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Area to be Placed Under Another Winter Weather Advisory

Area to be Placed Under Another Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service will place at 3am Monday morning, the following counties under a Winter Weather Advisory: EMMET, KOSSUTH, WINNEBAGO, WORTH, PALO ALTO, HANCOCK, CERRO GORDO, POCAHONTAS, HUMBOLDT, WRIGHT, FRANKLIN. The Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect from 3am Monday morning until 6pm Monday night. A strong artic cold front and increasing northwest winds will affect


Osage Loses Out on Cronus Fertilizer Plant

The Turkish and Swiss company known as Cronus Chemicals has opted to locate in Champaign, Illinios instead of Osage, Iowa. Company officials were intending to build a new $1.5 billion fertilizer plant there, but saw Champaign as a better option. Osage officials were naturally disappointed by the announcement because of the loss of a potential 175

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Worth County Board to Meet Monday

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday at 9am in the Worth County Courthouse to discuss with the County Engineer, general road issues along with road maintenance projects. Drainage issues will also be discussed as they will look at Drainage District petitions where the jobs are completed, petitions that are pending bid letting

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Coverage Selection for New 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net Programs Begins November 17th

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), begins Nov. 17, 2014, and continues through March 31, 2015. The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in

Practical Farmers Accepting Registrations

Practical Farmers of Iowa is now accepting registrations for its 2015 annual conference, “Mapping Our Future,” which will take place Jan. 23-24 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. All are welcome to attend. Register online at http://practicalfarmers.org/2015-annual-conference. This year’s theme spotlights the decisions Iowa farmers face

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Carlisle Senior Signs with Warriors

Carlisle High School’s Victoria Carra (pictured above with Carra’s mother, Vickie on right). Carra will join the Waldorf College cheerleading team as a member of the 2015-16 recruiting class. Carra, a senior at Carlisle, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on Friday. “I am very pleased that Victoria has decided to join the