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Today's Obituaries


Thursday, February 11

helathGovernor Brandstad: Managed Care Means Better Care for Medicaid Patients

MoneyMore than $500,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Two Projects

Wednesday, February 10

farm2016 Gross Crop Margins Negative Despite Lower Costs

MoneyWalmart Foundation Grant to Introduce Low-Income Iowa Women to Construction Jobs

Tuesday, February 9

Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC Over Mortgage Loan Abuses

celebrationGovernor’s 2016 Future Ready Iowa Summit

Monday, February 8

helathNational Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

Science of Parenting: How Much Is Too Much?

Friday, February 5

!!Top Three Consumer Protection Division Complaints for 2015

DNRTwo Wild Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

Thursday, February 4

downNatural Gas, Motor Fuels Prices Lower in Iowa

farmCentury and Heritage Farm Owners Encouraged to Apply

Wednesday, February 3

celebrationVITA Provides Free Tax Help for Iowans

MoneyEconomic Development Board Makes Awards to Six Startups

Tuesday, February 2

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards

Florida Magazine Seller to Cease Iowa Sales and Refund Iowans

Monday, February 1

helathAmerican Heart Month: Know Your Numbers

DNRIowans Create Water Quality Successes in 2015

Friday, January 29

DNRCoordinated Effort Targeted to River and Stream Restoration

farmUsing Cover Crops Correctly Can Improve Field Health and Productivity

Thursday, January 28

downRetail Gasoline Prices Trending Downward

helathFebruary is Children’s Dental Health Month

Wednesday, January 27

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.4 Percent

farmIowa Farm to School Local Purchase Report Available

Tuesday, January 26

helathKick-off for the 2016 Live Healthy Iowa Challenge

Visit The Interstate 80 Planning Study Website And Complete The Survey

Monday, January 25

MoneyIowa Awarded Flood Reduction and Water Quality Grant

farmGrants Available to Help Promote Specialty Crops

Friday, January 22

farmGeneral Conservation Reserve Program Signup Underway

helathIDPH Receives More Than $6 Million to Improve CPR

Thursday, January 21

downCrude Oil Drops Below $30, Motor Fuels also Lower

DNRContributions to Chickadee Check-Off Continue to Rise

Wednesday, January 20

MoneyFirst Round of Funding for Fueling Our Future Initiative

!!Use Caution on the Ice at Iowa Great Lakes

Tuesday, January 19

MoneyStatewide Transportation Alternatives Program Funding

Money$750,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Seven Projects

Monday, January 18

DNR3 New Projects Focused On Water Quality Practices Receive Funding

!!Water Testing and Maintenance Resources Available for Private Well Owners

Friday, January 15

downCrude Oil and Motor Fuels Continue Downward Trend

DNRWater Summary Update: 2015 in Review

Thursday, January 14

!!Klima Drainage Fined for One Call Violations

MoneyWorkplace Gambling Toolkit Available to Iowa Employers

Wednesday, January 13

DNRDNR to Plant 69,000+ Trees Thanks to Arbor Day Foundation

celebrationUNI MBA Students Take on Consulting Projects

Tuesday, January 12

helathThree Strains of Influenza Currently Circulating in Iowa

farmGrowing Your Farm Business is Goal of New Educational Series

Monday, January 11

celebrationUIU Online Art Program Ranked Second Nationally

ISU Experts Help Making Exercise A Habit in 2016

Friday, January 8

farmSmall Acreage Owners Learn Ways to Boost Benefits of Rural Lifestyle

Science of Parenting: Helping Kids Set Goals

Thursday, January 7

downCrude Oil Lower, Entering Historic Territory

farmIowa Learning Farms Webinar: Nutrient Reduction Strategy

Wednesday, January 6

!!Heating Equipment Leading Cause of Home Fire Deaths

!!Ice Safety Reminder as Iowa Lakes Freeze Over

Tuesday, January 5

farmIowa Agriculture: Record Production, Economic Challenges

DNRIowa Water Quality Initiative Expands

Monday, January 4

Natural Gas Prices Up $.33 This Week

Parents Have More Influence Than They Might Realize To Prevent Substance Use

Thursday, December 31

helathDepartment of Health: January is Radon Action Month

celebrationUpper Iowa's Online Psychology and Accounting Programs Ranked

Wednesday, December 30

celebrationIowa Lifts Ban on Poultry Exhibitions

Remaining Hunting Seasons Starting to Close

Tuesday, December 29

celebrationFor Fourth Year, UNI is a Top 100 'Best Value in Public Colleges'

celebrationUpper Iowa Receives 'Top School' Designation

Monday, December 28

downDiesel Prices in Iowa Trending Downward, Dropped $.09 This Week

Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Open Through January 10, 2016

