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Wednesday, October 1

farm$501,500 Available to Iowa Farmers Through New Organic Program

DNRIowa DNR: When Leaves Turn Colors, Fish Turn On

Iowa Road
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Today's Obituaries


Tuesday, September 30

DNRIowa Parks Foundation Announce Pilot Project in Dubuque, Jackson and Jones Counties

helathIowa Health Information Network Links with Nebraska

Monday, September 29

MoneyIowans Receiving Buying Club Refunds

helathIDPH Public Health Expert Visits China

Friday, September 26

MoneyIowa Workforce Development Receives $1.78 Million Grant

downEthanol, Crude Oil, Motor Fuels Prices Fall

Thursday, September 25

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards That Will Assist in the Creation of 94 Jobs

DNRArchery Deer Hunting Season Opens October 1

Wednesday, September 24

farmCrop Report: 76% of Corn, 74% of Soybeans in Good to Excellent Condition

DNRDNR: Five Hot Fall Fishing Spots in Iowa

Tuesday, September 23

helathNational Farm Safety and Health Week Is September 21 To 27

DNRIowa DNR: Plant Some Shade Events Planned for Fall

Monday, September 22

workIowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.5 Percent

helathThat Makes Me Sick: 2013 Iowa Surveillance of Notifiable and Other Diseases Report

Friday, September 20

MoneyTaking Applications for GDCCF Grants Through October 31

!!New Study Finds Nearly 1.8 Million Iowans Gambled Last Year

DNR
DNR: Fall Trout Stocking Begins October 3

Thursday, September 19

!!Dispose Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Blakesley Drug September 27

helathIDPH Epidemiologist Returns from Sierra Leone, Fighting Ebola

DNRIowa’s Youth and Disabled Hunter Deer Season Begins Saturday

Wednesday, September 17

helathSeptember 23 Designated as Falls Prevention Day

DNRDNR: Treestand Safety as Deer Seasons Approach

Tuesday, September 16

celebrationBig Day for UIU: Largest Enrollment in 45 years on Fayette Campus; University Included in U.S. News Rankings

helathPrevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover

Monday, September 15

!!Connolly Charged in Connection with August Crash

helathNational Preparedness Month: Take Time to Plan, Prepare

downPrice of Crude Oil & Motor Fuels Drop

Friday, September 12

farmIowa Crop Report: Crops Continue to Mature

DNRIowa DNR Submits Livestock Work Plan Report to EPA

Thursday, September 11

MoneyCommunity Promotion Board Accepting Grant Applications

Iowa’s Demand for Smoke-free Housing Grows

DNRIowa’s Dove Season Increases in Popularity

Wednesday, September 10

helathLate Summer Virus Causing Illness in Iowa

DNRIowa DNR: 6 Tips for Geocaching Newbies

Tuesday, September 9

DNRIowa DNR: Water Trails to Explore this Fall

Science of Parenting: ‘I Can’t Decide’

Monday, September 8

helathSuicide Prevention Week – Prevention is Everyone’s Business

!!DNR Investigates Fish Kills in Clayton and Dubuque Counties

Friday, September 5

helathPrepare for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

farmCrop Report: 76% of Corn and 73% of Beans in Good to Excellent Condition

Thursday, September 4

helathIDPH Reports First Case of Chikungunya

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards to Support the Creation of Nearly 200 Jobs

