KHOI DonnaLonna Kitchen Show Wins Award to Represent USA

December 27, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

The DonnaLonna Kitchen, a radio show on KHOI 89.1 FM in Ames, won international recognition for programming that promotes world-wide understanding of food, nutrition, and agriculture. It was awarded a place among 41 radio productions from around the world, to be featured by a project sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in cooperation with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). It is be one of two programs chosen to represent the United States.

The DonnaLonna Kitchen’s winning radio production is called “Carrot King and Jello”. It features an interview with Gary Guthrie, a farmer well known in Central Iowa for his tasty carrots. Guthrie’s farm, Growing Harmony Farm, is located south of Nevada, Iowa. The winning show also explores the wide world of jello.

Platting Day, Mary Greeley Med. Center, ISU Veterans Center

December 19, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

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Chrystal Davis from the Ames Chamber of Commerce and the Ames 150 Committee and Casey Vance from the Ames History Center explain Ames Platting Day and the time capsule. Submissions for the time capsule will be accepted until December 31 by the Ames History Center.

Jeff Johnson, director of the ISU Alumni Association spoke at the final celebration about Ames' future and part of his speech is played here.

Steve Sullivan, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Mary Greeley Medical Center, gives an update on the development at Mary Greeley and what is yet to come.

Jathan Chicoine, Iowa State University Veterans services coordinator, describes the ISU Veteran Center's recent designation as Certified Higher Academic Military Partner as part of the Home Base Iowa Act. The center is located at Room 3578 in the ISU Memorial Union

Music was from Ames Chamber Artists. They will be performing their annual holiday concert, called SING IN EXULTATION on Friday night at 7:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone and again on Saturday December 20th at 7:30 PM at the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Ames. For more information go to their website.

Story County Holidays

December 17, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

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Today we feature three different holiday events in Story County towns. First was an interview with Daniel Christian who will be performing at the Story City Grand Opera House on Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM. The second event was the Senior Dinner put on for all the seniors in the Roland-Story City area by the students from Roland-Story Middle School in Roland. Paul and Susan shared their experience and Principal John Sheahan described how every student (5th through 8th grades) worked to serve a banquet and provide holiday entertainment for 200 guests. The third event was the Pancake Breakfast and visit from Santa at the Kelley Fire Department put on by the Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders. People describing the event included Ken Kling, Jodi Meridith, Paul and Merlene Whisenard and Santa.

Hannuka, Swans, Geese, SCCF

December 15, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 12/15/2014
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Environmentalist Pat Schlarbaum explains what is going on with all the wild geese and swans around the area. Apparently, a whole crew of migrating birds has arrived from the North to winter in Iowa.

Jennifer Garst, Executive Director of the Story County Community Foundation explains their Endowment Program, together with Board member Daryl Veggie and Liz Beck, from Heartland Senior Services, one organization that is using the endowment program.

Sally Lapan, John Pleasant. and Hannah and David Gradwohl relate the story and meaning of Hannuka, the history of the Ames Jewish Congregation, the creation of the Synagogue, and what it is like to be Jewish in Ames, especially during the holiday season.

DonnaLonna, CY City, Pop Up Ames

December 12, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 12/12/2014
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KHOI's own DonnaLonna Kitchen show won international recognition in a contest held by the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The winning collection of the productions from around the world can be heard at Second International Conference of Nutrition (ICN2). A listing of all the winning radio shows from around the world can be found at that link.

Former Ames artist Jo Myers-Walker currently has an exhibition of paintings for sale of her trip to Rouen France at Wheatsfield Coop's Community Gallery. Jo describes her new life in Iowa City,

Cy City, a program sponsored by Leadership Ames, produced 30 life-sized, painted Cy statues to be displayed around Ames. Four of them were purchased by businesses of individuals, but one was purchased by YSS. George Belitsos, director of Youth and Shelter Services, tells this heart-warming story.

Tibi Chelcea from Ames announces POP UP Ames, an un-juried, un-censored, free art exhibition. The show is one night only, December 19, 2014, at Design on Main, 205 Main Street, Ames. The show will be open from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. All visual artists, at All levels, and in All media are welcome to participate. To register.

RVP 1875 Christmas

December 10, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 12/10/2014
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The County Reporters took a road trip to Jefferson to visit RVP 1875’s version of Santa’s Workshop, where they talked with master woodworker Robby Peterson in his workshop about the historic furniture he builds and teaches others to build. Then we toured the History Boy Theatre and talked about the dinner and a musical show, “Murder Ballad,” directed by Angie and Robby Peterson, which is making its Mid-west Premiere on New Year’s Eve. On the way back to Ames we discussed Christmas Tree Farms in several counties.

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