbandale crash, investigation ongoing  KCCI Des Moines

Police identified the driver in a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident that killed an Urbandale school worker. The Urbandale Police Department said Friday that Jean ...



Urbandale District Seeks $59M To Close 4 Schools, Build 2  Patch.com

Urbandale District Seeks $59M To Build 2 Schools - Urbandale, IA - Officials say replacing four elementaries with two new ones will be more efficient and create ...



Sergeant who responded to police ambush sues Urbandale over 'abusive treatment,' says he has PTSD  Des Moines Register

Sgt. Mark Jorgensen has sued Urbandale after he developed PTSD following the 2016 Iowa police shootings and the city's "subsequent abusive treatment."



Urbandale School Teaches Students to Code Before Some Learn to Type  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa – Karen Acres Elementary School and Urbandale High School and teaming up to teach elementary students how to code. High school ...



Urbandale voters approve $59 million bond for 2 elementary schools, fitness center  Des Moines Register

Urbandale will tear down four elementary schools and replace them with two new buildings.



Iowa’s First Female African American Mayor Visits Urbandale High School  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Students at Urbandale High School learned about Black History Month from a living Iowa legend on Thursday. LaMetta Wynn was the first ...



$59 Million Bond Referendum for New Urbandale Schools Would Increase Property Taxes  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa – Residents of Urbandale will vote on a bond referendum that would build two brand new schools in the district and renovate others.



Urbandale teacher unearths Allen Lazard's middle-school autograph before potential NFL debut  Des Moines Register

If you're an Iowa State fan on the hunt for Allen Lazard's autograph, you can at least know that the NFL wide receiver was writing legibly as a teenager.



OHS finds new principal | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School has found its new principal for the 2019-2020 school year.



New Club Allows Urbandale Students to Use Lessons in the Real World  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa – A new after school program at Urbandale High School is taking class lessons and using it in the community. “Hope in Action” started fall of ...



Urbandale Students Remember Lost Officers After Year Anniversary  WHO TV Des Moines

URBANDALE, Iowa – Urbandale High School will honor lost officers at the first home basketball game Tuesday night. Earlier this month marked the one year ...



'It's giving me hope': Johnston player uses football, his coaches' help to fight his battle with depression  Des Moines Register

Johnston defensive lineman Coty Lemon hopes his story will be enlightening and encouraging to others.



Iowa News Headlines Thursday, December 6, 2018 | Regional  KMAland

(Guthrie Center, IA) -- The National Transportation Safety Board is releasing a preliminary report on a Guthrie County plane crash that killed four people last ...



Meet the 24 'best and brightest' 2018 high school graduates from the Des Moines area  Des Moines Register

Each year, the Des Moines Register recognizes top seniors through its Academic All-State recognition, highlighting the next generation of leaders.



Introducing the Des Moines Register’s 50 greatest Iowa high school football players  Des Moines Register

Way back in 1890, some high schools around the state of Iowa start participating in football. These teams were more like clubs rather than school-affiliated ...



Urbandale Students Aid Community With Hope In Action Projects  Patch.com

Urbandale Teens Aid Community With Hope In Action - Urbandale, IA - The new Urbandale High School student group inspires students to change the world by ...



High school graduation ceremonies in the metro  Des Moines Register

Metro-area graduations for the class of 2018 are set for the following dates and times. Ankeny. Ankeny Centennial High School: 6:30 p.m. May 30 at Hilton ...



Saturday's Iowa high school state baseball championship scores and area coverage  The Gazette

Championship Saturday at the Iowa high school state baseball tournament saw three Gazette area teams fall at Principal Park in Des Moines.



ISU star Allen Lazard on his NFL debut: 'It was something truly special'  DesMoinesRegister.com

Former Urbandale High School and Iowa State star Allen Lazard has been waiting all season to make his NFL debut. His chance finally came Sunday.



Where to find 4th of July fireworks and festivities in the Des Moines metro  Des Moines Register

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in the metro. Check out our list of events.



Urbandale photos sought for 'Throwback Thursday'  DesMoinesRegister.com

Urbandale is celebrating its centennial in 2016. And to help the community honor the past 100 years, the Centennial Steering Committee is collecting historic ...



'Your sacrifice was not in vain': Dispatch goes silent in honor of metro officers killed 2 years ago  Des Moines Register

In the early hours of Friday morning, Des Moines police officers were called to a fight on the northeast side of the city. The line was open; no one was talking to ...



Iowa high school football: Live analysis and instant reaction on Week 2 games  Des Moines Register

The Register's Cody Goodwin offers live analysis from the Week Two of the Iowa high school football season.



