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Hancock County Supervisors establish 5% interest on stamped warrants

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors voted in adjourned session Tuesday to establish an interest rate for stamped warrants.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach says up till now the county has not had to utilize stamped warrants, but that may be changing. The warrants are used to help pay for drainage district projects in the county when

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Crops Remain in Good Shape Throughout the Area

A majority of the corn and soybeans in the area remain in good to excellent condition according to Monday’s U-S-D-A weekly crop report. Some farmers are worried about whether they’ll get enough moisture to see their crops reach their full yield potential. Iowa State University Extension Agronomist, Paul Kassel, monitors 10-counties in northwest and north-central Iowa.

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Area Photographers Can Enter Photo Contest to Keep Iowa Beautiful

From the banks of the Iowa or Winnebago River, to nature trail, to beautiful sunrises and sunsets on northern Iowa lakes, north Iowans are being challenged to capture their favorite Iowa view in a photograph. Gerry Schnepf, executive director of Keep Iowa Beautiful, says the non-profit group’s 6th annual photography contest aims to raise awareness about Iowa’s beauty.

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Area Joins Iowa for Wind Energy Production Potential

In a report released by the American Wind Energy Association predicts Iowa could produce 40-percent of its energy needs from wind power within five years. Mike Prior, with the Iowa Wind Energy Association, says the projection is based on the current rate of development. PTC refers to production tax credits. The federal incentive program for wind

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