walking

Friendraiser Walk Scheduled

May is Older Americans Month – an opportunity to celebrate the strength and vitality of older Americans, to raise awareness of aging issues, and promote healthy lifestyles. This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail for Aging” will be recognized by the Iowa Area Agencies on Aging with a statewide “friendraiser” walk. Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging […]

Farm watering

USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program Results

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the enrollment of more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Through CRP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) helps farmers offset the costs of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and strengthen wildlife habitat. Farmers’ and ranchers’ […]

Grassley Vets

Grassley Helps Vet Hospital Employee, Calls on VA to Treat Whistleblowers Better

Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, as a long-time advocate for whistleblowers, wrote to the Department of Veterans Affairs twice about VA retaliation against Brandon Coleman for pointing out poor treatment of suicidal veterans where he worked in Arizona.   Grassley made the following comment on the announcement of a settlement with Coleman and the […]

NIACC

NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center to Host Youth Entrepreneurial Academy in June

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) will again be conducting the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy (YEA) on June 20-24, 2016.  With generous financial support from the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation will once again make this a free event for the students participating.   YEA is now entering its […]