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USDA Forecasts Third Largest Corn Crop on Record

USDA Forecasts Third Largest Corn Crop on Record

U.S. growers are forecast to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Despite a 4 percent decrease from last year’s production, if realized, this will be the third largest production on record. Growers in the

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Airport Commission to Meet August 11th

The Forest City Airport Commission will meet on August 11th at 5:30pm in the Forest City Airport Terminal to review the budget and discuss any changes or additions. They will also look at the Runway Edge Lighting / Vault Project Pre-Construction Meeting minutes and review progress. The commission will also discuss recruiting volunteers who are

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North Iowa Schools Suffer from Special Ed Teacher Shortage

Public school officials in northern Iowa say a shortage of special education teachers have left districts struggling to fill those teaching positions. The enrollment numbers last school year show the Clear Lake school district had 136 students receiving special education services, while Mason City had 508. Renee Denny, the special education coordinator at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High


Forest City Parks Board to Meet

The Forest City Parks Board will meet on August 12th at 5:30pm in the Parks and Recreation office beginning at 5:30pm. The board will initially approve invoices to the Parks Department. The board will hear various reports from the parks department, the recreation report, and an update on the work being done on the departments