Saturday, May 11, 2013
Plus, slacklining hits the University of Northern Iowa, $11,000 worth of shades are stolen from Sunglass Hut, giant chickens are swiped from a West Des Moines Hy-Vee, and Waukee police arrest one man three times in a day.
Hollywood came calling last week. Literally. It's only weird because Iowans are so humble. The actor who played Jethro in "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV series recently contacted the owner of the barbecue joints located in West Des Moines/Waukee, Ankeny, Altoona and Des Moines. Max Baer Jr. called Jethro's owner Bruce Gerleman to chat about how the two might do business. Stay tuned. Is it weird that despite rejections from residents in three communities, a West Des Moines-based company, Wild Rose Entertainment, still wants to build a casino in central Iowa. We'll leave that to the reader to decide. While 60 percent of Warren County voters on Tuesday rejected plans for a Wild Rose casino near Norwalk, developer Gary Kirke says his company is …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The woman was charged with aggravated theft after she was allegedly prevented from making off with a bag full of stolen groceries.
A Hy-Vee employee was reportedly the victim of an umbrella attack after trying to prevent a woman from making off with a bag full of groceries last week. According to an Iowa City Police complaint, at 2:30 p.m. on May 2 officers responded to the Hy-Vee at 812 S. First Avenue for the report of a theft. Store personnel told the officers that Shelly Lynn Cronbaugh, 49, of Iowa City had taken a cart containing "several grocery items" to the back of the store, placed the items in a cloth grocery bag, then returned the cart to the cart rack and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, valued at $27.21. When multiple Hy-Vee employees stopped Cronbough in the parking lot she was allegedly uncooperative and attempted to walk away…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A list of commonly needed items can be found at the link. University of Iowa students are gathering supplies from 9:00 a.m. until noon at Hy-Vee on First Avenue.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The company is voluntarily recalling dog food that contains higher than normal levels of Aflatoxin.
Hy-Vee issued a voluntary recall of some of its dog food after tests showed samples had elevated levels of a chemical contaminant that has killed dogs in the past. No illnesses have been reported but routine random tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture found levels of aflatoxin that were higher than normal. At least 76 dogs died after eating too much aflatoxin in 2006, according to NBC News. Aflatoxin is produced by mold occurring in corn and occurs naturally. However pets that eat food with higher than normal levels of aflatoxin can become ill over time. Aflatoxin can damage the liver and is also known to cause cancer in animals, according to Medline Plus. The recalled products were made in the Pro-Pet, LLC Kansas City …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits is attached to the Hy-Vee Drug Store and offers a large selection of beer, wine and spirits.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Americans will wolf down 1.23 billion chicken wings while watching the battle for the national football championship in Super Bowl XLVII. Grocers say despite shortages they will have enough wings to satisfy Eastern Iowa appetites.
Just kidding Iowa City backyard chickens owners. Although if you could whip up some deviled eggs via your backyard chickens that would be both tasty and sustainable! Doesn't get much more Iowa City than that. Anyhoo, as Americans get ready for the biggest wing-eating day of the year, you should know that supply should meet demand, but it will cost you more. Super Bowl party planners have been buzzing this week on the question of whether there will there be enough wings – it’s estimated Americans will eat 1.23 billion of them during the big game – to go around. It depends on who you ask. Peace of mind could be just a phone call away to your local grocery store, such as the Hy-Vee or Fareway. Hy-Vee spokeswoman Ruth Comer said that she’d …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Plus, a Marion library patron threatens to shoot noisy teens, Iowa is too tough on crack, and a 120-pound woman gobbles down 5 pounds of sandwich and fries.
Ouch. That's all we can say about the story of state wildlife officials trying to capture a Canada goose on the lam with an arrow lodged through its body. The bird has eluded authorities for a week as it wanders around West Des Moines. it’s illegal to shoot geese within the city limits, but not in rural areas. It’s unclear where the goose was shot or how far it has wandered. Residents of one Ames neighborhood are worried that weird activity -- maybe even inappropriate behavior -- will increase if a planned housing development is built. The Ames school board sold 48 that once served as a middle school site to an Austin, Texas, company. But residents worry the Breckenridge development would lead to even more inebriated people walking past …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Veterans Day is Nov. 11, but the free breakfast is being offered on Monday, Nov. 12, the day many observe Veterans Day.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News stemming from coverage of a meat product called "finely textured beef."
Who can forget a memorable term like "pink slime," which critics used to describe "lean, finely textured beef," an inexpensive filler used to stretch ground beef found commonly in grocery stores and restaurants? Media outlets jumped on the story – and the term. Businesses around Iowa and beyond such as Hy-Vee pulled the meat from their shelves, restaurants and schools stopped serving it, and Beef Products Inc., the processor of the meat, closed its Cedar Valley plant which cost 650 jobs. Two companies won't soon be forgetting the term. BPI of South Dakota has filed a billion dollar defamation lawsuit against ABC News, anchor Diane Sawyer and others. The lawsuit claims the network misled consumers into believing the product is unhealthy and…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The term "pink slime," given to a product actually known as lean finely textured beef, created an uproar of concerned omnivores. Now there's an equal uproar in defense of the product. What do you think?
In under a week an inexpensive beef product used as a filler to stretch packets of ground beef has gone from public food enemy number one to a darling of industry and government. The beef product, called lean finely textured beef but nicknamed "pink slime" by activists, consists of scraps of meat left over from other cuts. Many of the fears around it centered on the fact it is treated with a puff of ammonia hydroxide to kill E. Coli and other bacteria. Many other commonly consumed food products, however, are also treated the same way. After fears about the safety of the product were raised, many stores, including Hy-Vee, pulled it from their shelves. Suffering sales led a major producer, Beef Products Inc., to suspend operation at plants …