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The Iowa Army National Guard 34th Army Band joined the Oskaloosa City Band in celebrating 150 years of the Oskaloosa City Band. (file photo)

Community concert follows ceremony The Iowa National Guard’s 34th Army Band, based in Fairfield, Iowa, will be presented the Croix de Guerre with Palm, a battle streamer the unit earned during its campaigns of World War II but was never formally awarded. The oversight was recently discovered during a routine review of the unit’s lineage […]

Gov. Branstad orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend

State of Iowa Seal

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014, – 8 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol […]


Iowa National Guard

By order of the Secretary of Defense, the 294th Area Support Medical Company, Iowa Army National Guard based in Washington, Iowa has been notified of a pending mobilization in support of Operation United Assistance. The mobilization will affect approximately 80 Soldiers from the unit. Operation United Assistance, the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in […]

Oregon challenges Iowa in effort to become the Healthiest State

Healthiest State Initiative

Des Moines, Iowa – November 13, 2014. The state of Oregon today announced the launch of a wellness effort modeled after Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative. The Oregon Healthiest State Initiative will lead the effort, learning from the successes of the public-private partnerships championed by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. The Oregon group will also utilize […]

Iowa State Auditor Candidate Jon Neiderbach Looks To “Shake Up Iowa Government”

Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The road to office is paved with handshakes, smiles and conversations over a cup of coffee. Iowa State Auditor candidate Jon Neiderbach (D) is no different than those other candidates seeking office. The campaign to become state auditor isn’t filled with high dollars, high drama or a media spotlight and the scrutiny […]

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Thursday to honor those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks

The flag that flew over Ground Zero by Musco is flying once again for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today ordered all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014, to honor those who perished in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Flags will be flown at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays […]

VA Community Resource & Referral Center‏

Department of Veterans Affairs

VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER: Effective immediately the homeless Veterans walk in center more recently referred to as the “Veterans Outreach Center” will change its name to the VA Community Resource and Referral Center. The center is located at 1223 Center St. Suite 17 in downtown Des Moines. The main office is open Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to […]


Iowa Department of Agriculture

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Farm Bureau celebrated families that have owned a farm for 100 years or 150 years DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Century and Heritage Farm families during a ceremony at the State Fair again this year. To qualify, a family must have owned at least 40 acres […]

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Iowa

Tammy McMains just recently purchased the Wilcox-Garland Furniture location, and is preparing to open the building up for small businesses to have a downtown presence.

Private, Nonprofit Organizations SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private, nonprofit organizations (PNPs) in Iowa, following President Obama’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance (PA) as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from June 26 – July 7, 2014, announced Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator […]

Governor Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration from President Obama

State of Iowa Seal

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad today signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 22 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe weather that produced damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rains, hail, and thunderstorms beginning June 26 through July 7, 2014. The counties included in […]

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