News Flash

Posted on: February 7, 2024

Trailside Tap in Ankeny clearing path toward expansion

Trailside Tap could break ground on an expansion this fall that would nearly quadruple the size of the bar and restaurant in Ankeny’s Uptown neighborhood.

Additional Info... City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

It's official: New Hobby Lobby location coming to Ankeny

Aside from the Hobby Lobby, the project will also construct parking, storm water basins and utility service connections on the 6.42 acres south of Sam's Club.

Additional Info... City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Cinnaholic expanding to Ankeny's Prairie Trail

Cinnaholic is opening a new location in Ankeny, with plans for a third in West Des Moines/Waukee.

Additional Info... City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Casey’s General Store to expand food options, add stores

A three-year strategic plan underway at Casey’s General Stores, Inc. will include efforts to expand the convenience store’s footprint, guest-centered convenience, and restaurant-quality food.

Additional Info... City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

U.S. subsidiary of Italian auto parts manufacturer SPAL investing $35M in Ankeny factory

An Italian auto parts manufacturer with a distribution center and offices in Ankeny will invest $35 million to build a new U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility there, more than doubling its workforce.

Additional Info... City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: July 11, 2023

How Ankeny’s Uptown has been revived

In 2010, Ankeny’s Uptown was a tired commercial district with scant hustle or bustle. As the decade progressed, a transformation began to occur.

Additional Info... City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: May 16, 2023

SPAL USA expanding footprint in Ankeny

New $35 million facility will be built in Crossroads Business Park

Additional Info... City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Polk County sees major growth in taxable value of property

The taxable value of property among Polk County cities grew more than 160% in the past two decades, it's now nearly $30 billion.

City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Addition planned to Fieldhouse at Ankeny indoor athletic complex; construction of baseball/softball

When completed, Prairie Trail Sports Complex will include nearly 100,000 square feet of indoor athletic space on the 9-acre site along Southwest Vintage Parkway.

City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Business Record names Steve Boal as Deloitte CFO of the year

The Business Record has named Steve Boal, chief financial officer at Accumold in Ankeny, as this year’s Deloitte CFO of the year.

City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Largest Costco in the Midwest opens in Ankeny

The wholesale store is the biggest in the Midwest, featuring a food court, gas station, pharmacy, tire service and more. As part of the Spectrum 36 development, the new store is located at 4000 NE Spectrum Drive just off the I-35 exit at NE 36th St.

City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

On With Life Announces Expansion + Growth

On With Life, a brain injury, stroke and neuro rehabilitation center in Ankeny, has served thousands of individuals over the past 30 years. The organization announced its plans to continue growing through a major expansion on their Ankeny campus.

City of Ankeny Economic Development News
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Work on Ankeny bike trail progresses

Residents of Ankeny have been watching for months as a huge structure was going up over Oralabor Road on the city’s south side. The project is a $3 million dollar High Trestle Trail overpass.

City of Ankeny Economic Development News

News Flash

Posted on: February 14, 2024

Crews Respond to Fire at Popeyes Chicken in Ankeny Overnight

At approximately 1AM, Feb. 14, 2024, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 3155 N. Ankeny Blvd at Popeyes Chicken for a commercial fire alarm. The Ankeny Police Department arrived on the scene and found that the restaurant was full of smoke and the...

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Family Saved by Smoke Detectors in Ankeny House Fire Overnight

Today at approximately 2:52 AM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to a house on fire at 3605 NW 19th Street in Ankeny. Initial reports from the homeowner indicated that they awoke to hearing smoke detectors and found a fire in the garage. &nbs...

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department hosts National Fire Prevention Week Open House

The Ankeny Fire Department invites the community to its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Wednesday, October 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Fire Station Headquarters, 120 NW Ash Drive. National Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2023.

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to Large Fire in Storage Facility

Yesterday at approximately 9:34 PM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to the Storage Mart, 205 SE Delaware Avenue, for a large fire. Initial reports from an adjacent property indicated they could see something on fire and could hear explosions. Th...

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Smoke Advisory: Fire Department Training Prescribed Fire in NW Ankeny

The Ankeny Fire Department is conducting a prescribed training fire at 3502 NW 18th St. in Ankeny today, Friday, June 23. Please do not be alarmed if you see smoke, which could be visible from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to House Fire After Lightning Strike

Today at approximately 7:12 AM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 1003 NE Williamsburg CT for a house fire following a lightning strike. Initial reports from the homeowner, were that a lightning strike had occurred about 10 minutes prior to fin...

