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Friday, December 15

HelloAttorneys General Ask FCC to Delay Net Neutrality Vote Following Evidence of Corrupt Public Comment Process

fishAnnual Winter Bird Survey Opens December 14

Iowa Road Conditions

Iowa DOT Construction Web Site

Iowa DOT Cameras

Today's Obituaries

Thursday, December 14

MoneyAttorneys General Urge President to “Preserve and Protect” Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Independence

fishAs Other Seasons Close, Hunters Turn Attention to Coyotes

Wednesday, December 13

YayIowa is 3rd Best-Run State in Nation, According to New Study

fishIowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Available

Tuesday, December 12

Money$2.6 Million Awarded to Iowa Communities for Infrastructure Projects

fish2018 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale December 15

Monday, December 11

Moderate Decline In Retail Gasoline Prices, Other Fuels Mixed

Hello2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Posted on DNR Website

Friday, December 8

2017 Harvest Outlook Shows Record Production

Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens December 18

Thursday, December 7

DNR Looking for Deer Tissue Samples as it Monitors for Chronic Wasting Disease

A Different Idea: Gifts of Experience Benefit Relationships

Wednesday, December 6

ISU Extension - Yard and Garden: Bugs in Holiday Plants

fishDepartment of Natural Resources: Winter Bird Feeding Basics

Tuesday, December 5

YayUpper Iowa University Named Military Times 'Best College'

fishWinter-time Land Management Tips for Wildlife Diversity

Monday, December 4

HelloMan Charged with Murder in Henry County Cold Case

Crude Prices Continue to Rise, Other Fuels Mixed

Friday, December 1

Deer Hunting: Why Doesn’t Blaze Orange Give Me Away?

Crop Report: Harvest Season Drawing to a Close

Thursday, November 30

Iowans Encouraged To Consider An Iowa Grown Christmas Tree This Holiday Season

HelloExtension: Call Iowa Concern for Help with Farm Stress

Wednesday, November 29

Natural Resources: Iowa’s 2017 Shotgun Deer Season Preview

Health Department: Iowa Water Systems Honored by CDC

Tuesday, November 28

Modest Rise in Crude Oil Prices: Other Fuels Mixed

MoneyDevelopment Board Makes Awards to Eight Startups

Monday, November 27

YaySteve Lukan Named as Iowa Veteran's Administration Executive Director

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards to in Five Companies

Wednesday, November 22

Crop Report: 15 Percent of Corn is Still in the Field

Yay$19.7 Million in Credits Awarded to Iowa Historic Preservation Projects

Tuesday, November 21

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.0 Percent

HelloFCC Clearing Way to Stop Rampant Illegal Robocalling and Call Spoofing

Monday, November 20

HelloTraffic Safety Bureau: Seat Belts Save Lives - Fasten Yours!

fishDNR: 7 Ways Iowans Can "Take It Outside" this Holiday Season

Friday, November 17

MoneyMain Street Iowa Challenge Grants Announced for 14 Community Projects

fishNatural Resources: Fall Trout Spawn in Full Swing

Thursday, November 16

Crop Report: Harvest Nearing Completion as Grains are Combined

YayTwo Companies Announce New Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Wednesday, November 15

HelloIowans Who Lost Money to Scams through Western Union Should Apply for National Victim Fund

YayIDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students

Tuesday, November 14

HelloConsumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food

ISU Extension: Harvesting and Storing Root Crops

Monday, November 13

Led by Retail Gasoline, All Fuels Show Price Increase

HelloLet's Talk Turkey! Food Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Friday, November 10

MoneyMore than $1.3 Million Awarded in CAT grants to Two Projects

State Leaders Highlight National Apprenticeship Appreciation and Awareness Week

Thursday, November 9

Crop Report: Good Week for Harvest, but Remain Behind 5 Year Averages

Hello$1 Million Cooperative Agreement will help ISU Veterinarians Strengthen Avian Influenza Response

