Story County, IA


Roland-Story horticulture class tours Jack Trice Stadium

The Roland-Story horticulture class recently participated in a tour of Jack Trice Stadium where they were able to learn about the subject of turfgrass management. While on the tour, students heard from Josh Tvrdik, and Adam Thoms visited with the students about the subject of turfgrass management as well as special practices done with the playing field.
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Story City,

Story Theater shows 'Spirit Untamed' for second weekend

The animated "Spirit Untamed" will be held over Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Story Theater in Story City. Shows are each evening at 7 p.m., with special Saturday and Sunday matinees also at 4:45 p.m. Admission is only $5 and it's rated PG. Masks are no longer required, and there are plenty of seats to still social distance yourself. Hand sanitizer is also readily available.
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Ames, IATimes-Republican

Shelters adapt to virus, start reopening to public

AMES — COVID-19 outbreaks, no access to volunteers and a slew of unknowns piled on the stress at Ames and Story County animal shelters over the last year. But animal control directors say some good came out of the pandemic. A method put in place as a lockdown innovation will likely be the local shelters’ new way of conducting adoptions going forward, which leaders say minimizes stress on the animals and leads to more adoption success.
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Story County, IATimes-Republican

Bobcats pickled by Story County foes

CONRAD — The Marshalltown High School softball team used its second day of games at the Dave Lee Classic to try and gain more experience for its less-than-veteran roster. The hard part about learning new lessons is that it’s often done the hard way. The Bobcats suffered a pair of...
Roland, IAAmes Tribune

Norsemen split doubleheader with West Marshall: No. 2 Norsemen top Ogden, East Marshall

The Roland-Story baseball team split a doubleheader with West Marshall, defeated Ogden and East Marshall and fell to South Hamilton last week. The Norsemen, ranked second in Class 2A, moved to 11-3 overall and 3-2 in the Heart of Iowa Conference after splitting with West Marshall. Roland-Story suffered a 12-11 loss in the opener, then came back with a 12-10 victory in eight innings during the nightcap.
Story County,

Des Moines woman injured in Story County crash

A Des Moines woman was seriously injured during a collision early Saturday morning in a construction zone on Interstate 35 in Story County. The Iowa State Patrol reports a semi driven by 51-year-old Richard Roy Tomkinson, of Altoon, and a Chevy pickup driven by 46-year-old Katherine Kae Sibert, of Des Moines, were both southbound in the construction zone on a bridge near mile marker 111, when the vehicles collided.
Story County,

Ames BLM to host Juneteenth celebration with food, music, Black-owned businesses

Ames Black Lives Matter is celebrating Juneteenth next weekend with an afternoon of food and music that will feature Black artists and businesses. The community event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. June 19 on Marigold Drive. Dancing, spoken word poetry, face painting and water balloons will also be part of the festivities, according to an event flyer. Masks are required.

New Story County Alerts System: Receive Emergency Alerts and Weather Alerts on Your Phone

New Story County Alerts System: Receive Emergency Alerts and Weather Alerts on Your Phone. Starting June 1st, residents will be able to access more features, like storm warnings, through the Story County Iowa Alerts emergency notification system. “We’re excited to be able to offer everyone new notification features to help keep them safe.” Said Keith Morgan, the Story County Emergency Management Coordinator. Morgan said residents have three ways to sign-up and access these features; online at, by downloading the Smart911 App to a cell phone or wireless enabled device, or opt-in via text messages. The service is a free with no cost to you, although standard data and messaging rates may apply from your carrier.