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Hunter Education Courses Filling Fast

Hunter Education Courses Filling Fast

Hunters who need to satisfy the hunter education requirement can search for and sign up for a course at www.iowadnr.gov. Hunter Education – Online Registration is the top link under Popular Pages. Huntercourse.com is offering a promotion for National Hunting and Fishing Day. Students who sign up by Oct. 1 can receive 20 percent off

More “Money Talks” Seminars Scheduled

“Money Talk: A Financial Course for Everyone,” will be offered in Clarion beginning Thursday October 16, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with support from First Citizens National Bank.   The series will continue weekly through November 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Topics will include Reaching Financial Goals, Financial Security, both short-term and long-term, Insurance Essentials,

Treestand hunting

Treestand Safety

Bow hunters preparing for the upcoming season should check all their gear to make sure it is in proper working order, especially treestands and safety harnesses, before heading to the timber. “Falls associated with tree stand use are the most common hunting incidents during the bow season,” said Megan Wisecup, hunter education administrator for the

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Archery Deer Hunting Season Opens October 1

Iowa’s popular archery deer season begins Oct. 1, with nearly 60,000 hunters expected to head to the timber. Hunters can expect to find similar or slightly fewer deer versus last year. “When we have good weather during the growing season like we did this year, there is a lot of available food for wildlife, including

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WCTA Holds Annual Meeting in Lake Mills

WCTA Grand Attendance Prize winners Norma Ramsey of Joice and Sophus Duea of Forest City were awarded 40” TVs last Thursday evening at the Annual Meeting of the Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association. Dennis Castle (above) of Lake Mills was the winner of the 40” TV mail ballot prize. A large crowd was on hand for

Duck hunting

Minnesota Waterfowl Season Opens Saturday

With duck hunters anxiously preparing for Saturday’s waterfowl opener in Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone to think safety on the water. Two people died in duck hunting-related boating accidents last year. One fatality was an accidental shooting. Overloading, swamping and capsizing are the most common causes, however, while failure to use

Grant Wood sketchbook

Grant Wood Sketchbook Returns to Davenport Museum

A rare Grant Wood sketchbook from 1929 is back in Davenport after it went missing from a museum about 50 years ago, the museum said. The 100-page sketchbook signed by Wood, the painter of “American Gothic,” is again in the Figge Art Museum’s possession, Andrew Wallace, the museum’s collections and exhibitions manager, said Thursday. The

Tipton Man Arrested After Dad Tipped Police

A Tipton man has been charged with forgery and theft, accused of looting his dad’s bank account while his dad was being treated for rectal cancer. Court records say Timothy Gingerich is charged with theft, identity theft and 28 counts of forgery. Authorities said Gingerich, 26, wrote himself nearly $8,000 in checks from his father’s