Wednesday, November 8

Deceptive Veterans Charity Dissolves through Agreement with 24 States, Including Iowa

MoneyExtension: Take Control of Holiday Stress, Time and Money

Tuesday, November 7

fishFourth Wettest October on Record Improves Groundwater, Drought Conditions in Iowa

YayIEDA: Dubuque Site Recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

Monday, November 6

Motor and Heating Fuel Prices Rising Accross the Board

Public Health Department: Launches Website

Friday, November 3

HelloIDPH: “Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Governor Announces New Statewide Childhood Health Campaign

Thursday, November 2

Crop Report: Corn 44% Complete, Beans 83% Complete

Attorneys General Seek to Expand Federal Generic Drug Antitrust Lawsuit

Wednesday, November 1

HelloIowa Records First Flu-Related Death of the Season

HelloAttorneys General Group Urging Congress Close “Bump Stock” Loophole

Tuesday, October 31

MoneyIEDA Launches Pilot Project in Partnership with the Larta Institute

“Drinkable Sunscreen” Seller to Change Marketing Practices Following Consumer Fraud Lawsuit

Monday, October 30

Iowa Part of $220 Million Multistate Settlement with Deutsche Bank

Crude Oil, Motor Fuels & Heating Fuels on the Rise

Friday, October 27

fishIowa’s Pheasant Hunting Season Opens October 28

YayGovernor Reynolds Receives National Stand Up for STEM Award

Thursday, October 26

Crop Report: Harvest Remains Significantly Behind the 5-Year Average

IDPH Receives Funding to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse

Wednesday, October 25

YayWintersteen Named Iowa State University President

HelloAttorneys General Urge Companies to Adopt Policies in line with CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline

Tuesday, October 24

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.2 Percent

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards to Five Companies

Monday, October 23

Retail Gasoline Holds Steady, Most Other Fuels Rise

YayUpper Iowa University Named Best Online College in Iowa

Friday, October 20

MoneyEleven Iowa Projects to Receive Grants to Help Promote Specialty Crops

Iowa Joins Multistate Lawsuit against U.S. Department of Education

Thursday, October 19

Crop Report: Continued Wet Weather Slowed Harvest

HelloImportant Part in Iowa’s Ecosystem, Bats in Iowa Facing Serious Challenges

Wednesday, October 18

Natural Resources Launches “Let’s Go Hunting” Campaign

YayGovernor Announces Future Ready Iowa Alliance Recommendations

Tuesday, October 17

YayIowa Workforce Development Congratulates Iowa Job Honor Award Honorees

Analysis of Farm Business Available Through FINPACK

Monday, October 16

HelloYou and Your Family are Fast Asleep When the Smoke Alarm Sounds: Do You Know What to Do?

MoneyEnhance Iowa Board Awards Two CAT Grants

Friday, October 13

Retail Gasoline Prices Fall, Heating Fuels Mixed

MoneyState Attorneys General Call on Credit Reporting Agencies to Waive Credit Freeze Fees

Thursday, October 12

YayDNR: Fall Urban Trout Stocking Begins October 14

Crop Report: Very Little Harvest Progress Last Week

Wednesday, October 11

fishDrought Conditions Improve Following Fall Rains in Iowa

YayState of Iowa Deploying Employees to Assist with Hurricane Response

Tuesday, October 10

Extension: Help Children Cope with Frightening News

YayAndrew Morse named Assistant to the President for Board and Governmental Relations at UNI

Monday, October 9

Natural Gas Prices Decline, Crude Also Down, Motor Fuels Mixed

fishFY 2017 Iowa State Revolving Fund Annual Report Now Available

Friday, October 6

fishNatural Resources: Zebra Mussel Found in Big Spirit Lake

Disease Intervention Specialist Importance Grows as STD Cases Rise

Thursday, October 5

YayIowa Stroke Death Rates Continue to Decline, Depart from National Trend

HelloIowa Reaches Deal to Cut Public Agency Price for Life-Saving Opioid Antidote

