Artists Heidi Brandt and Dee Schricker are joining forces with the Beréskin Gallery. Brandt and Schricker will be closing their Boho Chic Gallery in May. Brandt is moving to the Iowa City area and Schricker has decided to spend more time in her studio and exhibiting at area art fairs. Both hope to expand their sales to the Iowa City market. “We have grown so much as artists during our time at Bucktown.

Iowa City, IA (May 3, 2018) - Every nurse who walks across the stage on May 6 has a story to tell. In honor of Nurses Week 2018 we hope you’ll join us to celebrate this year’s 100 Great Iowa Nurses. The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at the Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom in Des Moines.

Des Moines, IA  – Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa today announced nearly $330,000 in new community grants for 2018-2019.  Susan G. Komen has a bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S.

The City of Davenport will celebrate Military Appreciation Week May 13-19 with banners proclaiming the event at City Hall, on downtown street lights and several parks & city facilities.  May is Military Appreciation Month nationwide.
Throughout the week, Davenport will offer a number of perks to active members of the military, veterans and their families.

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.