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department responds to house fire

5-24-23 ankeny house fire exterior fire crews responding

On Wednesday, May 24 at approximately 6:45 PM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 2718 NE Trilein Drive for a house fire. Initial reports called in by a neighbor, were that heavy fire and smoke were coming from the garage of this residence. The ...

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to Airplane Crash at Ankeny Regional Airport

5-20-23 plane crash Ankeny

Today at approximately 10:55 AM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 3700 SE Convenience Blvd at the Ankeny Regional Airport for an airplane crash.  Initial reports indicated that a small airplane started on fire shortly after landing. &...

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: April 14, 2023

Burn Ban for Polk County

Open burning is currently prohibited in the City of Ankeny and all of Polk County. Effective at noon today, April 14, 2023, until conditions dangerous to life or property no longer exist. 

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: April 12, 2023

City of Ankeny Fire Hydrant Flushing

The annual City of Ankeny fire hydrant flushing will begin this week and continue throughout the spring and summer months.  2,500 hydrants will be flushed on the west side of the city this year. The Ankeny Fire Department will flush all fire hydr...

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City of Ankeny Fire News
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Ankeny Fire Responds to House Fire

The Ankeny Fire Department responded to a fire in a garage in the 3100 block of SE Honeysuckle Court at approximately 1 p.m. on March 12, 2023. Initial reports were that an explosion occurred and that people were injured. Fire and EMS crews arrived on sce...

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City of Ankeny Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: December 28, 2023

Join us for Silly Song Saturdays

The Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library is excited to announce Silly Song Saturdays, a new kids concert series featuring live music from regional artists. The series promises to bring fun children's entertainment to the library one Saturday each mon...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: December 11, 2023

City of Ankeny Launches New Utility Billing Payment Portal

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce it launched a new and improved online bill pay service powered by InvoiceCloud for its utility customers today. With simple and secure navigation, customers can now pay the way that’s most convenient - o...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: November 29, 2023

City of Ankeny Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Snow Ordinance Parking Ban Alerts

As winter weather approaches, the City of Ankeny is asking residents who park on the street to stay informed and prepared for snow ordinance parking bans by signing up for text and/or email alerts. If you signed up to receive text message alerts prior to ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: November 16, 2023

NOTICE OF CITY OF ANKENY PROPERTY PRESCRIBED BURNS

The City of Ankeny will be conducting prescribed burns periodically in Ankeny beginning Monday, Nov. 20, 2023 until the first snow fall. Weather conditions and safety considerations will determine the exact date and time of the fires. 

Locations f...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: October 17, 2023

City of Ankeny allows the keeping of urban chickens

The Ankeny City Council approved an amendment to Ordinance 2156 to allow residents to raise and keep chickens within the city limits on Monday. Beginning Oct. 23, 2023 residents will be allowed to apply for a permit to keep chickens on their property. App...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: September 28, 2023

City of Ankeny Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce it has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 2024 Budget. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

Recipients of the D...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: September 8, 2023

City of Ankeny Invites Public to Northwestern Trailhead Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The City of Ankeny invites the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Northwestern Trailhead, a new addition to the High Trestle Trail in Ankeny. Join us on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at 4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of this new community amenity loca...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Ankeny Aquatic Centers end of the season schedules

The City of Ankeny announced the August operational schedules for Cascade Falls and Prairie Ridge aquatic centers today. 

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center, 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive

  • Open daily through Aug. 13
  • Noon – 6 p.m.