Wednesday, September 3

downCrude Oil Mixed, Motor Fuels Down

DNRIowa’s Pheasant Population Highest Since 2008

Tuesday, September 2

helathCases of West Nile Virus Continue to Increase

DNRThey Gotta Have Cover, Pheasants That is…

Friday, August 29

New National “truth” Ads Target Teen Tobacco Use

DNRIowa Receives $3 Million for Habitat and Hunter Access Program

Thursday, August 28

downCrude Oil and Motor Fuels Continue to Fall

DNRAlliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation Releaf Events

Wednesday, August 27

!!More Details Released in Fayette County Reserve Deputy Shooting

Labor Day May Signal the End of Summer, but Not the End of Road Construction

Tuesday, August 26

MoneyIowa’s Employer Unemployment Insurance Tax Lowest Since 2002

DNRSpecial September Teal Season Bonus Opportunity for Iowa Hunters

Monday, August 25

!!Buckle Up! Manchester Police to Focus on Seat Belt Use for 2 Weeks

farmCentury and Heritage Farms Recognized During Iowa State Fair

DNRDNR: How to Identify Iowa’s Poisonous Plants

Friday, August 22

!!Manchester Pair Arrested for Damaging Cars

Heightened Enforcement over the Labor Day Weekend

DNRMourning Dove Banding, Hunting Season Preview

Thursday, August 21

!!Dyersville Man Arrested on Drug Charges

farmAffordable Care Act Has Implications for Farm Families

DNRIowa DNR: August is National Treestand Safety Month

Wednesday, August 20

farmIowa Crop Report: Corn & Beans Very Good

DNRIowa DNR: Campers Ready for Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, August 19

upIowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly to 4.5 Percent

DNRDNR: Iowa Waterfowl Seasons Approved

Monday, August 18

MoneyTen Finalists Selected for John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

Science of Parenting: Who Needs a Cell Phone?

Friday, August 15

!!Manchester Man Charged in Break-ins

MoneyIowa Awarded a National Governors Association Grant

DNRDNR to Launch Search for Iowa's Ugliest Tackle Box on Facebook

Thursday, August 14

celebrationPersonalized and Specialty Plate Applications now Available Online

farmState Attorneys General Object to EPA Narrowing Clean Water Act Permitting Exemptions for Farmers

Wednesday, August 13

celebrationFunnel Cake Sticks Win Iowa State Fair Value-Priced Food Contest

DNRDNR Proposes Rules to Help Manage Vegetation Around Boat Docks

Tuesday, August 12

!!Oelwein Mayor Charged with Sexually Abusing 2 Girls

farmWeekly Crop Report: Crops Looking Good

Monday, August 11

celebrationClay County’s Elizabeth Glover Crowned 2014 Iowa State Fair Queen

downCrude Oil and Motor Fuels Continue to Fall

Friday, August 8

MoneyIowa Joins $35 Million Drug Settlement

DNRWater Conditions to be Drought-free After Current Rainfall

Thursday, August 7

farm77% of Corn and 74% of Soybeans in Good to Excellent Condition

DNR10 Tips for Taking Your Kids Fishing for the First Time

Wednesday, August 6

Money$6.75 Million in Cost Share Availble for Conservation Practices

helathIDPH Joins Recognition of World Breastfeeding Week

Tuesday, August 5

Special Programs to Honor Veterans at the 2014 Iowa State Fair

National Farmers Market Week August 3-9

Monday, August 4

downCrude Oil Falls: Motor Fuels Also Drop

DNRIowans Invited to Help Set Water Quality Goals for Streams, Rivers

Friday, August 1

!!Cases of West Nile Virus Increase in Iowa

MoneyAbusive Military Consumer Lender to Stop Collecting from Service Members & Veterans

Thursday, July 31

farmFarmers Commit $1.4 Million to Try New Water Quality Practices

DNRDNR Building a Popular Stop at the Iowa State Fair

Wednesday, July 30

celebrationBranstad, Reynolds Highlight Success of STEM Education in Iowa

downNatural Gas Prices Dip Below $4: Motor Fuels also Fall

Tuesday, July 29

!!Prepare for Propane Needs this Fall and Winter

DNRMissing for 80 Years: Fish Species Discovered in Mississippi River

Monday, July 28

farmBeautiful Weather for Farmers to Make Hay

Opening Day Excitement at the Iowa State Fair

Friday, July 25

Tickets Still Available for Some Iowa State Fair Grandstand and Track Events

DNRWater Summary Update Shows July Cool, Dry and Drought-Free

Thursday, July 24

MoneyCedar Falls is No. 22 on 'Great Affordable College Towns List'

celebrationRedesigned Majors and Programs to Launch at Upper Iowa University in 2014-15

