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  DES MOINES, IA - Mediacom subscribers can watch complete live coverage of the 2017 Solar Eclipse on August 21 and see the unique, close-up views NASA will capture with scientific cameras placed along the path of totality. NASA’s live broadcast coverage of the solar eclipse will be televised on...
  Des Moines - “Upward,” the 2,798 pound Angus bull owned by Marvin Spear of Indianola, outweighed the competition to win the Super Bull contest judged Thursday at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Moody Farms of Maxwell, took second place with their 2,766 pound Simmental bull, “Boardwalk,” and Kokemiller...
  Des Moines - Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Mark Lowe unveiled three potential designs for Iowa’s new license plate the morning of Aug. 10 at the Iowa State Fair. “The designs represent elements of what makes us Iowans,” Gov. Reynolds...
  CRESCO - He didn’t know anything about it, but that’s what makes a surprise so great. Jim Perry, who has taken a dual leadership role as Cresco American Legion Commander and Chairman of the Freedom Rock Committee this year, was honored when he was called forward to accept not one, not two, but...
[Editor’s Note: On Jan. 10, 2017, Shellie Gossman found out she had breast cancer. She is sharing her journey with Times Plain Dealer  readers.]  CRESCO - July 31 It is hard to believe it has almost been seven months since I was diagnosed with IDC. So much has happened.  I have been through 16...
  CRESCO -  Beadle Park was the location of the 56th Annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Aug. 6. The arts show is the longest, outdoor arts show in the State of Iowa and a popular show for both artists and consumers.  The threat of rain kept a few artists from their scheduled sites but that didn’t...
  CRESCO -  The 36th Annual Fly-In Breakfast was held under mild temperatures and cloudy skies. That didn’t stop planes or those who opted for alternative transportation methods from making their way to the Ellen Church Field. The well-attended event brought lots to the table other than omelets and...
  CRESCO - The Cresco Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs). The Cresco Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges...
  CRESCO - Results from the contests held in the Featherlite Center during the Mighty Howard County Fair have been announced. Coloring:    • Little Tykes 2-5: 1. Jett Larson 2. Rosilyn O’Keefe 3.  Kali Henry • Children’s Class 6-12:        1. Layton Schmidt 2. Dane Curtin 3. Boston Danielson •...
  CRESCO - CUSB Bank employees have been busy this year creating a quilt to be donated to the Regional Health Services of Howard County's (RHSHC) Annual Quilt Auction.  Lori Bronner, Vice President and HR Director, has been the quilt project coordinator at the bank for the past six years. She said...

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