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,…

IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $179,000 in Scholarships

News from Iowa State Fair For more information contact: Harold Hodson, 515/290-8875 IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $179,000 in Scholarships DES MOINES, IA (01/20/2015)(readMedia)– IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $179,000 in Scholarships College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $179,000 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation…

Van Meter To Acquire Miller Electric

Iowa-Based Electrical Distributors Join Forces to Expand Services, Serve New Markets CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Jan. 15, 2015 – Miller Electric Supply Inc. and Van Meter Inc. today announced they have entered into an agreement for Van Meter to purchase Miller Electric, a leading electrical distributor with locations in Dubuque and Clinton, IA. The transaction…

Mediacom Communications Issues Statement Regarding President Obama’s Visit to Cedar Falls, Iowa

 Des Moines, Iowa – January 14, 2015 – Mediacom Communications Corporation today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s visit to Cedar Falls, Iowa:   Mediacom is deeply concerned with the comments made by President Obama during his visit to Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) today. CFU is a municipal utility that leverages its government-conferred monopoly…

Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau grant program applications accepted through January 15

           FAIRFIELD, (Iowa) – The Fairfield Iowa Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for the 2015 grant program. The goal of the Bureau’s grant fund is to assist qualified organizations in providing excellence in cultural, civic, and educational programs that attract visitors to the Fairfield area. The general purpose of each grant is to…

January is Radon Action Month

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At least half of Iowa homes have elevated radon level Governor Terry Branstad yesterday formally declared January as “Radon Action Month” in Iowa. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that causes no immediate health symptoms, but long-term exposures may cause lung cancer. It comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil. Simple test kits…