Wednesday, October 4

Crop Report: Harvest Picked up Speed Last Week

YayGovernor Reynolds Releases Annual Iowa STEM Evaluation

Tuesday, October 3

HelloHealth Department: Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2017

Yard and Garden: Properly Harvesting and Storing Fall Garden Produce

Monday, October 2

Crude Oil Prices Rise, Motor Fuels Mixed, Natural Gas Up

YayUNI Named to Wall Street Journal's College Rankings 2018

Friday, September 29

HelloFollow Fire Prevention and Management Tips During Harvest

MoneyGrant Assistance Offered By Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

Thursday, September 28

Iowa Settles with Mylan for Overcharging Taxpayers by Underpaying EpiPen Government Rebates

Iowa’s Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens October 1

Wednesday, September 27

MoneyDevelopment Board makes Awards to Nine Startups

Crop Report: Combines Getting Rolling - Think Safety

Tuesday, September 26

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards for Five Companies

Drop the Most Deadly Industry Title by Improving Tractor Safety

Monday, September 25

HelloInfluenza Cases Reported in Iowa: Time to Get Ready for Flu

Another Year Yields Another Message About Grain Safety

Groan of the Day

Why do gingerbread men not have teeth?

Because they are prone to  gingerivitis.

From A Joke A

National Farm Toy Museum

Hidden amongst the patch worked fields of green and gold, the National Farm Toy Museum, has been home to thousands of farm toys and collectibles since 1986. The idea of a farm toy museum came from the growing awareness of the farm toy hobby through passionate and enthusiastic collectors, and the demand for additional space to house the National Farm Toy Show. Taking note of these two elements Dave Bell, then of the ERTL Company, and Claire Scheibe, founder and past president of the Toy Farmer Ltd. met with the Dyersville Industries, Inc. (DII) Board of Directors to propose the National Farm Toy Museum.

As was expected, the DII Board did not immediately accept the idea of building a museum. One major concern the Directors focused on was the expense to construct the facility. To help defray the costs a fund raising campaign was put together that included introducing and selling a series of collector tractors. The first series was a line of vintage Cockshutt tractors. The series consisted of a three-tractor set that was produced from 1986 thru 1990. Those who purchased the first set are still acknowledged in the museum today. The result of the fund raising campaign and the sales of the Cockshutt series tractor sales was the National Farm Toy Museum. Every year the National Farm Toy Museum selects an exclusive collector's series tractor to produce for the benefit of the Museum.

Ghost Players at the Field of Dreams Movie Site

Come see the world famous Ghost Players on Sundays at the Field of Dreams Movie Site. The ghosts will appear at 1 pm and perform their "Greatest Show on Dirt."  Come play some ball and have some fun!  Free admission.

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

The Basilica of St. Francis Xavier is the Catholic parish for the residents of Dyersville, Iowa. It is one of 70 basilicas in the United States. The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The church was named in honor of the missionary Saint Francis Xavier.

The basilica features Gothic architecture. This includes columns and vaulted ceilings. The church has a seating capacity of about 1200 people. There are about 5000 people total in the parish.  It has 64 large stained glass windows. There are two notable windows in the church.

Area Festivals, Fairs & Destinations

Great Jones County Fair July 19-23, 2017

Anamosa Pumpkinfest - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Named by the Iowa legislature in 1993, for great family fun at the annual Pumpkinfest and Weigh-off!  The event is scheduled for the 1st Saturday of October with events scheduled throughout the day including the Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, Pumpkinfest Parade, pumpkin carving exhibits, food and craft booths, pumpkin recipe contest, games and much more!

The Iowa record for a big pumpkin was broken several years in a row in the pumpkin capital of Iowa, Anamosa.  In 2007, Anamosa received national recognition by weighing in the second largest pumpkin in the world at 1662 pounds from Don Young of Des Moines, IA.

