Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Line dancing classes began Monday at Ames Parks & Recreation.
From Ames Parks & Recreation Ames Parks and Recreation has begun offering a beginning linedancing class. Students will learn 8-10 dances during the 6-week class beginning with the Electric Slide. Bob and Carol Hill, experienced teachers/dancers and members of Travelin’ Boots Dance Club, will teach the class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 6 through June 17 on Mondays at the Kate Mitchell School gymnasium. Classes will cost is $40 for residents and $55 for non-residents. Call 239-5350 for more information.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Vacancy on board would expire in April 2014.
From the City of Ames Ames Mayor Ann Campbell is seeking one volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees. The new trustee would fill the remainder of a term that will expire on April 1, 2014, and would be eligible to be reappointed for a three-year term. The Ames Public Library Board of Trustees is established by state law to carry out specific duties including the control and supervision of the library. The Board of Trustees selects and purchases various items, controls expenditures, establishes rules and regulations, and authorizes the use of the library by nonresidents. Other responsibilities of the Board include determining policies to govern library programs and operations, developing long-range goals…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
On Friday, May 03, 2013, Ames Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at 1018 Lincoln Way.
From City of Ames Fire Department A fire that spread from an electric panel caused $45,000 in damagers and displaced residents of a Lincoln Way apartment complex on Friday. Ames firefighters responded to the fire about 8 p.m. Friday. Callers told 911 dispatch operators that there was a possible fire in the electrical panel of the single story six-unit apartment complex at 1018 Lincoln Way. When firefighters arrived, they located the fire in the main electrical panel and found that it had spread into the nearby walls and attic. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the corner of the building and extinguish it, a release said. Some of the occupants of the complex were home at the time of the fire but escaped unharmed. One …
Hershey Track meet set for May 8.
From the City of Ames The 2013 Local Hershey Youth Track and Field meet begins 6:30 p.m. May 8 at Ames High School, 1921 Ames High Drive. The meet is open to all boys and girls who will be between the ages of 9 – 14 by Dec. 31. Registrations are due by May 6. Events include the 50, 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes along with an 800 and 1600 meter run and a 4x100 meter relay. Field events include a standing long jump and softball throw. The first place finisher in each event will qualify for the June 15 state meet in Marshalltown. Find registration forms at: www.amesparksrec.org, or at Ames Parks and Recreation Community Center, Fifth and Clark streets. For more information call 239-5350. Ames Newsletter/Ames Patch Facebook page/Twitter: @…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Ames Parks and Recreation's adult soccer league registration open through May 16.
From the City of Ames Ames Parks and Recreation is currently accepting individual and team registrations for the Summer Adult Coed Soccer League. Teams are comprised of eight members and all participants must be 18 years old. League games begin June 2 and take place 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. Fees are $53 for residents and $68 for non-residents. Registration closes at 4 p.m. May 16. Find registration forms at the Community Center, 515 Clark Ave, or download registration information from the Parks and Recreation website: www.amesparkrec.org. For more information call Katie Kramer at (515) 239-5367.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Public Works Department wants cyclists' opinions on riding through the Campustown area.
Tuesday, April 30
From the City of Ames Whether you're an occasional recreational bike rider or a serious cycling commuter, the Ames Public Works Department wants to know what you like or don't about riding through Campustown. Interested cyclists can participate in the online survey by going to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7WTJB9H. The survey focuses on preferences and opinions on biking in Campustown, which is defined as the area south of Lincoln Way between Sheldon and Ash Avenues. “The survey asks bikers to share thoughts on items such as how often they bike in the area, how safe they feel, and what amenities would be helpful,” said Operations Supervisor Corey Mellies, Ames Public Works Department. “We know Campustown experiences a high …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Yard waste is not accepted at the Resource Recovery plant.
The City of Ames annual spring Yard Waste Free Day is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Chamness Technology, 26107 530th Ave. Residents will be able to drop off lawn clippings, leaves, shrubs, and brush free of charge. To get to Chamness Technology, travel south on University Boulevard and continue along the gravel road for less than two miles. The yard waste site will be located on the west side of the road. (University Boulevard becomes 530th Street.) Participants should follow Chamness Technology’s rules for proper yard waste disposal.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Ames City Council names new attorney Tuesday.
From a press release The Ames City Council announced Tuesday that Judy K. Parks would serve as the new Ames City Attorney starting today. Parks had been appointed Acting Ames City Attorney in December 2012, and has worked in the City’s Legal Department for nearly 25 years. “After a long, thorough application process, we are delighted Judy Parks has agreed to become the next Ames City Attorney,” Mayor Ann Campbell said in a prepared statement. “For many years, Judy has honed her legal skills at the City of Ames, and the Council has appreciated her expertise and insight into a variety of municipal issues. We are very excited to be promoting such a capable, dedicated attorney.” The rest of the release follows below: Parks received her …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Residents discussed redeveloping Roosevelt into condominiums and wishes for a city park Monday.
A group of about 50 people re-imagined Roosevelt Elementary School as a 23 unit-condominium complex that would exist in harmony with the established surrounding neighborhood and a planned city park during a community forum Monday evening. Developers of Real Estate Services Group held a community forum to share its plans to renovate the school construction in 1923 and hear what residents would like to see as part of the development. The developer recently purchased the building, which the Ames Community School District closed in 2005. And the school district approved the final step of the sale at noon Monday, just hours before the community input meeting called “Roosevelt Re-Imagined.” Dean Jensen, of Real Estate Services Group, said they …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Work continues on a downtown avenue Monday closing an intersection.
From the City of Ames The intersection of Douglas Avenue and Fifth Street was expected to close today and remain closed for about two months. The closure of this intersection had been delayed to keep the street open to traffic as long as possible. Douglas Avenue from Main Street to Fifth Street is undergoing a major street reconstruction that began April 8. The project is estimated to take three months blocking access to motor traffic. Pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained. For additional information or to stay up to date on project progress, visit www.cityofames.org, click on the “Living” tab, then click on “Construction Update”.