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Record U.S. Soybean Crop May Hold Silver Lining for Iowa Farmers

Record U.S. Soybean Crop May Hold Silver Lining for Iowa Farmers

A record U.S. soybean crop is bigger than expected, but not in Iowa. National soybean production is forecast at 3.93 billion bushels, up 14 million from September estimates due to favorable growing conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Production Report released today. The average yield is estimated at 47.1 bushels per


Chili Cook-off is a Success at FAVA

The Forest City area was once again treated to the best in area chili recipes as teams and individuals competed in the third annual FAVA Chili Cook Off at FAVA headquarters downtown. The event is part of a larger scale fund raising effort to purchase a third vehicle for use to help transport veterans and


Ruiter, Davis, and Wooldridge Appointed to City Boards

The Forest City Council has moved forward with appointments to various city council boards and committees. In a City Council meeting recently, Mayor Rick Skjeie and City Administrator Mac Tilberg announced those appointments: Those gentlemen that Tilberg and Skjeie are speaking of are former Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Barney Rutter for Board of Adjustment, former


Forest City Has a New Police Chief

Several applicants approached the City Council of Forest City for the Police Chief position after Dan Davis had announced his retirement. The council committee reviewed all of the candidates applications, but Mayor Rick Skjeie felt it important that the council as a whole, be involved in the selection process. Two of the applicants were already

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ISU Dedicates Elings Hall and Sukup Hall

More than 450 people attended the dedication of Elings Hall and Sukup Hall, two new buildings that serve as the home for Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. “I’m pleased to dedicate Elings and Sukup halls as the anchors of our beautiful Biorenewables Complex,” said ISU President Steven Leath. “They provide a

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WCTA Announces Winner of Annual Photo Contest

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) has announced the winner of the 2015 WCTA Directory and Calendar Photo Contest. The winning photographer is Lorinda Groe of Lake Mills.  Lorinda’s winning photo was taken at Rice Lake in Lake Mills.  For her efforts, she has received $50 and her winning photo will be featured on the cover