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07/17/2018 - 3:34pm
The patching and paving construction project on Hwy. 169 south of Ogden began Monday, June 25 and is expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. 31 according to the Iowa Department of Transportation that contracted with Manatt’s for the $9 million roadwork. On Monday, July 16, the portion of Hwy. 169 from Ogden to Hwy. 141 was closed to through traffic. The DOT recommends motorists use the...
07/17/2018 - 11:50am
Community members voiced their concerns about fireworks during the public comment portion of the July 9 Ogden City Council meeting.  “There were just a few who had concerns about the noise, mostly the effect it was having on pets,” said City Administrator Emily Clausen. As a result, council members reviewed the current Code of...
07/17/2018 - 11:28am
Plenty of signs will be welcoming bicyclists to our community next Tuesday, July 24. City Administrator Emily Clausen has a list of clever Burma Shave-esque slogans she plans on posting along the RABGRAI route. These catchy phrases are sure to draw some chuckles from passers-by: When in doubt, pedal it out. Ogden is just (plug in number) miles...
07/10/2018 - 11:08am
It nearly happened for a third time - the closing of Hwy. 30 due to flooding. There was talk of closing Hwy. 30 at the Des Moines River noon Thursday, July 5. The Army Corps of Engineers projected Saylorville to crest at 887 feet. Tuesday, July 3, the Iowa DOT determined that the water level may affect Hwy. 30 sooner than anticipated and that...
07/10/2018 - 11:06am
Quilt blocks have been designed and sewn by participants in the fourteenth annual quilt block contest with the theme “Flowers in the Pasture”  Each quilter received the same yardage of five different fabrics to sew into a quilt block using an original or established pattern.  Boone County fairgoers will be able to vote for...
07/10/2018 - 11:02am
From the moment she first glimpsed the painting hanging in the Kamerick Art Building on the University of Northern Iowa campus, Becky Blair was smitten. And not just because the artist was a former student of hers.  “It was unbelievable. It looked just like a photograph.” The oil painting, titled Mesmerized, was part of a winning...
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