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Oakland Cemetery Sees Substantial Donation

Oakland Cemetery Sees Substantial Donation

The City of Forest City has officially accepted a gift on behalf of the Oakland Cemetery, in the amount of $9,734.72 from the estate of C. Hugh Pettersen. The council accepted the gift at its most recent meeting. The amount is reportedly 1% of his entire estate after all expenses. Pettersen asked that the funds

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Ernst Disappointed with Final RFS Volume Requirements

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 through 2016: “I am extremely disappointed by the EPA’s choice to reduce volume requirements for corn ethanol which flies in the face of original congressional intent, and

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Northey Requests $100,000 For Water Quality and $500,000 For Bird Flu Efforts

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has requested $10 million for the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and $500,000 for avian influenza response efforts in a public meeting with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds as part of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s fiscal 2017 budget request. Northey requested a $500,000

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Grassley Expresses Disappointment in New RVO’s in New RFS Standards

For months, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise and increase its proposed volume obligations for renewable biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014, 2015 and 2016.  After hearing from Grassley and other senators, the EPA released a final rule today that improves the volume requirements

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Henry Rayhons Has Unanswered Questions

by Angela Nelson, KIOW News Reporter It’s been a little over seven months since a Hancock County jury of twelve found former Iowa legislator Henry Rayhons of Garner “Not Guilty” of third degree felony sexual assault on his wife., but according to 79 year old Henry Rayhons, it’s definitely not over for him and his family. Henry


Area Under a Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has placed the entire listening  area under a Winter Storm Warning effective until Tuesday at 6pm. The system is drawing significant amounts of moisture from the south. Coupled with temperatures around freezing, ice may become an issue on roadways. The snow is expected to start falling early Monday in southwestern Minnesota and