Originally broadcast 02/23/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a round-up of local news from the past week from the pages of the Ames Tribune and associated local papers.
Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa will hold a grand opening on May 19, from 9-2, after moving all of their operations under one roof - including their second hand home improvement store - at 3504 Grand Avenue, the former Heartland Baptist Church and former Joy & Johnson Auction company building. Tom Lockhart explains some of how Habitat for Humanity functions, who receives houses, and how this volunteer driven non-profit improves all of community by building affordable housing.
On March 21, Jamey Pollard, ISU Athletic Director, announced that the ISU Athletic Department will donate one million dollars to the office of financial aid for helping students who need financial assistance complete their degrees. Tim Day, at the ISU Athletics Department, Cody West, President of the ISU government of the student Body, and Roberta Johnson, Director of the ISU Financial Aid Office describe how this came about and how funds will be given out.
Alex Fafajar from the Ames History Center announces an upcoming lecture on The Women of Cranford, Presented by Marilyn Gibbs Alger, current co-owner of Cranford Apartments in Campus Town, which was designed, built, and owned by women at ISU as a residence for women at ISU. The lecture will be at the Ames Public Library March 27 at 7 PM.