Monopoly Sculpture to Accompany Butter Cow at 2015 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (06/30/2015)(readMedia)– A stop in the Agriculture Building is a must do for most fairgoers and this year there will be some old favorites and new attractions. the world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow will be featured alongside a sculpture celebrating the 80th anniversary of Monopoly, one of the world’s most beloved family…

American Gothic House Center welcomes 100,000th visitor

Eldon— The American Gothic House Center reached a milestone this week as it welcomed its 100,000th visitor. Anna Winters & Thomas Saylor from Cleveland, Ohio were the visitors to cross the momentous threshold and were the recipients of an overnight stay package donated by Hotel Ottumwa.   The American Gothic House Center, which opened adjacent…

Des Moines River Expected To Rise Above Flood Stage

June 24, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers are forecasting that the Des Moines River will dramatically rise to a crest of 14.9 feet at 7 PM on Thursday, June 25th before falling.   The flow will be near 56,000 cubic feet per second.   Property owners in downtown Ottumwa and…

Cargill Eddyville celebrates 30 years of growth and success

Eddyville, Iowa June 23, 2015 – Today, Cargill celebrated the growth and success that its corn product-producing facility has achieved in the past 30 years in Eddyville, Iowa. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro, and Albia Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Dan Tometich joined Julian Chase, Cargill Corn Milling North America president;…

Iowa State Fair New Foods

DES MOINES, IA (06/24/2015)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Fair is known for fun, interesting, and delicious food. Each year, a list of new culinary adventures from sweet to salty, to strange and yummy are announced. In 2015, the list of new foods is sure to keep everyone in the family looking for more. The 2015 New…