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.
On Sunday, Bob Dole told Fox News that Ronald Reagan would not be acceptable in the GOP in 2013, and neither would he. Think about what the former Kansas senator said, there. These two lions of the Republican party, put-Reagan's-face-on-Mt. Rushmore, couldn't be elected today. He's totally right. Admit it, the spirit of bi-partisanship that guided Dole and Reagan has no place in today's party.
We've been talking today about the possibility of flooding in Ames (again). The city's preparing for that with some self-serve sandbag sites. Stay tuned as more rain is in the forecast this week.
I saw Star Trek Into Darkness--a fun movie chock-a-block with shout-outs to 1982's Star Trek 2-Wrath of Khan.
The Ames City Council meets tonight with a pretty run-of-the mill agenda. Watch this space for the live blog.