Community News

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…

Electric Utilities Fund Specialized Safety Training For First Responders

Friday, Feburary 20, 2015 – DES MOINES, IA – The electric cooperatives of Iowa have teamed up with Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy to fund specialized first responder training during the 91st Annual State Fire School session in Ames from February 27-March 1. Organized by the Fire Service Training Bureau, the State Fire School training…

American Gothic House featured in new Iowa tourism TV spots

February 20, 2015 (Eldon, Iowa) —The American Gothic House is proud to be featured in the Iowa Tourism Office’s 2015 marketing campaign. With a unique new twist on destination marketing, the latest round of television commercials leverage history and a lot of humor to showcase Iowa’s unexpected destinations. See the ads at traveliowa.com/thisisiowa.   “We are excited…

Iowans Urged to Take Five To Prevent Youth Substance Use

DES MOINES – During a ceremony at the Capitol today, Governor Terry Branstad proclaimed Thursday, March 5th, Take Five Day to prevent youth substance use in Iowa.  In signing the proclamation, the Governor urged parents and other caregivers to take a few minutes March 5th to talk with children about the dangers of drugs, and…

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Concerned about Gambling? Have the Conversation March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month   Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation Wednesday, February 25, marking March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. For most people, gambling can be a way to have fun. For others, however, gambling can lead to personal and financial problems. According to the Iowa…

Giving Hearts Day Yields Big Results For Farm Rescue

(HORACE N.D.) – In the organization’s first year as a part of the Giving Hearts Day program sponsored by Dakota Medical Foundation in Fargo, more than 165 donors around the nation stepped up to contribute to Farm Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing planting, haying, and harvesting assistance to farm families in crisis.  What…

IDPH Public-Private Partnership Targets Infant Safety

Meridian Health Plan of Iowa co-funds “Cribs for Kids’ program A new public-private partnership between the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Meridian Health Plan of Iowa is targeting four Iowa counties in the first multi-county Cribs for Kids program. Women delivering babies at participating hospitals within the pilot counties will receive a free…

Preserve the Allure of the Iowa State Fair!

Known as Iowa’s great celebration and a treasured tradition for Iowans both young and old, truly “Nothing Compares” to the Iowa State Fair. This year, all it takes is one little checkmark on your state tax form to help the Fair continue to preserve the allure of the historic Fairgrounds. Look for the State Fairgrounds…

2015 Robert D. Blue Scholarship Application is Available

DES MOINES, IA (01/20/2015)(readMedia)– State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2015 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at rdblue.org. Any graduates of an Iowa high school who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to apply. Awards are based on financial need,…