Wednesday, July 23

!!Judge Halts Company’s Iowa Sales of “Cancer Cure” Spray

helathIDPH Substance Abuse Treatment Program Awarded Nearly $8 Million Grant

Tuesday, July 22

CourtManchester Zoo Owners Seek Lawsuit Dismissal

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards

workIowa’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 4.4 Percent

Monday, July 21

MoneyLivestock Sale Totals $306,450 at Delaware County Fair

!!Bear Sighting Reported in Clayton County; Tracks Confirmed

CDC Ad Campaign Complements IDPH Quit-Smoking Offer

Friday, July 18

!!4 Arrested in Manchester on Drug Related Charges

MoneyIowa Tourism Office Offers $250,000 Grant Program

downCrude Oil, Unleaded Gasoline Fall for Second Week

Thursday, July 17

!!RAGBRAI Riders, Volunteers Reminded to be Sun-Safe

DNRIowa’s Annual Pheasant Survey Begins August 1

Wednesday, July 16

!!Avoid Smoke from Ongoing Fire in Clayton Mine

CourtJudge Bans Urbandale Magazine Telemarketer from Calling Iowans

Tuesday, July 15

farmDryer Weather Allows Farmers Back in the Fields

farmIowa State Crop Production Extension Moving to an Integrated Approach

Monday, July 14

helathIowa Department of Public Health: Fight the Bite

!!Iowa's June Rains Ranked Fourth Wettest Month in 141 Years

Friday, July 11

!!Man Arrested in Death of Woman Found on Road

MoneyMore than $1 Million in CAT Grants Awarded to Two Iowa Communities

DNRTrees for Kids Grant Available for Fall

Thursday, July 10

Money$1.4 Million Available for Water Quality Practices

DNRGrant Helps Communities Manage Trees, Plan for Tree Pests

Wednesday, July 9

MoneyCheck Credit Report to Make Sure You Are ‘You’

downIowa Motor Fuel Prices Drop a Penny

Tuesday, July 8

!!Iowa Launches “Zero Fatalities” Traffic Safety Initiative

farmHarvesting Hay in Iowa DOT Highway Roadsides Set to Begin July 15

Monday, July 7

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards

Science of Parenting: Dealing with Peer Pressure

Thursday, July 3

celebrationGeorge Thorogood and Manchester’s K9 Unit in a fundraiser that is “Bad To The Bone”!

helathIowa Records First West Nile Virus Case of 2014

!!Check Water Quality for Recreation After Heavy Rains

Wednesday, July 2

!!Avoid Heavy Smoke Near Fireworks Displays

farmIowa Crops and Weather Report: Precipitation Continues to Limit Fieldwork

Tuesday, July 1

downDepartment of Ag: Drop In Natural Gas, Ethanol Prices

!!Boating Not Recommended on the Mississippi River

Monday, June 30

celebrationTucker and KMCH Honored with IBNA Awards

!!IDPH: Independence Day Food Safety Tips

DNRDNR Urges Boaters to Protect Iowa Waters - Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Friday, June 27

MoneyThousands of Iowans to Receive Refunds in Buying Club Case

celebrationGovernor's Awards Honor Environmental Leaders

Thursday, June 26

celebrationIowa Workforce Development Launches Hilton Honors Military Initiative

DNRLocal Oak Reforestation Project Benefits from Green Communities Grant

Wednesday, June 25

upCrude Oil and Motor Fuels on the Rise

celebrationRecent Rains Revive Most of State from Drought Conditions

Tuesday, June 24

upIowa Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.4 Percent

!!High Water Causes Hazardous Conditions for River Recreation

Monday, June 23

IDPH Expands Nicotine Replacement Therapy Offer

!!Iowa DNR: Flooding Impacts Iowa State Parks

Friday, June 20

!!Iowa DNR: Operation Dry Water Starts June 27

helathIowa Guide to Substance Abuse Prevention Among Military Published Nationally

