Iowa News

Farmer’s Market Vouchers for seniors

As part of a national initiative, Milestones Area Agency on Aging will begin distributing vouchers starting June 1 to low- and moderate-income seniors for use at local farmers markets.   To qualify, applicants must live in Iowa and be age 60 or older on the date of application. Milestones is the distribution agency for seniors…

Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl

Celebrate Iowa Museum Week with a trip back through time. The second annual Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl, which will take place June 13,   is just the place to do that. Participating museums have agreed to be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and promise to fill your mind and imagination with days…

Sieda community Action Seeking candidates for board of directors

Ottumwa, Iowa May 27, 2015 – Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates to serve as low-income representatives for their board of directors. Sieda’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the nonprofit corporation and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, including matters related to the establishment of the agency goals and objectives, the agency’s…

“Nothing Compares” to the Iowa State Fair’s Free Stage Line-up

DES MOINES, IA (05/20/2015)(readMedia)– From rock legends to country up-and-comers, Fairgoers can enjoy more than a million dollars’ worth of free entertainment throughout the 11 days of the 2015 Iowa State Fair. “Nothing Compares” to this year’s entertainment, all free with gate admission. The Iowa State Fair runs August 13-23. This year’s line-up features southern…

Governor Branstad to Declare EMS Week in Iowa

Providers responded to more than 288,000 calls last year Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation next week declaring May 17 to 23, 2015 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association and the nearly 11,000 EMS providers in Iowa in recognizing…

Treasurer Fitzgerald May Be Looking For You

DES MOINES, IA (05/14/2015)(readMedia)– State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced he is looking for more than one million people who are owed over $295 million. The spring publication of the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is scheduled to begin soon and includes thousands of names that have been received in the last year. “In upcoming weeks,…

A Message from State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald

DES MOINES, IA (05/12/2015)(readMedia)– With graduation season upon us, there is no better time than now to start planning for the future. Whether your children are graduating from grade school or high school, a contribution to their College Savings Iowa account is a great way to show how proud you are. While any form of…

Bike the Byway Coming to SE Iowa

The second annual Bike the Byway will be held on Saturday, June 20th here in southeast Iowa. The ride will begin in Bloomfield and take cyclist through Drakesville, Unionville, Blakesburg and finally Ottumwa. Information can be found on the Bike the Byway website at www.bikethebyway.com. This looks to be a leisurely and fun day for…

American Gothic House Center to host 5K, art contest

Eldon— Eldon will hold its annual celebration, American Gothic Days, June 12-14.  The weekend is full of food, fun and entertainment for all ages. As part of the festivities, the American Gothic House Center will host a 5K Run/Walk and art contest.   The 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday June 9 at 7:30 a.m. …