University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist book tour

Bonaparte Pottery has been chosen to be included in the “The Archaeological Guide to Iowa” published by the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA). Iowa has the reputation of being one big cornfield, so it might be a surprise to learn that Iowa boasts a rich crop of recorded archaeological sites as…

Iowa State Fair Ticket Office Now Open

DES MOINES, IA (07/06/2015)(readMedia)– With numerous ways to purchase Iowa State Fair tickets “Nothing Compares” to the fun found on the Fairgrounds August 13-23. For fairgoers planning ahead, the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office is now open to offer discounted tickets for admission, rides and more. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office, located in the…

Sieda Community Action Accepting Applications for Disaster Relief Program in Appanoose and Wapello Counties

(Ottumwa) – Governor Branstad has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Appanoose  and Wapello Counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be used to respond to and recover from the effects of severe storms that significantly impacted Iowans on June 20 (Wapello) and June 24 (Appanoose). The…

State Assistance Available For Storm & Flood Recovery

July 1, 2015 – Ottumwa, Iowa – Governor Terry E. Branstad has added Wapello County to a proclamation of disaster emergency for 18 counties in response to recent severe weather. Residents of Wapello County that have suffered storm or flood damages may qualify for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program. The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of…

Monopoly Sculpture to Accompany Butter Cow at 2015 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (06/30/2015)(readMedia)– A stop in the Agriculture Building is a must do for most fairgoers and this year there will be some old favorites and new attractions. the world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow will be featured alongside a sculpture celebrating the 80th anniversary of Monopoly, one of the world’s most beloved family…