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44th Davis County Bluegrass, Country and Old Time Music Festival

Sept 17-20 at the Davis County Fairgrounds – Bloomfield IA 3 stages and a dance area all under cover – event held rain or shine. Plenty of buildings for jammin’! Free Admission – Donations Accepted . Food available on the grounds . Camping available beginning Sept 13th. See complete schedule at www.daviscountyfair.org   Sponsored by…

Keep Labor Day Celebrations Food-Safe

Keep cold foods cold, and hot foods hot Thousands of Iowans will gather for picnics, cookouts, tailgates, and family get-togethers this Labor Day weekend. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) cautions that some of those Iowans will become ill in the following week or two, thanks to a food-borne illness. A food-borne illness is…

Model “A” Club Coming to SE Iowa

The Model A Club of Central Iowa will be traveling through Southeast Iowa on its annual fall tour the week of August 31. There will be eight states represented in the tour which is in its 20th year. The nationally recognized tour is referred to as the Great American Model A Ride Around Iowa (GAMRAI)…

Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb wins 2015 New Food Contest

Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb wins 2015 New Food Contest DES MOINES, IA (08/18/2015)(readMedia)– The Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb took top honors in the New Food Contest at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. The tasty new treat bested two other delicious finalists after receiving 117 votes. The winning food will be available throughout the Fair, August…

Give Your College Student a Healthy Start

Back-to-school vaccinations are not just for Kindergarteners   Summer is drawing to a close for many Iowa students returning to the classroom this month. Most parents are aware of the vaccinations needed for their child to start school as a Kindergartener, but college students need to be vaccinated, too. Recent cases of mumps, chicken pox,…

Iowans Should be Wary of Door-to-Door Meat Sales

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 29, 2015) – Iowans should be wary of individuals selling products door-to-door, especially those selling meat and meat products. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals’ (DIA) Food & Consumer Safety Bureau recently has received several inquiries from individuals questioning whether meat and meat products may be sold from the back…

Symphonic Blast Has Been Rescheduled

The annual “Symphonic Blast!” in Burlington’s Crapo Park has been rescheduled for August 15, 2015. Starting at dusk (7:45 PM), the concert will be a rich and wonderful blend of popular and light classical music. As always, it will conclude with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and the best fireworks in the region. Bring your…

Newly Remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage to Debut at 2015 Fair

DES MOINES, IA (07/21/2015)(readMedia)– “Nothing Compares” to free entertainment at the Iowa State Fair! Be sure to “Find A New Path” to the newly remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage this August 13-23 and enjoy a variety of free acts and entertainment. Formerly known as the Fairview Stage, the MidAmerican Energy Stage, located on Expo Hill, is…

SEI Orchestra presents Chamber Concert

The Southeast Iowa Symphony (SEISO) Chamber Orchestra will present a chamber concert Wednesday evening, July 15, 2015, in Washington, Iowa at 7:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (1226 E. Washington). The concert is free and open to public and features 10 area musicians performing a variety of classical, folk and popular music. The group,…