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Pike and Smallmouth Good in Rivers in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

Pike and Smallmouth Good in Rivers in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. NORTHWEST Brushy Creek Lake Expect bluegill and crappie fishing to pick up near

Grassley Vets

Grassley Announces Extended Deadline for Applications for Iowa Veterans Fellowship Program

Senator. Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced an extended deadline, now April 15, for a new fellowship program in his state offices for Iowans with recent military service.  Grassley encourages these veterans to consider and apply for the program. “This program will help these veterans gain experience working with the public and providing constituent services,” Grassley

Thompson Pleads Guilty on Meth Charges

Multiple traffic stops by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office led to Class D felony charges against a Joice man. The first traffic stop was by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on December 1, 2013 and a tandem stop by both the Forest City Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on February 10th. In


Hogs Inventory Up 7%

As of March 1, there were 65.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 7 percent from March 2014, but down slightly from December 1, 2014, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other key findings in the report were:

Iowa EAB Pos Sites 3-23-2015

Emerald Ash Borer Getting Closer

 Emerald Ash Borer or EAB has been positively identified in the city of Clinton, making this the twentieth county in Iowa where this wood boring pest of ash trees has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.