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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…

Market on Main Embraces new Leadership…Looks to the Future for Growth

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Last night’s Ottumwa City Council meeting brought new leadership to Market on Main, Ottumwa’s downtown business incubator and public marketplace. The Council turned the reigns over to the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation (OLRF), who will assume leadership immediately. “We are very excited to be working with the Market,” stated OLRF President & CEO Brad Little.…

St. Joe’s Hospital Redevelopment plans announced

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ORHC and Blackbird Investments, LLC Announce Plans for St. Joe’s Hospital Redevelopment “Vogel Building” Plans Create 70 Premium Apartments, Commercial Space (Ottumwa, Iowa – December 2, 2014) – Officials at Ottumwa Regional Health Center and Des Moines-based Blackbird Investments, LLC today announced exciting new development plans for the former St. Joseph’s Hospital. The proposed “Vogel…

Steve Yates Named 2014 Agriculture Educator of the Year

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Mr. Steve Yates, agricultural instructor at Monroe City R-1 Schools, recently received the Northeast Missouri Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri Livestock Symposium on Friday, December 5, 2014. The event was held at the William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville, MO. The award is presented yearly to an agriculture educator who has made…

Winners Named In Seiso Young Artist Competition

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Three winners have been named in Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra’s Marilyn Minford McCoid Young Artist Competition. SEISO Conductor Robert McConnell, following the competition Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Mount Pleasant, announced first, second and third place winners. Clarinetist Anne Buckwalter won first place. Buckwalter, an Iowa Mennonite High School senior and daughter of Tom and…

Statement by Iowa Soybean Association President Tom Oswald

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Reaction to the EPA’s decision to delay RFS ruling   Ankeny, Iowa – Iowa Soybean Association President Tom Oswald, who farms near Cleghorn, issued the following statement concerning today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it will delay finalizing the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) until sometime next year. “A delay is better than…