Spirit of the Community Award

Brought to you by Community 1st Credit Union   This is your opportunity to nominate the person in your community…

Model “A” Club Coming to SE Iowa

The Model A Club of Central Iowa will be traveling through Southeast Iowa on its annual fall tour the week of August 31. There will be eight states represented in the tour which is in its 20th year. The nationally recognized tour is referred to as the Great American Model A Ride Around Iowa (GAMRAI)…

Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb wins 2015 New Food Contest

Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb wins 2015 New Food Contest DES MOINES, IA (08/18/2015)(readMedia)– The Ultimate Bacon Brisket Bomb took top honors in the New Food Contest at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. The tasty new treat bested two other delicious finalists after receiving 117 votes. The winning food will be available throughout the Fair, August…

Give Your College Student a Healthy Start

Back-to-school vaccinations are not just for Kindergarteners   Summer is drawing to a close for many Iowa students returning to the classroom this month. Most parents are aware of the vaccinations needed for their child to start school as a Kindergartener, but college students need to be vaccinated, too. Recent cases of mumps, chicken pox,…

BIKE VAN BUREN XXIX AUGUST 15-16

The Villages of Van Buren will be hosting the 29th annual Bike Van Buren on August 15-16. Bicycling enthusiasts will pedal their way through 9 historical villages during the 2-day event. Each Village will welcome the bikers with refreshments and outstanding hospitality! All of the routes will lead you through some of the most beautiful countryside…

Iowans Should be Wary of Door-to-Door Meat Sales

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 29, 2015) – Iowans should be wary of individuals selling products door-to-door, especially those selling meat and meat products. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals’ (DIA) Food & Consumer Safety Bureau recently has received several inquiries from individuals questioning whether meat and meat products may be sold from the back…