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2014-06-24 23:13:23

The MidPointe Library System and Mount Pleasant Retirement Village are collaborating to bring a public library branch to the city of Monroe. The unique partnership will include the two entities entering into a user agreement, in which the Library will be given a 2100 square foot building, on the corner of Mount Pleasant’s campus, to operate as a full-service Library location. Monroe, OH (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The MidPointe Library System and Mount Pleasant Retirement Village are...

2014-06-23 23:01:46

Aura Cacia, the leader in aromatherapy and personal care products, has released two new essential oils that are unique botanicals in the tea tree family. This brings consumers the only true, single botanical varieties (not blends) of lemon tea tree and lavender tea tree on retail shelves today. Urbana, Iowa (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Aura Cacia, the leader in aromatherapy and personal care products, has released two new essential oils that are unique botanicals in the tea tree family. This...

2014-06-20 23:00:36

Governor Terry Branstad stressed importance of legislation passage and highlighted major gains in adoption and access. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Watch the recorded webcast. On Monday, June 16, Connect Iowa hosted the second annual Broadband Summit in Ankeny at the FFA Enrichment Center, with its largest crowd - drawing fifty more attendees than last year. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was a keynote speaker; he stressed the importance of legislation passage and highlighted major...

2014-06-19 23:20:12

Nonprofits Hope For The Warriors®, Puppy Jake Foundation & Battleship IOWA to Honor Local Military and Military Families Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Hope For The Warriors® is excited to announce the honorees for the Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration to be held aboard the Battleship IOWA on July 24, 2014. Actor Gary Sinise will be the guest host and speaker for the special event. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of Hope & Courage Awards...

2014-06-19 23:18:09

The Blanden Arts Festival is for the entire family. The free of charge event is located on the Museum grounds and will be going on from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 21st - rain or shine. Fort Dodge, IA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Blanden Art Festival will have music and entertainment, children’s art activities and 23 artists "from about every corner of Iowa" on Saturday. The festival is free of charge. Artist will have weaving, painting, clay, ceramics, wood turning,...

2014-06-19 23:02:56

Only Elected Official Honored by CHI at State and Federal Level La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 California Healthcare Institute (CHI) applauds Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) on his election today, by his peers in the House Republican conference, as House Majority Leader— the second highest leadership position in the United States House of Representatives. “CHI congratulates Representative Kevin McCarthy on his election to House Majority Leader,” said CHI...

2014-06-19 16:21:32

FOREST CITY, Iowa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, has announced that Robert J. Olson, Director, has notified the Board of Directors that he will not seek re-election and will retire from his position on the Board when his current term expires at the 2014 Annual Meeting on December 16, 2014. Olson previously served as Chairman, CEO and President of Winnebago Industries, retiring from...

2014-06-18 12:30:30

Program Celebrates a Century of Excellence On and Off the Field ROSEMONT, Ill., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big Ten Conference concluded its 100(th) anniversary celebration of the esteemed Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting the 2014 class of honorees on Wednesday. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports were honored with the prestigious award, which was established in 1915 and was the first award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational...

2014-06-16 16:25:10

AMES, Iowa, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conditional licensure of the company's Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine, RNA utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology. This is the first USDA conditional license granted for a PEDv vaccine since the initial outbreak, and it will allow Harrisvaccines to sell their vaccine directly to the...

2014-06-13 08:22:04

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meta Financial Group, Inc., the holding company of MetaBank®, has been included in the annual "Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts" list in American Banker Magazine. Meta was listed as No. 68 on the list, out of approximately 7,000 banks across the country. J. Tyler Haahr, chairman and chief executive officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank, said, "Meta is proud to be recognized for being in the top one percent of banks in the...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'