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…

Keeping Your Child Safe from Influenza

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As students head back to school, influenza is widespread  With influenza confirmed by the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) in every region of the state and virus spread continuing, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) offers tips to parents to help keep their children and classmates healthy. Though the flu season is in full swing,…

American Gothic House Center Acquires Grant Wood Lithograph

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Eldon— The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce the acquisition of their second original Grant Wood work.  The lithograph, titled Seed Time and Harvest (1937), is an important piece of Grant Wood history as it highlights his use of the print medium, which was a result of the difficult financial times of the…

Members Re-elected to Iowa State Fair Board

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DES MOINES, IA (12/19/2014)(readMedia)– Members were re-elected to the Iowa State Fair Board of Directors during the State Agricultural Convention held December 12-14 in Des Moines. Directors re-elected to two-year terms and their districts are Dave Hoffman, LeMars (northwest), James Romer, Ames (north central); Paul Vaassen, Dubuque (northeast); Gary VanAernam, Exira (southwest); Jerry Parkin, Earlham…