Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 17:24 EDT

Latest Des Moines, Iowa Stories

2010-06-02 10:09:00

ADDISON, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective May 21, Concentra, a national provider of occupational health and urgent care services, has expanded its customer base and reach with an asset purchase of Occupational Health Center, P.C. (OHC) in Des Moines, Iowa. Concentra will consolidate the operations of OHC into its two Concentra Urgent Care centers in Des Moines, and OHC owner Tony Sciorrotta, M.D., will join Concentra as a supporting physician. This acquisition will support...

2010-04-30 13:12:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognition from your peers may be the highest possible compliment. Last night (Apr. 29) the Central Iowa Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) held its annual Prime Awards to recognize central Iowa's best public relations work. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100430/AQ96748) The chapter also presented scholarships and highlighted individual member accomplishments during the awards program. The event was...

2010-04-13 10:48:00

CHICAGO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, which offers daily express bus service for as low as $1, announced today that it is expanding service to four additional cities. Travelers in the Northeast can now go to Pittsburgh and State College, Penn. Midwest travelers can now go to Des Moines, Iowa and Iowa City, Iowa. Megabus.com will begin daily service to and from each city on May 4. Passengers can begin booking travel today at www.megabus.com for May 4 and beyond. "Popularity in...

2010-03-06 11:05:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched nonstop service from Des Moines International Airport to Orlando International Airport. To celebrate the inaugural flight, the airline hosted an event at the airport with a host of local leaders. "By expanding our network to Des Moines, residents in the Hawkeye state now have a choice when planning their winter getaways to Orlando," said Loral Blinde,...

2009-08-31 09:24:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Smashburger, a fast-casual restaurant concept, will kick off its Iowa debut with Des Moines' Rock Your City Band Competition. Details on how to enter can be found below. The winning band will play a one-hour set at the new Smashburger store at noon on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. Iowa's first Smashburger location will open at 1821 22nd St. (corner of 22nd and University) in West Des Moines on Sept. 16, 2009. Des Moines' Rock Your City Band...

2009-08-25 13:54:38

Two American and English women who were pen pals as children but lost touch as they grew up have finally met in person 41 years after their letters stopped. Dorothy Forshaw of England said she made plans to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to meet childhood pen pal Linda Biegger after her 14-year-old nephew tracked her old letter-writing companion to her most recent address in Iowa, KCCI-TV, Des Moines, reported Tuesday. When I got that letter, my heart kind of skipped a beat because I thought...

2009-07-16 15:56:34

The Iowa State Fair is allowing residents to vote online on whether a butter sculpture of the late Michael Jackson will be displayed at the August event. Fair organizers had originally announced the sculpture of Jackson would appear alongside the traditional life-size butter cow, a staple of the fair since 1911. But after objections from some residents the organizers said they are leaving the decision up to online voters at iowastatefair.org, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. We are not...

2009-06-18 07:30:00

Thormeier continues Centerplate's 35-year history with the Kansas City Chiefs STAMFORD, Conn., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the foodservice partner to North America's premier convention centers and sports stadiums, announced today the promotion of Bob Thormeier to general manager of Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. Continuing the venue's 35-year history with Centerplate, Thormeier returns to Kansas City after serving as concessions manager at Kansas City's Truman Sports Complex in...

2009-06-12 12:38:40

An artist in Des Moines, Iowa, who makes sculptures with chainsaws says he is enraged over the theft of eight of his dangerous tools. Chainsaw artist Ken Tynan said he discovered last weekend that eight of his most powerful chainsaws were stolen from his shop, leaving him with angry emotions akin to the comic book character the Incredible Hulk, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register said Friday. I can't carve today. We're losing thousands of dollars, Tynan told the Register in a recent interview....

2009-05-23 14:15:12

At least one resident of Norwalk, Iowa, says a new ordinance that allows residents to keep chickens in residential areas is ill-advised. Norwalk resident Bev Frideres said she is completely against the ordinance passed by the Norwalk City Council Thursday, saying chickens are not advisable residents for an urban area, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register said Saturday. I'm baffled that we're even considering chickens within city limits, Frideres said. We're an urban area, not agricultural. We're...