Plans for MLK Day, Art of the Mississippi River, Bank Robberies in Ames: Now and Then

Dennis Hart gives a rundown of last week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Vanessa Baker-Latimer, with the City of Ames Housing Department and member of the committee for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, describes celebrations planned for Ames and Story County MLK Day Celebration on Monday January 21.

Anne Owens, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Story County, describes volunteer opportunities being planned for National Day of Service on January 21. Volunteer projects and community discussions (from 7-9 AM) are being organized by the Volunteer Center and will be held at City Church, 2400 Oakwood Rd, Ames. 

Pastor Moses Ward of the Friendship Baptist Church in Ames describes that church's service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  The service on Sunday January 20 at 4:00 PM, will focus on Dr. King's work as a pastor.  Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you are a member or not. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 2400 Mortenson Road.

Pat Schlarbaum speaks with the curator and museum worker about the creation and impact of Iowa native Jen Bervin's artwork on display: River, at the Des Moines Art Center, depicting the entire Mississippi River, as seen from the center of the Earth. 

In the wake of last week's armed robbery of the U.S. Bank in Campustown in Ames, Alex Fejar, Research and Exhibits Manager for the Ames History Center, describes another bank robbery that occurred in that same location in Ames' past.


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Originally broadcast 01/18/2019
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