Allen Lazard in 'Football Heaven' after signing with Packers  Des Moines Register

Former Iowa State star Allen Lazard is getting his shot to make his NFL debut.



Urbandale school board candidate: Katherine Howsare  DesMoinesRegister.com

There are three newcomers and one incumbent running for four seats in the Sept. 8 election.



In Fundraiser Battle Between Ankeny and Urbandale High Schools, Combat Hunger Is The Winner  Patch.com

Ankeny High School Battles For Combat Hunger - Ankeny, IA - Students at Urbandale and Ankeny high schools are holding fundraising events all week to see ...



Urbandale Students Fill Backpacks For Children In Foster Care  Patch.com

Backpacks Filled By Hope In Action Students - Urbandale, IA - The new Hope In Action student-led organization at Urbandale High School aims to make the ...



Children's mental health bill signed into law Wednesday  Marshalltown Times Republican

DES MOINES — With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law that will see a statewide children's mental health system formed. State Sen.



Degrees of Debt: What you need to know about paying for college  DesMoinesRegister.com

College expenses are increasing each year, and Iowans are going deeper into debt to finance higher education. Join us for a discussion on what your family ...



Urbandale Basketball Games Will Back The Blue  Patch.com

Urbandale Basketball Night Will 'Back The Blue' - Urbandale, IA - Urbandale High School basketball teams will celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Night ...



Police 'heartbroken' after ambush leaves 2 Des Moines-area officers dead  DesMoinesRegister.com

Shock and heartbreak hung over the Des Moines metro area Wednesday after a lone killer in the dark of night gunned down two local police officers patrolling in ...



People to Watch: Johnston mother, daughter provide menstrual products to women in need  Des Moines Register

During December 2017, Melissa Knutson had more feminine hygiene products fanning out from under her Christmas tree than presents. Boxes of pads, tampons ...



Scammers take advantage of high school fundraiser  KCCI Des Moines

Touchdown Sports claims to be helping raise funds for the Urbandale High School cheerleading program.



Boys track: Times improve for Ottumwa at DouBrava Invite  Ottumwacourier

URBANDALE — Jim Nickerson can vividly recall the tough times that Ottumwa boys track and field teams of the past had competing in the loaded Gary ...



She graduated from junior college before high school. It saved her more than $10,000.  DesMoinesRegister.com

At age 17, she had enough credits to do two graduations in a month.



Iowa's Steve King has a history of controversial remarks. Here are some that riled people up.  Des Moines Register

Iowa Rep. Steve King has been rebuked by the U.S. House for making racist statements. Read and see his history of criticized remarks on race, immigration and ...



Glenwood principal hurt in incident that included shooting  DesMoinesRegister.com

Authorities say the principal of Glenwood Community High School has been injured in a neighborhood incident that involved a shooting.



South Winneshiek’s Felicity Taylor becomes first Iowa girl to reach 100 prep victories  Des Moines Register

Someday, we may look at Felicity Taylor as a key pioneer for helping girls' wrestling become a sanctioned high school sport in Iowa. When she talked with the ...



Greene provides little insight on what drove him to kill 2 police officers  DesMoinesRegister.com

Scott Michael Greene provided little insight into what drove him to kill two central Iowa police officers in early morning ambush shootings last year even as he ...



Urbandale and Johnston Area News  DesMoinesRegister.com

Briefs from around Urbandale, Johnston and Grimes.



'Justin was our hero,' friend says at slain officer's funeral  DesMoinesRegister.com

Urbandale officer Justin Martin, 24, was ambushed and gunned down in his squad car while responding to a 911 call regarding gunshots.



Iowa high school band members walk off football field before playing of national anthem  DesMoinesRegister.com

Members of Ames High's marching band walked off the field before the national anthem in protest at Friday's football game against Des Moines Lincoln.



Steinkes: Thanks for making Tyler part of the team  Mason City Globe Gazette

Our son is 20 years old, was born and raised in Urbandale, Iowa, and attended Urbandale High School. His name is Tyler. When he was 4 years old, the ...



Urbandale bar and grill has new owners  DesMoinesRegister.com

Victor's Sports Club in Urbandale closed Sunday. New owners are set to reopen the bar and restaurant Friday.



A grieving mom writes her teen son's touching obituary and pleads for Iowa to do more for the mentally ill  DesMoinesRegister.com

Mary Neubauer and her husband, Larry Loss, read a story in the June 13, 2009, edition of The Des Moines Register about Russian children visiting Iowa ...



