Apr 8, 2024 - News

The Ear: Highway to the grain-ger zone

Animated illustration of a giant ear of corn rolling down a city street.

🎸 Ear inspiration: "Danger zone." Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

📶 Beaverdale Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting at Acanthus Lodge Wednesday night to discuss a proposed 150-foot cell tower near Beaver and Urbandale avenues.

  • The tower could mean the end to a carnival at the Beaverdale Fall Festival because of logistical issues, Nick Aceto, vice president of the event, wrote in an email to the group's other board members last week.

🚨 A Pleasant Hill man and former Carroll police officer convicted in 2022 of stalking his ex-girlfriend was sentenced to 19 years in prison last week for violating a no-contact order. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

🏦 Borrowers are suing Iowa Student Loan Liquidity, alleging their financial accounts were frozen without an opportunity to contest nonpayment claims in court. They believe the process is an unconstitutional violation of their right to due process. (Des Moines Register)

📚 Skylar Mayberry-Mayes was appointed to the Des Moines school board following the death of longtime board member Teree Caldwell-Johnson. (WHO-13)

⭐️ Today's headline maker: Christine Marchand of Cumming.

  • She's also Jon Torgerson's daughter, referenced in the next story.

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