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A City Prepares a Long Overdue Welcome Home

A City Prepares a Long Overdue Welcome Home

Organizers have been steadily putting together a welcome home for Vietnam veterans and their families for almost a year. With each piece of the planning puzzle comes new excitement of not only a goal reached, but sometimes an unexpected reward. Forest City will come alive with the sound of Vietnam era warplanes and helicopters soaring overhead,


Shopko Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Shopko has announced a unique Back to School sale and will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week Sunday, August 23 – Saturday, August 29.  Shopko is thanking local educators and helping them gear up for the upcoming school year with a discount. Shopko’s Teacher Appreciation Week features a special sale for teachers only.  Teachers who visit the


Summer Prairie Walk Scheduled

One of the true joys of summer is witnessing the beautiful unfolding of Iowa’s prairie grasses and flowers. These plants made up the original landscape of Iowa—the one that greeted Iowa’s first pioneers. Unfortunately, very few of those original prairies still exist. Nonetheless, there are some wonderful opportunities to see prairie grasses and flowers right

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Grown in Iowa For Our Students

Northern Iowa students will be munching on locally-grown, fresh produce in their cafeterias when they head back to school this month, thanks to the Farm to School program. Tammy Stotts, the program’s coordinator at the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says the goals include giving kids hands-on experience with fruit and vegetable gardening and connecting schools