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Guth Sounds Off on School Start Dates Legislation

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


NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Frog and Toad Survey Workshops Scheduled in April

Since 1991, volunteers around the state have been performing frog and toad surveys for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The 2015 monitoring season is rapidly approaching and the DNR is looking to recruit new volunteers to get involved with this important citizen science program, said Stephanie Shepherd, wildlife biologist who coordinates the program

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NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Space Still Available at Spring Outdoors Woman Workshop

The Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program still has reservation space available for its second annual spring workshop at Honey Creek Resort State Park. The two-and-a-half-day event will be held April 24-26, 2015. Most classes still have openings, but are filling fast. Classes still open include introduction to firearms, fishing, preparing your harvest, turkey hunting, fly