Neighbors pay daily tributes to slain Des Moines-area officers  KCRG

Central Iowans are bracing for a somber anniversary in which two Des Moines-area police officers were shot and killed as they sat in their patrol cars.



Their son's killer confessed. Now these teachers lean on their school and police family for support.  DesMoinesRegister.com

ROCKWELL CITY, Ia. — As a parent, I never want to know what this feels like: Randy and Jayne Martin sat Friday in a packed Polk County courtroom and ...



Prep wrestling: Former Iowa City West star Nate Moore tabbed as Trojans’ new head coach  Des Moines Register

Moore was a four-time state finalist and a two-time champ for Iowa City West. Now, he will lead the Trojan wrestling program.



Prospect Profile: Johnston’s Anthony Coleman coveted across Big Ten  DesMoinesRegister.com

Johnston's sophomore corner back Anthony Coleman is already coveted by Big Ten programs is building SEC interest.



Iowa prep wrestling takeaways: Valley's Joel Shapiro continues dominant senior run  Des Moines Register

The Register's Cody Goodwin looks back at the weekend that was in high school wrestling around the state of Iowa.



Iowa's lost boys of heroin leave grieving mothers in the wake  Des Moines Register

One terse line in an obituary suggests the scope: "Michael is also preceded in death by 13 of his friends who also lost their life to the opioid epidemic."



Paying for college has changed a lot in 30 years. Combat the myths with these facts.  Des Moines Register

When Kris Maggard of Des Moines attended Grand View University in the late 1980s, she paid her own college and living expenses through a combination of ...



Urbandale Triplets Commit to Run Track at Same University  whotv.com

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Graceland University landed three talented track stars who all came not only from the same school but the same household. Triplets ...



New teachers ready for the school year | News  Journal-Eureka

ANAMOSA. There are several new teachers this year in classrooms throughout the Anamosa Community School District. The Journal-Eurekaspoke with three ...



Group Home Closed: Residents Sexually Abused, Medications Missed  whotv.com

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Sixteen-year-old Joe Buerckley didn't get a good start. His adoptive mother says his biological parents abused and neglected him, which ...



Former Iowa State WR Allen Lazard makes quick impression at NFL Combine  Des Moines Register

With a 4.55 40-yard dash, Urbandale native and former Iowa State star Allen Lazard pushed aside any notion that he'd need to be a tight end to succeed in the ...



Having a plan is key to paying for college. Try this Iowa family's plan as a guide.  Des Moines Register

Although every family's plan for paying for college will be different, every family should have a plan.



Student loans 101: Being a smart borrower could save you big money  Des Moines Register

Before you take out federal or private student loans, here are a few things to keep in mind.



How did these college students lower their debt? This school gave them a financial planner.  Des Moines Register

It has helped this university reduce student debt by 10 percent in a short amount of time.



King removed Confederate flag from desk after Iowa police slayings  Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY | U.S. Rep. Steve King said he removed a Confederate flag from the desk in his Capitol Hill office in the aftermath of last fall's shooting deaths of.



Iowa State's Allen Lazard caps impressive pre-draft process during Pro Day  Des Moines Register

Iowa State's Allen Lazard has helped his draft stock at the Senior Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine and Iowa State's Pro Day.



The numbers that defined the Iowa State football team's turnaround  Des Moines Register

Iowa State is bowl eligible for the first time since 2012. The reason: Several under the radar numbers tell the stories of the Cyclones' success.



Ankeny kicking tradition continues with Centennial's Jake Pinegar, a Penn State recruit  DesMoinesRegister.com

Ankeny Centennial's Jake Pinegar is the latest in a long line of outstanding kickers from Ankeny.



NFL Draft: ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. believes Iowa State stars Allen Lazard, Joel Lanning should get picked  Des Moines Register

ESPN draft analyst could see Allen Lazard and Joel Lanning getting drafted this year.



Friday's CIML boys' basketball results  DesMoinesRegister.com

Urbandale 52,. Johnston 49. URBANDALE, Ia. – Johnston was ahead 43-40 with four minutes to go, but Urbandale made 11 of 12 free throws in the fourth ...



Peterson: Multiple NFL Combine invites another indicator that Iowa State football is trending up  Des Moines Register

David Montgomery and Hakeem Butler getting NFL Draft Combine invites is another sign that Iowa State's football program is trending up.



Peterson: Will the NFL’s show of solidarity carry over to Iowa State vs. Texas football game?  DesMoinesRegister.com

Don't be surprised to see some show of solidarity following President Trump's weekend comments about NFL players.



Hy-Vee's 'helpful smile' jingle turns 50  DesMoinesRegister.com

There will be a celebration Monday at the grocery chain's Urbandale store.



