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Friday, November 22

celebrationHargrafen Joins Delaware County Extension as County Youth Coordinator

celebrationUpper Iowa University Online Program ranked by College Choice

!!Make Tighter Pants Your Only Thanksgiving Meal Regret

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Today's Obituaries

Thursday, November 20

Iowa DNR: Deer Harvest on Similar Pace as 2013

farmDelayed Harvest Impacting Fall Manure Application

Wednesday, November 19

celebrationUNI Named to Military Times 'Best for Vets: Colleges 2015'

farmFarmers Offered Guidance on Upcoming Farm Bill Decisions

Tuesday, November 18

!!Heating Equipment Leading Cause of Home Fire Deaths

DNRFour Animals You Didn’t Know Lived In Iowa

Monday, November 17

celebrationFive Elected to Delaware County Extension Council

farmFarmers Donating Food Eligible for Tax Credit

Quitline Iowa Offers Support for Great American Smokeout Participants

Friday, November 14

upSharp Rise in Iowa Heating Oil, Natural Gas and Diesel Prices

Science of Parenting: Help Kids Understand Health Threats

Thursday, November 13

MoneyManchester Community Promotion Board Awards Grants

farm82 Percent of the Corn and 96 Percent of Soybeans Harvested

celebrationArchery Participation Benefits from Popular Movie Franchise

Wednesday, November 12

helathIowa Joins National Rural Health Day Recognition

DNRDuck Migration Powers Up, Season Continues til December

Tuesday, November 11

helathIDPH Seeks Public Input on Funding Priorities

DNRTrout Streams Provide Quality Fishing Through the Winter

Monday, November 10

!!Ebola in Iowa: Precautionary Measures Taken to Assure Health and Safety of Iowans

downNational Average Price of Unleaded Gasoline Drops Below $3.00

Friday, November 7

helathIDPH Releases Annual Health Survey

Take Note: Changes in Deer Hunting Regulations for the 2014-2015 Seasons

Thursday, November 6

farmIowa Crop Report: Corn 61% Harvested

DNROutdoor Notes: Trout Are on the Way

Wednesday, November 5

celebrationUNI Ranks in Top Five Affordable, Eco-friendly Colleges

!!Iowa Seatbelt Usage Up According to New Survey

Tuesday, November 4

MoneyBuild Financial Skills with Free Online Classes from ISU Extension

celebrationHome Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner Program

Monday, November 3

celebrationISU Extension and Outreach Receives Public Outreach Award

helathIDPH Honors Radiation Protection Professionals

Friday, October 31

upRetail Heating Oil in Iowa Rises for the Second Week

!!Drivers: Stay Alert for Deer Movement Over the Coming Weeks

Thursday, October 30

MoneyMain Street Challenge Grants Announced

DNRPheasant Opener, Warm, Dry ... Even a Few Birds

Wednesday, October 29

helathInfluenza Activity Low in Iowa, but Two Strains Circulating

farmDeadline to Seed Winter Hardy Cover Crops Extended to November 15

Tuesday, October 28

farmHelping Farmers Cope with Stress During Harvest Season

celebrationUNI's RBC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

Monday, October 27

celebrationIowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2014 Conference

!!DCI Offers Cyber Security Awareness Resources

Friday, October 24

helathEarly Detection is KEY to More Successful Breast Cancer Treatment

MoneyAmazon Agrees to Refund 1,100 Iowa Amazon Prime Customers

DNRIowa DNR: Fall Is a Busy Time Outdoors

Thursday, October 23

!!Manchester Man Arrested on 3 Counts After Stand-Off on Wednesday

farmCorn Harvest 19 Percent Complete, 18 Days Behind

helathNo Ebola Cases in Iowa; Preparation Continues

Wednesday, October 22

!!Delhi Man Faces 9 Charges Following Monday Chase

upIowa’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.6 Percent

DNRFive Decades of Iowa Aerial Photography Now Available on DNR Website

Tuesday, October 21

downMajor Drop in Crude Oil Prices, Motor Fuels Continue to Fall

DNRExpanded Cool Weather Stocking Means Fall Trout Fishing Excitement

Monday, October 20

helathIDPH, Partners Take Part in Red Ribbon Week October 23 - 31

DNRLooking for Places to Hunt? Start Online

Friday, October 17

helathOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Why Should You Get a Mammogram

