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DNR Resource Guide Available to help Ash tree Owners

Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in 21 Iowa counties, most recently in Dallas County, creating increasing concerns for tree owners around the state. To help answer common questions by ash tree owners and provide responsible options and steps to take, the DNR has created a brief EAB resource guide accessible online at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/Forestry/ForestHealth/EmeraldAshBorer.aspx


Tips for Northern Iowa College Grads as They Launch Job Searches

Many local north Iowans are about to graduate from college and they’ll be flooding the internet with their resumes over the next few weeks as they begin job hunts. Susan McBroom, a vocational rehabilitation specialist, says before you type the first letter on your resume, check Instagram and all other online accounts to make sure there’s

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Live Trumpeter Swan Headlines Migratory Bird Day Event at Union Slough NWR

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Union Slough will hold a public event to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day.  As part of the event, the public will get an up-close understanding of trumpeter swan reintroduction featuring a live trumpeter swan and Kossuth County Conservation Board Naturalist


Color-A Thon Coming to Lake Mills

The Lake Mills High School Student Council will be hosting a 3k and 5k Color-A-Thon Walk/Run on Saturday, May 2nd. This event will kick-off at 10:00 A.M. in the Lake Mills Graphic parking lot. Entrance fee is $30.00 and gets participants a free t-shirt and color packet. Register by May 1st in the High School office with Judy Eidness or online at www.schoolathon.org using group ID code

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Tweeten Benefit Slated

There are many individuals who recognize the name of Jerry Tweeten. He has been an integral part of the Forest City scene for many years. Unfortunately, Tweeten suffered a fall in January and has had to be hospitalized. He is now recovering in Ankeny. Area residents want to help Tweeten with his expenses and are