Splash Park only

  • Ope...
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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: August 2, 2023

City of Ankeny Receives National Award for Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has presented the Finance Department at the City of Ankeny with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its fiscal year 2022 Annual Comprehensive Fi...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: July 10, 2023

City of Ankeny passes new ordinance allowing UTVs on city streets

Starting today, July 10, 2023, utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs) are allowed to operate on Ankeny city streets. The new ordinance comes with specific requirements and exceptions designed to ensure the safety and compliance of UTV operation within the commun...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: June 1, 2023

SW State Street Reconstruction Project starts June 5, 2023

Starting Monday, June 5, 2023, the southbound lanes of SW State Street will be closed to all traffic from just south of West First Street to SW Ordnance Road to allow for the SW State Street Reconstruction Project. Motorists should utilize the detour rout...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 31, 2023

City of Ankeny to Host Transportation Master Plan Open House

The City of Ankeny invites the public to an Open House to launch the 2023 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) project on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The TMP Open House will be held at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library,1250 SW District Dr...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 11, 2023

New Public Art Unveiled in Ankeny

Ankeny bus shelter

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce the installation of “Growing in all directions”, a new public artwork in a Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) bus shelter located on West First Street in Ankeny. The artwork, created by New York-bas...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Celebrate Police Week at the Ankeny Police Department’s Community Picnic

The Ankeny Police Department cordially invites the public to join in the celebration of National Police Week by attending the 2023 Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic. This event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ankeny P...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Ankeny Spring Cleanup and Tree & Branch Recycling Events

The City of Ankeny is offering Spring Cleanup and Tree & Branch Recycling events for residents residing within the city limits during the months of May and June. The events include:

Ankeny Spring Cleanup DaysSaturday, May 20, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. S...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 17, 2023

NE 36th Street and NE Fourmile Drive Intersection Reconstruction Project Starts April

The City of Ankeny will close the intersection of NE 36th Street and NE Fourmile Drive to through traffic on Monday, April 24, 2023. The closure is necessary to begin the final stage of the NE 36th Street Reconstruction Project, I-35 to NE Fourmile Drive,...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Get Involved with Earth Day in Ankeny - Volunteers needed for the Earth Day Watershed Cleanup

Ankeny residents are invited to give back to the community by volunteering at the Earth Day Watershed Cleanup event on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 8 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the High Trestle Trail from the Ankeny Marke...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 10, 2023

UPDATE - DRIVER IDENTIFIED IN WEEKEND CAR CRASH INTO HOME IN ANKENY

The Ankeny Police Department conducted a joint investigation with the Ankeny Fire Department into a single-vehicle accident that occurred on April 8 at 803 NW 32nd St. in Ankeny. Through the investigation, it has been determined that the driver was the so...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 8, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to House Fire

Today at approximately 4:25 PM, the Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to 9855 NE Frisk Drive after receiving a call indicating that a vehicle had started on fire in the driveway of the residence and the fire was quickly spreading to the house because ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 8, 2023

Driver Dies in Car Crash into Home, Personnel Work to Extract Vehicle from Unstable Structure

Early this morning at approximately 1:40 AM, the Ankeny Police and Fire departments were dispatched to 803 NW 32nd St. after receiving a call reporting a car had crashed into this home. Ankeny Police and Fire departments immediately responded to the scene...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Ankeny City Council Approves FY 2024 Budget

The Ankeny City Council approved its FY 2024 budget today. The approved budget maintains the city’s property tax levy rate at $9.90, the fourth-lowest rate in Polk County; just behind Sheldahl, Alleman and Mitchellville. The new budget will go i...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Otter Creek Golf Course opens for the season Friday, March 31, 2023

Otter Creek Golf Course will open for the 2023 golf season Friday, March 31 at 9 a.m. Online reservations for tee times are now available at www.ottercreekankeny.com or reserve your tee time by calling 515-965-6464. The pro shop is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 22, 2023

NE Delaware Avenue Reconstruction Project starts March 27

Starting Monday, March 27, 2023, NE Delaware Avenue from NE 5th Street to NE 15th Street will be fully closed to all traffic to allow for the NE Delaware Avenue Reconstruction Project. The detour route for NE Delaware Avenue is East First Street / North A...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Northwest 18th Street closed beginning March 26, 2023

Northwest 18th Street will be closed from east of NW Ash Drive to west of NW Briargate Drive beginning Sunday afternoon, March 26, weather permitting. The closure includes the intersection of NW 18th Street and NW School Street/NW Wagner Boulevard. The in...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 21, 2023

NOTICE OF CITY OF ANKENY PROPERTY PRESCRIBED BURNS

The City of Ankeny will be conducting prescribed burns periodically throughout Ankeny beginning March 22, 2023 through mid-May. Weather conditions and safety considerations will determine the exact date and time of the fires. 

