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.
Good evening, and welcome to another fun-filled edition of the Ames City Council. A pretty run-of-the mill agenda this evening. Having said that, there will be some issue that hangs us up for an insufferable amount of time. Stay tuned.
8:30PM: A quick update. Just a laundry list of small items thus far. Right now, the council's hearing about the proposed demolition of an old sorority hourse at 129 Ash Ave. St. Thomas Aquinas Church owns the property and wants to tear down the building for use as a parking ramp in an area where parking is at a premium. Preservation folks are concerned that the building's removal would spell the end of a historic Greek house. They want the city to slow down the process to see if there is an historic use.
8:55PM: The council approves the demolition of the house with no restrictions. At-Large council member Matthew Goodman votes "no," saying the council needs to have a serious conversation about policy on preserving historic buildings.
9:15PM: The council just directed City Attorney Doug Marek to draft an ordinance making changes in the city's council boundaries as reflected by changes in the 2010 Census. Story County Auditor Lucy Martin says the boundaries of Wards 1, 2, and 4 will all change slightly to reflect shifts in population and projected growth in Ward 2.