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  • Modern Iowa turkey farm is featured in new book for kids
    A new children’s book is making the rounds this Thanksgiving which tells the story of a modern turkey farm in north-central Iowa. The author is Katie Olthoff and the book features her family’s third-generation farm near Stanhope. Olthoff says “My Family’s Farm” was assembled as if it was created by her six-year-old son, Adam. “It’s […]

  • State Ag Secretary says farmers have lots to be thankful for
    Thanksgiving is a time for farmers to look back on the harvest and review their work. Iowa Ag Secretary, Bill Northey, says there is plenty to be thankful for. “For most farmers in Iowa, we had awful good crops. We had some spots that weren’t…there’s lots and lots of fields out there that all yield […]

  • Governor Branstad talks about importance of Thanksgiving
    Governor Terry Branstad will be hosting his family’s Thanksgiving celebration today. “Thanksgiving is a special holiday, it’s truly an American holiday where we really celebrate the founding of our nation, the pilgrims coming to America, the hardships that they overcame,” Branstad says. He says the holiday is a time to reflect on what we have. […]

  • Tale of Motown music-making legend makes one stop in Iowa
    The story of how a featherweight boxer became a heavyweight music mogul will be sung on a central Iowa stage next week as the touring Broadway production of “Motown the Musical” makes one stop in the state. Singer and actor Jarran Muse says Berry Gordy beat incredible odds and created the soundtrack of change in America. […]

  • Juvenile life sentence challenged
    Attorneys for some inmates serving life sentences in Iowa prisons are keeping an eye on a case before the Iowa Supreme Court. Both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Iowa Supreme court have ruled that mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile offenders amount to “cruel and unusual punishment” and are unconstitutional. So far, in […]

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