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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…

Three Strains of Influenza Currently Circulating in Iowa

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Flu vaccination is still best protection against illness The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says all three flu viruses covered by this year’s vaccine – A(H3N2), A(H1N1) and B – are currently circulating in Iowa. Nationally, an additional A(H3N2) strain is accounting for about half the illness seen across the country so far this…

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…

Decorate a gingerbread house at the American Gothic House Center

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Eldon— Holiday fun awaits at the American Gothic House Center during their annual gingerbread house decorating event. Children of all ages are invited to create gingerbread houses at the American Gothic House Center Saturday, December 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Graham crackers, candy decorations and gooey frosting will be provided for participants to make…

Missouri Livestock Symposium December 5th and 6th

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Sure, the Missouri Livestock Symposium is known for its outstanding programs for horse, beef cattle, forage, sheep, meat goat, and stock dog owners and producers, but according to Garry L. Mathes, Missouri Livestock Symposium committee chair, the Symposium has so much more. According to Mathes, the Missouri Livestock Symposium will bring in speakers from 8…

Pet Safety Concerns Rise As Temperatures Fall

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Cold Weather tips from the Humane Society of Missouri           With cold weather here and continuing, the Humane Society of Missouri urges all pet owners to bring their pets inside and exercise the utmost caution when exposing pets to the cold. Pets rely on their owners to help stay warm during…