Locations for prescr...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Ankeny Fire Responds to Apartment Fire

The Ankeny Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building at approximately 10:31 a.m. on March 9, 2023. The incident occurred at 1514 NW 4th Street. Initial reports indicated a fire in one of the first-floor apartments and several people who...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: February 27, 2023

Ankeny Mayor’s Youth Council Seeking Nominations for Youth of the Year and Youth Club of the Year

The Ankeny Mayor's Youth Council is seeking nominations for “Youth of the Year” and “Youth Club of the Year”. Nomination forms will be accepted through March 10 and can come from any person wishing to nomin...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed Property Tax Levy

The Ankeny City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed property tax levy for Fiscal Year July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024 on March 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library, located at 1250 SW District...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to 2 House Fires

The Ankeny Fire Department responded to two house fires today. 

Crews were dispatched to the 3100 Block of SE Magnolia Drive at 12:09 p.m. for a house fire. When they arrived on the scene they found a fire in the kitchen and were able to extinguis...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: January 23, 2023

City of Ankeny hires new fire chief

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce Vance Swisher has been named the new fire chief. Swisher replaces James Clack who served as the Ankeny fire chief for the past eight years and retired in December. Swisher will begin work Feb. 20.

Swisher has 27 ye...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Ankeny Police Department introduces new Electronic Storage Device K9

Sandy K9 Press conference

K9 Sandy will assist the Ankeny Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the fight against child exploitation, child pornography and human trafficking. Sandy is trained to detect a chemical called triphenylphosphine, commonly referred to as...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: December 26, 2022

Ankeny Police thanks public for assistance in locating missing elderly male - UPDATED

UPDATE: Dec. 27, 2022 - John Janssen has been located safely and reunited with his family.  The Ankeny PD would like to thank the public for their help with this matter. 

Dec. 26, 2022 - The Ankeny Police Department is seeking assistance ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Snow ordinance declared for City of Ankeny Dec. 21 at 5 p.m.

The City of Ankeny has declared a snow ordinance effective Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. until Saturday, Dec. 24 at noon.  

  • No parking allowed on all public streets, alleys and on-street parking within the city when the snow ordinance is in effect....
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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Local man charged with attempted murder after overnight shooting at local bar

On Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at roughly 1:30 a.m. the Ankeny Police Department responded to the Yankee Clipper, 312 SW Maple Street, on a report of a person shooting a gun in the parking lot.  As officers arrived, the subject attempted to leave and ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Ankeny Fire Department Offers Safety Tips to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. The Ankeny Fire Department would like to offer some safety tips to help keep you safe in the kitchen this holiday season. 

Safety tips to prevent kitchen fires...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving holiday closures and delays

The City of Ankeny offices and facilities, including the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library and the Albaugh Family Senior Community Center, will be closed Nov. 24-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Recycling will not be collected Thursda...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Policymakers evaluating public transit funding

The Iowa DOT and the DART Alternative Funding Advisory Committee are collecting feedback through a short, 1-minute survey available here.

About the Committee

DART has been working with the Iowa Legislature for several years to seek alternative fund...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Ankeny Police taking unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 29

The Ankeny Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) want to help make homes safe by destroying all expired or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back D...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Winterization schedule for Ankeny city parks

The City of Ankeny Park Maintenance team is in the process of preparing all of the parks and outdoor recreation facilities for winter. This work includes closing splash pads, restrooms and turning off water fountains for the winter months, please plan acc...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Ankeny Police Department arrests man on multiple charges

The Ankeny Police Department was recently provided a tip by the Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce (ICAC) in regard to child exploitation/pornography.  After a collaborative investigation between the Ankeny PD and ICAC, Matthew J. Marcalu...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Sept. 16 Traffic Enforcement Project results

On Friday Sept. 16, 2022 the Ankeny Police Department, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau completed a traffic safety awar...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Ankeny Police, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa DOT conducting traffic enforcement project

The Ankeny Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau will conduct a traffic safety awareness project...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: September 12, 2022

City of Ankeny Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce it has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 2023 Budget. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

Recipients of the D...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Des Moines Water Works asks customers to use lawn watering schedule

Sharing on behalf of our partner Des Moines Water Works

Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) and the City of Ankeny are asking residential and commercial customers to practice wise water use and follow a lawn watering schedule due to continued high nitrate concen...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Ankeny Police Department traffic safety awareness project this Friday

