Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Residents of a small central Iowa city say they’re saddened at the discovery of a body in a river believed to be that of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted more than two weeks ago. Along streets and businesses in Dayton, purple ribbons on trees, plants and utility poles had signified hope for finding Kathylnn Shepard alive. A body in clothing that matches what she was last seen wearing was discovered Friday night in the Des Moines River near Boone, about 20 miles away.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Nebraska Agricultural Trade Representative Stan Garbacz are packing for Turkey to accompany officials from four other states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a trade mission. Officials from Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota and Pennsylvania also have reserved space for the trip to be led by acting USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse next week.
DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Several former major league baseball players are scheduled to participate in a game this fall at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports the game is set for September 14th in Dyersville.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway has been postponed until 10 o’clock this morning due to weather. The race was set to begin at 7 p.m. yesterday, but rain began falling about 40 minutes before the scheduled start in Newton, Iowa.