Dubuque County's Jacqueline Ehrlich Crowned 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen

DES MOINES, IA (08/12/2017) (readMedia)-- Jacqueline Ehrlich, 19, of Dubuque County was crowned the 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen by John Harms, president of the Fair Board. This year's ceremony, which marked the 53nd anniversary of the contest, took place on Saturday evening at the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi with media sponsor CW Iowa 23.


Four-run ninth inning leads to one-run loss in Cedar Rapids

Remarkable Acts Advance at Iowa State Fair Riley Competition

DES MOINES, IA (08/11/2017) (readMedia)-- Five talented Senior division acts (ages 13-21) have advanced to the semi-final round in Bill Riley's 58th annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Thursday, August 17, Friday, August 18 or Saturday, August 19.

The names, ages, hometowns and routines are:

Bryce Phothisen, 19, Altoona, IA, Vocal/Guitar

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Visitor Center has received a new shipment of $10 America the Beautiful - Senior Passes, which had previously been sold out and were not expected to be replaced. This is the only facility within the Rock Island District that will have passes available. The passes, which have been in high demand since a price increase was announced in July, are available to all U.S.

Ribbon cutting starts showcase of agricultural achievements by generations of Illinois families

SPRINGFIELD (Aug. 10, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner opened the 2017 Illinois State Fair today with the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the state fairgrounds in Springfield.

Utility player hit .315 between Short-A Tri-City and Class-A Quad Cities
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- River Bandits utility player Abraham Toro-Hernandez has been named the Houston Astros' Minor League Player of the Month for July. The Astros' player development department made the announcement Thursday, also announcing former River Bandit Rogelio Armenteros as the pitcher of the month.

One-run win hands Bandits series opener in Cedar Rapids


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The River Bandits beat the Cedar Rapids Kernels 7-6 on Thursday night at Perfect Game Field. Troy Sieber and Abraham Toro-Hernandez hit back-to-back jacks in the fifth. Jesus Balaguer earned the win out of relief.

CORDOVA, Ill. - It's a "Beeeauuutiful Smoky Burnout" at the 64th annual World Series of Drag Racing, presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts.

Veteran announcer Al Tucci will bring his famous call to the world's longest continually running drag racing event on Aug. 25-27 at Cordova International Raceway. It is the first time in Tucci's three-decade plus career that he has called the World Series.


Daz Cameron powers Bandits to longest win streak of the season



Blanco, Sandoval combine to carry no-no into ninth

DAVENPORT, Iowa – The River Bandits beat the Beloit Snappers 8-2 on Saturday night at Modern Woodmen Park in front of 5,705 fans. Ronel Blanco and Patrick Sandoval held the Snappers hitless through eight innings before Josh Vidales lined a leadoff single in the ninth.