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Farm Bill Meeting to be Held in Thompson Today

Farm Bill Meeting to be Held in Thompson Today

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Farm Bill at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meeting will be held Monday November 24, 2014 1:30pm in the Branding Iron round up room in Thompson. The Farm Bill

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Thorpe Park Now Closed to Deer Hunting

The Winnebago County Conservation Board wants to remind all hunters that Thorpe Park, located five miles west of Forest City, is closed to all deer and turkey hunting. But, other forms of hunting, as well as trapping, are allowed in the park. The Russ Wildlife Area (west of Thorpe Park) and the Thorpe Recreation Area

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Waldorf College Launches Leadership Scholarship Program for Women

Waldorf College is very excited to announce the chartering of their new Chantell Cooley Leadership Scholarship for Women scholarship program. Inspired by Waldorf College Board of Trustees member, pioneer in education and advocate for developing female leaders, Chantell Cooley, this scholarship program will support incoming freshmen women in their pursuit of a quality college education.

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Northwood City Council Tables Downtown Park Sale

The City of Northwood took no action on the sale of the north portion of a city park downtown. The small park area was apparently purchased by the city for $3,000 and citizens were busy developing the area into a usable downtown park area. In earlier council meetings, the city council was in favor of

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Aerators on in Winnebago County Lakes

People using area fishing ponds should be aware that the Winnebago County Conservation Board has turned on aerators at Thorpe Park’s Lake Catherine (west of Forest City), the Ambroson Recreation Area (south of Leland), and the Florence Recreation Area (west of Thompson). The aerators will remain in operation from now until spring. The aerators will

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Winter Weather to Return to Northern Iowa

The National Weather Service is not painting a pretty picture when it comes to the forecast over the next few days. A strong cold front is ushering windy conditions over the region late tonight and Monday. As the storm deepens over Missouri and Illinois late tonight, winds will increase after midnight and remain strong through

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Buddy Poppy Days a Success in Buffalo Center

The Veterans of Foreign Wars have placed containers throughout Buffalo Center for donations this week, and in return, contributors got a poppy. The event was for all people and those who have organized the program are urging everyone who got a poppy to wear them as a show of respect for those who have served

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Lakes Freezing Over, Not Yet Ready for Fishing

Clear Lake was officially declared iced in by the Clear Lake Water Department on Monday, two weeks earlier than normal, but the 1-1/4 inches of ice is far from ready to be invaded by hundreds of ice anglers. Fisheries biologist Scott Grummer said the extended forecast for north Iowa predicts only a handful of days