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2014-07-13 00:20:04

NEWTON, Iowa, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Ryan Hunter-Reay scores his third win of 2014 in a 1-2 finish for Honda -- Josef Newgarden finishes second, equaling career-best finish -- Honda's sixth IndyCar Series race victory of 2014 Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first three-time winner of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, when his Andretti Autosport team made a bold call to give up track position and make a pit stop for fresh...

2014-07-11 16:20:39

Brian Habel completes 28-year journey to earn bachelor's degree SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing a bachelor's degree as a father of five while deployed overseas as an active duty member of the U.S. National Guard certainly wasn't easy, but Brian Habel pulled it off with a flourish, earning a perfect 4.0 GPA at Ashford University. Habel, a Rock Island, Ill. resident, has just been named Ashford's Outstanding Alum of the Week....

2014-07-09 23:11:01

$80,000 Raised, More than 600 Cyclists and 100 Volunteers Drive Event’s Success Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is proud to announce results of its third annual Moonlight Classic bike ride held Saturday, June 14th. With the help of more than 600 cyclists, 100 volunteers many corporate sponsors, Orchard Place was able to raise a record $80,000 to fund Orchard Place Summer School and its Enrichment and Latino Outreach...

2014-07-09 08:25:57

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeremiah Elbel has been named the fourth partner at the branding and marketing firm of Deksia, which has offices in Des Moines, Iowa and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Elbel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Graphic Design from Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa in 2003 and started at Deksia in 2011 as a freelance graphic designer. Elbel was hired on as a full-time employee in May 2013. At that time, Elbel continued designing...

2014-07-08 23:10:54

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) in Red Oak, Iowa, has retained B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, to lead a national Chief Executive Officer search. As the top executive search firm in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Montgomery County Memorial Hospital(MCMH) in Red Oak, Iowa, has retained B. E....

2014-07-07 12:30:13

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An auction for the assets from the Bloomfield Foundry in Bloomfield, IA will take place on July 24 at the foundry. The event will be conducted by Stuart B. Millner & Associates (SBMA), an industrial asset management company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140702/124180 According to representatives at SBMA, the event is categorized as a "by order of the secured lender," which means that everything is being sold--"wall to wall, floor...

2014-07-04 12:20:52

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 4 July 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Johnson County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in low-lying areas earlier this week, HESCO flood barriers were deployed in the City of Iowa City, City of Burlington, City of Davenport along the Mississippi River this week as part of the flood preparation efforts. Hesco Bastion, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and deployment of earth-filled barriers, and is based in Charleston, SC. Photo -...

2014-07-02 23:12:23

Join us on July 5th for a Free Family Celebration that includes a rocking concert by well-known country artist Jason Brown starting at 7:00 pm. A spectacular Firework display will start at dusk. Fort Dodge, IA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Fort Frenzy will host the "5 F's on the 5th" this Saturday, July 5th. This event, Fort Dodge, Family, Fireworks, Freedom and Festival, is a collaborative event with Fort Frenzy, Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, Fort Dodge Community Foundation...

2014-07-02 23:00:55

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company announces its participation in the Global Insurance Accelerator to support insurance-based startup companies. It's the fifth insurer in central Iowa to support the new initiative. Grinnell, Iowa (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Grinnell Mutual is pleased to announce its participation in the Global Insurance Accelerator initiative for insurance-based startup companies. Grinnell Mutual joins Principal Financial Group, Delta Dental of Iowa, American Equity...

2014-07-01 08:27:23

Teachings from Pop - A Boomer's Journey & Stories That Bind Us RICHARDSON, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- So there are basically 70 million+ boomers in the US today. The Baby Boom generation, as CNN reported is the largest generation of Americans born in U.S. history. Boomers are retiring in record numbers each year and yet too few of them are taking the time to write down and share the stories. One boomer and Iowa native, Don Eggspuehler, hopes to change that trend by...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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