For The Record
February 12th, 2016

Earlier this week Drake University announced that Bill Nye, “the science guy,” will deliver the next in the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series. But that won’t happen until April 14th. Until then there’s always the Science Center of Iowa and Thursday night it again hosted the annual DMPS Science Fair, sponsored by the Des Moines … Read more »


February 11th, 2016

DMPS qualifiers for the Iowa High School Boys’ State Swimming Meet this Saturday in Marshalltown include a Dolphin, an Eagle Scout and a freshman from East; an Italian and a trio of Rails relays from Lincoln (one of which includes another freshman); and a quartet from Roosevelt that will swim an individual event and two relays … Read more »


February 10th, 2016

Not long after Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s last visit to Goodrell Middle School three years ago her mother, Ruth, passed away at the age of 104. The mother who was liberated, along with her husband Walter and their children, Marion and her brother Albert, in 1945 while riding a Nazi transport train between concentration camps. At that … Read more »


February 10th, 2016

When Amy Orellana and Alyssia Anderson were in 8th grade at Weeks Middle School they applied for a college readiness program at Lincoln High School called AVID. They had to be interviewed, something they were unfamiliar with and apprehensive about. But they made it. Now they’re juniors at Lincoln and as good a pair of ambassadors … Read more »


February 8th, 2016

The wave of mock, repeat, mock homicides at Central Campus continued this morning when three victims were found in the district’s new aviation facility on County Line Road. No sooner had charges been filed in connection with last October’s (mock) murder on the Central Campus premises at 1800 Grand Avenue (read about it here) than … Read more »