Des Moines based Merideth Corporation is buying Time Inc., a publishing powerhouse that includes titles such as Time, Sports Illustrated, People, Fortune and Money – and according to CEO Steve Lacy that’s good news for jobs here in Central Iowa. Though net job losses are likely, Lacy said the nearly $3 billion deal will mean more jobs will come to Des Moines. Meredith Corp. employs about 4,000 people, including 900 in Des Moines and 600 in New York City. Time Inc. employs about 7,000 workers. The creative talent of Time’s magazines will stay put, Lacy said, but Meredith will add more support staff in Iowa as the companies merge.
Pella Dollars for Scholars and Pella Hy-Vee will host a pork sandwich supper and fundraiser during the Pella Community versus Pella Christian High School basketball game on Dec. 8. The supper will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pella Community High School cafeteria. Free will donations will be accepted and proceeds will support scholarships through Pella DFS. The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, chips and cookies. Pella DFS gives scholarships to all seniors who apply for scholarships from Pella Community and Pella Christian High School.