CAPITOL WEEK 31 May 2021

Originally broadcast 05/31/2021 

In-depth information about local politics and Iowa government hosted by Laura Belin and Dennis Hart. Laura and Dennis take an in-depth look at the week’s legislative actions, government agencies, the governor, and other events that affect the Iowa government. This show  takes you behind the scenes, as lawmakers and elected officials act on matters that affect you and your family.

LOCAL TALK 31 May 2021

Originally broadcast 05/31/2021 

Local Talk Memorial Day included Marilyn Schnormeier discussed the ALTRUSA Garden Tour that included Lyon Hart Gardens at 725 Hodge Ave, Hillside Hostas at Dee and Don Draper 4912 W. 190th St., Russ Hoffman Martha Stewart 1027 Ridgewood Ave., Kris and Tom Jurik Peonies, 5658 95th St., Veronica Lorson Fowler 1031 Ridgewood Ave., And Reiman Gardens.  Peregrine nesting at Great Spirit Bluff ongoing update, hatching is imminent. Peregrine phenology and Ho-Chunk Memorial Day of flying flags for the day of dearly departed from their walnut carrying cases.  Ursula Ruedenberg interviewed State Representative Herman Quirmbach about Patriot of Ames programs for today's Memorial Day observances.

LOCAL TALK 28 May 2021

Originally broadcast 05/28/2021 

Local Talk for Friday, May 28 included a discussion concerning a 11,600 head cattle feedlot for Supreme Beef in head waters of Bloody Run trout stream.  Larry Stone, Clayton County conservationist discussed the permit process.  Jess Mazour with Sierra Club included an appeal to contact the Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Ms. Kayla Lyon, to rescind permit to Supreme Beef.

Kellee Omlid, Recreation Superintendent with the City of Ames discussed the opening of Furnam Pool Saturday, May 29.  Also Kellee told listeners of other activities to sign up for this summer on the City of Ames website on their Parks and Recreation site.  Pickle Ball and Outdoor Yoga classes were featured.

Favorite Local Talk Road Trips

Originally broadcast 05/26/2021 

As we are able to do more live post-COVID road trips for Local Talk, hosts Gina McAndrews, Paul Wierson and Susan Franzen went back through the KHOI archives to pick our favorite trips from past years.  We visited with Lyn Wilkinson owner of Lake Robbins Ballroom, an amazing dance hall in the middle of a corn field. Following up on our recent story about Kate Shelley Park, Joe Reuter, owner of much of the former Kate Shelley farm, took us Walking in the Footsteps of Kate Shelley. With the restaurant at Nyland Corner opening again, we learned its history from former owner  Sandra Huemann-Kelley.. We heard Kay Munson's reminiscences of the 1930s attraction of the artesian spring filled Lake Comar. And finally Keri Rojas told us how the whole town of Webster City joined together to restore their historic Webster Theater to bring life back to Main Street after a major industry pulled out of town.

LOCAL TALK 25 May 2021

Originally broadcast 05/25/2021 

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Mary Wilkins; ISU Extension and Youth Outreach Coordinator Education/Youth   reviews a number of activities and summer programs for youth .  Options include in person outdoor and activity packets designed to pick up and take home. 

Marlene Ehresman; Director of the Iowa Wildlife Center. Marlene reviewed what is involved to successfully overwinter “rescued” bats, the reasons for the large number of bats held this past season at the center and why the planned release dates faced delays. 

Susan Gwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer reminds listens the Ames City Council will meet this evening and one item of special interest is the Council’s Mask Mandate for public areas and lets us know that the outdoor aquatic center opens memorial day weekend.  

Municipal Engineer, Tracy Peterson discusses the completion of the Welch Avenue project the design and amenities associated with it and the ribbon cutting to dedicate it’s completion.  She also provides an update on the progress of the Grand Avenue extension to south 16th avenue.

Anna, Magnusson  KHOI’s Top “Good News Banana” brightens our day. Offering Poems, Music, and a review of Tuesday programs;

Tom Russell’s; All Things Piano, Donna Prizgintas and Lana Nachtigal’s; Donna-Lana Kitchen, Science Bytes with Sam Wormley and Mike Meetz, Anna Magnusson’s Heart2Heart along with a sneak peek at Thursday’s, You Name It , presented by Mike Murphy.

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