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USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be ‘devastating’

USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be ‘devastating’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief veterinary officer says the country’s poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years and it could be devastating. Dr. John Clifford spoke Thursday in Minnesota, the state hit hardest by outbreaks that led to the deaths of over 2 million turkeys and


Rock Legend, Eddie Money and Singer-songwriter, Mat Kearney to Headline the 2015 Des Moines Arts Festival

Break out your dancing shoes because rock legend, Eddie Money and singer-songwriter, Mat Kearney are set to take the main stage Friday and Saturday evening at the 2015 Des Moines Arts Festival. Eddie Money burst onto the music scene in 1977 with a self-titled debut album.  Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound. The album went


A Retired State Trooper from Charles City was Honored in a Ceremony Today in Des Moines

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley presented retired Iowa State Patrol Trooper Mark Domino with the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery from the U-S Attorney General. Domino received the award for his action during the October 30th robbery of the Maynard Savings Bank in 2012. Two heavily armed men fired at law officers,


Buffington Joins Elite Group of Certified RV Technicians

The Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Certification Board is pleased to announce that Brad Buffington of Lichtsinn RV in Forest City, Iowa, has successfully qualified as a Certified Appliance Specialist RV Technician.  The industry certification lets consumers know that the service technician working on their RV has developed well-rounded RV repair, diagnostic, and component part replacement

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Wildflower Walk Scheduled

The spring wildflowers are in bloom, and the Winnebago County Conservation Board wants to help you enjoy them! They will be sponsoring a Wildflower Walk at Pilot Knob State Park on Monday evening, May 11th, beginning at 7:00 PM. The leisurely walk will start at the main shelterhouse and will last about 45-60 minutes. During