Thursday, June 19

Strawberries Ripening Accross Iowa

!!Rains Overwhelm Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems in Northern Iowa

Wednesday, June 18

helathIowa eHealth Summit: Technology to Transform

DNRCaution Advised as Peak Boating Season Approaches

Tuesday, June 17

Money$135,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Two Iowa Communities

!!Farmer’s Markets and Garage Sales Summer Safety Tips

Monday, June 16

workNICC Hosting 'Jobs with a Future' Events in Manchester and Dubuque

downDownward Movement in Iowa Diesel Prices

Friday, June 13

!!IDPH: Drowning Prevention Week June 15-21

DNRPheasants, Forest, or Cleaner Water -- CRP Can Help

Thursday, June 12

farmFarm Poll: Room for Improvement in Nutrient Management Strategies

DNRIowa Pheasants Faced Tough Winter, Wet Spring

Wednesday, June 11

!!Manchester’s Cricket Hollow Zoo Faces Lawsuit over Cruel, Illegal Conditions

Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission

celebrationSubmit Artwork for 3rd Annual Celebration of Iowa: Agriculture Art Award

Tuesday, June 10

MoneyIowan's Jobless and Injury Benefits Increase

Farmers Market Coupons Available for Eligible Older Iowans, Wic Recipients

Monday, June 9

MoneyBuying Club Company Agrees to Refund Iowa Consumers

DNRIowa's Water Conditions Improve with June Rains

Friday, June 6

Money$105 Million Consumer Settlement over Drug Marketing

upNatural Gas, Motor Fuel Prices Trend Upward

Thursday, June 5

No Additional Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

celebrationUpper Iowa University Ranked Among Best Online Programs for Veterans

Wednesday, June 4

Money$10,000 Small Business Grant Winner Announced

MoneyOnline Extension Course Helps Home Buyers

Tuesday, June 3

Science of Parenting: Summer Vacation

DNRJune Proclaimed Invasive Species Awareness Month

Monday, June 2

upEthanol and Motor Fuel Prices on the Rise

Money5 Watershed Demonstration Projects Selected To Receive Water Quality Initiative Funding

Friday, May 30

celebrationGasoline Prices Holding Steady Entering Summer Driving Season

DNRIowa Oak Trees Showing Signs of Tatters

Thursday, May 29

DNRDepartment of Natural Resources: Iowans May Fish Free June 6-8

helath2013 Iowa HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report Released

Wednesday, May 28

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards to Support 484 Jobs

!!IDPH Releases Results of Three Studies on Problem Gambling In Iowa

Tuesday, May 27

downIowa Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3 Percent

helathIowa Department of Public Health: Breastfeeding Rates in Iowa Rise

Friday, May 23

celebrationIowa DOT Releases 2014 Iowa Transportation Map

helathIowa Slips and Gains in National Ranking of Senior Health

Thursday, May 22

DNRMemorial Day Weekend Kicks off Outdoor Adventures

!!Protect Iowa Waters - Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Wednesday, May 21

!!Motorists Urged to Use Caution in Work Zones over Memorial Day Holiday

celebrationGovernor Branstad Appoints Directors of DAS, IDPH

Tuesday, May 20

downNatural Gas and Unleaded Gasoline Prices On the Decline in Iowa

MoneyAshford University and Bridgepoint Education Agree to $7.25 Million Payment

Monday, May 19

MoneyField of Dreams Owner Says No Pro Baseball in 2014

!!Iowa Participates in National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

helathIDPH: Staying Safe and Healthy in the Water


Groan of the Day

"Dad, where did I come from?" asks this 10-years-old. The father was shocked that a 10 year old would be asking a question like that. He was hoping to wait a few more years before he would have to explain the facts of life, but he figured it was better a few years early than a few days too late, so, for the next two hours he explained every thing to his son.

When he got finished, he asked his son what prompted his question to which his son replied, "I was talking to the new kid across the street and he said he came from Ohio, so I was just wondering where I came from."


