Sarah Kay LeBlanc, The Des Moines Register

Sarah Kay LeBlanc

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Des Moines Register
Past:
  • Ames Trib News
  • The Hawk Eye
  • IC Press-Citizen
  • USA TODAY
  • Augusta Chronicle
  • SavannahNow

Recent articles by Sarah:

Here's where Johnston school board candidates stand on mask mandates, race and student achievement

Seven candidates are running for three seats on the Johnston School Board. Two members are running for re-election. → Read More

Here's where Waukee school board candidates stand on mask mandates, race and student achievement

Eight candidates are running for four seats on the Waukee School Board. Just one sitting member is running for re-election. → Read More

Windsor Heights approves financing agreement with developer for Aldi project

Aldi and developer Colby Interests will still have to go through the site planning process and gain approval from the Board of Adjustment and City Council before construction. → Read More

West Des Moines' RecPlex will hold a grand opening Sunday. Here's everything you can do there.

West Des Moines' MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex will hold its grand opening Sunday. The event will include raffles, giveaways and RecPlex merchandise. → Read More

Des Moines bookselling community grows with online, woman-led independent publisher Raccoon River Press

Raccoon River Press officially launched in April but just recently began accepting submissions from authors for publishing. → Read More

Johnston schools, West Des Moines report damage from TikTok challenge, say individuals could face charges

In a Facebook post Friday the district asked parents to talk with their children so schools can 'keep our facilities usable for all.' → Read More

Here's what you need to know about Waukee's new Northwest High School

The new high school is equipped with classrooms, extensive athletic facilities and spaces for the arts and music rehearsals and performances. → Read More

Raygun fires back after Gov. Kim Reynolds posts shirt for donors with familiar design

Reynolds’ shirt, with the message 'You’ll find me at the fair,' bears a marked resemblance to the Des Moines T-shirt maker's signature style → Read More

'An incredible place to ride a bicycle:' New director looks back on a successful first ride as RAGBRAI 2021 rolls into history

RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake is already planning for coming rides, including 2023's RAGBRAI L — the 50th anniversary. → Read More

'An incredible place to ride a bicycle:' New director looks back on a successful first ride as RAGBRAI 2021 rolls into history

RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake is already planning for coming rides, including 2023's RAGBRAI L — the 50th anniversary. → Read More

'An incredible place to ride a bicycle:' New director looks back on a successful first ride as RAGBRAI 2021 rolls into history

RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake is already planning for coming rides, including 2023's RAGBRAI L — the 50th anniversary. → Read More

'An incredible place to ride a bicycle:' New director looks back on a successful first ride as RAGBRAI 2021 rolls into history

RAGBRAI Director Dieter Drake is already planning for coming rides, including 2023's RAGBRAI L — the 50th anniversary. → Read More

A day that came with warnings of extreme heat turns into what nobody expected: a great RAGBRAI ride

Wednesday's RAGBRAI ride to Waterloo came with warnings of extreme heat. How did it turn out? → Read More

Despite CDC's new guidance, RAGBRAI riders remain overwhelmingly mask-free

The agency's call for even vaccinated people to wear masks indoors goes unheeded as riders end another day on the road. → Read More

'It's like freedom:' Rollerbladers skate across the state with 15,000 cyclists in RAGBRAI

Caleb Smith has been rollerblading since he was 5. This year, he's tackling his fourth RAGBRAI on skates with a team of five other skaters. → Read More

'It's like freedom:' Rollerbladers skate across the state with 15,000 cyclists in RAGBRAI

Caleb Smith has been rollerblading since he was 5. This year, he's tackling his fourth RAGBRAI on skates with a team of five other skaters. → Read More

'It's like freedom:' Rollerbladers skate across the state with 15,000 cyclists in RAGBRAI

Caleb Smith has been rollerblading since he was 5. This year, he's tackling his fourth RAGBRAI on skates with a team of five other skaters. → Read More

'It's like freedom:' Rollerbladers skate across the state with 15,000 cyclists in RAGBRAI

Caleb Smith has been rollerblading since he was 5. This year, he's tackling his fourth RAGBRAI on skates with a team of five other skaters. → Read More

To beat the heat on RAGBRAI, riders grab a pickle

Salty pickles and pickle juice are among the options for hydration along the route, and vendors selling them are common in many towns along the route. → Read More

To beat the heat on RAGBRAI, riders grab a pickle

Salty pickles and pickle juice are among the options for hydration along the route, and vendors selling them are common in many towns along the route. → Read More