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Look Back at RAGBRAI: Ice Was At a Premium (Audio)

Look Back at RAGBRAI: Ice Was At a Premium (Audio)

One of problems that faced organizers of the RAGBRAI event in Forest City had to do with the heat. More specifically, vendors who faced foods and drink that would warm quickly in the summer sun unless it were cooled down. Forest City RAGBRAI volunteers were put to work selling bags of ice to those in

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RAGBRAI Volunteers Came Through (Audio)

Despite concerns that there would not be enough volunteers to handle the volume of people who came into Forest City, residents made the town proud and feel welcoming according to several participants in the area Kathy Rollofson, one of the organizers, told KIOW News, a lot of people started volunteering just before the event started:

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WIT Rally a Success. New Theme Announced for 2015

Organizers say that he WIT Club’s 2014 Grand National Rally (GNR), “Out of This World” was a great success with about 1,000 motorhomes on-site. Attendees participated in supplier seminars, product seminars, competitions, games and entertainment, while enjoying nearly perfect weather throughout the week.  Many of the attendees said it was a great week with fun and

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Respected Author and Researcher Encourages More Dialogue About Food and Farming (Audio)

Jayson Lusk, one of the most cited food economists, encouraged farmers and grocers to be advocates for modern production agriculture this week during a visit to Iowa. Lusk, professor and the Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the agricultural economics department at Oklahoma State University and author of “The Food Police,” spoke to about 350 farmers,

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Construction Begins Today on 70th Avenue in Thompson

Weather pending, beginning today, the Winnebago County Road Department will be closing 70th Avenue northwest of Thompson between 440th Street and 450th Street for bridge replacement.  The worksite will be closed to all traffic although access will be maintained to local residents.  The project is expected to be completed in 2 weeks.  County crews will

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Blank Park Zoo Visits KIOW (Audio)

While sometimes work can be “a zoo”, an actual zoo came to visit KIOW this week. KIOW News Director A. J. Taylor sat down with Ryan Bickel (above with an alligator) of the Blank Park Zoo to talk about the “critters” wandering about the station. Bickel takes these exhibits to area public libraries and schools