Downtown Main Street in Anamosa will be closed to showcase Food and Craft Vendors. Pumpkinfest activities include Pumpkin Carving Exhibitions, Pumpkin Recipe Contest, Kids Games and Rides, Parade, Scarecrow Contest, Golf Tournament, Bowling Tournament, Hay Bail Toss, Live Music and 5K Run. The annual Chili Cook-Off benefits the free medical clinic.

Elkader Opera House

The beautifully renovated 1903 Elkader Opera House is nestled in the scenic Turkey River valley in Elkader, Iowa. In addition to being on the National Register of Historic Places, the Opera House is best known as Northeast Iowa’s entertainment leader. With its rich cultural heritage the Elkader Opera House provides a charming and unique setting for any event.
See more details here.

Clayton County Fair

See more details here.

Turkey River Corridor

As an Iowa Great Place, The Turkey River Corridor is unique in its geographic size and potential. It truly is a regional great place. The communities of Clermont, Elgin and Elkader in Fayette and Clayton Counties are linked by the special, scenic beauty of the Turkey River corridor. Visitors relish in the abundance of wooded hills and rich rolling plains, streams and rivers, diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities. The corridor communities are linked in a common mission to develop and enhance the existing natural resource base of the Turkey River Corridor through the creation of land and water trails infrastructure.
See more details here.

Heartland Acres

Heartland Acres Agribition Center is located off Highway 20 Exit 252, in Independence, Iowa. Dedicated to exhibiting the past, present and future of agriculture in the National Heritage Area, Heartland Acres has something fun and educational for people of all ages. Heartland Acres has seasonal livestock, new and antique farm equipment, a classic car museum, events center and a one-room schoolhouse.  See more details here.

Buchanan County Fair
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Brew BQ

Overwhelm your senses with outstanding BBQ, slow cooked for hours over hardwood smoke. New vendors for 2014 will bring a delicious new flavor to the menu selection. Food and standard beverages are available by purchasing tickets at the event.

Our Craft Brew Zone features over 50 craft brews and is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Passes for the Craft Brew Zone are available in advance or at the gate.

Bring your lawn chair, music starts at 2:00 and lasts until 9:00 p.m.   
See more detailshere.

Rhubarb Festival

Saturday, June 3 at 8 AM - 9 PM
Come and join the fun as we celebrate the joining of the Rhubarbfest with Riverfest - to form Rhubarb on the River. Watch for more details as we grow nearer to the event!

8:00 AM- Rhubarb Run, Fishing (free fishing weekend), White Water Clinic with local athlete, Hannah Ray J (space is limited!)
9:00 AM-Rhubarb Bike Ride
10:00 AM-Vendors Open, Rhubarb Brats, pies, white water demonstrations, face painting, kids’ activities and more!
2:00 PM-Manchester’s Got Talent
4:00 PM-Live local music
6:00-9:00 PM-Live Music (Manchester Area Chamber’s Music on Main)

Edgewood Rodeo Days June 22 - 25, 2017

See more details here.

Delaware County Fair July 10 - 16, 2017

See more details here.

Williams Center for the Performing Arts

Opened in the Fall of 2003.  The construction of the center was part of a project which included a wellness center and other festures.  The williams center for the arts includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a multi-funtional, sound/light booth, a spacious work area, several spacious dressing rooms and multi-level storage.  See more details here.

Fayette County Fair

See more details here.

Oelwein Heritage Days

Annually held 3rd Weekend in August. 

A great chance to get in touch with local heritage and celebrate our past. Railroad History - Large Flea Market - Beautiful Quilts - 5K Race - Vintage Cars - Arts & Crafts - Street Dance - Musical Entertainment - Games - Window Displays - Sidewalk Sales - Lunch Stands. Out-of-town guests can make Oelwein their weekend destination and area residents can renew their local heritage. Fun for the entire family!  
See more details here.

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