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Hockey Players Against Grandpa, UFOs Near Hy-Vee and a Flashing Illegal Flasher: Pick of Iowa Patches

Des Moines hockey players allegedly followed up with an on-ice confrontation in the stands with an opposing player and his 79-year-old grandfather. Read on to discover more highlights from last week in Iowa Patches.

Editor’s Note: The Patch community in Iowa includes nine cities: AmesAnkenyJohnstonUrbandaleWaukee and West Des Moines in the center of the state, and Cedar FallsMarion and Iowa City in the east. Here's some news from around Iowa Patch.

An in-game confrontation one day led to a post-game incident and criminal charges another day for two  hockey players. They are accused of assaulting an opposing player and his 79-year-old grandfather, according to 

A vigorous discussion followed last week's Patch Poll, penned by Waukee Patch's Jody Gifford. The poll asked whether .

Entrepreneurs Sheila Samuelson and Jordan Running are launching a new shared work space for the independent professional in Iowa City . Also, those with Iowa City ties may be interested in a chance to win $100 by liking Iowa City Patch on Facebook

Read about an alleged West Des Moines to illuminate the goods to passing motorists. Also, whether it's a case of taste buds trumping politics, a sign of support for gay marriage or people just couldn't care less, there was little evidence that the Des Moines suburbs joined in the National Organization for Marriage’s international  over the coffee chain’s support of same-sex marriage.

Lots of sports news in Ames last week. Blogger Derek Hannah wrote  to Iowa State Cyclone standout Royce White, who  last week. White was a standout on and off the court as a positive role model for youth at a YMCA league in Central Iowa. Iowa State coach also received his Big 12 coach of the year trophy last week. 

In Johnston, Deb and Butch McGrew are making to area businesses that have volunteered their services or donations for the , a . The fundraiser  takes place March 31 at  in Urbandale.

Marion Patch editor Scott Raynor reports that Linn County Supervisors are scrambling to cover costs with the increase of fuel prices. Also, and you be the judge. Did a UFO visit in Marion?

An Ankeny man has been , Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell, a Democrat, announced last week.

Cedar Falls residents  that are being cut at Univerity of Northern Iowa. Iowa Board of Regents formally approved the  last week. A group also announced they are  to stay the decision by the regents to close Price Lab, a K-12 school for more than 350 students and a training laboratory for prospective teachers. 

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