Ledger seeks old holiday photos; more
Ledger seeks old holiday photos
The Fairfield Ledger is inviting community members to send in their old Christmas photos to be included in the Dec. 21 Christmas Greetings section.
The photo should be at least 20 years old and include the name, age, year the photo was taken, the city where the person now lives, parents names and city and a daytime telephone number in case of questions.
Photos and information can be dropped off at The Ledger; mailed to: Christmas Greetings, The Fairfield Ledger, PO Box 110, Fairfield 52556; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos may be picked up after the holidays or they will be mailed back to those who provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
For information, call The Ledger newsroom at 472-2116.
In addition to the old photos, the Christmas Greetings section will include letters to Santa written by area school children and holiday greetings from area businesses.
Click on "Christmas Memories" below to see more information.
Data: Record turnout in Iowa for presidential race
DES MOINES (AP) — A record number of Iowans cast their vote this year in the presidential election.
The Quad-City Times reported Monday more than 1.5 million people in Iowa voted in the 2012 election for president and vice president. That includes another record for early or absentee voting, which brought in more than 688,000 votes.
The data shows more people voted on Election Day for Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s ticket, but President Barack Obama had an early voting edge over the former Massachusetts governor.
Fayette County had the highest turnout in the state with more than 84 percent of registered voters casting a ballot. Fremont County had the lowest with just over 61 percent.
Bacon festival doubles in size to 8,000 tickets
DES MOINES (AP) — A bacon festival in Des Moines that sold out all of its 4,000 tickets in minutes last year, has doubled in size to accommodate more than 8,000 bacon lovers on Feb. 9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival celebrates its sixth annual event by using more than 10,000 pounds of bacon from around the nation.
Last year, festival participants ate 6,000 pounds, about 96,000 strips of bacon.
In addition to more food vendors, bacon-related lectures and entertainment also is planned.
This year the festival is selling the $35 tickets through flat-fee ticket vendor Tikly, a technology company started in 2011 in Des Moines. Tickets go on sale on Dec. 12 at 12:12 p.m.
Iowa investment adviser gets 10-year term
CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) —An Iowa investment adviser who admitted defrauding clients has been sent to prison and ordered to pay restitution.
The Gazette says Noah Aulwes was sentenced Monday to 10 years and ordered to repay $363,000. He’d pleaded guilty to securities fraud, theft and money laundering after reaching a deal with Linn County prosecutors.
The 56-year-old Aulwes had owned Covenant Advisors in Cedar Rapids. Authorities say Aulwes misappropriated investors’ money for his personal benefit and to make payments to other investors.