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  • Boating safety officials hoping for better year on Iowa waterways
    Many Iowans are spending the Memorial Day holiday on the water and Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials are hoping this boating season is a safer one than last year. Susan Stocker, the DNR’s boating law administrator and education coordinator, says there were 32 boating “incidents” in Iowa in 2014 with seven fatalities. There have already been […]

  • Home Base Iowa program hits one year old
    It was one year ago on Memorial Day that Governor Terry Branstad signed the “Home Base Iowa” bill into law. The law creates several benefits for veterans in an effort to get them to live in Iowa once they leave the military. Casey’s General Stores CEO Bob Myers, and former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell are […]

  • Study: Iowa fails kids with school breakfast/lunch programs
    Iowa placed near the very bottom of a new study ranking the states for the percentage of low-income students who take part in government-funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Crystal FitzSimons, spokeswoman for the Food Research and Action Center, says Iowa placed 48th on the annual survey. “There’s about 72,000 low-income students in Iowa who […]

  • Iowans looking to fuel microbrew industry by planting hops
    Planting is underway near Solon in eastern Iowa on a the state’s largest farm for the key ingredient in beer. Five friends and relatives with a background in traditional crops have invested nearly a half-million dollars into “Buck Creek Hops” in Johnson County. Dan Paca owns the land with Mark Pattison and 25 acres is prepped […]

  • Iowans urged to research charities following cancer donation scam
    The president of the Greater Iowa Better Business Bureau is urging Iowans to do their research before contributing to a charitable organization. Chris Coleman’s advice is in response to a federal lawsuit announced this week involving all 50 states against four phony cancer charities. The complaint states the organizations collected $187 million in donations over […]

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