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Keep the holidays healthy

November 24, 2011 Iowa recorded its first confirmed case of seasonal influenza last week and the Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network has noted increased flu activity since then. more »»

Treasure hunting through attic trash?

November 23, 2011 From PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” to A&E’s “Storage Wars,” reality TV has capitalized on our fascination with discovering treasure in household junk. more »»

Live Healthy Iowa's Next Step Challenge surpasses goals

November 18, 2011 AMES- Live Healthy Iowa's six-week pedometer-based walking challenge 'The Next Step Challenge' finished Oct. more »»

Automatic mailing of Iowa Income Tax booklets eliminated for 2011

November 17, 2011 With the continued growth of electronic filing, the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) will no longer automatically mail paper income tax forms and instruction booklets to individual taxpayers... more »»

Grassley requests audio, video coverage of landmark health care case in Supreme Court

November 16, 2011 WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley has asked Chief Justice John Roberts to provide audio and video coverage of the landmark Supreme Court proceedings of the federal health care reform la. more »»

Governor Branstad extends proclamation allowing overweight loads for harvest season

November 14, 2011 (DES MOINES)- Today (Monday, November 14, 2011) Gov. Terry Branstad will extend a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw and stover. more »»

IDPH announces first flu case of season

November 14, 2011 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received its first confirmed seasonal influenza report for the 2011-2012 seaso. more »»

IASB Annual Convention lauds "The Power of Focus"

November 13, 2011 Des Moines- More than 1,150 school board members and administrators from across the state will gather next week for the 66th Annual Convention of the Iowa Association of School Boards at Hy-Vee Hal. more »»

Palmer: Momentum building for mental health reform

November 11, 2011 Editor’s Note: The Tama County Board of Supervisors is slated to discuss mental health issues affecting trhe county during their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 14. more »»

Thursday, Nov. 10 is Weather Awareness Day

November 9, 2011 Thursday, November 10, which is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa. more »»

Iowa unemployment rate drops to 6.0 percent

October 31, 2011 DES MOINES (SPECIAL) - Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.0 percent in September from 6.1 percent in Augus. more »»

World Livestock Auctioneer Champion appearing at 2 Iowa livestock markets i

October 29, 2011 The winner of the 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC), Charly Cummings, will bring his prize-winning talent to two Iowa livestock markets, Nov. 17 & 18.  Here‚s his schedule: Nov. more »»

Halloween:Frighteningly frugal fun!

October 18, 2011 TOLEDO CHRONICLE- The average American family spends over $100 per year on Halloween goodies. more »»

New Miss Iowa USA, Iowa Teen USA crowned

October 17, 2011 NEWTON (SPECIAL) - The 2012 Miss Iowa USA and MISS Iowa Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday evening at the Newton High School Auditorium in Newton, Iowa. more »»

Daniel Weiss Exhibit in MCC Gallery now on display

October 6, 2011 MARSHALLTOWN – Iowa sculptor Daniel Weiss, Des Moines, is the next featured artist at the newest exhibit in the Ray Frederick Gallery, room 306, on the Iowa Valley/Marshalltown Community College... more »»

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is coming to Tama County

October 6, 2011 TAMA NEWS-HERALD-DES MOINES- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is bringing the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt to Tama County in hopes of returning lost money to its rightful owne. more »»

Fall into defensive driving habits to reduce the risk of deer-car collisions

October 3, 2011 Madison, Wis. - Fall has arrived, and so has the time when motorists in many states are more likely to encounter deer on streets and highways. more »»

Branstad-Reynolds administration’s blueprint unveils vision for Iowa’s education remodel

October 3, 2011 (DES MOINES)- Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today unveiled their blueprint for transforming Iowa’s education system. more »»

Hotline now providing fall color updates

October 2, 2011 AMES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau fall colors hotline began providing updates on September 19. more »»



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