Monday, December 26, 2011
As we count down the final days of 2011, here's a recap of the five most talked-about stories in Waukee this year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jody Gifford
Monday, December 26, 2011
1) Taylor Hale's Recovery On Sept. 9, Prairieview School freshman Taylor Hale, 14, was thrown off a moving car while visiting a friend's house in Clive. Hale suffered a severe head injury and spent 42 days at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. During that time, friends and family rallied around the Waukee teenager, raising money through T-shirt sales, can collection and private donations to help offset the cost of the family's medical bills. Taylor was released from the hospital on Oct. 20 to continue her recovery at home. 2) Happy Time Preschool & Daycare and Point of Grace Church On Aug. 19, staff members of the Happy Time Preschool & Daycare at the Point of Grace Church in Waukee were told they were being let go and that in order …
Friday, November 4, 2011
After 14 years in office, Mayor Bill Peard is seeking another term.
On Nov. 8, Waukee voters will decide who should serve on the Waukee City Council and as mayor of Waukee. There are two seats up for grabs on the Waukee City Council. Casey Harvey is seeking re-election, while newcomers Shelly Hughes and Chris Colter hope to nab a spot, as well. Mayor Bill Peard is running uncontested after challenger Daniel Pettit withdrew from the race in October. Today on Waukee Patch we profile Bill Peard as he campaigns to serve another term as the mayor of Waukee. Name: Bill Peard Age: 51 Occupation: Address: 785 S.E. Bob White Lane, Waukee E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 515.978.1492 Social Media: http://www.billpeard.com/ https://www.facebook.com/billpeardformayor https://twitter.com/#!/billpeard/ It's been an …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Challenger Daniel Pettit, a relative newcomer to Waukee politics, has dropped out of the race for Waukee mayor citing work responsibilities.
In a release sent to Waukee Patch today, it was announced that challenger Daniel Pettit, a candidate for Waukee mayor, has dropped out of the race. “The timing is awkward and I know the decision will be a disappointment to many people who were committed to a spirited campaign and to having a choice for mayor in this year’s ballot," Pettit said. "In the end, it is a decision that is best for my family and the people closest to me." Pettit expressed well wishes for his opponent, Mayor Bill Peard, and the Waukee community. “I hope more residents will become active in all aspects of the community and, in particular, work with the city’s leaders to continue to improve Waukee’s economic development efforts and government services,” he said. “I …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Concerns over high property taxes took center stage at a debate between candidates for mayor and city council Tuesday night.
It was a battle between the newcomers and experienced leaders Tuesday night at the Waukee Mayor and City Council Candidate Forum held at the Waukee City Council Chambers. Five candidates, all vying for seats in Waukee city government, debated Waukee’s dominant issues – everything from property taxes to progress on the Alice’s Road corridor project and other topics. The biggest surprise of the night was Daniel Pettit, a relative newcomer who’s challenging incumbent Bill Peard for the office of Waukee mayor. Pettit, took aim at the mayor throughout the hour-long forum blaming the incumbent for everything from high property taxes to a lack of interest in seeing Waukee’s true potential. “Believe with your eyes, not your ears,” Pettit said of …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Three candidates for two available seats on the Waukee City Council and two candidates for mayor, including incumbent Bill Peard, will square off tonight in a public forum at the Waukee City Hall Chambers.
It's still a month away but the five candidates running for seats on the Waukee City Council are already warming up for the Nov. 8 election. There are two spots up for grabs on the Waukee City Council this fall. Council member Casey Harvey's term ends Dec. 31, as does council member Darlene Stanton's. Stanton has resigned her seat effective Oct. 18 because she is moving out of state. Those running for council seats this November include: Casey Harvey — Harvey is running for re-election after serving a four-year term on the Waukee City Council. Harvey is a resident of Waukee and works as an application systems analyst for EMC. Harvey can be contacted at (515) 978-1304 or email@example.com. Chris Colter — Colter has lived in Waukee …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Three candidates have committed to run for two available seats on the Waukee City Council. There are two candidates for the mayor's seat, including incumbent Mayor Bill Peard.
Five candidates have filed nomination papers to run for seats on the Waukee City Council and for mayor of Waukee in the Nov. 8 election. There are two spots up for grabs on the Waukee City Council this fall. Council member Casey Harvey's term ends Dec. 31, as does council member Darlene Stanton's. Stanton has resigned her seat effective Oct. 18 because she is moving out of state. Those running for council seats this November include: Casey Harvey — Harvey is running for re-election after serving a four-year term on the Waukee City Council. Harvey is a resident of Waukee and works as an application systems analyst for EMC. Harvey can be contacted at (515) 978-1304 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris Colter — Colter has lived in Waukee since …