The 2016 session of the Iowa legislature begins January 11. Democratic state representative Chris Hall and Republican state senator Rick Bertrand talked with SPM's Duane Kraayenbrink about what's ahead.
What’s all the buzz about solar power? Find out as Gretchen Gondek speaks with Kim Clay, Area Specialist, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture about the upcoming Solar Energy Conference on September 2nd in Le Mars. Dolf Ivener of King of Trails will also speak about his role in the conference and harnessing the power of solar energy.
Food for Thought is back on the road, today. It's a short trip, just across the street from FM90. Chef Brett McCarthy, Administrative Program Coordinator of Culinary Arts, led us into the WIT's new Culinary Arts Program's kitchen classrooms – spotless stainless steel surfaces, walls and floors precisely tiled, refrigerators humming. It was enough to make our little hearts burst, a truly beautiful and inspiring space.
Western Iowa Tech Community College was recently declared a Blue Zones area. Students, faculty and employees are flocking to the college’s Dunker Student Center to sign up for opportunities in a facility that offers state-of-the-art equipment with computers and televisions, a full-sized gymnasium, indoor track, weight room, and classes such as yoga, super circuits, spinning, Zumba and Taekwondo.
The Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji is a popular place for Lakes visitors and residents as well. KWIT/KOJI’s Duane Kraayenbrink visited with Lakes Art Center Director Tim Hoheisel, who spoke about his background and the mission of the Art Center.