Entertainment

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…

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Spoof presented by Main Street Ottumwa

Weekend of March 13-14, 2015, at Hotel Ottumwa.   Main Street Ottumwa will be presenting its’ annual Murder Mystery Dinner from 6-9pm on both Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, at the Hotel Ottumwa.  This mystery dinner show spoofs old-fashioned whodunits, the medical profession, and “female problems”.  As the format includes audience voting on…

OUTSTANDING VIOLINIST TO SERVE AS SEISO ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

With support from South Ottumwa Savings Bank, Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra is proud to present violinist Jessica Fellows as artist in residence for 2015. Ms. Fellows will perform for more than 20 school, community and service groups throughout Southeast Iowa from March 9 to 22, 2015. SEISO has sponsored residencies by outstanding performing artists since…

Members Re-elected to Iowa State Fair Board

Iowa State Fair

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…