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Ruth Cain Beaman, 90, of Adel

Ruth Cain Beaman, of Adel, was born in Madrid, IA, at her grandparents’ home on January 16, 1932, and died on June 29, 2022. Her parents, Floyd and Gladys Cain, moved to a farm south of Adel in Dallas County. All of her education came at the De Soto School, where sisters, Marabel Kersey, Frances Leonard, Shirley Baker, and brother, Arthur Cain, went also. Ruth married her high school sweetheart, on June 25, 1950, at her parents’ farm home. Russell Beaman came to De Soto High School from southwest of De Soto. They bought the secondhome ever built in Earlham on Maple Street. She worked at the bank there, and Russ worked at Hunter Motors. During the next ten years, they had their four children in Earlham. Carol Jean was born in 1951, Harold Dean in 1952, Kathleen Ann in 1957, and Christine Joan in 1959. Russ soon was working at KDPS, then IPTV. They both had amateur radio licenses, KOENA and KOAON, which they used to connect servicemen to home in the Korean War.
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Staying Home: 5-star in-state OT picks Iowa

Iowa picked up a commitment from a 5-star OT out of the 2023 class on Thursday. Kadyn Proctor from Southeast Polk High School in Des Moines, Iowa decided to stay in-state. Proctor is listed as a 5-star OT per the 247Sports Composite. He chose the Hawkeyes over Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Penn State, Oregon, and Michigan. Proctor is the No. 2 OT, and the No. 1 recruit from Iowa in the 2023 class. This commitment is Iowa’s 1st 5-star commit. The Hawkeyes now have the No. 15 overall and No. 4 class in the B1G.

Southeast Polk Star announces his college decision

ALTOONA, Iowa — A star offensive lineman from Southeast Polk High School is staying relatively close to home. Senior Kadyn Proctor announced on Twitter Thursday he is going to play football for the University of Iowa. The 6 feet and 7 inches future Hawkeye was reportedly deciding between Iowa...

Iowa family files lawsuit over deadly Adventureland ride

ALTOONA, Iowa (WHO13) — The family that lost one of their sons on a ride at Adventureland Park has now filed a lawsuit against the park’s former owners. On July 3, 2021, the Jaramillo family of Marion was on the Raging River ride when their boat flipped over. Michael Jaramillo, 11, died the following day […]

Iowa Supreme Court upholds Stanley Liggins' 2019 murder conviction

DES MOINES, Iowa — The man convicted of murdering a 9-year-old Rock Island girl in 1990 lost his appeal for a new jury trial or dismissal of his sentence Thursday, June 30. According to an Iowa Supreme Court decision published Thursday, Stanley Liggins and his legal team alleged prejudice and due process violations in his 2019 murder trial.

Resurfacing construction to partially close Grand Avenue

DES MOINES, Iowa — Construction crews will begin resurfacing work in West Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, July 6. The project will begin with the outside lanes of Grand Avenue from 4th Street to 14th Street. After the outside lanes are finished, crews will switch and begin working on the inside lanes.

BOOM!: Hawks rout Fort Dodge twice, close in on repeat conference crown

The Ankeny baseball team is heading into Thursday’s showdown at fifth-ranked Ankeny Centennial on a roll. The Hawks routed visiting Fort Dodge twice in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader on Wednesday. They posted a 17-1 victory in four innings in the opener, then completed the sweep with an 11-1 triumph in five innings.

Family of boy who died at Adventureland files wrongful death lawsuit against the park

The family of a Marion boy who died last summer on an Adventureland ride has now filed a lawsuit against the Altoona park. Michael Jaramillo, 11, died after a raft on the Raging River ride flipped over, trapping him under the water. He died from his injuries while his brother David Jaramillo Jr. suffered serious injuries but did survive.

Adel Police Report June 6-26

Emma Rose Fedler, 30, of 1107 Luther Dr., Adel, was arrested for OWI. A two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection U.S. Highway 6 and R Avenue. Damages were estimated at $1,500. A two-vehicle accident was reported in the 600 block of Greene Street. Damages were estimated at $250. June...

How inflation, supply chain issues could impact Iowa State Fair food

DES MOINES, Iowa — Inflation and supply chain issues may cause some prices at the Iowa State Fair to increase slightly. From traveling with animals to fair officials securing those well-loved rides and tents, everything comes at a cost. "Inflation is cracking down on all of us," said Gary...

Boone and Collins Receive Community Catalyst Grants for Downtown Renovation Projects

BOONE, Iowa—The Ames Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that both the City of Boone and City of Collins have received funding for Downtown renovation projects. The Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded both cities with $100,000, respectively, for projects that will transform an underutilized building into new...