The Ankeny Police Department, in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, will conduct a traffic safety awareness project in the City of Ankeny on Friday, June 24, 2022.  Offic...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 1, 2022

Celebrate EMS Week with the Ankeny Fire Department

In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the Ankeny Fire Department will be hosting the Ankeny Fire Department EMS Week Open House and a Special Needs Open House. Both events will be held at the Ankeny Fire Department Headqu...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Father arrested after investigation into shooting death of 4-year-old

Early this morning, Akeem Holmes turned himself in without incident for his involvement with a shooting that occurred on May 16. He was arrested and is currently in the Polk Co. Jail with the following charges: neglect of a dependent person, involuntary m...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: June 27, 2022

City of Ankeny to dedicate new park and host ice cream socials

The City of Ankeny Park Board invites the community to the Centennial Park Dedication and Ice Cream Social Tuesday, May 31, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at 2202 NW Reinhart Drive.

Located on the northwest side of Ankeny, Centennial Park features playground...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Food Trucks, Live Music and More at Beats and Eats

The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce a new event for the community featuring food trucks, beer truck, live music and entertainment, family activities, yard games, the Uptown train and more. Join us for Beats and Eats at the Ankeny Market & Pavili...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Free Movies this Summer in Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is pleased to offer Movies Under the Stars this summer. Wagner Park transforms into an outdoor movie theater on select Friday nights in June and July. Bring family and friends along with a blanket, snacks and beverages to enjoy a movie ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 26, 2022

City of Ankeny population reaches new high

The U.S. Census Bureau issued a report today that estimates the population of Ankeny has reached 70,287, making it the 6th largest city in Iowa. The data is based on April 2021 census estimates.Ankeny has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 yea...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Four-Year-Old Shooting Victim Identified

On Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 11:26 a.m. Ankeny Police went to 910 NE 5th St. for a four-year-old female with a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries.

The victim is identified as Savannah Holmes ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ankeny Police Respond to a Four-Year-Old with a Gunshot Wound

On Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 11:26 a.m. Ankeny Police went to 910 NE 5th St. in reference to a four-year-old female with a gunshot wound.

Ankeny police officers and Ankeny Fire Department personnel went to the residence and began to treat the ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Celebrate Police Week at the Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic

In honor of National Police Week, the Ankeny Police Department invites the public to attend the 2022 Ankeny Police Week Community Picnic on Thursday, May 12, 4 – 7 p.m., at the Ankeny Police Headquarters, 411 S...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 29, 2022

The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board Replaces SMART911 with RapidSOS Emergency Health Profiles

Sharing on behalf of Polk County Emergency Management

The Polk County Joint 911 Service Board recently voted to promote the use of the RapidSOS Emergency Health Profile that allows a caller’s real-time personal health and location information to ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: April 4, 2022

NOTICE OF CITY OF ANKENY PROPERTY PRESCRIBED BURNS

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Update:  The City of Ankeny will be conducting controlled burns in the following areas today:

  • Vintage Pond
  • Summerbrook Park

 

Monday, April 11, 2022 Update:  The City of Ankeny will be conducting controlled b...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Ankeny Police investigate overnight shooting

 On Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at roughly 12:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to 713 SW 28th St. on the report of gunshots in area.  Officers did not find any victims or suspects when they arrived in the area, but did find multiple shell c...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Ankeny City Council Approves Property Tax Rate Decrease

The Ankeny City Council approved a decrease to the city’s property tax levy as part of its FY 2023 budget approval on Monday. This is the ninth consecutive year the Ankeny City Council has lowered the property tax rate. The new budget will go in...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 10, 2022

UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE Ankeny Police seek assistance locating missing 15-year-old boy

**UPDATE** Kyler Vander Ploeg was located safe in Ankeny this afternoon. The Ankeny Police Department would like to thank the public for their help in this matter.   