From A Joke A Day.com

Chamber Ambassador Visits

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made 4 visits in August.

Kluesner Flooring

The first was to Kluesner Flooring to meet with owner Jason Kluesner and manager Lyle Hoffman.   Kluesner has been an installation contractor for all types of floor and tiling (includes shower surrounds and black splash) projects since 1996 and has now expended to be able to sell you the “dream” flooring of your choice.  Kluesner Flooring carries a large variety of floor covering for both the home and the office in their showroom.  Jason and Lyle invite people to stop out and visit them in the Corcoran Furniture Building on West Main St. and they look forward to the opportunity to serve the community.

Delaware County/ISU  Extension

The second visit was to the Delaware County/ISU  Extension Office to meet the newly appointed Extension Program Director, Amber Luckstead. Prior to becoming the director Amber served on active duty in the Air Force as a Force Support Officer for over seven years. She has continued her military service through the Air National Guard in Madison, Wisconsin. While her military experience is important to her, she is also a familiar face to extension and the 4-H program. She was an active 4-H member, serving at county and state levels along with serving as staff at the county and state levels for extension. Amber would like to thank all of the members of the Delaware County community for the warm welcome and she looks forward to working with all of you in the future.

Mueller Family Dentistry, P.C.

The third visit was to Mueller Family Dentistry – across from the Courthouse - to meet Dr. Chad Mueller who purchased an existing practice from Dr. Krista Berryhill. Dr. Mueller was born and raised in Marion, IA, graduated from the Univ. of Iowa College of Dentistry and practiced in the Chicago area for approx. 5 years before moving back to Iowa in late 2011. He practiced in Coralville before purchasing and renaming Berryhill Dentristry in late May 2014.   Mueller has family all over eastern Iowa and told the Ambassadors his goal is to make a seamless transition for his patients and to continue providing the highest quality comprehensive dentistry while incorporating cutting edge advances in the field. Dr. Mueller will be accepting new patients.

K & J Café

The Ambassadors had lunch at the new K & J Café ( formerly the Glenn Restaurant) while meeting new owner Kim Harker.  Kim, who lives in Winthrop, has more then 20 years experience in the restaurant business and is very proud to say everything she serves is made with homemade ingredients.   K & J offers a daily breakfast and lunch special and an all you can eat cod fish dinner on Friday evenings.  For now their hours are 8 – 2 Sunday through Thursday and 8 – 8 on Friday and Saturday.



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Groundbreaking at RMC

Regional Medical Center and community members celebrated the future with a ground breaking celebration for the hospital expansion. The addition will include a new Specialty Clinic, Inpatient Unit, covered carport, Gift Shop, patient information center, public dining area, family lounges/waiting areas, solarium, and outdoor patio.

“This is an exciting day for Regional Medical Center and our community,” said Lon Butikofer, RN, PhD. “The impact of our $20 million dollar project has been thoroughly examined against the needs and expectations of the communities we serve. It provides the needed space in which to provide services to a growing patient population and service area, advancement in our technology, and expanded specialty services.”

“Anything we can do to improve our residents' access to healthcare today and in the future is important to me, stated Dr. Thompson, DO, FAAFP. “This expansion project will enable us to continue to provide healthcare for the increasing number of patients and families seeking additional and more complex healthcare, close to home.”

“This groundbreaking is possible because of the dedication of our 427 employees, those behind the scenes and those in the frontlines, along with all our volunteers,” said Pat Doyle, Chief Nursing Officer. “They go the extra mile each and every day to ensure that our patients are provided the best care possible.”

“This project represents our continued commitment to promote the health and well-being of this community, in response to the tremendous support Regional Medical Center has received from the community,” Danette Kramer, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, added.

The project is managed by Carl A. Nelson, with architecture by INVISION Architects.  Regional Medical Center’s 40,000+ square foot expansion project is expected to be complete by 2016.

