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Guth Sounds Off on School Start Dates Legislation

The “Drama in Des Moines” continues as neither the Senate nor the House can agree on anything regarding education. Frustrated school boards, superintendents, and teachers continue to sit in limbo while the Iowa Legislature and the Governor argue respective positions on such topics as funding, educational standards, and even start dates. Earlier, the legislature had agreed on a

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Jimmy Blankenship signing

Forest City Senior Joins Warriors

Jimmy Blankenship is ready to go the distance at Waldorf College. Blankenship, a Forest City High School senior, signed letters of intent to run cross country and track and field for the Warriors on Monday. “Jimmy is going to be good for our program,” Waldorf coach Kendrick Clay said. “He can produce for a program,


Ruth Holtan

Ruth Holtan, 90, of Forest City died Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Forest City. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 30, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Rod Hopp officiating. Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., Sunday, March 29, 2015


Tony Gayken Benefit: April 3 & 4

A benefit for Tony Gayken of Britt will be held Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th at the Red Rooster in Britt. A freewill donation pork loin meal and silent auction will be held Friday, April 3rd from 5 to 7pm.  There will also be a band with a $2 cover charge from 9pm

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  • Campaign says cutting sugared drinks can improve your health March 27, 2015
    Almost one in every three Iowans is obese, according to the latest rankings, and what we’re drinking can be just as fattening as what we’re eating. Carol Voss, a registered dietician and a nutritionist with the Iowa Department of Public Health, says just one 12-ounce soda contains around 150 calories and 40 grams of sugar, […]
    Matt Kelley
  • ‘Iowa Flag Day’ celebration in Knoxville tomorrow March 27, 2015
    Knoxville is hosting “Iowa Flag Day” festivities tomorrow at the childhood home of the woman who designed the flag nearly a century ago. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt was a Knoxville native who designed the flag for a regiment of Iowa National Guard soldiers who were serving along the U.S./Mexican border in 1917. “The General Assembly then adopted her design […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Iowa’s two major parties collaborate to produce ‘timely, accurate’ Caucus results March 27, 2015
    The leaders of Iowa’s two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. The precinct caucuses are not elections, but are run by the two parties. The 2012 results from Iowa Republicans were jumbled. Mitt Romney was declared the winner on Caucus Night, by […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Winnebago to open plant in Waverly to make parts March 27, 2015
    Winnebago Industries is expanding its presence in Iowa. The Forest City-based recreational vehicle manufacturer plans to open a subassembly plant in Waverly. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts says no jobs will be lost at the Forest City plant and calls the move an opportunity for the company to find workers that they are having trouble finding […]
    Radio Iowa Contributor
  • State unemployment rate drops again in February March 27, 2015
    The state’s unemployment rate continues on its downward trend with February dropping down to 4.1-percent from January’s rate of 4.2-percent. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson, Kerry Koonce, says it’s the fifth straight month with a drop. “We continue to see drops in the number of people who are unemployed. We are down 4,000 from a year […]
    Dar Danielson

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  • So far so good for 2015 planting season weather March 27, 2015
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa farmers will enter the fields next month for the 2015 planting season, and weather is already on their minds. But...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • Grassley: USDA efforts to curb farm subsidy abuse don’t go far enough March 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON – Farm subsidies are controversial, and even moreso when they’re going to people who don’t actually farm. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • Iowa honey production hasn’t been this low since 2010 March 26, 2015
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa honey production hit a five-year low in 2014, according to a new report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Honey...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • USDA tackles Iowa’s rural broadband problem March 25, 2015
    WASHINGTON – A new injection of funding into a rural Iowa telecom is USDA’s next step toward upgrading the state’s lagging rural broadband infrastructure. On...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff
  • Colfax Sheep Auction: March 21, 2015 March 23, 2015
    COLFAX, Iowa – Easter is only three weeks away, and a substantially higher number of sheep and a wide range of weights on goats mark...
    Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Staff

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  • NBA players’ union head believes new labor deal can be reached without a work stoppage March 29, 2015
    Most expect another lockout following the 2016-17 season.
  • Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez say he is OK after knee scare March 29, 2015
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez acknowledges he was "scared" when he felt pain again in his surgically repaired left knee....
  • Sabres-Coyotes Preview March 29, 2015
    Last week's matchup between the NHL's two worst teams ended in unusual fashion when Buffalo Sabres fans cheered the Arizona Coyotes' winning goal....
  • Dixon arrested after moped incident March 29, 2015
    Saints cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested for resisting arrest, but not for anything else.  Which raises a legitimate question about what he was being arrested for when he resisted arrest. That logic still seems to be lost on the authorities in South Beach, but Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate offers some additional details…
  • Paolini wins Gent-Wevelgem cycling race March 29, 2015
    GENT, Belgium (AP) Italian veteran Luca Paolini posted his first victory in nearly two years after overcoming difficult weather conditions to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic on Sunday....

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