Kelly Winfrey Candidate for School Board, SOAR releases 5 Raptors, Darla Best Sells Housewares by the Amish

Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news of the past week.

Kelly Winfrey, candidate for the Ames School District Board, explains her vision, goals, and qualifications. In this November’s election there will be seven candidates who have filed for three open seats on the Ames School Board. The open seats belong to: Gina Perez (who has resigned and whose seat is temporarily being filled by Jane Acker), Monic Behnken, who is not running for re-election, and Jamet Colton, who is not running for re-election. Currently the seven candidates are: Brett Becker, William Scott Dryer, Rolf Duvick, Tom Purl, Amy Erica Smith, Kira Werstein, Kelly Winfrey.

Terry Hoefer, who is a volunteer at SOAR – Saving Our Avian Resource, describes how this organization rehabilitates and releases injured raptors, and the story of its Director, Kay Newman.  On Sunday, SOAR released five raptors – two screech owls, two red tailed hawks, and a bald eagle – at a community event at the former 4-H Camp that was recently purchased by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for public use.

Darla Best sells household products made by Amish families at the Ames downtown farmers market (Oct. 9 & 16), the indoor farmers market at the Ames North Grand Mall, Nevada High School (Nov. 13 & 14), and Ankeny Santa's Workshop (Nov. 6). Darla describes the Amish families that make them.  For information about Gingerich Amish Baskets, contact Darla at


Originally broadcast 10/04/2021