Acquisitions, new construction highlights of Iowa Business Leader Survey
The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) recently released survey results of the Iowa Business Leader Survey. The survey highlights a trend of strong sales, acquisition investment, and new construction for many ABI members.
Visitors Bureau awards of $20K in tourism grants
The Clay County Convention and Visitors Bureau gave 11 tourism grants in the first grant cycle of 2019. Some of the events that will benefit from these grants include the Jaycee haunted house, Spencer Community Theatre's spring production of "Mamma Mia!", a new concert series in partnership of the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association and the Clay County Regional Events Center, and many others.
Read the full list of recipients and projects
'Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse cornfield story'
This hour-long documentary created by digital media students and faculty at Buena Vista University tells the story of the 520-acre Northern Iowa "birthday card" for Mickey Mouse's 60th birthday. The documentary will premier in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU campus, March 28 at 8 p.m.
about the documentary and the "largest field mouse."
Iowa's high school graduation rate at all time high
The Iowa Department of Education released new numbers showing that Iowa's high school graduation rate climbed to 91.4% in 2018. The goal for statewide graduation is 95%.