In 1964 and 1965, activist Shelton Stromquist volunteered in Warren County, Mississippi registering voters during the height of the civil rights movement. Shelton Stromquist was in Ames for a fundraising reception in support of Brad Anderson, candidate for Iowa Secretary of State.
The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol.
Neither frigid temperatures nor an ISU women’s basketball game could deter 140 Story County Democrats from attending their biennial caucus Tuesday night (Jan. 21) at the Ames Middle School. “The turnout was terrific, considering it was such a bitterly cold winter night,” Party Chair Jan Bauer said.