American Gothic House Center to feature quilt exhibit

​Eldon, Iowa—The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibit “American Gothic” in Stitches:  Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters from around the world who have created their own masterpieces influenced by this famous painting. The quilts will be on view at the American…

Iowa DARE Day Honors Students Making Health Choices

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad proclaimed today Iowa DARE Day, and more than 100 middle school students, educators, law enforcement instructors and other officials marked the occasion by attending a ceremony at the Wallace State Office Building near the Iowa Capitol.   “Drug use, bullying and other harmful behaviors can pose serious risks,…

Ottumwa Receives $10,000 Planning Grant From Iowa College Aid

Grant funds local efforts in Iowa communities to increase college attainment. Des Moines, IA, April 14, 2015 – The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) today announced that United Way of Wapello County was awarded a $10,000 Planning Grant to support efforts to increase the college attainment rate in Ottumwa as part of…

State Treasury Invests in Iowa’s Economy

DES MOINES, IA (04/15/2015)(readMedia)– State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that, as a result of Tuesday’s online auction, $61.6 million will be deposited in thirty-two banks across the state. The state will receive an average rate of return of 0.2% on these six-month certificates of deposit. “We use an auction format offering state deposits to…