DNRIowa Pheasant Youth Season October 18-19

DNRPrograms Available to Add More Pheasant Habitat

Thursday, October 16

!!First Influenza Cases of the Season Identified in Iowa

DNROctober 25 Pheasant Opener Prospects are Good

Wednesday, October 15

farmCover Crop Planting Deadline Extended To November 1

DNRTips and Tricks for Making the Most of Fall Fishing in Iowa

Tuesday, October 14

MoneyState Revokes Lender’s License, Orders $1.5 Million Restitution for Iowa Borrowers

downCrude Oil, Motor Fuels Continue to Fall

Monday, October 13

celebrationMidAmerican Energy Plans to Invest Additional $280 Million in Wind Generation

MoneyStates and Federal Regulators Reach $105 Million “Mobile Cramming” Settlement with AT&T Mobility

Friday, October 10

celebrationFor Ninth Consecutive Year, UNI Selected as a 'Best Business School' by Princeton Review

Science of Parenting: Music and the Brain

Thursday, October 9

farmGovernor Branstad Signs Harvest Weight Proclamation

!!As Deer Activity Increases, Drivers Urged to Use Caution

Wednesday, October 8

MoneyIowa DOT Auction to be held October 18

DNREarly Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins October 11

Tuesday, October 7

DNRTest Results from Captive Deer Herd: 79.8% Tested Positive for Chronic Wasting

!!Iowa State Fire Marshal: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

Monday, October 6

farmTen Iowa Organizations to Receive Grants to Help Promote Specialty Crops

DNR7 Things You Need to Know Before Hunting Public Land

Friday, October 3

downCrude Oil Falls Substantially , Motor Fuels Also Down

helathIDPH Statement on Texas Ebola Case

Thursday, October 2

!!2 Arrested in Manchester on Drug Charges

celebrationHealthiest State Walk Slated for October 8

DNRState Parks Peak Season Coming to an End

Wednesday, October 1

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

DNRIowa DNR: When Leaves Turn Colors, Fish Turn On

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: 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

Groan of the Day

The doorbell rang, and the lady of the house discovered a workman, complete with tool chest, on the front door.

“Lady,” he announced, “I’m the piano tuner.”

The lady exclaimed, “Why, I didn’t send for a piano tuner.”

The man replied, “No, but your neighbors did.”

From A Joke A

Dr. Craig Thompson with Baby #1 and #1000

Dr. Craig Thompson recently delivered the 1000th baby of his career, Eden Wulfekuhle, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  What is even more fun is that the first delivery he assisted with in 1975 was local Manchester resident, Jeremy DeMoss.  Dr. Thompson was able to get together with both Jeremy and Eden (and Eden’s mom, Brittany Wulfekuhle) to socialize and reminisce this past week.

Hats off to Dr. Thompson, someone who has been here for families in our communities for over 35 years and holds a special place in many hearts.

Chamber Ambassador Visits

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made 3 visits in October.

Regional Family Health

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors visited Regional Family Health on Thursday, October 30th where they welcomed new physicians Nikolas May, MD and Clinton Cummings, DO.

Dr. Cummings grew up in Waterloo then went on to complete his studies in Des Moines. When he and his wife started their family, they wanted to move to a community that would allow Dr. Cummings to provide healthcare in a rural setting and be a positive place to raise their family. They chose Manchester because of the schools, friendly people, the thriving businesses, the progressive social offerings, and of course, Regional Family Health. Dr. Cummings is excited to provide OB and family practices to patients of all ages in Manchester and Hopkinton.

Dr. May grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to Dyersville in high school, and then went on to complete his studies and training in Iowa City and Colorado. Dr. May and his family are excited and happy to be back in a small town environment, having grown up on a rural dairy farm.  He is very happy about the opportunities available in the area and very impressed with the closeness and support that community members have shown. Dr. May looks forward to establishing lasting relationships with families through OB and family practices to patients of all ages in Manchester and Strawberry Point.

American Family Insurance

The second visit was to  American Family Insurance – Tadd Moorman Agency. Tadd has assumed ownership of the business from his dad, Bruce Moorman, and has recently added Amber Hankins to the office staff. American Family is a full service agency, offering Auto, Home, Life, Farm and Business insurance. Tadd is a lifelong resident of the community and has been with American Family in Manchester since 1993. The group was particularly interested in Tadd’s knowledge and plans for helping home owners deal with flood insurance issues.

Bread Basket Tea Room

Our third visit was to the Bread Basket Tea Room to have lunch, but also to find out first hand how the addition of the drive-up window has worked and how it has served to stimulate business, especially business generated by Jackie’s morning menu ads on KMCH radio.

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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! 
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Edgewood Rodeo Days June 26 - 29, 2014

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Delaware County Fair July 7 - 13, 2014

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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

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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.
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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.   
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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

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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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