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Converse named ICON project manager

Monica Converse has joined ICON Water Trails as its new project manager, the organization announced this week.

In the newly created position, Converse will work to bring five of ICON’s six downtown Des Moines sites …

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Iowa Brewery Running Series registration open

Registration is open for the Iowa Brewery Running Series, which showcases local breweries and neighborhoods throughout Iowa while promoting healthy activity. The casual 5K courses start and end at local breweries and taprooms, where participants …

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Pi515 announces 2023 Community Awards recipients; Wimer to receive Legacy Award

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Pi515, a youth- and community-based nonprofit in Des Moines, has announced the recipients of its 2023 Community Awards, which recognize corporations or organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to supporting youths and their …

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Women in Agriculture Day reception to be held March 23

Gov. Kim Reynolds will be signing a proclamation declaring March 23 as “Women in Agriculture Day in Iowa.” This marks the fourth year that Stine Seed Co. has partnered with the Iowa FFA Foundation, the …

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Skate DSM to continue program to give free skateboards to kids

Skate DSM announced that it will continue its “Get on Board Project” in 2023, providing free skateboards, helmets and instruction to eligible Des Moines-area children in grades K-8. The program, which aims to remove barriers …

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Food Bank of Iowa continues to set records as need rises

Emily Shearer, food acquisition manager, unloads a donation of pork at the Food Bank of Iowa warehouse. Photo contributed by Food Bank of Iowa.

The Food Bank of Iowa set another record for the number …

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ACLU of Iowa announces Youth Advocacy Award winners

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa has announced the winners of its Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy Awards. Natalie Andrade, 17, of Marshalltown and Waverly Zhao, 18, of Johnston are the winners of the $500 …

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‘Eat. Drink. Architecture.’ tour announced

The Iowa Architectural Foundation has teamed up with Full Court Press Restaurants to present the 11th annual “Eat. Drink. Architecture.” walking tour of downtown Des Moines on April 15. The event offers participants a chance …

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa announces 2023 Youth of the Year

Delanee Stuve has been named Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa. The title recognizes outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Delanee will now compete …

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1,000 homeless Iowa students helped by car dealerships, $30K in supplies

The Des Moines school district has over 1,000 homeless students, and employees at all seven dealerships of Stew Hansen & Dewey Dodge have joined to help them. On Monday, the dealerships packed 1,000 hygiene bags …

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