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Batman Question Comes From A Superhero Loving 9 Year-Old

What 9 year-old doesn’t wonder who Batman is? Des Moines, Iowa – It was the ride of a lifetime for three central Iowa boys; Sean, (6), Brendan (5), Henry (3) and William, otherwise known as Liam, Bowman. Liam, who is 9, knows that he’s an internet sensation, and that his question to Trump has gone […]

Trump Shows Voters A Softer Side With Batman Comment

Des Moines, Iowa – The logistics of landing a helicopter at the Iowa State Fair can be a hassle. Republican presidential candidate and real-estate mogul Donald Trump, found a way to make it happen at a near-by parking lot. For several happy youngsters, a ride on Donald Trump’s private, 7-million dollar Sikorsky certainly made their […]

WING-DING-DING, We Have Ourselves a Winner

by Bob Leonard An expected 1500 people turned out this evening for the 2015 Iowa Wing Ding Democratic fundraiser. The record breaking crowd showed up anxious, excited, and divided about the 2016 Caucus. Approaching the venue from afar, you could begin to hear the faint chants of pumped-up volunteers battling to voice their candidate louder […]

BaconTown 2015 Presidential Ballot Surprises

Sanders edges Clinton. Carson and Fiorina with strong support The KIIC Bacon Bits Ballot at the 2015 BaconTown event Saturday in Ottumwa showed hope for a few lesser known candidates. BaconTown is a bacon and brewfest featuring more than 30 vendors and 53 bacon items – all using Cargill Pork supplied bacon. In the Bacon […]

New LED Lighting System Will Illuminate Statue of Liberty July 7

New York, NY – The National Park Service announces that the Statue of Liberty will shine as never before beginning the evening of July 7. A new lighting system will be activated at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m., thanks to a generous donation of equipment by Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco Lighting has had a […]

Fiorina Grabs Attention In Iowa

Waukee, Iowa- Hundreds of GOP activists recently descended on Waukee for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Freedom Summit. On hand that evening were a total of nine declared and possible presidential candidates. Of all the candidates who spoke, one in particular appeared to steal the show: former Hewlitt Packard executive Carly Fiorina. Fiorina is […]

First Ever Iowa Ag Summit Presents A Different View On The Presidential Hopefuls

Des Moines, Iowa – It was slated to be a bi-partisan presidential candidate event, to be held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. It turned out to be a GOP event, mostly, with one exception in former Lt. Governor Patty Judge. Bruce Rastetter has made his fortune in the agribusiness, and some are calling him the […]

NFPA receives grant from State Farm for second annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Funds to support wildfire risk reduction projects for communities February 3, 2015 – Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with grasslands, forests and wildlands, and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are threatened by fire. […]

Congressman Dave Loebsack Sworn In For 5th Term

Washington D.C. – In a press release on the day Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in for his 5th term in office, he pledged “to continue the fight to grow the economy, expand the middle class and make education available to everyone.” Congressman Loebsack began serving in congress in 2007, and serves as Iowa’s Second […]

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

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 […]


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