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Iowa’s Role in Civil War Highlighted in New Exhibit

Iowa’s Role in Civil War Highlighted in New Exhibit

Iowa’s participation in the Civil War is highlighted in a new exhibit now open at the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge near Johnston. Museum curator, Mike Vogt, says they don’t have a large number of artifacts in this exhibit compared to some museums. He says that includes the diary written in German from a

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Northern Pike and Walleye Are Good in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Brushy Creek Lake Bluegill – Slow: Anglers have reported catching bluegill

NIACC Jazz Ensemble To Perform Concert

Prepare to get jazzed by the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Jazz Ensemble, conducted by John Klemas, NIACC Director of Bands.  NIACC’s Jazz Ensemble will perform a short program in the Activity Center at NIACC on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.  The event is free of charge. The NIACC Jazz Club, a cabaret


Elevate Iowa Offers $7,500 in Scholarships at Iowa’s Community Colleges

Elevate Iowa is offering $7,500 in scholarships to Iowa high school students interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges. One scholarship will be made per college. “Manufacturing firms supply more than 208,000 jobs to Iowans,” says Mike Ralston, president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. “These well-paying

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Northey Recommends Resources for No-Till or Strip-Tilling

Farmers in Iowa continue to expand usage of no-till or strip-till to limit runoff, improve water quality and reduce production costs.  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey shared a list of recommendations and resources that are valuable for experienced no-/strip-tillers and those new to the practice. “No-till and strip-till are great ways to preserve our