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Farm Bill Meetings are Scheduled

Farm Bill Meetings are Scheduled

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. The Farm Bill – Program Overview meetings will focus on the Price

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Iowa Man Gets 15 Years for Escaping Jail

An Iowa jail inmate who escaped from the facility in August has been sentenced to 15 more years behind bars. A Webster County judge rejected 43-year-old Jason Sullivan’s request for a suspended sentence on Monday. He pleaded guilty last month to a charge of escaping from custody. Authorities say Sullivan and another man escaped the Fort

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Worth County Board Readopt County Codes

The Worth County Board of Supervisors met on Monday at the Worth County Courthouse. They began the meeting with agenda and minutes matters. Then they opened a public hearing for the first reading of Ordinance #10/20/14 readopting the existing county code and all of its amendments. Public comment was also heard. The supervisors then reconvened the regular board


North Iowa Blood Drive Today

The North Iowa High School is holding a special event today in the North Iowa High School Commons area. The event is the LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive which takes place from 2pm to 7pm. Those who are eligible to donate must be at least 16 years of age and in good health. They must

Youth Hunting

Holland Hunting Area is for Youth Hunters

The Winnebago County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for permits to hunt on the Holland Prairie Conservation and Youth Hunting Area, located northeast of Leland. The area is unique because it is set aside specifically for hunters aged 15 and under and their adult mentor. Winnebago County Conservation Board President Robert Schwartz explains: Hunting

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Northey Comments of Crop and Weather Report

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Heavy rains across the southeastern two-thirds of Iowa early last week kept farmers out of the fields for several days and as