Ankeny's Week in Review: Superintendent Doesn't Plan to Give Back Severance Money; Koester, Robidoux Clinch Popular Vote in Primary and More
Miss a headline this week on Ankeny Patch? Catch up fast with this roundup of the week's top headlines.
New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested limiting the size of soda drinks in the war against obesity, but is legislating healthy choices the way to do it? Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says no, but by the looks of the 77 comments on this article, Iowa residents have differing opinions. Where do you stand? There's still time to weigh in!
Matthew Wendt chatted with Oswego Patch about how he found his new job as superintendent of Oswego School District, why it was a good fit and what he hopes to accomplish.
In this week's Parents Talk, we help one dad out by giving a few suggestions for things his teen can do on summer break. There's still time to weigh in with your ideas!
It was a packed house tonight at the Ankeny school board meeting, an audience including some Ankeny taxpayers hoping to learn more about the severance package paid to outgoing Superintendent Matthew Wendt.
Kimpston, who currently serves as the district's associate superintendent of schools, will replace Matthew Wendt. Kimpston's first day as superintendent is July 1.
We didn’t put everything we had into a story about an infant who died at a day-care center. We want to tell you what we had and why we kept it to ourselves.
Kimpston, the district’s current associate superintendent of schools, has been with the district since 2009 and will replace outgoing superintendent Matthew Wendt.
The outgoing Ankeny school district superintendent also said that he appreciates the school board recognizing he had earned a severance package. And Wendt says the Ankeny school board knew he was talking to other districts.
Incumbent Kevin Koester goes on to seek a third term in November in House District 38. In House District 37, teacher Jim Robidoux gained the most votes in a six-person race but didn't get the 35 percent needed for an official win.
This week, our Pros provide answers to questions about what drink goes with what food — and anything and everything else you’d like to know about wine and beer.
A summary of incident reports with individual charges provided by the Ankeny Police Department.
In House District 37, Northview Middle School teacher Jim Robidoux gained the most votes in a six-person race but didn't get the 35 percent needed for an official win. He will have to be approved by delegates at a convention to get the spot on the November ballot.
Melissa over at New Horizons Adult Day Center submitted these photos to Ankeny Patch. Do you or your organization have photos to share? Find out how to share them here.
Ankeny Patch's editor remembers the life of her sister (and the moments she missed) on the 10-year anniversary of her death.
Bruce Kimpston, who will become the Ankeny school district superintendent on July 1, is recommending Matt Adams fill his current role of associate superintendent of schools.
Matthew Wendt told The Des Moines Register Wednesday the money was negotiated in good faith, and the board was aware he was looking for other employment.
A long-time Ankeny resident has filed to possibly become the next Ankeny City Council member.
Bobbi Bentz, a 1997 Ankeny High School graduate, announced her candidacy Wednesday to run for the council seat vacated by Craig Block last month.
Superintendent Matthew Wendt will leave the Ankeny school district at the end of the month. He led the planning for the coming split into a district with two high schools, among other things. What do you think was his biggest accomplishment? Weigh in here.
A roundup of operating a vehicle while intoxicated charges extracted from our recent police blotters provided by the Ankeny Police Department.
Jackie Black was hired Monday night to become the Ankeny school district's new chief financial officer. Black will replace current CFO Craig Hansel. To learn more about her, check here.