The Ankeny Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with lo...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Multiple arrests made in case involving shots fired at Ankeny officers

On March 1, after an extensive investigation, the Ankeny Police Department charged five juveniles with multiple crimes in regard to the incident  involving shots fired at Ankeny officers on Feb. 27. Investigators filed two counts of attempted mur...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: February 27, 2022

Shots fired at Ankeny Officers during traffic stop

On Saturday, Feb. 26 at roughly 10:54 p.m., Ankeny Police officers were dispatched to 1343 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy (Prairie Point Apts.) in reference to a large fight.  Seconds later, dispatch advised they were getting reports of multiple shots fir...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Property Tax Levy

The Ankeny City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed property tax levy for Fiscal Year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 on March 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library, located at 1250 S...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Ankeny Fire Department Responds to Apartment Fire

The Ankeny Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at 109 NW College Avenue in Ankeny at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

When crews arrived on the scene they encountered smoke and fire coming from the roof of the apartment building....

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: January 4, 2022

City of Ankeny to Hold Special Election

The City of Ankeny will hold a special election on March 29, 2022 to fill a seat on the City Council vacated by Mark Holm, who was elected Mayor in November and took office Jan. 1, 2022.Last night, the Ankeny City Council approved a resolution to set a sp...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: January 6, 2022

$500 Million Invested in Ankeny in 2021

The construction boom in Ankeny continued in 2021, making it another record year for the City. The City of Ankeny permitted a record amount of new investment valued at nearly $500 million in both commercial and residential construction. This is the third ...

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City of Ankeny News - News Release
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Albaugh Family Senior Community Center Grand Opening

The City of Ankeny and Polk County Board of Supervisors invite the community to a grand opening celebration for the new Albaugh Family Senior Community Center. The event will take place Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at 3 p.m. with a short program and a ribbon cu...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Ankeny woman arrested for Sex Abuse & Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee

In late January 2024, the administration of the Ankeny School District notified the Ankeny Police Department about allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship that occurred between a former student and a teacher/coach beginning in 2015. This relat...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Ankeny Police Department’s K9 Charlie to get donation of body armor

The Ankeny Police Department’s K9 Charlie will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Charlie’s vest is sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Bomb Threat at Ankeny Centennial High School deemed not credible

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, shortly after 2 pm the Ankeny Police Department was notified of a social media post that indicated there was a bomb inside Ankeny Centennial High School.  At the same time, the High School State Speech competition w...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Ankeny Police Department welcomes K9 Charlie to the force

The Ankeny Police Department is excited to introduce the newest member of its dedicated team, K9 Charlie. Charlie is a 2 ½ years old Belgian Malinois, who brings a wealth of skills to the force.

Assigned to Officer Colton Campbell, a four-year v...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: September 25, 2023

8 tips to keep Ankeny crosswalks safe

Attention drivers and pedestrians - please review these tips to help keep everyone safe at Ankeny crosswalks!

8 Safety Tips for Drivers

  1. Look out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times.
  2. Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as night...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: September 19, 2023

City of Ankeny partners with Polk County Health Department on gun safety campaign

The City of Ankeny is pleased to partner with the Polk County Health Department (PCHD) on their "Talk it Up, Lock it Up" gun safety campaign.

“We talk about car seat safety and the importance of wearing bicycle helmets, yet we haven’t talked abou...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Ankeny Police and Iowa State Patrol conducting traffic enforcement project

The Ankeny Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and several metro agencies in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau will conduct a traffic safety awareness project on Friday, Sep...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Week of Aug. 29 Traffic Unit Crosswalk Safety

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit would like to remind all drivers to be mindful of crosswalks, marked and unmarked.

Tips for motorists:

1. Completely stop your vehicle before the crosswalk, do not stop in the crosswalk.2. Yield to pedestrians in the...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Update: Ankeny Police arrest second former Ankeny resident for Child Endangerment Causing Death

Update - Aug. 29, 2023: Early this morning Breanna Colleen Peters (25) turned herself in at the Polk County Jail in regard to the death of her infant son in March of 2022.  Breanna is charged with Child Endangerment Causing Death. She is currentl...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Week of Aug. 21 Back-to-School Traffic Unit PSA

Students return to school this week, the Ankeny Police Traffic Unit urges drivers to pay attention and be aware of students walking or biking to school, new student drivers and school busses in your neighborhood and throughout the city. Do you know the ru...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Week of Aug. 1 Traffic Unit PSA

Aug. 5 is International Traffic Light Day. The first electric traffic signal was installed on Aug. 5, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio. American police officer Lester Wire designed the first electric traffic light in 1912, as automobile traffic was increasing. Cel...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: July 25, 2023

