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Eighteen New Foods to Debut at 2013 Iowa State Fair

July 25, 2013 DES MOINES (readMedia)-- "Happiness Is" new Fair foods and treats set to make their debut at the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. more »»

Noreen Gosch to be honored with the Family Protection Award

July 24, 2013 Cedar Rapids- Noreen Gosch, whose son Johnny Gosch disappeared in 1982 during his paper route, will be honored with the Family Protection Award during the 11th Preventing Abuse Conference, August... more »»

President declares Tama, 46 more Iowa counties disaster areas

July 3, 2013 DES MOINES –– Gov. Terry E. more »»

State Land Open to Emergency Haying and Grazing

July 3, 2013 DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will open up state land to haying and grazing to help farmers impacted by severe weather conditions. more »»

Enjoy the Outdoors; Be Mindful of Ticks

June 23, 2013 After an unusually cool start to spring, warmer weather is drawing Iowans outdoors once again. more »»

Cover crops, conswervation practice construction may be option for Iowa farmers

June 22, 2013 DES MOINES -Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging farmers to consider planting a cover crop, building conservation practices or doing both on land they have been unable to plant... more »»

Governor’s Office, Iowa DNR announce new mobile apps for outdoor activities

June 21, 2013 (DES MOINES) – The official beginning of summer also marks new opportunities for Iowans to connect with outdoor recreation: a new mobile state park application as well as a state-wide data base for... more »»

Come See the World’s Fastest Omelet Maker

June 20, 2013 Howard Helmer, better known as America’s Omelet King, will entertain Iowa State fairgoers with his flash-in-the-pan method of making omelet. more »»

National Pollinator Week is June 17-23

June 19, 2013 Des Moines- When it comes to pollinators, Iowa’s farmers are creating habitat to boost their populations and harness these critters’ value. more »»

University of Northern Iowa receives grant for construction and demolition project

June 8, 2013 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) has received a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant to institute the Iowa Construction and Demolition Waste... more »»

David Davis and the Warrior River Boys to perform at Wieting Theatre

June 4, 2013 TOLEDO, IOWA- National touring band David Davis and the Warrior River Boys will appear Wednesday June 12, 2013 at the historic Wieting Theatre in Toledo Iowa. more »»

Footloose Friday set for June 7

May 29, 2013 Footloose Fridays organizers plan to take a second stab at welcoming the summer season on June 7. Events along with the regular Toledo Farmers Market on the Tama County Courthouse Square begin at 5 p. more »»

"Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair's Free Stage Line-up

May 21, 2013 DES MOINES (readMedia)- Throughout the 11 days of the 2013 Iowa State Fair, Fairgoers can enjoy more than half a million dollars worth of free entertainment from rock legends to country up-and-comers. more »»

Farm Liability Reform Bill Passes in Statehouse

May 17, 2013 DES MOINES –The Iowa Senate passed House File 649 this evening expanding recreational land use immunity for land owners and holders. more »»

Sodders calls for leave, ouster of IVH commandant

May 6, 2013 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) called for Governor Branstad to put the commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home on administrative leave following a Senate hearing today (Monday, May 6. more »»

Iowa Launches Healthy & Happy Outdoors (H2O)

May 2, 2013 Healthy & Happy Outdoors, or H2O, is an initiative to connect Iowans with outdoor resources as a way to reduce stress and improve their healt. more »»

Heads Up: Concussions in Youth Sports

April 27, 2013 In July 2011, the Iowa Legislature passed a law to provide uniform standards for athletes in grades 7 through 12 who participating in school sports with regards to concussions and head injuries. more »»

'Spring Extravaganza' at MCC May 1

April 26, 2013 MCC announces 'Spring Extravaganza'-career & technical competition set for May 1 MARSHALLTOWN - Marshalltown Community College will host its first ever 'Spring Extravaganza' event this May that wil... more »»

Facebook chooses Iowa for next data center location

April 23, 2013 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today joined Altoona’s Mayor Skip Conkling in officially welcoming Facebook to Iow. more »»



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