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Sieda Community Action Accepting Applications for Disaster Relief Program in Appanoose and Wapello Counties

(Ottumwa) – Governor Branstad has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Appanoose  and Wapello Counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be used to respond to and recover from the effects of severe storms that significantly impacted Iowans on June 20 (Wapello) and June 24 (Appanoose). The…

State Assistance Available For Storm & Flood Recovery

July 1, 2015 – Ottumwa, Iowa – Governor Terry E. Branstad has added Wapello County to a proclamation of disaster emergency for 18 counties in response to recent severe weather. Residents of Wapello County that have suffered storm or flood damages may qualify for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program. The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of…

Monopoly Sculpture to Accompany Butter Cow at 2015 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (06/30/2015)(readMedia)– A stop in the Agriculture Building is a must do for most fairgoers and this year there will be some old favorites and new attractions. the world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow will be featured alongside a sculpture celebrating the 80th anniversary of Monopoly, one of the world’s most beloved family…

American Gothic House Center welcomes 100,000th visitor

Eldon— The American Gothic House Center reached a milestone this week as it welcomed its 100,000th visitor. Anna Winters & Thomas Saylor from Cleveland, Ohio were the visitors to cross the momentous threshold and were the recipients of an overnight stay package donated by Hotel Ottumwa.   The American Gothic House Center, which opened adjacent…

Des Moines River Expected To Rise Above Flood Stage

June 24, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers are forecasting that the Des Moines River will dramatically rise to a crest of 14.9 feet at 7 PM on Thursday, June 25th before falling.   The flow will be near 56,000 cubic feet per second.   Property owners in downtown Ottumwa and…

Cargill Eddyville celebrates 30 years of growth and success

Eddyville, Iowa June 23, 2015 – Today, Cargill celebrated the growth and success that its corn product-producing facility has achieved in the past 30 years in Eddyville, Iowa. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro, and Albia Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Dan Tometich joined Julian Chase, Cargill Corn Milling North America president;…

Iowa State Fair New Foods

DES MOINES, IA (06/24/2015)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Fair is known for fun, interesting, and delicious food. Each year, a list of new culinary adventures from sweet to salty, to strange and yummy are announced. In 2015, the list of new foods is sure to keep everyone in the family looking for more. The 2015 New…

9th Annual Iowa State Fairgrounds 5K Supports Future Renovations

DES MOINES, IA (06/22/2015)(readMedia)– Runners have the opportunity to experience a 5K race like no other! The ninth annual Fairgrounds 5K, presented by West Bank, will take place on Saturday, August 22 during the Iowa State Fair. The route will take you down the Grand Concourse, through the hills of the Campgrounds, and along Rock…

AMERICAN PICKERS TO FILM IN IOWA

Ottumwa, June 10, 2015-Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the Antique Archeology team are looking for Iowa locations to film episodes of their hit series, AMERICAN PICKERS. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items,…