RAGBRAI Traffic Unit PSA

RAGBRAI arrives in Ankeny tomorrow, bringing thousands of cyclists to our city Wednesday, July 26. Please expect to encounter cyclists throughout the city, on all city streets, not just the official route. The Ankeny Police Department asks drivers to be a...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Week of July 18 Traffic Unit PSA

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit would like to remind drivers that roads can only be safe for everyone if we are all following the traffic signals. Depending on the speed limit of the roadway, the yellow light only lasts for a second or two.  A &am...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Ankeny Police seek assistance locating missing 13-year-old girl

Jayla Rodriguez

*UPDATE*
Jayla Rodriguez was located safe and reunited with her family today.  The Ankeny Police Department would like to thank the media and public for their help in this matter. 

The Ankeny Police Department is seeking the public&rsq...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Police Traffic Safety Awareness Project Friday, June 30

The Ankeny Police Department, in conjunction with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force and the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, will conduct a traffic safety awareness project in the City of Ankeny Friday, June 30, 2023. Officers from mult...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Week of June 14 Traffic Unit PSA

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will like to remind all drivers:

  • Buckle up and put your phone down while driving.  
  • Look twice before changing lanes to verify there are no motorcycles or bicycles in your path.
  • Slow down on residential streets as kids...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Week of June 5 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will like to remind all drivers to buckle up and not to drive distracted. From Memorial Day through Labor Day marks what AAA calls the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers. Nationwide, more than 30 perce...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: May 31, 2023

Week of May 31 Traffic Unit PSA

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the area between the 100 block and the 1800 block of NE Trilein Drive this week for speed enforcement due to traffic complaints in the area. Please remember to always buckle up, drive safely and drive sobe...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Week of May 15 Traffic Unit PSA

May 2023 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. In 2019, there were more than 5,000 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes nationwide, accounting for 14% of the total highway fatalities that year. The Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit would like to re...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Week of May 8 Traffic Unit PSA

The Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit would like to remind drivers about child passenger safety this week. Make sure your car seat is installed properly.
  • Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, y...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Week of May 1 Traffic Unit PSA

The Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit would like to remind residents of Iowa's 'Move Over Law', which says you must move over and slow down for emergency vehicles, as well as tow trucks and personal vehicles with their four ...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: April 24, 2023

Week of April 24 Traffic Unit PSA

In 2021, distracted driving killed 3,522 people in the United States. Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. Cell phone use-specifically; texting, talking and social media use have become the most common distraction.

Don't d...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Week of April 18 Traffic Unit Update

The City of Ankeny and the Ankeny Police Department are aware of the spring road construction projects that have detoured a lot of traffic into the residential neighborhoods. We are asking drivers to please use care and caution while traveling through the...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Use Caution When Taking Detours Through Residential Neighborhoods

The City of Ankeny and the Ankeny Police Department are aware of the spring road construction projects that have detoured a lot of traffic into the residential neighborhoods. We are asking drivers to please use care and caution while traveling through the...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Week of April 3 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the area between the 100 block and the 1600 block of NW Reinhart Drive this week for speed enforcement. The traffic unit will also be checking various school bus stops around the city for school bus violat...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Week of March 27 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the area between the 100 block and the 1600 block of NW Reinhart Drive this week for speed enforcement. 
Always remember to buckle up, drive safely and drive sober.
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Additional Police Officers on Patrol St. Patrick's Day

The Ankeny Police Department will have extra officers on patrol on Friday, March 17, ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence. Officers will be working the metro streets on St. Patrick’s Day as part of Central Io...

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Week of March 13 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the area between the 100 block and the 1600 block of NW Reinhart Drive this week for speed enforcement. 

In addition, there will be extra officers working the metro streets on Friday, March 17 (St....

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: February 13, 2023

Week of Feb. 13 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the 700 block of NE 36th Street for speed enforcement. The traffic unit will also be checking for stop sign violations at NE 36th Street at NE Briarwood Drive and NE Trilein Drive at NE Innsbruck Drive. Th...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Week of Feb. 7 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the 700 block of NE 36th Street and 1800 block of SW Irvinedale Drive this week in response to speeding in the area. There have been several accidents in the city this month, please remember to drive cauti...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Week of Jan. 30 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the areas SW Magazine Road and SW Prairie Trail Parkway this week in response to speeding in the area. Recent speed studies (this January 2023) have shown 85% of the drivers on these roads were averaging o...
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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Week of Jan. 16 Traffic Unit Update

The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit will be working in the area between the 100 block and the 1000 block of NE 5th this week in response to complaints of speeding in the area.

