Category Archives: Iowa

A Message from the Rural Midwest

Because of misunderstandings that frequently develop when Easterners and Californians cross the 12 Midwestern States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) the Tourism Councils in those states have adopted a new policy. In an effort to help outsiders understand the rural Midwesterner’s mind, the following listContinue Reading

8th in the Nation

 Webster City, Iowa is officially a Connect Iowa certified Connected community. More than 30 Iowa communities are currently involved in some stage of the Connected program, but Webster City is only the second in the state to achieve the official Connected certification. The occasion was marked with a standing-room only public event Tuesday at Fuller Hall Reception Center inContinue Reading

Snow Day

Today I was scheduled to attend the Central Iowa Tourism Region quarterly meeting at Prairie Meadows.  I came down the day before and attended the Tourism Legislative Showcase at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and made arrangements to stay at my uncle’s house in Colfax.  (I brought his sister, my mom, with me so they couldContinue Reading