Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
After last night's Ames City Council meeting, where a decision was made to save more than 50 old windows in the public library's renovation and expansion, something's not been sitting right in my mind. Leave it to a regular listener, to hit it on the head. Here's part of what Bill wrote:
"My prediction - huge delays and additional cost now that the public knows they can nit pick little special interest items, tie up council and library board time and get changes to an approved plan. Standby for the advocates of round headed screws to come forward and bully out all the flat-headed screws that will be used in the contruction. Then the green roof advocates, the permeable pavement adovocates, the no glue advocates."
Man, I hope he's not right. I really hope the decision to back the Historic Preservation Commission's stance on those windows doesn't spur a wholesale re-examination of the entire project. I know their heart was in the place on this specific issue, but keep in mind what 2nd Ward Council Member Jami Larson said--"where was this discussion two years ago?"