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AMES, Iowa- Fareway Grocery Stores in Boone has opened a first of it’s kind in Iowa- Fareway Meat Market. The store was opened near the West Ames Hy-Vee in a former sports bar.

“Obviously everybody knows us for our meat, we been successful over the years building a brand in a business around that,” said Brian Greiner, a Fareway District Manager. “This is just an opportunity for us to take that concept and a little bit different format and refocus on the meat.”

The store is designed for people heading to the stadium for tailgating, and the growing student population living in new apartments built this year on the west side of Ames.

The store concept was first launched in Omaha in 2016, another Fareway Meat Market opened in Lincoln in 2017. Company officials are glad to have one opened in Iowa, not far from the Fareway Corporate headquarters in Boone.

“Certainly were going to have some grab and go, on-the-go type of lifestyle type items with this, meal kits or something quick to have on the trip to school or work, said Greiner. “It’s a one-stop shop for sure, if you’re planning the tailgate or throw party, this is the place.”

The store is holding a ribbon cutting with the Ames Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, with the first day of business on Wednesday September 12th.

AMES, Iowa- J.D. Scholten has challenged 4th District Congressman Steve King to debate, but so far the Republican incumbent has not agreed to debate.  Scholten held a news conference in Ames to discuss this outreach to King.

So the Democratic Challenger has made a YouTube video giving King an option. Either debate face to face, or engage in a free throw contest on the basketball court.

“As an alternative, we could also do a free-throw contest, the ball’s in your court,” said Scholten, a former professional baseball player, on his YouTube video.

“I’d like to give him some options,” said Scholten of the tongue-in-cheek video.

Over the weekend KTIV-TV in Sioux City asked King about debating his opponent.

“There’s not a clear division on issues here, nobody’s criticizing the way I vote,” said King. “They just call names, I don’t think that’s a good reason to have a debate.”

Scholten in responding to that said he would pledge to not call King names, but admitted he did one-time, when he called him Confederate Steve King, for having a Confederate flag.

He said there were issues he differed with King on.

“I’m opposing this disastrous trade war, and calling for an end to these things that make our district in Iowa bear the brunt,” said Scholten. “I want to make sure every Iowan has access to affordable healthcare, whereas he’s on the record for voting to take away healthcare away from thousands of Iowans, so clear divisions there.”

Scholten said if King does not agree to a debate, he will debate a cardboard cutout of the Congressman.