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4-H Has A Better Location to Serve Food at the Fair

Last year the 4-H had a difficult time obtaining running water in their food stand at the Hancock County Fair. This year, that has all changed. The fair has moved  the group to a new location close to the show ring. As a consequence, they are more in the public eye and they have better


Hancock County Fair Afternoon Events Today

The Hancock County Fair will be very busy today with several interesting events to attend. Beginning at 12pm the Commercial Building opens as does the Hancock County Conservation Department demonstration trailer. the trailer will have all kinds of interesting displays to explore. Juggler Dan Kirk who has appeared on America’s Got Talent will perform on


Lobby For Highways and Win a Harley (Audio)

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers are coming out to the Hancock County Fair today in support of getting money put into the National Highway Fund and they want your support. They are obtaining it in a very unusual way. Jordanne True of the group explains: The purpose for the giveaway stems from a highway trust


Grant helps communities manage trees, plan for tree pests

Iowa communities with a population over 5,000 have the opportunity to learn more about tree care, identification and inventory in their community through a grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Most of these target communities do not have dedicated forestry personnel or expertise, but may have staff that can be trained that would

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Channel Catfish Strong 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 Crawford Creek Impoundment Crappie – Slow: A few small crappies have been

Coordinates of Fish Holding Structures Added to DNR Website

Anglers searching for the hard to find rock piles, brush or stake beds in Iowa lakes now have access to the exact location of all in lake habitat. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has uploaded GPS coordinates for fish habitat as a .gpx file to its website at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/AboutFishinginIowa/HabitatLakeProjects.aspx. The format may be used

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Tractor Ride Planned in Dows

Prior to Corn Days taking place next weekend in Dows, the area will have a tractor ride beginning at 4pm. The event will begin at the school parking lot and ten make its way throughout town before returning back to the park. The evening will be capped with a community pot luck dinner which will

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President Declares Disaster for Iowa (Audio)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 14-23, 2014. The President’s action makes federal