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Members Re-elected to Iowa State Fair Board PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Friday, 19 December 2014 16:20

DES MOINES, IA (12/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Members were re-elected to the Iowa State Fair Board of Directors during the State Agricultural Convention held December 12-14 in Des Moines.

Directors re-elected to two-year terms and their districts are Dave Hoffman, LeMars (northwest), James Romer, Ames (north central); Paul Vaassen, Dubuque (northeast); Gary VanAernam, Exira (southwest); Jerry Parkin, Earlham (south central); and Gary McConnell, Bloomfield (southeast).

Delegates from six geographic State Fair Board districts elect two board members each for a total of 12 directors. All terms are staggered two-year terms.

Other directors include Bill Neubrand, LeMars (northwest); Alan Brown, Hampton (north central); John Harms, Monticello (northeast); C.W. Thomas, Guthrie Center (southwest); Randy Brown, Osceola (south central); and Bob Schlutz, Columbus Junction (southeast).

A. Brown, Romer and Harms will serve the Board as president, vice-president and treasurer, respectively.

Directors by office held are Governor Terry Branstad (represented by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds), Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (represented by Michael Naig), and Iowa State University President Dr. Steven Leath (represented by Dr. John Lawrence).

"Nothing Compares" to the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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Time is running short to save on registration for 2015 Race to Home 5K PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Friday, 19 December 2014 16:18
Early registration for the 2015 Bandits Race to Home 5K and Fun Run presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics is available through Dec. 31. For just $20, each participant who registers early will receive a T-shirt, a ticket to a 2015 River Bandits game, and be entered into a drawing for a free suite rental for 16 people at an April or May 2015 Monday through Thursday home game. Race proceeds benefit the Bandit Scholars Program, which annually awards two Bandit Scholarships to cover the entire first year of college tuition for Quad Cities-area students. More »

Mallards Join Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at SouthPark Mall in Moline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 19 December 2014 15:25
Players to Join Bell Ringing from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19th.

MOLINE, Ill. (December 18, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards will join the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign tomorrow (Friday) at SouthPark Mall in Moline, the Mallards announced today.

Mallard players will join the one hundred twenty-fourth annual kettle campaign and ring bells outside the Von Maur entrance to the mall from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

“Especially at this time of the year, we feel lucky to have the chance to give something back to those in need in the Quad Cities,” said Mallards president Bob McNamara.  “We’re very glad to be able to once again join the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, which does so much for our community every year.”

The Mallards tomorrow will join nearly 25,000 bell-ringers taking to storefronts nationwide this holiday season.  Among them are the Flock’s Bud Light Ice Girls, who took part in the kettle campaign earlier this month.

All donations to the kettle campaign stay in the local community to help the Salvation Army meet the physical, material, emotional and spiritual needs of the area’s most vulnerable.  More information on the Salvation Army and the Red Kettle Campaign can be found at

Mallards Tame Beast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 19 December 2014 13:22

MOLINE, Ill. (December 17, 2014) – Logan Nelson and Matt Duffy both had a goal and an assist, Yannick Christensen piled up three assists and the host Quad City Mallards (11-8-5) jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead on the way to a 4-1 win over the Brampton Beast (7-12-1) Wednesday night.

Nelson wristed in the first of three Mallard power play goals from the left wing circle just 2:05 into the game.  At 15:19 of the first Todd Fiddler broke in behind the Brampton defense to double the lead.  Mike Monfredo converted a Mallard two-man advantage and stretched the gap to 3-0 with just 25 seconds left in the opening period by snapping the puck home from the right wing circle.

The Beast used the power play to get on the scoreboard for the first time at 14:43 of the second period.  Matthew Maione's wrist shot from the blue line trimmed the Mallard lead to 3-1.  The Mallards responded with yet another man advantage goal of their own.  Duffy's blast from the left wing circle capped off the victory at 12:07 of the third.

The Mallards and Beast meet again at the iWireless Center Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Mallards scarves.

Tickets for all remaining Mallards regular season home games- including Saturday evening's contest- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.