Pictured: Joe Keith, Building and Grounds Committee Member, Allison Hunger, Bev Preussner, Governing Board Chair, Bob Holtz, Friend of Regional Medical Center, Alissa Holtz, Pat Doyle, Chief Nursing Officer, , Dr. Lon Butikofer, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ried Boom, In-Patient Physician Leader, Christopher LaRosa, Hayden Tucker, Dr. Christiansen, Chief of Staff, Tiana Washington, Danette Kramer, Chief Financial Officer


Rhubarb Festival

Manchester’s Annual Rhubarb Fest
Saturday, June 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BAUM PARK (Anderson/E. Butler Streets)
♪ ♫ MUSIC ♪ ♫
☺ “Free Activities for
the Kids” the Kids”
Face Painting & Balloons! Face Painting & Balloons! 
See more details here.

Edgewood Rodeo Days June 26 - 29, 2014

See more details here.

Delaware County Fair July 7 - 13, 2014

See more details here.


Area Attractions, Fairs & Festivals

Grant Wood Festival

Grant Wood was born on a farm near Anamosa on February 13, 1891. He displayed early evidence of his artistic ability and upon graduation from Grant High School in Cedar Rapids, enrolled at the Handicraft Guild in Minneapolis. His subsequently taught school, attended night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, served in the Army, and later was appointed an art instructor at the University of Iowa.

During the 1920s, he traveled to Europe several times. On his last journey, his contact with Flemish and German primitive art forms resulted in his decision to return to the Midwest, settle in Iowa, and paint scenes he knew best in the style for which he would become famous.

Grant Wood died on February 12, 1942 and is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa.

The annual Grant Wood Art Festival honors the heritage of Grant Wood and the legacy of the early Irish immigrants who settled in Stone City. Attracted to the natural beauty of the terrain, Grant Wood chose this area for his art colony during the summers of 1932-33.  The aim of the original art colony, as outlined in the school’s brochure, was “…to join in working together toward the development of an indigenous expression.  To this end we do not strive for any particular formula or technique.  We rather seek for a stimulating exchange of ideas, a cooperation of a variety of points of view.”

A journey back in time to view architectural landmarks of the mid 19th century is promised to those who visit the area.  The legend is that early immigrants came to Stone City in the 1800s and carved a legacy of stone in the bluffs of the Wapsipinicon River Valley. 
See more details here.

Great Jones County Fair July 16-20, 2014

See more details here.

Anamosa Pumpkinfest

Named by the Iowa legislature in 1993, for great family fun at the annual Pumpkinfest and Weigh-off!  The event is scheduled for the 1st Saturday of October with events scheduled throughout the day including the Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, Pumpkinfest Parade, pumpkin carving exhibits, food and craft booths, pumpkin recipe contest, games and much more!

The Iowa record for a big pumpkin was broken several years in a row in the pumpkin capital of Iowa, Anamosa.  In 2007, Anamosa received national recognition by weighing in the second largest pumpkin in the world at 1662 pounds from Don Young of Des Moines, IA.

Downtown Main Street in Anamosa will be closed to showcase Food and Craft Vendors. Pumpkinfest activities include Pumpkin Carving Exhibitions, Pumpkin Recipe Contest, Kids Games and Rides, Parade, Scarecrow Contest, Golf Tournament, Bowling Tournament, Hay Bail Toss, Live Music and 5K Run. The annual Chili Cook-Off benefits the free medical clinic. 
See more details here.

National Farm Toy Museum

Hidden amongst the patch worked fields of green and gold, the National Farm Toy Museum, has been home to thousands of farm toys and collectibles since 1986. The idea of a farm toy museum came from the growing awareness of the farm toy hobby through passionate and enthusiastic collectors, and the demand for additional space to house the National Farm Toy Show. Taking note of these two elements Dave Bell, then of the ERTL Company, and Claire Scheibe, founder and past president of the Toy Farmer Ltd. met with the Dyersville Industries, Inc. (DII) Board of Directors to propose the National Farm Toy Museum.

