2014-2015 NEW TEACHERS – Clear Creek Amana

19 August 2014, 3:56 pm

Editor’s note: Not all teachers had completed and turned in their surveys to the Pioneer-Republican prior to the Aug. 15 deadline. This story includes those surveys that were completed by press time: DISTRICTWIDE AUDREY BAILEY English as a Second Language • Hometown: Cedar Rapids. • Currently ... Read More »

King: Mowrer’s challenge not ‘as intense’ as Vilsack’s

12 August 2014, 11:42 pm

Iowa Congressman Steve King hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday in north Ames’ Somerset Clubhouse, speaking at length about such issues as immigration and foreign policy but mentioning his 4th Congressional District challenger, 28-year-old Boone Democrat Jim Mowrer, only in passing.... Read More »

Details still sparse on Bakken Shale pipeline proposal

8 August 2014, 10:42 pm

Story County and state officials are still awaiting more details about a proposed crude oil pipeline announced in June by a Texas company that would travel 1,100 miles from North Dakota’s energy-rich Bakken Shale to a hub in Illinois, cutting diagonally through 17 Iowa counties along the way.... Read More »

YSS makes e-cigarette, shelter funding requests

29 July 2014, 10:42 pm

Youth and Shelter Services CEO George Belitsos made two appeals to the Story County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: to consider a county-wide ordinance banning the use of e-cigarettes in public places, and to reallocate funds budgeted for the closed Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo to YSS’s Rosedale ... Read More »

Supervisors united against independent challenger

27 July 2014, 5:12 am

What would otherwise be shaping up as an uncontested reelection campaign for two members of the Story County Board of Supervisors is instead a three-way contest for their two seats thanks to an independent challenge launched last fall by Ames resident Lauris Olson.... Read More »

Homeless services event planned for Tuesday

25 July 2014, 10:12 pm

Iowa State University has teamed up with Story County and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Ames’ second-annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down, an event organized to provide food and other services to people in need.... Read More »

Cambridge Man Found Guilty of Wife’s Murder

25 July 2014, 1:18 pm

AMES, Iowa — A Story County jury has convicted a Cambridge man of first degree murder in the death of his wife. Forty-four-year-old Jeremy Cory was found guilty Friday afternoon. He was accused of killing his wife, 49-year-old Vallerie Cory. Her body was discovered April 14th in the home the coupl... Read More »

Bystander Stabbed During Fight in Ames

24 July 2014, 4:33 am

AMES, Iowa – One person is behind bars after an early morning stabbing, Thursday. The Story County Sheriff’s Office was called to a mobile home at Crestview Mobile Home Park on West Lincoln Way just after 2 a.m. Authorities say an argument started between Lari-Jo Henry, 40, and Clarence Morrow, ... Read More »

Stabbing Investigation near Ames

24 July 2014, 2:09 am

AMES, Iowa-Story County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Crestview Mobile Home Park at 5615 Lincolnway, after 2AM Thursday. An official on the scene said one person was wounded on the forehead with a knife, not believed to be a serious injury. One other person was also injured in an altercation. ... Read More »

Regional board approves Community Life Program mental health recommendations

23 July 2014, 1:11 am

The 10-county Central Iowa Community Services governance board reviewed a report Monday on how to transition Story County’s Community Life Program to a recently implemented regional mental health system by the end of the current fiscal year, approving a $30,000 contract amendment to the firm that ... Read More »