Help Preserve the Iowa State Fairgrounds with the Corndog Checkoff

DES MOINES, IA (02/03/2016)(readMedia)– There are thousands of things to love about the Iowa State Fair. From funnel cakes, ferris wheels, food on a stick, to premier livestock events, expansive art exhibits, and the country’s largest state fair food department, the Iowa State Fair has something to offer everyone. This year, Iowans can express their…

K-Mart in Ottumwa to close April 2016

The Kmart store at 1131 N. Quincy Ave in Ottumwa will close to the public in mid-April. Until then, the store will remain open for customers.  The store will begin its liquidation sale on January 24. Store closures are part of a series of actions we’re taking to reduce on-going expenses, adjust our asset base, and…

High School Wrestler Dies After Collapsing During Match in Spencer

A beloved student and well-known athlete passed away after competing at the Spencer Invitational wrestling tournament in Iowa, A community in mourning.  Austin Roberts passed away Saturday night. Spencer community school officials say the high school senior “collapsed on the wrestling mat” and was then taken to Spencer Hospital, where he passed away. Superintendent of the…

Spirit of the Community Award

Brought to you by Community 1st Credit Union   This is your opportunity to nominate the person in your community making a positive difference.   Do you know someone within your local community that has made a positive impact?  A hero?  A difference maker?  Someone who has influenced the people of your community in a…