Two 90s Bands are Playing a Free Show at Adventureland

The summer season is going out with a bang at Adventureland! Two 90s acts will be visiting the Altoona amusement park this September to play a concert.

On Saturday, September 17th, the bands Everclear and Fastball will be playing a concert at Adventureland. The concert is free for parkgoers with the purchase of park admission for the day.

Opening up the concert is Fastball, a band that first formed in Austin, Texas back in 1995. The group found success in 1998 with their album All the Pain Money Can Buy, which featured the hit songs “The Way” and “Out of My Head,” and they were even nominated for a couple of Grammy awards! Their latest album The Deep End was released this year.

Everclear, the headliner for the night, got their start in Portland, Oregon in 1991. Their 1995 album Sparkle and Fade put the group on the map with their first hit song “Santa Monica,” and they went on to release other popular songs like “Father of Mine” and “Wonderful.” The band’s last studio album was released in 2015.

Adventureland has welcomed a few 90s acts already this summer with their Summer’s On! concert series. Vertical Horizon played on July 1st, Uncle Kracker was there on the 4th of July, and Marcy Playground is scheduled for August 5th. Actually, Fastball is on the schedule again, too! They’re set to play a solo set this Friday, July 29th. You can check out the full schedule HERE.

If you want to check out Everclear & Fastball, Adventureland is currently selling park tickets for $44.99. You can purchase yours HERE.

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TSA to hire more officers in Des Moines through job fair

TSA aims to hire more transportation security officers in anticipation of heightened travel. The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in West Des Moines.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — TSA at the Des Moines International Airport wants to make sure it can keep up with what they are calling rising travel demands. 

Jessica Mayle, the regional spokesperson for TSA, said in preparation for that increase the agency is hosting a hiring event to bring on more Transportation Security Officers(TSO). 

Mayle said the agency does not have an exact number of people they want to hire, but they want to hire enough to make sure flyers’ wait times don’t increase. 

The spokesperson said currently the average wait time for a flyer to pass through TSA pre-check in Des Moines is under 10 minutes and the wait for non-pre-check is under 30 minutes.

Mayle said to keep those numbers low, as air travel is expected to increase, now is the time for them to get more TSO prepared.

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She noted one of the ways they are trying to appeal to potential employees in this market is by reminding them, that being a TSO is a federal government job. 

“We are trying to be competitive and what could we offer that a lot of these private employers can’t, and that’s security that comes with a federal job,” Mayle said. “[It] is virtually recession-proof. A lot of people were losing their jobs in the pandemic and that doesn’t happen with TSA or federal government, generally.”

People who come to the hiring event will receive a presentation about the job as well as an opportunity to complete parts of the hiring process.

Starting pay is $18.65

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