Tuesday, December 22

downIowa Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.4 Percent

!!Governor Branstad Signs Executive Order Addressing Cybersecurity

Monday, December 21

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards to Four Companies

celebrationUNI Eenergy Reduction Project Receives International Distinction

Friday, December 18

celebrationDelaware County Fair Takes Top Honor At International Fairs Convention

helathIowans Invited to Help Shape State Health Plan

Texas Lead Generation Business Agrees to Cease Deceptive Mailings to Iowans

Thursday, December 17

!!Attorney General: Waterloo Officer's Actions Justified

farmBenefits Must Outweigh Risks for Planting Cover Crops

Wednesday, December 16

Tennessee Buying Club Agrees to Halt Illegal Enrollment of Iowans

DNRWaterfowl Refuges Begin Opening to Other Hunting

Tuesday, December 15

farmFarmland Values Fall for Second Consecutive Year

helathInaugural Data on Iowa Mothers Released

Monday, December 14

celebrationIowa Climbs Two Spots in National Health Rankings

MoneyRecord Number of Beekeeping Schools Scheduled for 2016

Friday, December 11

helathDepartment of Public Helath: Keep Your Holidays Healthy

DNR2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale December 15

Thursday, December 10

downNatural Gas Prices Dip Below Two Dollars

DNRIowa Boat Registration Renewal Begins January 1

Wednesday, December 9

What Gift Are You Giving Your Child?

Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Second Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

Tuesday, December 8

!!Two Injured in Separate Hunting Incidents on Sunday

MoneyTake Control of Your Money During Holidays and All Year

Monday, December 7

Judge Halts Deceptive Fundraising of Newspaper Archive Company

helathMajor Expansion of Providers for Medicaid Modernization

Friday, December 4

MoneyFoundation for the Future of Delaware County Now Accepting 2016 Grant Applications

downHeating Oil, Motor Fuels Trend Downward

Money$10 Million for Water Quality, $500,000 for Avian Influenza Response Efforts

Thursday, December 3

DNR$325 Million Invested In Iowa Water Quality Last Year

celebrationUNI Energy Reduction Project Receives International Distinction

Wednesday, December 2

Iowans Encouraged To Consider An Iowa Grown Christmas Tree

celebration2015 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Awarded to Rural Fire Departments

Tuesday, December 1

downIowa Retail Gasoline Prices Continue to Drop

Door-to-Door Satellite TV Seller to Honor Cancellations

Monday, November 30

farmCrop Report: Harvest Wrapping Up in Iowa

Don't Wait Till the Last Minute to Purchase Shotgun Deer Season Licenses

Wednesday, November 25

Deer Harvest Running Ahead of Previous Years

MoneyEconomic Development Board Makes Award to 5 Startups

Tuesday, November 24

MoneyEconomic Development Board Aapproves Awards

helathAnnual Report Shows Pause in Obesity Rate Climb

Monday, November 23

downIowa Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.5 Percent in October

celebrationHunters Use Popular Program to Donate Deer Meat to Food Bank of Iowa

Friday, November 20

!!Thanksgiving sTEP Begins Next Week

DNR To Continue Surveillance for Chronic Wasting Disease

Thursday, November 19

downIowa Retail Gasoline Prices Fall

U.S. 20 – On the Road to the Final 40 Celebrates Milestone

Wednesday, November 18

Natural Gas, Propane and Heating Oil All Higher

Iowa's 2015 Shotgun Deer Season Preview

Tuesday, November 17

!!Influenza Continues to Spread; Two Deaths Reported

EDMC to Change Practices, Forgive Loans

Monday, November 16

MoneyStartup Weekend Returns to Cedar Valley

celebrationHorse Lovers Across the Nation Benefit from Iowa’s Online Training

Friday, November 13

Quitline Iowa a Resource for the Great American Smokeout

Iowa Organic Conference to Feature One-on-One Mentoring

Thursday, November 12

helathIowa’s Phase-In Approach to Medicaid Modernization

celebrationUpper Iowa Recognized for Service to Veterans

Wednesday, November 11

celebration2015 Sullivan Brothers' Award of Valor Ceremony to be Held

celebration40 Schools Participate in “A Is For Apple” Initiative this Fall

Tuesday, November 10

farmCrop Report: Harvest in Final Stages

Science of Parenting: Balancing Life and Parenting

Monday, November 9

!!Avian Influenza Update: Quaranties Lifted On All 72 Commercial Sites

celebrationOnline Nutrition and Food Safety Lessons Address Needs of Older Iowans

