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Colo-Nesco Holds Career and College Fair

Nov 25, 2014 3:08pm

Colo-NESCO hosted its Fall Career and College Fair and Iowa College Application Campaign event on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the high school in Colo.

Forty businesses and college...

Victoria Drinkall was the winner of $100 in Chamber Bucks from the 2013 Shop Nevada First contest. She registered at Good & Quick, one of the local Chamber participants. Charlie Good, owner of Good & Quick, is pictured with Drinkall. (Photo Submitted)

‘Shop Nevada First’ this holiday season

Nov 25, 2014 3:08pm

The Nevada Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the annual Shop Nevada First event. Eleven Nevada businesses are participating this year. This event encourages residents and visitors to shop...

Club News

Nov 25, 2014 3:07pm

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WO Club met Nov. 18 at the Colo Community Center, with Patty Geer as hostess. The Club Collect was recited, as was the pledge to the flag. President Joyce French gave some background...

When television first dominated Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014 3:06pm

It was 1951 that our family Thanksgiving gathering took a big change. That was the year my grandparents bought their first television set.

Up until that time, the men always gathered in the...

Reader feedback of the best kind

Nov 25, 2014 3:06pm

It’s not uncommon for readers to contact me and share their thoughts. Their opinions can often be categorized one of two ways: love or hate. They either love a particular column, or they hate it....

Public Open Space – An American Idea

Nov 25, 2014 3:06pm

My wife, Sue, and I went walking late Sunday afternoon. It was only in the teens, but the sun was shining and winds were fairly calm. We could have walked around the neighborhood as we sometimes...

Greenery combined with decorative LED lights can brighten up holiday centerpieces and mantle displays. (Photo provided by Gardener’s Supply Company)

Add some sparkle to your holiday décor

Nov 25, 2014 3:04pm

Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season.

Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs,...

United Way of Story County Impacting access to affordable healthcare: Mental Health Services

Nov 25, 2014 3:04pm

Last column, we introduced United Way’s health focus, and we reiterated how important access to affordable health care is to our community. Over the next four weeks, this column will focus on what...


Nov 25, 2014 2:59pm

The Nov. 20 issues of the Nevada Journal and the Tri-County Times referred to Don Van Houweling as Houweling in several places in the article. In addition, only seven other store locations were...

Cy-House Rock!

CyclONE City Auction date set in December, fundraiser by Leadership Ames Class XXVII

Nov 25, 2014 2:58pm

The Leadership Ames Class XXVII has announced the CyclONE City auction date for Thursday, Dec. 4, in conjunction with Ames Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Alumni Center.