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City of Ankeny Police News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Week of Jan. 9 Traffic Unit Update

Do you know when to stop for a school bus? The Ankeny Police Traffic Unit would like to remind drivers to watch for and obey school bus warning lights. The Traffic Unit will be conducting enforcement efforts around school bus stops this week. Review when ...
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Posted on: August 22, 2023

City of Ankeny Enhances Pedestrian Safety with New School Speed Zones and Rapid Flashing Beacons

The City of Ankeny is working to enhance pedestrian safety by adding two new 15-mph school speed zones with trained adult crossing guards beginning Aug. 23 to serve Heritage Elementary School and St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School. They are located o...

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City of Ankeny Street Construction Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2023

SW Ordnance Road Asphalt Street Resurfacing Project Begins June 5

Starting on June 5, the 2023 Asphalt Street Resurfacing Program - SW Ordnance Road project will begin. This project will mill, overlay, and reconstruct the shoulders on SW Ordnance Road from east of SW Railroad Drive to west of SW Maple Street.

During cons...

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City of Ankeny Street Construction Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2023

SW Oralabor Road and SW State Street Intersection Improvements Project begins Monday, June 5

Beginning Monday, June 5 the SW Oralabor Road and SW State Street Intersection Improvements and Oralabor Gateway Trail SW State Street Underpass projects will begin. This is a two-year project and work will be completed in several stages during the 2023 a...

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City of Ankeny Street Construction Updates
Posted on: May 30, 2023

Northwest 18th Street closure to expand Thursday, June 1

The existing closure of NW 18th Street will expand to the west to include the NW 18th Street and NW Ash Drive intersection and to the east to N Ankeny Boulevard on Thursday, June 1, 2023. This will also close the NW 18th Street and NW Briargate Drive inte...

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City of Ankeny Street Construction Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Temporary SW Westview Drive Closure to begin May 18

SW Westview Drive will be closed south of the intersection with SW Magazine Road beginning Thursday, May 18. This closure is necessary for a storm sewer repair and will take approximately four weeks, weather depending. A detour will be in place utilizing ...

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City of Ankeny Street Construction Updates

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Largest Costco in the Midwest Now Open

Costco

The wholesale store is the biggest in the Midwest, featuring a food court, gas station, pharmacy, tire service and more. As part of the Spectrum 36 development, the new store is located at 4000 NE Spectrum Drive just off the I-35 exit at NE 36th St. The a...

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Eco Dev - Spotlight
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Ankeny Market Village

Imprint Building Rendering 1.10.22

The Ankeny Market Village will open in Uptown in spring.  The 13,000 square foot will bring much needed new leasable space to this vibrant area of our community. The building will be home to five new businesses, including Imprint Architects, Mull...

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Eco Dev - Spotlight
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Taylored Expressions Expands Headquarters

Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions is known throughout the paper crafting industry for its high quality, American-made products, its trendy and timeless collections, its adorable characters and its sense of community. Thousands of stamps and dies into it, owners Taylor...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

City of Ankeny announces RAGBRAI route through Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is excited to welcome RAGBRAI participants to our community on July 26, 2023. Ankeny will serve as a meet up town as bicyclists and their support teams ride from Ames to Des Moines on Day 4 of RAGBRAI.

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Ankeny Public Services Building Reopened to Public

JAN. 24, 2023 UPDATE: The Public Services Building has reopened to the public. 

12/30/22: The Public Services Building will remain closed to the public until further notice due to the extensive water damage from a sprinkler/water line break,. All ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2022

Ankeny Fire responds to residential fire

The Ankeny Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of NW 9th Street today, Dec. 26 at 11:10 a.m. for a residential structure fire.

Initial arriving companies found smoke coming from the rear of the residence and heavy fire inside the kitch...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Phone Scam Alert – Officer Impersonation

Today multiple citizens have contacted the Ankeny Police Department to report they had received a phone call from Lieutenant Brian Huggins of the Ankeny Police Department who told them they had warrants out for their arrest for failure to appear and conte...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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