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State patrol: Motorcyclist clocked at 130 mph before surrendering

BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — A motorcyclist was jailed Friday after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase. At about 4:30 p.m., a trooper with the Iowa State Patrol attempted to stop a 2009 Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle near United Community School in Boone County. The motorcycle fled and traveled westbound...
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Iola Mae Whitver

BOONE, Iowa—Iola M. (Emley) Whitver, age 95 of Westhaven Community and Boone, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Iola was born on April 8, 1926 in the family home near Bagley, IA, the daughter of Earl and Mabel (Humphrey) Emley. She graduated from Cooper High School, later earning an AA in Business from Boone Junior College.
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Boone Police Arrest Three on Theft, Trespass and Interference Charges

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone Police Department has released information on the arrest of three Polk County individuals after an early morning incident in Boone Friday. Boone Police Chief John Wiebold released this information:. On May 20, 2022 around 2:00 am., the Boone Police Department began investigating a suspicious vehicle in...
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Boone County Announces Road Closures Due to Windfarm Construction Preparations

BOONE, Iowa—APEX Clean Energy will be conducting additional preparation in Boone County for the Great Pathfinder Windfarm, located in northern Boone County. County Engineer Scott Kruse announced the next step, a plan to use cement stabilization on some of the roads affected by the project. Kruse told the Boone County Supervisors the work could begin as early as Monday.
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COVID-19: Ames, IA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 620,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 17, bringing the total count to more than 81.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 992,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In […]
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Linda Norley

BOONE, Iowa—Linda Ann (Phipps) Norley, age 79 of Boone, passed away with her family by her side on Monday, May 16, 2022 at the Boone County Hospital. Linda was born on June 29, 1942 in Boone, the daughter of Kenneth E. and Mary “Louise” (Quarnstrom) Phipps. She attended Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN. Linda was a Department Manager at the Walmart in Ames and Boone for 20 years.
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COVID-19: Ames, IA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 562,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 15, bringing the total count to more than 81.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 991,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]
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Arnie Hefte

BOONE, Iowa—Arnold F. Hefte, age 93 of Boone, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone. Arnie was born on December 22, 1928 in Forest City, the only son of Arnold J. and Fern M. (Thompson) Hefte. Arnie was united in marriage...
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Rosanna Eilene Kraft

Rosanna Eilene Kraft, 75, passed away January 25, 2022, at Boone County Hospital. A celebration of life will take place from 1:00 to 3:00PM, Sunday, May 22nd at the Kraft’s (797 Leaf Road Boone, Iowa 50036). Rosanna was born February 21, 1946, in Boone, Iowa to Oscar and Viola...
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COVID-19: Ames, IA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 463,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 10, bringing the total count to more than 81.0 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 990,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]
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BCH Daisy Award Winner Announced

BOONE, Iowa—Congratulations to Lisa Paige, Med/Surg/Peds Inpatient Director at Boone County Hospital (BCH), for receiving the 2022 Daisy Award. Lisa was presented the award at a special breakfast held in honor of Nurses Day/Week. A co-worker said, “Lisa always seems to go above and beyond for her employees. She...
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Tornado Watch Northwest Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa—The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has issued at Tornado Watch that will be in effect until 9:00 p.m. tonight for northwest Iowa. This does not include Boone County. However, it does include Webster County.
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Nights on the Green debuts Friday

Looking for a free, family-friendly activity to attend throughout the summer? The first Nights on the Green kicks off Friday in downtown Boone at Eighth Street and Story Street, hosted by the Boone County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The debut event “Thanks with Franks” will be sponsored by Fareway Meat...
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Alice Westrum

BOONE, Iowa—Funeral arrangements have been set for Alice Marie (Longhenry) Westrum, 88, of Boone, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Westhaven Community in Boone. She was born on November 6, 1933, in Boone, Iowa to Arthur and Elise (Murken) Longhenry. She was baptized on December 3, 1935. She graduated from Stratford High School on May 16, 1952, and on May 17, 1952 she married Lyle Westrum at St. Paul’s Lutheran Parish in Webster City, Iowa.
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Boone County to Begin Seasonal Crack Sealing Next Week

BOONE, Iowa—County Engineer Scott Kruse has announced that seasonal maintenance on hard surfaced roads will begin next Monday, weather permitting. Each year, crack sealing is done to preserve hard surfaced roads and extend their life. The announcement was released Thursday afternoon:. Denco Highway Construction Corporation will begin crack sealing...
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COVID-19: Ames, IA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 434,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 8, bringing the total count to more than 80.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 989,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]
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