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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…

Governor Branstad holds round table at Sinclair Tractor in Sigourney, Iowa

Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds held a round-table discussion with local business leaders last Monday, March 2nd at Sinclair Tractor in Sigourney.  Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds answered questions asked by attendees and even threw in their two cents on which state university’s basketball team they expect to do well this year!

SEISO Presents Sensational Spring Concerts

The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Robert McConnell, will conclude its 64th season with powerful and exciting concerts with artist in residence Jessica Fellows. Fellows will perform Dvorak’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Saint-Saën’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. The orchestra will complete the concert two powerful pieces, Franck’s Accursed Huntsman and…

VAN METER TO OFFER solar training FOR CONTRACTORS

Education positions installers for success in emerging solar market WATERLOO, Iowa – March 12, 2015 – Van Meter Inc., in partnership with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, will offer solar photovoltaic (PV) training in Waterloo, Iowa, April 7-9, 2015, for area electricians, builders, engineers, and trade professionals interested in becoming solar installers. “We’re committed to…

Celebrate Pi Day at IHCC’s STEM Festival, March 14th, 2015

Students and families welcome to attend this free event   Indian Hills Community College will host a free, family-friendly STEM Festival on Pi Day, March 14, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Visit STEM exhibits that feature interactive learning activities, hands-on demonstrations and fun make-and-takes. Booths will be hosted by local business and industry, high…

WAPELLO COUNTY AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM

OTTUMWA, IOWA. – Wapello County Emergency Food and Shelter Program(EFSP)  Local Board Jurisdiction 303800 has been awarded federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program   Wapello County has been chosen to receive $14,543 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in…

Ottumwa – Iowa Avenue Reconstruction Starting Monday March 9th

March 5, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Work on the $2.5 million Iowa Avenue Reconstruction Project is set to begin on Monday, March 9th.  The overall project includes full width, full depth street reconstruction, new sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main on Iowa Avenue from Main Street to Highway 34.   Starting Monday, Iowa Avenue…

City of Ottumwa Board and Commission Openings

March 5, 2015 – Ottumwa, Iowa – The City of Ottumwa has a number of advisory boards and commissions that perform advisory and regulatory functions. Citizens that are interested in serving on a board or commission are encouraged to apply. The following is a list of committees with present openings: Historic Preservation Commission – one…

LifeLong Links to help older adults, individuals with disabilities and veterans in Eastern Iowa maintain their independence

Milestones, the Area Agency on Aging for southeastern Iowa, is pleased to announce the launch of LifeLong Links™, a statewide service for aging Iowans, Iowans with disabilities, veterans and their caregivers as they begin to plan for long-term independent living. Administered by the Iowa Department on Aging, LifeLong Links is available to all Iowans who…