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Hancock County Community Health Joins World No Tobacco Day Recognition

Hancock County Community Health Joins World No Tobacco Day Recognition

Hancock County Health System Community Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World No Tobacco Day. As part of the event, which is held every May 31, Quitline Iowa is offering eight weeks of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to eligible participants enrolling in the


USDA to Study Small Rodents in Iowa for Avian Influenza

Area poultry farms and egg producers are watching their flocks carefully due to the recent outbreak of avian flu. Rembrandt Industries has had to destroy approximately two million birds in its facility in Renville, Minnesota which is directly west of Minneapolis. Now eyes are on the Thompson facility. A team of wildlife biologists from the U.S.


Garner Farmers Market Dates Announced

Organizers of the Garner Farmers Market have announced the dates when the market will be open.The market will run June 18-October 15 on Thursdays from 3pm-6pm located across from the intersection of Highway 18 and 69 in Garner. Locally grown and produced food and craft items will be available for sale. This event will be

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Money Now Available for Installation of Nutrient Reduction Practices

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices.  Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer. The cost share rate for first-time  users of cover crops is $25 per acre, no-till or strip

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Tree Town Festival Goes Country Today

Legendary rockers .38 Special closed day one of the Tree Town Festival on the American Legion Stage, blazing through a hit-filled set that included “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night” and “Caught Up in You,” while 80s tribute band Hairball brought the full-on, no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party to Heritage Park. Tree Town Music