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. …

HIV Diagnoses in Iowa Fall to Lowest Level in 11 Years

Racial disparities decrease A new report by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) finds new diagnoses of HIV among Iowans decreased by 19 percent from 2013 to 2014. According to the 2014 End-of-Year HIV Disease Surveillance Report, 99 Iowans were diagnosed with HIV last year; the fewest diagnoses since 88 were recorded in 2003.…

Iowa State Fair Entries Available Online Beginning May 1st

DES MOINES, IA (04/29/2015)(readMedia)– Premium books and entry forms for competitive events at the 2015 Iowa State Fair will be available at iowastatefair.org beginning Friday, May 1. The Iowa State Fair “Fair Tour” will run August 13-23. Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/competition/categories. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or…

Humane Society of Missouri: Shelter Adoption is the Best Option

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is Thursday, April 30   The Humane Society of Missouri says, “Shelter adoption is the best option for both people and homeless pets, especially on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30). Often animals are left at shelters because of circumstances beyond their control: a caregiver passed away,…