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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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5 hrs ago | 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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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WHO-AM Des Moines

Where Can You Find 50 Tons of Sand?

You'll find it at the Iowa State Fair in the southeast atrium of the Varied Industries Building in the Iowa Food & Family Project area.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Des Moines Register

P.H. library closed for circulation training

The Polaris circulation system will include upgrading the online catalog used by library patrons.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Couple goes from soap suds to beer suds

When former dry cleaning store owners Susan and Michael Garner found themselves retired seven years ago, they decided to go into a business that offers a different type of suds.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Child care center upgrades security through program

The Growth Fund is a multiyear program in which businesses develop and implement customized improvement plans and receive grants to support their growth.

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The Des Moines Register

Young author pens hometown's history

Altoona has an unlikely town chronicler. Alex Payne, 19, is a college student with a passion for local history.

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