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2018 Prairie Trail Scholarship open for applications

Applications now open for the 2018 Prairie Trail Scholarship  Living in Prairie Trail has many advantages, including the Prairie Trail Scholarship Program. Do you know someone who wants to earn their next degree? The Prairie Trail Scholarship is open to any Prairie Trail resident who is pursuing a higher education degree. To date, more than […]

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Prairie Trail Residents Receive Scholarship Awards

Congratulations! The 2017  Prairie Trail Scholarship recipients were recently recognized at the annual awards dinner. Group photo left to right: Sydney Downing, Zachary McKee, Mckaylin Noltensmeier, Jonah Plummer, Olivia Slater, Blaine Hawkins, Alyssa Parker, Dennis Albaugh, Prairie Trail developer, Rob Denson, DMACC president, Leah Hill, Raegan Moeller, Kelly Lindaman, Brett Guy, Sarah Gubbels, Zane Johnson. […]

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Prairie Trail Scholarship awards $40,000 this year

The 2016 Prairie Trail Scholarship winners gathered at Fong’s Pizza in The District this spring to accept their awards and share their stories. Each year since 2008 when the first residents of Prairie Trail moved in, scholarships have been awarded to applicants pursuing their college education. More than $186,150 has been awarded to date, including […]

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Ankeny ranks #9 on WalletHub’s best small cities list

Ankeny residents already know their hometown is something very special. Even so, it still feels good to be recognized. The most recent list popping up on our feed today is WalletHub’s  ‘2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities in America’. Ankeny is #9! In this study of 1268 small cities in the U.S., the researchers used 22 […]

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Excitement at The District in 2014

It has been a wonderful year of celebrating new businesses coming to The District in Prairie Trail. This fall, Simpson College Ankeny Campus at Prairie Trail was the first new business to open in the Vintage Main building at The District. Their first public event was the Simpson Speaker Series ‘Insights on Leadership’ featuring James Autry and Sally Pederson […]

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Simpson College opens in The District

On Tuesday, October 28th Simpson College opened its Ankeny campus to the public for the first time. The Simpson Speaker Series, usually located at the West Des Moines Campus, was held in the new location at The District in Prairie Trail. This gave the public and the Simpson Community an opportunity to get a view of […]

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IA Dept of Education recognizes Prairie Trail Elementary

The Iowa Department of Education recently honored Prairie Trail Elementary with the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Emerging Schools Award for their work to implement the PBIS program. PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 19,000 schools in the United States are […]

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Simpson College moves to Prairie Trail

Exceptional education is an important part of the Prairie Trail lifestyle, making the planned urban development in Ankeny a perfect fit for the new Simpson College. Simpson is moving from its current Ankeny location into new facilities in The District at Prairie Trail in time for Fall semester. The new Simpson location will be on the second level of […]

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The Montanges

Matt and Jenny Montange have lived in Des Moines, Clive, West Des Moines and Polk City. They moved into their newly built home at Prairie Trail last summer and share their experience with homebuilding here: Jenny describes the Thinking and Dreaming Stage like this, “We have lived in several communities in the Des Moines area. […]

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