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Altoona, Iowa is located in Polk County. Zip codes in Altoona, IA include 50009. The median home price in Altoona is $193,400 which is roughly $124/per square foot. More Altoona information.

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21 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register

Cullinan's cakes have her own frosting recipe

A mother of six children, Julie Cullinan, was motivated to learn how to bake and decorate wedding cakes after she checked out the price of wedding cakes.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Private earns Combat Infantry Badge in '44

Troy Parsons placed first in the D-feature at the sprint car nationals in Knoxville.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Regional group considers its future

Leaders of Eastern Polk Regional Development Inc. are searching for ways to revive the group following the departure of its executive director and Altoona's plans to withdraw from the group.

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The Des Moines Register

Juniors bake up ribbon-winning desserts

Jude Norris of Altoona placed second in fudge ; third in chocolate brownies . D.J. Conlan of Pleasant Hill placed first in sugar cookie ; second in peanut butter cookies.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Parents: Still can't get medical marijuana for epileptic kids

Speakers at an administrative hearing say they're frustrated at the difficulty in obtaining a marijuana extract despite Iowa's new law.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Brighton News

Pat Remington of Brighton with grandson Cody of Ottumwa spent Aug. 14-17 with her mother, Dorothy Babberl of Windsor Heights.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

An enterprising family

Editor's Note: This article is part of a monthly series on the history of Webster City and Hamilton County, written by local historian, Nancy Kayser.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Runnells baker takes top honors

Eastern Polk County twins and triplets showed how much they are alike and different at the State Fair's annual Twins, Triplets and More contest.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Looking Back: Brakeman dies in fall from train in '44

Tyler Baetsel caught the largest blue gill, Jacob Slings caught the smallest bass and Isaac Slings caught the smallest blue gill at the Jaycee's Fisheree at Thomas Mitchell Park.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Learn about ash tree replacement

Iowa State University entomologists Donald Lewis and Mark Shour will discuss the ash borer and other pests from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Prairie Crossing important in Altoona long-term plan

Altoona's updated comprehensive plan envisions the city as an even more bustling commercial center for eastern Polk County.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Des Moines Restaurant Week 2014 is August 15 to 24

The Seventh Annual Des Moines Restaurant Week will kick off on Friday, August 15 and run through Sunday, August 24. The event allows diners to purchase two lunches or one three-course dinner for just $25 from prix fixe menus at restaurants all over the Des Moines Metro.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Prairie Vista Village offers variety of retirement options

Bob Gulling worked with his neighbor across the hallway at Bankers Trust in the late '40s.

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The Des Moines Register

Altoona temporarily halts development near Bass Pro

The Altoona City Council approved a six-month building moratorium near the Bass Pro Shops on Monday to allow time to discuss goals and priorities in the quickly changing city.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Cityview Online

Cool Basil finds new garden

Liam Anivat is a visionary. When he opened Cool Basil in Clive in 2007, Thai cuisine was still pretty much an inner city thing.

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Flood Warning for Polk County was issued at September 02 at 4:28AM CDT

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