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Buffalo Center

Community Hymnsing at First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center

Community Hymnsing at First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center

The North Iowa Community Hymnsings are celebrating Autumn, Harvest and Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 26 when the group gathers at the First Reformed Church of Buffalo Center, Iowa at 7:00 PM.  Our hymn-sings are a north Iowa tradition and gather men and women, boys and girls from several area churches. The congregations who sponsor the


DPS Combats Bullying by Offering Resources Locally

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Iowa State Patrol and Criminal Investigation Division are teaming up to combat bullying in our state. In conjunction with Governor Branstad’s initiative to shed light on the critical issue of bullying, the Iowa State Patrol and Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have sent letters to all Iowa public school


Think Safety Before Opening Day

Hunters heading to the field for the opening weekend of pheasant season are encouraged to review safe hunting practices before they head out. Megan Wisecup, hunter education administrator with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said hunters should get reacquainted with the techniques used to hunt pheasants – be sure to walk in a straight


Pheasant Opener Prospects are Good

Iowa pheasant hunters should see more of what they came for, as they step into the field this fall. More pheasants. A strong rebound in August roadside counts of Iowa’s most popular game bird has buoyed expectations, heading toward the October 25 opener. “It’s not the ‘good old days,’ but hunters will see noticeable improvement,”

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Propane Prices Coming Down. Good News for Homeowners and Farmers

After last winter, government officials, propane and petroleum companies, and area truck drivers learned a valuable lesson in preparation for the upcoming winter. Have contingency plans ready. Already, propane prices have gone down throughout the area as homeowners and farmers lock in prices for winter. U. S. Energy Information Administration  Petroleum Analyst Hamilton Mason reviewed


Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Course Offered Oct. 23rd

Winnebago County will host a Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program. The local site for the Oct. 23 CIC is Winnebago


Creatures of the Night Coming to Thorpe Park

Just in time for Halloween, the Winnebago County Conservation Board will be presenting a program on Creatures of the Night! The program will be held at the Thorpe Park shelterhouse on Thursday evening, October 30th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Families are invited to bring the kids to learn about some of the fascinating critters that

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Waldorf Endorses Statement by Leading Iowa Scientists: “Climate Change Hurting Iowans’ Health”

Iowans are experiencing real impacts from climate change, including heavier rains and increased flooding. Human health effects from climate change are just as real and are already being felt in Iowa, according to a statement released today by statewide group of 180 Iowa scientists. “Climate change is negatively impacting our water quality, increasing exposures to allergens