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Bowhunter Ed offers new Iowa online-only bowhunter education course

Bowhunter Ed offers new Iowa online-only bowhunter education course

A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help Iowa bowhunters improve their skills and stay safe in the woods. Bowhunter Ed, which is an official course of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, teaches safe in-the-field practices, bow shooting basics, different methods of bowhunting, and shot placement and recovery techniques. By completing this Bowhunter

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Saturday Morning Iowa 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 Reports indicate care should be taken when getting onto


Braley Invites Local Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today invited high school students from across Iowa’s First Congressional District to submit original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” “There are many talented high school artists in eastern Iowa, and I encourage young artists across the First District to participate in this year’s art competition,” Braley


Senator Ted Cruz is the Featured Speaker at Fund Raiser

The Cerro Gordo County Iowa Republican Central Committee has announced a county party fundraiser on March 18th, 2014 at Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa from 6:30-8:30pm featuring Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as the keynote speaker. Chairman Gabe Haugland said, “We are extremely excited to have Sen. Cruz with us in North Iowa. As one

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Pig Barn Burns in Clear Lake

Eighteen pigs have died in a fire that destroyed a barn on the north side of Clear Lake in northern Iowa.   The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the animal losses included two sows and 11 piglets.   Clear Lake Fire Chief Doug Meyers says the property owner discovered the

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Garner Chamber Breakfast Connects Rural Ag & Urban Communities: Guest Speaker Bill Northey

This year marks the 7th annual Agriculture Breakfast & Seminar in Garner.  Last year, a record 180 farmers, business owners, FFA students and community members attended.  The Garner Chamber Agri-business Breakfast will be held Wed March 26, 2014 at the GH/V high school FFA/shop room.  Omelets will be served from 7:30-8:45 a.m. The guest speaker, Bill Northey, will speak in the


Major Changes Coming to SAT Test

The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) wants students and families to be aware of major changes coming to the 2016 SAT, a standardized college admissions exam that assesses critical reading, math and writing skills needed to be successful in college. College Board, the owner and developer of the SAT, recently announced that

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Belmond-Klemme Schools Classified As In Need

For 345 of Iowa’s 351 school districts, there is at least one building that has been classified as a School in Need of Assistance or SINA. Local area districts already have one or more buildings in the program. Those districts are Forest City, Lake Mills, West Hancock, Osage, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, North Iowa, Mason City, and Clear