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in the Spotlight

  • Water Testing Begins at Ada Hayden

    The Water and Pollution Control Department is working with the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL), based in Iowa City, to perform water quality monitoring at Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The in-depth monitoring of the lake began this week and will continue for the summer.

  • South Duff Improvements Begin on Monday

    Improvements to the outside lanes of south Duff Avenue from the Squaw Creek Bridge north to South Fifth Street will begin on Monday, May 22, weather dependent. Two-lane, north and south traffic will be maintained through most of the work zone. However, traffic will funnel to one lane in each direction in front of the Walmart Supercenter, 534 S. Duff Ave.

  • Animal Shelter Benefits from Dinner Fundraiser

    Dozens of participants attended the fifth annual Wine and Paws Dinner fundraiser hosted by the Lincoln Center Hy-Vee and raised more than $5,000 for the Ames Animal Shelter. Since its inception, the Hy-Vee Wine and Paws Dinner has contributed more than $16,000 toward medical care and special needs of animals at the shelter.