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Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff tomorrow to honor fallen Vietnam War airman

June 29, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, until 8 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 for Lt. Col. more »»

Gov. Branstad announces parade details

June 27, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad announced additional details regarding this Saturday’s “A Salute to Our Veterans and Service Members Parade. more »»

‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’ Attempts to Break Record

June 9, 2012 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Safe Kids Greater Des Moines, Altoona Aquatic Park, Algona Family YMCA, and the Norman D. more »»

Vintage motor tour to visit Iowa's infamous crime scenes

June 7, 2012 A total of 80 twenty-five year and older cars from 7 states and 50 Iowa communities will tour parts of western Iowa June 13-17 as part of the 17th annual MotorMemories spring vintage vehicle tour. more »»

Market to Market Special Edition Remembers Mark Pearson

June 7, 2012 (Johnston, Iowa)- The next episode of Market to Market, the weekly journal of rural America, will be a departure from the program's usual format. more »»

New National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library grand opening set July 14-15

June 6, 2012 With just five weeks remaining until the grand opening of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, officials announce the details of an exciting, fun-filled two-day festival to celebrate the ne... more »»

3 Iowa FSA county office to close

June 1, 2012 (Des Moines, Iowa) May 30, 2012: John R. Whitaker, Iowa State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas . more »»

The world’s largest touring grill in Iowa city on June 1

May 24, 2012 America’s No. 1 sausage brand, Johnsonville Sausage, is bringing big taste to Iowa City with the great flavor of Johnsonville Brats. more »»

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

May 22, 2012 DES MOINES (readMedia)- The 2012 Iowa State Fair free stage line-up is packed with a variety of entertainment and acts. more »»

Public comment period on Chicago to Omaha passenger rail study to end May 21

May 17, 2012 AMES, Iowa – May 17, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation, is about to wrap up the second... more »»

91-Year-Old Volunteer Honored as Iowa’s Salute to Senior Service Winner

May 10, 2012 A 91-year-old Urbandale man has been honored as the Iowa winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior ServiceSM award. more »»

First-ever Teacher Memorial dedicated on Sunday

May 7, 2012 DES MOINES )(readMedia)- Over 100 educators, friends, and family unveiled a new memorial at the Capitol Complex on Sunday, May 6. more »»

Alcohol Awareness Month: Alcohol Poisoning

April 29, 2012 The end of Alcohol Awareness Month is rapidly approaching and the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) would like to take these last days to address alcohol overconsumptio. more »»

Computer First Aid course offered

April 28, 2012 MARSHALLTOWN & GRINNELL – Are you sick of taking your computer to stores and having them charge you outrageous prices to fix it? There are a lot of preventive actions you can take before it gets to... more »»

Travelers recycle 38,000 pounds of cans and bottles at eight Iowa rest areas

April 27, 2012 AMES- Travelers stopping at eight central Iowa interstate rest areas have been stepping up and recycling aluminum cans, and plastic and glass bottles in new recycling containers conveniently located... more »»

Workers Memorial Day Honors Iowans Who Lost Their Lives in the Workplace

April 27, 2012 DES MOINES - Iowans will gather Friday, April 27, to pay tribute and to reflect upon Iowa workers who lost their lives while working in 2011. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. more »»

Famous Winchester and Savage firearms headed to exhibit at Buffalo Bill Historical Center

April 26, 2012 The Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, houses one of the most remarkable collections of firearms in the world. more »»

Cherry Blossom Trees Celebrate Iowa's Strong Relationship with Japan

April 25, 2012 In honor of the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry blossom trees to Washington D. more »»

FEMA, NOAA launches first National Severe Weather Preparedness Week April 22 – 28

April 24, 2012 As the nation marks the first anniversary of one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. more »»

2012 Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Ceremony

April 20, 2012 Iowans will honor their Vietnam Veterans at a remembrance ceremony to be held Monday, May 7th, 2012, beginning at 12:00 p.m. more »»



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