DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2019) — Three talented Senior division acts (ages 13-21) have advanced to the Championship round in Bill Riley's 60th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Sunday, August 18. Two Sprout acts were crowned champions.

Seniors

The names, ages, hometowns and routines are:

Cali Wilson, 18, Norwalk, Dance: Lyrical Solo

TAMA, IOWA (August 15, 2019) — Tribal leaders of the Meskwaki Nation joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 officials in a signing ceremony today as the Tribe assumes responsibilities to administer the Clean Water Act’s Water-Quality Standards and Certification programs.  

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 15, 2019) — The Quad Cities River Bandits worked four walks in the bottom of the seventh inning and turned them into their only offense of the night in a 3-2 victory over the Beloit Snappers on Thursday night. Beloit led 2-0 entering the decisive frame despite finishing with just two hits in the game.

WASHINGTON DC (August 15, 2019) — The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) wants to remind the public that August is Tree Check Month. This is the best time to spot the round, drill-like holes made by the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB); a highly destructive invasive pest that destroys trees.

WASHINGTON DC (August 15, 2019) — The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) wants to remind the public that August is Tree Check Month. This is the best time to spot the round, drill-like holes made by the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB); a highly destructive invasive pest that destroys trees.

DECATUR, ILLINOIS (August 15, 2019) — More than 300 students earned degrees from Millikin University during the University's 115th commencement ceremony on May 19, 2019. Millikin's Spring 2019 commencement ceremony was held at the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois.

Anna Masengarb of Muscatine, Iowa, earned a Bachelor of Science.

Delphine Iragena of Silvis, Illinois, earned a Bachelor of Science.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2019) — Wanda McCay of Ames won Best of Show Honors in the Hooked Rugs division of the Fabric and Threads contest that was judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

The Sweepstakes awards went to Linda Cookman of West Des Moines.

Additional results below:

 

HOOKED RUGS

 

Rug/Mat — 3 & 4 cut, combine 2 dimensions, 5 ft or less

2) Diane Thiese, Des Moines

 

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2019) — Senior citizens from all over Iowa brought their talents to the Senior Citizens Division of the Fabric and Threads contest which was judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Additional results below:

 

SENIOR CITIZENS

 

Crochet — Baby Afghan

1) Wynona Bohemann, Norwalk

2) Ellie Radcliff, West Des Moines

3) Roseann A Davis, Knoxville

4) Norma Schall, Runnells

 

WASHINGTON DC (August 15, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley is raising concerns over the process by which the Obama administration’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the acquisition of a US automotive technology company, Henniges, with reported military applications.

 

DUBUQUE, IOWA (August 15, 2019) — University of Dubuque Heritage Center kicks off season three of its BITE Size Series with New York-based actor Joshua Kane in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror at 3:30PM and 7:30PM, Friday, September 20, in Babka Theatre.

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