Friday, November 6

MoneyDevelopment Board Approves Assistance for Kraft Heinz Project in Davenport

celebrationWabash Trace Nature Trail photo Wins Iowa Travel Guide Cover Contest

Thursday, November 5

downNatural Gas Prices Fall Below Two Dollars

DNRIowa DNR Works to Restore Rare, But Historically Important Habitat

Wednesday, November 4

DNRIowa's Popular Furbearer Season Opens November 7

celebrationOpening Weekend of Pheasant Season - Hunter Numbers Up, Harvest Up

Tuesday, November 3

MoneyNew Toolkit Helps Iowans Better Manage Their Finances

farmCrop Report: 85% of Corn and 96% of Beans Harvested

Monday, November 2

helathDepartment of Public Health: Flu Circulating in Iowa

celebrationChoose the Cover of the Next Iowa Travel Guide

Friday, October 30

MoneyDevelopment Board Makes Awards to Seven Startups

helathPublic Health Department Seeks to Battle Opioid Abuse

Thursday, October 29

downNatural Gas and Motor Fuels Prices Tumble

Youth Pheasant Hunters See More Birds

Wednesday, October 28

farmCrop Report: 73% of Corn and 92% of Beans Harvested

!!Iowa Landowner Sentenced for Leasing Land Used in Illegal Guided Deer Hunts

Tuesday, October 27

celebrationIowa Tourism Organizations, Individuals Receive Awards at 2015 Conference

MoneyBrownfield Grayfield Tax Credit Awards for 13 Projects

Monday, October 26

MoneyEconomic Development Board Approves Awards

!!DNR Investigation into Three Swans Being Shot Results in Charges

Friday, October 23

celebrationIowa Departmentof Agriculture Receives $227,400 Grant to Establish Monarch Habitat

helathIDPH Releases Suicide Prevention Plan

Thursday, October 22

downPrice Of Mid-grade Blend Down In Iowa

Hunter Interest Growing Ahead of Iowa's Pheasant Season

Wednesday, October 21

downIowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6 Percent in September

farmIowa Crop Report: 83% of Soybeans and 52% of Corn Harvested

Tuesday, October 20

!!Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Linn County

Financial Aid Resource Company Required to Stop Iowa Marketing

Monday, October 19

!!National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 18-24

farmCover Crop Planting Deadline Extended

Friday, October 16

MoneyTwelve Grants Awarded To Help Promote Specialty Crops In Iowa

!!Producer Acted Quickly In Allamakee County Fish Kill

Thursday, October 15

Retail Diesel Fuel Prices Trend Upward

Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins October 17

Wednesday, October 14

farmCrop Report: Mostly Ahead of Last Year

DNROnline Hunting Atlas Offers Pheasant Hunters Places To Go

Tuesday, October 13

MoneyMain Street Iowa Challenge Grants Announced

celebrationIowa Water Systems Honored by CDC

Monday, October 12

!!Additional Charges Filed in Ongoing Lottery Investigation

DNRWater Summary Update: Conditions Favorable In September

Friday, October 9

DNR7 Stunning Iowa State Park Views for Fall

helathIowa Hospitals Increase Breastfeeding Support Practices

Thursday, October 8

!!State Attorneys General Urge Phusion LLC to Lower Four Loko Alcohol Content

celebrationUIU is Ready to 'Rock' with Donated Collection

Wednesday, October 7

celebrationIPEP Kicks Off the Iowa Energy Plan

DNRAdding Habitat Important to Grow Pheasant Numbers

Tuesday, October 6

farmCrop Report: Corn 90% Mature - 8 Days Ahead of Last Year

!!Two Charged After Allegedly Shooting Swans

Monday, October 5

celebrationIowa Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches Offer Delicious Choices, Great Family Activities

celebrationIowa State landscape Architecture Students Win National Award for Women's Prison Project


Groan of the Day

“Has your son decided what he wants to be when he grows up?” I asked my friend.

“He wants to be a garbageman,” he replied.

“That’s an unusual ambition to have at such a young age.”

“Not really. He thinks that garbagemen work only on Tuesdays.”


 A Joke A Day.com



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Ambassadors Visits


The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors made three visits in December.

Helping Services      
The Chamber's first visit was to Helping Services for Northeast Iowa where we met the four staff that serve Delaware County. Ellen Krogmann, Mentoring Coordinator and Certified Prevention Specialist, now serves all 3 school districts in the county. Jen Stolka, Certified Prevention Specialist and Certified Health Education Specialist has been in Delaware County since 2010 working on reducing underage drinking through policy changes and education.  Sue Greene, Prevention Specialist serves Delaware and Dubuque Counties where she focuses on reducing alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse by creating awareness and providing education. Laura Albert is the new Tobacco Prevention Coordinator and Prevention Specialist in Delaware County. She partners with the substance-free youth groups in the schools, works with employees on creating tobacco free workplace policies and local government on tobacco free parks and trails. These Helping Services staff are available to provide a wide range of resources available to the public.

