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LIVE STREAM: Senate Hearing on Avian Influenza Crisis Involves Local Farmer

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced that his Committee is holding a hearing on the impacts of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the U.S. poultry sector. Witnesses at the hearing include Chairman of the United Egg Producers and Iowa farmer Mr. James Dean from Sioux City, and

Hancock County Supervisors consider tax credits & purchase new voting machines

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a busy agenda, which included consideration of applications for the Disabled Veteran Homestead Tax Credit.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach talks about those. The Hancock County Supervisors considered two resolutions to appoint new Compensation Board members.  Tlach tells who the new members are. The Hancock


Area Counties Now Have Electronic Court Filing

Winnebago and surrounding counties joined all Iowa counties in establishing electronic court filing. Court communications officer, Steve Davis, says it’s a monumental achievement for the courts. Davis says a variety of people need access to court records. The electronic filing system makes it easier for everyone working on a case. The electronic system also cuts down on

Trumpeter Swans

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Population of Trumpeter Swans in Iowa is Slowly Rising

Trumpeter swans disappeared from Iowa’s waterways and skies more than a century ago when 1800s-era pioneers shot them because they were worried the big white birds would eat their crops. Since then, the majestic swans have been reintroduced to the state. Wildlife technician Dave Hoffman, at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says the numbers

Flooded River

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: State Water Situation Looking Good After Concerns in April

Recent concern that drought conditions might creep back into the state have been washed away by continuous and sometimes large rainfalls. Tim Hall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the water picture is much different now than it was in April. But Hall says the drought concerns have faded away for our state

Supervisors approve appointments, pay change & discuss weed issue

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session this week with a busy agenda, which included appointments to the Board of Adjustment and Veterans Affairs Commission.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells who the appointments were. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved fireworks display applications for the Hancock County Agricultural Society, Slippery Elm Golf