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American Gothic House Center to feature quilt exhibit

​Eldon, Iowa—The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibit “American Gothic” in Stitches:  Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters from around the world who have created their own masterpieces influenced by this famous painting. The quilts will be on view at the American…

Iowa State Fair Campgrounds Open April 17

DES MOINES, IA (04/13/2015)(readMedia)– Spring is finally here and now is the perfect time to celebrate the warmer weather by spending a weekend in the great outdoors! The Iowa State Fair Campgrounds have plenty of campsites available beginning Friday, April 17, through mid-July with country comforts alongside city conveniences and excitement. The Campgrounds house more…

SEISO presents “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” Sunday April 12th

Southeast Iowans will soon have an opportunity to watch an inspirational movie while supporting one of the area’s most important cultural organizations.  The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will sponsor a showing of the documentary “Following the Ninth : In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Main…

Iowa State Fair to Debut Mural Painting Contest

DES MOINES, IA (04/03/2015)(readMedia)– The 2015 Iowa State Fair, set August 13-23, will feature a custom mural designed and painted by a local artist. Individuals are invited to submit their own designs for the 12×16-ft. mural, which will be completed throughout the Fair in the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center. To enter, submit an…

Meet and Greet at Bridge View Center Monday April 6th

On Monday, April 6, 2015, The new directors of the Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Abby Kisling, Bridge View Center’s Scott Hallgren, as well as past director of the Bridge View Center Larry Gawronski will be having a meet and greet from 4:30-6pm in the main lobby of Bridge View Center. Everyone is invited…

Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets on Sale April 18

DES MOINES, IA (03/27/2015)(readMedia)– Tickets for the much-anticipated Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows will go on sale Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2015 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular. In addition to the previously-announced star-studded line-up, ROCK-A-THON starring: Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant, Firehouse and Eddie Trunk will take the…

When Gambling Becomes More than a Game, No One Wins

March Madness winners and losers should be limited to basketball court   Cries of despair could be heard across Iowa this past week as first the Iowa State Cyclones, then the Iowa Hawkeyes and finally the University of Northern Iowa Panthers were eliminated from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Upsets and bracket busters are all…

Iowa State Fair Parade Applications Available Now

DES MOINES, IA (03/17/2015)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Fair invites all community and youth groups, special interest clubs and businesses to join the fun and enter the State Fair Parade, Iowa’s largest parade and the kick-off to the Fair. The parade is set for Wednesday, August 12. Fair Tour 2015 embarks August 13-23. Applications are available…

Lori King & Junction 63 to Headline 13th Annual Bluegrass Show

BLOOMFIELD, IOWA – Local award winning bluegrass band Lori King & Junction 63 from Drakesville will headline the 13th Annual Bluegrass Show, scheduled for Saturday, March 28th at the Iowa Theater in Bloomfield. Also appearing will be another award winning band Highway Home Bluegrass and fan favorite’s family band The Bluegrass Blondies.  Five youth from…