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State Treasury Invests in Iowa’s Economy

DES MOINES, IA (02/26/2015)(readMedia)– State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that, as a result of Tuesday’s online auction, $26.8 million will be deposited in nineteen financial institutions across the state. The state will receive an average rate of return of 0.38% on these one-year certificates of deposit. “We use online auctions to offer deposits of…

Navy Reserve Celebrates Its Centennial

March 3rd Marks the Celebration of U.S. Navy Reserve’s 100th Anniversary   Washington DC, – The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on Tuesday, March 3rd with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during the year. The events will highlight the history of the Navy…

OACDG Scholarship applications available

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 18th year. High school seniors living in Mahaska County and attending any high school are eligible to apply. Pick up an application from your school counselor, from the Oskaloosa Area…

Celebrate Grant Wood’s Birthday with a Soup Smorgasbord

Eldon— Join the American Gothic House Center for the Grant Wood’s Birthday Soup Smorgasbord, Saturday, February 7, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the KD Center in Eldon. The event is held in celebration of Wood’s 124th birthday. Enjoy a bowlful (or two) of delicious homemade soup with a side of fresh bread. Complete the meal and…

IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $179,000 in Scholarships

News from Iowa State Fair For more information contact: Harold Hodson, 515/290-8875 IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $179,000 in Scholarships DES MOINES, IA (01/20/2015)(readMedia)– IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $179,000 in Scholarships College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $179,000 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation…

Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau grant program applications accepted through January 15

           FAIRFIELD, (Iowa) – The Fairfield Iowa Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for the 2015 grant program. The goal of the Bureau’s grant fund is to assist qualified organizations in providing excellence in cultural, civic, and educational programs that attract visitors to the Fairfield area. The general purpose of each grant is to…

American Gothic House Center Acquires Grant Wood Lithograph

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Eldon— The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce the acquisition of their second original Grant Wood work.  The lithograph, titled Seed Time and Harvest (1937), is an important piece of Grant Wood history as it highlights his use of the print medium, which was a result of the difficult financial times of the…

Members Re-elected to Iowa State Fair Board

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DES MOINES, IA (12/19/2014)(readMedia)– Members were re-elected to the Iowa State Fair Board of Directors during the State Agricultural Convention held December 12-14 in Des Moines. Directors re-elected to two-year terms and their districts are Dave Hoffman, LeMars (northwest), James Romer, Ames (north central); Paul Vaassen, Dubuque (northeast); Gary VanAernam, Exira (southwest); Jerry Parkin, Earlham…