March winners of the Spirit of the Community Award announced

Congratulations to Chris and Tomi Jo Day, the winners of the Spirit of the Community Award!! Chris and Tomi Jo were in line to pay for groceries when the family ahead of them discovered they were short on cash to complete their order. Chris and Tomi Jo paid the remaining balance for the family.  Chris…

Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets on Sale April 18

DES MOINES, IA (03/27/2015)(readMedia)– Tickets for the much-anticipated Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows will go on sale Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2015 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular. In addition to the previously-announced star-studded line-up, ROCK-A-THON starring: Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant, Firehouse and Eddie Trunk will take the…

Libertyville Little League Pancake Breakfast/ Bake Sale/ Silent Auction

The Libertyville Little League will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast/ Bake Sale/ Silent Auction on Saturday, April 4th, at the Libertyville Elementary School. The free will donation breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 11 am. The bake sale will be held from 8:00- 11am.  The auction starts at 8am.  Little League teams…

When Gambling Becomes More than a Game, No One Wins

March Madness winners and losers should be limited to basketball court   Cries of despair could be heard across Iowa this past week as first the Iowa State Cyclones, then the Iowa Hawkeyes and finally the University of Northern Iowa Panthers were eliminated from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Upsets and bracket busters are all…

Iowa State Fair Parade Applications Available Now

DES MOINES, IA (03/17/2015)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Fair invites all community and youth groups, special interest clubs and businesses to join the fun and enter the State Fair Parade, Iowa’s largest parade and the kick-off to the Fair. The parade is set for Wednesday, August 12. Fair Tour 2015 embarks August 13-23. Applications are available…

Governor Branstad holds round table at Sinclair Tractor in Sigourney, Iowa

Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds held a round-table discussion with local business leaders last Monday, March 2nd at Sinclair Tractor in Sigourney.  Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds answered questions asked by attendees and even threw in their two cents on which state university’s basketball team they expect to do well this year!