New Life Assembly
The second visit was to congratulate and recognize Rev. Merlyn Farrand on his 25 years as Pastor of Manchester’s New Life Assembly – a  Pentecostal Church.   After serving on Staff Positions and Pastoring in Illinois and Wisconsin for 18 years, Rev.  Farrand and his wife Linda brought their family to Manchester on November 1, 1990.  Rev. Farrand told the Ambassadors that he has enjoyed the challenge of presenting the Gospel and Spirit-led worship to the citizens of our beautiful city and that God has been good to them as they have faithfully served this wonderful congregation for the past 25 years.
In October, 1992, Franklin Street Underground Youth Center, originally known as East End Youth Center was added to the ministries for the youth of the community.
For the past few years, New Life Assembly has partnered with Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo to host a once a month Mobile Food Pantry serving an average of 140 families.

Manchester Press
The third visit was to the office of the Manchester Press to meet and greet the new owners and staff of our local newspaper.  Three members of the executive staff – Vice President Bob Woodward, Publisher TH Media Steve Fisher and Publisher/General Manager Mary Ungs-Sogaard along with Press Managing Editor Beth Lutgen, reporter Mary Potter Kenyon and sports reporter Steve Thiltgen met with the Ambassadors to share their thoughts, plans and hopes for the future of the Manchester Press.  The Ambassadors were pleased to learn that those plans include a return to “broadsheet” which is the original larger size of the paper, the creation of a website that will allow subscribers to read the newspaper on the internet via computers, laptops, iPods and smart phones along with lots more stories and photos of  local interest.  We were also pleased to hear how five different writers and six different sports journalists will use their skills and expertise to provide stories that will be accurate and factual.


Foreigner to Headline VIP Night at 2016 Delaware County Fair


The Delaware County Fair is excited to announce classic rock band Foreigner as their headlining act for VIP Night at the 2016 Fair. With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and albums sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of the rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 35 years into the game.

The 2016 edition of VIP Night at the Delaware County Fair will once again have reserved seating and a standing room only area. Jeannie Domeyer, Manager of the Fair said, “We have noted over the years some of the fans love to stand up and sing and dance during the show, but others want that reserved seats. We think this will be a good mix of opportunity whether you want to sit and relax or be up front by the stage.” Tickets for the Friday, July 15th show will still be $60 if bought in advance and will include all you care to eat and drink during the show. They can be purchased starting on December 5th, just in time for Christmas. Domeyer concluded, “With 9 top 10 hits, and 16 top 30 hits this band is going to sing hit after hit all night. It’s going to be another great night of rock and roll.”
For more information on tickets or other Delaware County information, visit here.


Regional Medical Center’s Phase I Expansion Project Nears Completion


Manchester and surrounding community residents will soon have improved access to healthcare as Phase I of the expansion project at Regional Medical Center (RMC) nears completion. RMC’s 40,000+ square foot expansion project broke ground July 15, 2014, and is expected to be complete in December 2015.

River Ridge Pavilion will include an entirely new inpatient Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Unit, as well as a large Specialty Clinic which will hopefully add more medical specialties to our already expansive service offerings which include allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, ENT, general surgery, laser, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, OB/GYN, oncology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, podiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.  Also included is a covered carport, HILLTOP Gift Shop, welcome desk, Jerry’s Place (public dining), family lounges/waiting areas, Harriet Seedorff Solarium, and GNB Bank outdoor patio. 

The new inpatient Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Unit will be located on Level II of the new addition.  Inpatient rooms will boast an amazing view overlooking the Maquoketa River and be nearly double in size from current rooms to better accommodate for patients, visitors, staff, and advanced technology.

There will be an open house for the River Ridge Pavilion Sunday, November 22, from 1-4 PM.

“Throughout the planning process of this state-of-the-art facility, focus was planned on priority issues such as access to care, an increase in the quantity of medical specialty services, and an enhanced patient/family experience.  At RMC we strive to make each patient feel special and believe it is the little things that make a big difference.  My sincere appreciation goes out to each and every one of our loyal patients that choose our healthcare system for their care, support, and healthcare education.  We look forward to seeing everyone at our open house for River Ridge Pavilion,” shares Lon Butikofer, RN, PhD, Chief Executive Officer.

Visit www.regmedctr.org/expansion to learn more about the expansion project.



Rhubarb Festival

Manchester’s Annual Rhubarb Fest
Saturday, June 4, 2016
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 23 - 26, 2016

See more details here.

Delaware County Fair July 11 - 17, 2016

See more details here.


Area Attractions, Fairs & Festivals

Great Jones County Fair July 20-24, 2016


Anamosa Pumpkinfest - Saturday, October 1, 2016

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.

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 detailshere.


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. 

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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