As was expected, the DII Board did not immediately accept the idea of building a museum. One major concern the Directors focused on was the expense to construct the facility. To help defray the costs a fund raising campaign was put together that included introducing and selling a series of collector tractors. The first series was a line of vintage Cockshutt tractors. The series consisted of a three-tractor set that was produced from 1986 thru 1990. Those who purchased the first set are still acknowledged in the museum today. The result of the fund raising campaign and the sales of the Cockshutt series tractor sales was the National Farm Toy Museum. Every year the National Farm Toy Museum selects an exclusive collector's series tractor to produce for the benefit of the Museum.
See more details here.

Ghost Players at the Field of Dreams Movie Site

Come see the world famous Ghost Players on Sundays, July 6 & 20 August 3, 17, 31 at the Field of Dreams Movie Site. The ghosts will appear at 1 pm and perform their "Greatest Show on Dirt."  Come play some ball and have some fun!  Free admission.  See more details here.

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

The Basilica of St. Francis Xavier is the Catholic parish for the residents of Dyersville, Iowa. It is one of 70 basilicas in the United States. The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The church was named in honor of the missionary Saint Francis Xavier.

The basilica features Gothic architecture. This includes columns and vaulted ceilings. The church has a seating capacity of about 1200 people. There are about 5000 people total in the parish.  It has 64 large stained glass windows. There are two notable windows in the church. 
See more details here.

Elkader Opera House

The beautifully renovated 1903 Elkader Opera House is nestled in the scenic Turkey River valley in Elkader, Iowa. In addition to being on the National Register of Historic Places, the Opera House is best known as Northeast Iowa’s entertainment leader. With its rich cultural heritage the Elkader Opera House provides a charming and unique setting for any event.
See more details here.

Clayton County Fair

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Turkey River Corridor

As an Iowa Great Place, The Turkey River Corridor is unique in its geographic size and potential. It truly is a regional great place. The communities of Clermont, Elgin and Elkader in Fayette and Clayton Counties are linked by the special, scenic beauty of the Turkey River corridor. Visitors relish in the abundance of wooded hills and rich rolling plains, streams and rivers, diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities. The corridor communities are linked in a common mission to develop and enhance the existing natural resource base of the Turkey River Corridor through the creation of land and water trails infrastructure.
See more details here.

Heartland Acres

Heartland Acres Agribition Center is located off Highway 20 Exit 252, in Independence, Iowa. Dedicated to exhibiting the past, present and future of agriculture in the National Heritage Area, Heartland Acres has something fun and educational for people of all ages. Heartland Acres has seasonal livestock, new and antique farm equipment, a classic car museum, events center and a one-room schoolhouse.  See more details here.

Buchanan County Fair
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Brew BQ

Overwhelm your senses with outstanding BBQ, slow cooked for hours over hardwood smoke. New vendors for 2014 will bring a delicious new flavor to the menu selection. Food and standard beverages are available by purchasing tickets at the event.

Our Craft Brew Zone features over 50 craft brews and is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Passes for the Craft Brew Zone are available in advance or at the gate.

Bring your lawn chair, music starts at 2:00 and lasts until 9:00 p.m.   
See more details here.

Williams Center for the Performing Arts

Opened in the Fall of 2003.  The construction of the center was part of a project which included a wellness center and other festures.  The williams center for the arts includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a multi-funtional, sound/light booth, a spacious work area, several spacious dressing rooms and multi-level storage.  See more details here.

Fayette County Fair

See more details here.

Oelwein Heritage Days

Annually held 3rd Weekend in August. This year's event will be held August 17-18, 2013. 

A great chance to get in touch with local heritage and celebrate our past. Railroad History - Large Flea Market - Beautiful Quilts - 5K Race - Vintage Cars - Arts & Crafts - Street Dance - Musical Entertainment - Games - Window Displays - Sidewalk Sales - Lunch Stands. Out-of-town guests can make Oelwein their weekend destination and area residents can renew their local heritage. Fun for the entire family!  
See more details here.




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