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Farmers Union Seeks Legislative Action on Pesticide Drift Issue

Farmers Union Seeks Legislative Action on Pesticide Drift Issue

The Iowa Farmers Union is asking legislators to pass a law that would require commercial pesticide applicators to get more liability insurance. Iowa Farmers Union president Jana Linderman of Cedar Rapids says cases of pesticide drift can cause financial calamity and neighboring farmers need some way to recover from losses. Linderman is also asking legislators

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John and Mary Pappajohn Donate $50,000 Scholarship Endowment to Honor Retired NIACC Vice President Jamie Zanios

John and Mary Pappajohn gave a $50,000 gift to the NIACC Foundation in honor of NIACC Vice President Jamie Zanios upon his retirement. Zanios retired from his position as NIACC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center on December 31, 2014. “I was humbled and flattered by the establishment of a scholarship


Dry Manure Applicator Certification Workshop to be held in Winnebago County

Commercial manure applicators and confinement site manure applicators who primarily handle, haul or land apply dry or solid manure should plan to attend the dry manure applicator certification workshop scheduled in Winnebago County at Branding Iron Round UP Room in Thompson on  February 10th starting 1:00 pm.  Please call 641-584-2261 or 888-408-6606 by February 6th

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IRS Warns About Tax-Related ID Theft

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued a filing season alert warning taxpayers to watch out for identity theft at tax time, one of the year’s “Dirty Dozen” tax scams. The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security number. “We remain dedicated to stopping tax-related identity

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Non-Credit Basic Machining Course Offered at NIACC

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering a 45–hour, non-credit basic machining course. This course will provide participants with the skills necessary for entry level machinist positions. “Manufacturing today is an efficient, high-tech operation and machinists are a vital part of the industry,” said Terry Schumaker, NIACC Dean of Continuing Education and Economic Development.


Winnebago Supervisors to Talk Over Drainage

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9am today to look over the IDDA Annual Report. They will also review and possibly approve the salary recommendations from the Winnebago County Compensation Board. The committee reviewed the need to recommend raises for members of the board and directors for various departments. The board will hold

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It’s Elvis, No Wait, It’s Marvin Gaye…

A local group is about to take the stage called the Midwest Rock and Soul Revue that will bring back memories for those by gone days of early rock and roll. Also for those who remember the 70’s and 80’s soul, there is something for them too. The group who has been performing in central Iowa for sometime, will


Garner City Council to Discuss Golf Course and Stolen Trees

The Garner City Council will hold their regular council meeting today beginning at 7pm in Council Chambers. The meeting will begin with public input, but will be limited to two minutes per person and only items not on this meeting agenda will be heard. The City Council won’t take any action on items presented at this time; but


Bomgaars to Acquire Twelve Former ALCO Stores

Bomgaars Supply, Inc. a farm and ranch retail chain with headquarters in Sioux City, Iowa has acquired the leases and fixtures of twelve former ALCO stores in four states, none of which are in Iowa. Of these twelve stores, eight will be new locations including Wyoming stores in Rawlins, Lander, Pinedale and Diamondville, along with