DES MOINES (May 1, 2018) – The fourth annual Hinterland Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 3 – 4, 2018, at Avenue of the Saints Ampitheater in St. Charles, Iowa, announces day schedules with single day tickets going on sale Friday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. at

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions Tuesday.  The following appointees are not paid and are not subject to Senate confirmation:

Capitol Planning Commission:

Annette Renaud, Ankeny


City Finance Committee:

Jacob Anderson, Van Meter

Thomas Dryg, Bettendorf

Lisa Fraiser, Newton

Carrie Kruse, Windsor Heights


Des Moines, IA - State Senator Nate Boulton, Democratic candidate for governor, made the following statement in response to Gov. Reynolds appointing her father, Charles Strawn in district 5A, to the state judicial nominating panel.

Mount Pleasant, Iowa: May 1, 2018 − The historic Iowa Wesleyan University Concert Choir and vocal chamber ensemble Primae Voces will present their tour program “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” Sunday, May 6th  at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant.

This high energy program is comprised of sacred and secular choral music spanning a variety of historical genres and stylistic forms and concluding with a host of American spirituals.

Starting Wednesday, May 2 the right northbound lane of Division Street just north of 4th Street, and the right westbound lane of 4th Street at Division will be closed for stormwater intake and pipe repairs.  The work is estimated to be completed by Wednesday, May 9.  Travel delays are possible.

Task Force recommends building state-of-the art facility at Quincy Veterans Home

SPRINGFIELD (May 1, 2018) – The Combined Veterans’ Capital Needs Task Force, created by Governor Bruce Rauner to analyze infrastructure needs and develop key strategies on how to improve the health and safety of residents at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy (IVHQ), has submitted a final report to the Governor and General Assembly.

Midland, MI — The Quad Cities River Bandits hit two grand slams and scored nine runs in the first inning on the way to a 15-2 series opening victory over the Great Lakes Loons on Tuesday night.  Jake Adams and Jonathan Arauz each blasted grand slams in the opening frame and the team set new season-highs for runs and walks in a single-game in front of 1,103 fans at Dow Diamond.

Mount Pleasant, Iowa: May 2, 2018 - Iowa Wesleyan University presents its May Commencement honoring graduates on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm in Howe Student Activity Center in Ruble Arena.  The University Baccalaureate will also be held earlier in the day at 10:30 am in University Chapel.

On Friday, May 4, the Senior Art Exhibit will be on display in the P.E.O. Art Gallery and IW will hold the Nurse Pinning Ceremony Friday evening at 7 pm in University Chapel.

Join us on Friday, May 18 from 6pm to 7:30pm at Main (321 Main Street) for “LPs and Libations” , an after-hours music-listening and networking event offering guests an opportunity to sample local brew, wine and food while learning about the wealth of free resources, programs and services available to anyone with a library card! Come and listen to records or try your hand at spinning some of your favorite albums!

Fred Hubbell Statement On Legislative Passage Of So-Called “Fetal Heartbeat” Bill