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Written by Marco LaNave   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:51

Packages on sale for plans of 12 to 70 home games, group outings at Modern Woodmen Park

DAVENPORT, Iowa (December 17, 2014) – The Quad Cities River Bandits announced on Wednesday their 70 home game times for the 2015 Midwest League season, as well as new ticket plans now available for purchase. The River Bandits will kick off the season Saturday, April 11, at 9:00 a.m. with the third annual Bandits Race to Home 5K and Kids Fun Run presented by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics to benefit the Bandit Scholars Program, and the team's first home game will be at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Modern Woodmen Park.

The quickest, most affordable and flexible way to get River Bandits tickets for the 2015 season is with a ticket plan. After hosting a stadium-record average of 3,885 fans per game and winning the award for the nation's Best Ballpark Improvement from Ballpark Digest for the fourth time in seven seasons, the River Bandits are offering a new set of ticket plans – ranging from 12-game mini-packs to 70-game, full-season plans – that all come with unbeatable savings on tickets, free parking, merchandise discounts, guaranteed giveaway items and more. The River Bandits will also again offer 10-ticket voucher books, with options for lower box, upper box or general admission seating. All the new packages for 2015 are on sale now by calling the River Bandits front office at Modern Woodmen Park at 563-324-3000.

“Our new ticket plans are just the beginning of the rewards for people across the region who gave their record-setting support to the River Bandits last season,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “With the improvements and promotions we are planning for 2015, our fans will enjoy even more value with the same affordable prices that make the game day experience at Modern Woodmen Park so memorable – along with the most liberal ticket exchange policy around!”

Individual tickets are scheduled to go on sale during spring training and will again range from $6 to $14 on game day, with the option to save $1 per ticket by purchasing online or in advance of the day of the game. For ticket plan holders, the more you buy the more you save. The savings begin at 15 percent off the gate price with a 12-game mini-plan. They save 20 percent with an 18-game, quarter-season plan, 25 percent with a 35-game, half-season plan, and 30 percent with a 70-game, full-season plan.

Ticket plan pricing information, as well as the 2015 River Bandits group outing guide and a full River Bandits game schedule, are available at Group outing dates and areas – including the new fireplace deck, new birthday room, private luxury suites, Budweiser Champions Club, Pepsi Loge Boxes, backyard deck, right field deck and party plaza – can be reserved for next season by calling 563-324-3000.

“Our fans can again find ticket plans and group outing options that are convenient and flexible for a wide range of individuals, families, friends, businesses, organizations and other groups,” said River Bandits General Manager Andrew Chesser. “With our loyal ticket holders and groups already locking in their tickets for next season, Opening Day seems a very short time away.”

During the 2015 season, weekday (Monday through Friday) home games will normally begin at 7:00 p.m. Three 11:00 a.m. weekday games will be Tuesday, April 28, Tuesday, May 12, and Wednesday, May 13 – when the River Bandits host schools participating in the Book Buddies reading program. The Memorial Day game will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, May 25, and games will start at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, and Monday, July 20. All other weekday games are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park.

All Saturday home games will again begin at 6:00 p.m. during the 2015 season. Sunday home games will be at 1:15 p.m., with the exceptions of 5:15 p.m. games on three Sundays – July 12, July 19 and Aug. 2. On game days at Modern Woodmen Park, gates will open 60 minutes before each scheduled start time.

The 2015 River Bandits home schedule includes home games on five holiday weekends – including Mother's Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Father's Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. The home finale is Friday, Sept. 4, with the Midwest League regular season concluding Monday, Sept. 7. The Midwest League playoffs are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 9.

UP NEXT: Save money and enjoy exclusive benefits as a ticket plan holder for the 2015 River Bandits season at Modern Woodmen Park. With a ticket plan of 12 to 70 games, receive free parking, merchandise discounts, guaranteed giveaways and more. Call 563-324-3000 to speak with a River Bandits account representative and lock in seats for the upcoming season.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits ownership in 2014 made one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 105 feet over the playing field, opened May 24, Space Camp opened June 20; the new Drop'N Twist debuted in July; and the newly expanded 300-foot long zip line also reopened.


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