In obit, a call to recognize a mental health & addiction crisis  MPR News

Sergei Neubauer's obituary doesn't say so specifically, but his struggle, like most against depression and mental illness, was brave and courageous. His short ...



Iowa News Headlines Monday | Regional  KMAland

(Des Moines, IA) -- Des Moines police arrest a third man in the robberies of two men whose bodies were found September 11th. Eighteen-year-old Luis ...



Peterson: Jacob Park's Iowa State football world isn't fantasy, it's amazingly real  DesMoinesRegister.com

AMES, Ia. — Envision yourself in Jacob Park's football helmet. Pretend you're in the passing pocket. Imagine you see Allen Lazard open while running a ...



The days of the A's  Newton Daily News

The year was 1973. Doug Swanson was 20, long-haired and wanted a place to play baseball. In order to ensure himself a future on diamonds scattered across ...



NCSD welcomes 13 new teachers  Newton Daily News

The Newton Community School District is welcoming 13 new teachers for the upcoming school year.



Nelson Brands making his own name amid family's imposing wrestling bloodline  Iowa City Press Citizen

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Nelson Brands' mother, Michelle, chuckles at the question: What was it like for Nelson to grow up with Terry Brands as a dad? She's got lots of ...



Army National Combine participants  247Sports.com

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.



Behind the scenes at the NFL Draft: Waiting for the call that never came with Allen Lazard  Des Moines Register

AMES, Ia. — Minutes after the final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, Allen Lazard stayed sitting in a booth at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ames, clutching his phone as he ...



Quaron Adams Is One Of The Top Underclassman Boys Sprinters  MileSplit

Chandler (AZ) High School's Quaron Adams has some of the top underclassman sprint times in the nation. He's clocked a 21.61 (+1.6) in the 200m and a 10.49 ...



Trump takes aim at Bob Vander Plaats  DesMoinesRegister.com

Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to attack one of rival Ted Cruz's more influential Iowa endorsers, Christian conservative leader Bob Vander Plaats.



Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Resilient Indianola wrestler Kobey Pritchard ready for state's biggest stage  DesMoinesRegister.com

INDIANOLA, Ia. — Kobey Pritchard's wrestling talent got him to Wells Fargo Arena. Indianola's 106-pound sophomore offers that reminder, because he knows ...



How are candidates spending ahead of the Iowa caucuses?  DesMoinesRegister.com

Editor's note: A previous version of this story misstated how much Bernie Sanders has spent nationally. Ben Carson's family festivals in Iowa earlier this year ...



Former Dowling star Ryan Boyle desperate for Hawkeye playing time  DesMoinesRegister.com

The move from QB to WR is a 'one-year rental' for Iowa's former two-time prep Gatorade player of the year.



Photos of year: Iowans and their stories  DesMoinesRegister.com

The joy of a winning season. A sunrise along RAGBRAI. The energy of political campaigns. These — and many more — were all moments captured by Register ...



Deez Nuts is disappointed  DesMoinesRegister.com

Brady Olson, 16, recently 'shook his head slowly in disbelief.'



NXN Heartland Girls Team Scores: Wayzata Holds Strong  MileSplit

Wayzata (MN) girls have the top spot all but locked up based on 2017 times in our returning team scores for the NXN Heartland Region. The team has a 1-5 ...



Donald Trump confident about winning Iowa Republican caucus  USA TODAY

Donald Trump exuded confidence the day before his first election day, urging supporters Sunday to caucus for him and even talking about the criteria for a vice ...



HERSOM: Make the call and lend a helping hand  Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY | Wanted: Thick-skinned, healthy, sports-loving individuals willing to sacrifice some free time to help promote the games they love.



Nancy O'Dell breaks her silence on vulgar Donald Trump recording  11alive.com

Entertainment journalist Nancy O'Dell is finally speaking her mind about being objectified in the leaked 2005 recorded conversation between Donald Trump and ...



Ex-POW: 'Trump's comments were really stupid'  USA TODAY

Donald Trump's refusal to apologize for comments made about John McCain's heroism during the Vietnam War has left members of the veteran community ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Boys 100m Dash  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 100 meter dash among wind legal F.A.T. times.



Donald Trump's call for banning Muslims from entering US draws condemnation  USA TODAY

Donald Trump took his plan for tightening the nation's borders to a new level Monday — and drew condemnation from Republican opponents as well as ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Girls 400m Hurdles  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor girls returnees in the 400 meter hurdles.



Straight No Chaser finds harmony on the road  Sioux City Journal

Put 10 guys on the road, tell them to sing every night and you get, what? Chaos?



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