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IOWA WWII PILOT RETURNS HOME 70 YEARS LATER FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF REMAINS IN NEW GUINEA

Iowa National Guard

More than 70 years after completing his 89th fighter escort mission, 1st Lt. Class Louis L. Longman is returning home to Iowa. Longman, a 26-year old Clinton, Iowa native serving with the 433rd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps, was last seen April 16, 1944 as his unit returned […]

Marine Legislators Welcome WWII Veteran

Pictured here are Reps. Matt Windschitl (Missouri Valley), Sandy Salmon (Janesville), Stanley Gustafson (Cumming), Guy Vander Linden (Oskaloosa), and Quentin Stanerson (Center Point) alongside Sgt. Bob Barnett.

(DES MOINES) – Reps. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley), Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville), Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming), Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa), and Quentin Stanerson (R-Center Point) welcomed Sergeant Bob Barnett, a Marine Veteran from WWII, to the capitol. Barnett is one of the last survivors of the battle of Iwo Jima and was recognized in the House on […]

United States Botanic Garden Celebrates Unveiling of Borlaug Statue at U. S. Capitol

OHS art teacher and sculptor ??? and Statuary Hall artist Benjamin Victor pose in from the ???? miniature.

March 11, 2014- Washington DC The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is celebrating the Iowa delegation’s official unveiling of the Dr. Norman Borlaug sculpture at the United States Capitol Statuary Hall scheduled to take place on March 25, which would have been his 100th birthday. Dr. Norman Borlaug is often referred to as “the man […]

Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds applaud announcement of Borlaug Statue installation at U.S. Capitol Building on March 25

Event to take place on 100th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birth (DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds applauded House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders’ announcement today that a statue of Iowa’s Dr. Norman E. Borlaug will be installed at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on […]

Branstad, Reynolds announce removal of barriers for veterans, military spouses who want to teach in Iowa

Under Iowa's Golden Dome.

Announcement comes as Iowa House Subcommittee passes similar measure for professional and occupational licensure of veterans and their spouses (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a new effort to eliminate licensing barriers for qualified veterans and military spouses who want to teach in Iowa. The Iowa Board of […]

FLOPPY TO APPEAR AT “DUANE & FLOPPY FILM FESTIVAL” IN DES MOINES; SECOND SHOWING ADDED

A special guest will be at this Saturday’s “Duane & Floppy Film Festival” in Des Moines, and those who plan to attend the event could not be happier. Iowa television icon Floppy himself will be on display at the Iowa Hall of Pride, the site of the event, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on […]

Branstad, Reynolds take additional action to ease burden of propane shortage

State of Iowa Seal

Branstad declares proclamation of disaster and emergency; Administration launches new webpage as resource for those affected, applauds federal action. (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today declared a proclamation of disaster and energy emergency due to the record high demand for propane throughout the upper Midwest. This Proclamation of Disaster Emergency activates the disaster response and […]

Gov. Branstad appoints Congressman Leonard Boswell to Iowa DOT Commission

Leonard Boswell

Appointment comes following resignation of Tom Rielly (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today appointed Congressman Leonard Boswell to the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission. The appointment comes after Tom Rielly resigned from the commission due to a business-related conflict of interest. “I’m pleased today to appoint Leonard to the Iowa Transportation Commission,” said Branstad. […]

“DUANE & FLOPPY FILM FESTIVAL” RETURNS TO DES MOINES

Duane Ellett surrounded by his creations, including Floppy. The "Floppytown Gazette" program aired on Sunday mornings in the 1980s, and featured a variety of puppets who produced the local newspaper, "The Floppytown Gazette".

If you know what the biggest pencil in the world is…or why the man put his car in the oven…then you’ll want to be at the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines on Saturday, Feb. 8. The 2014 edition of the “Duane & Floppy Film Festival” begins at 1 p.m. that day, and contains […]

REFURBISHED WWII-ERA ‘SHERMAN’ TANK RELOCATED TO NEW HOME AT IOWA GOLD STAR MILITARY MUSEUM

This sign post is on display at the Gold Star Museum pointing the way home for Iowan's who have been deployed overseas. (file photo)

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 2 p.m., a Camp Dodge icon will be relocated to its new home in front of the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum on Camp Dodge, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston. Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard’s Field Maintenance Camp Dodge shop (FMCD) will place the M4 “Sherman” tank, formerly […]

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