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Snow Forecasted to Return to the Area Today

Snow Forecasted to Return to the Area Today

National Weather Service meteorologist Rod Donovan says the precipitation will arrive today in the form of rain or freezing rain first then become snow through the day. Forecasters are calling for areas of northern Iowa to get one to two inches of snow. The light snow will bring a drop in temperatures. Donovan says high


VITA Volunteers Provide Free Tax Preparation in Rural Counties

Betty Abel is entering her fifth year of preparing tax returns at the Welcome We Help Inc. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site in Corydon, Iowa. Abel joins a team of accountants, clergy, retired professionals and students throughout the state who volunteer to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through this program, known as VITA. Rules

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Water quality, infrastructure top Iowa Soybean Association’s legislative agenda

Expanding water quality initiatives on Iowa’s farms and improving transportation infrastructure top the Iowa Soybean Association’s 2015 state legislative agenda. “Water quality is at the forefront of our minds and we support proposed funding that will enable farmers to implement practices and carry out environmentally conscious efforts,” said Wayne Fredericks, ISA president-elect and public affairs

Conservation Stewardship Program

Conservation Planning Assistance from NRCS Signup by February 2nd

Iowa producers and landowners who sign up for voluntary conservation planning assistance by Feb. 2 will receive priority planning service from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff, according to State Conservationist Jay Mar in Des Moines. “Developing a conservation plan is the first step towards realizing the economic and stewardship benefits of

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FSQA Certification Training Planned

The Winnebago County Extension office will be offering FSQA training January 29th from 6-8pm to be held at the Winnebago County Extension office.  If you are planning to show livestock at the county, district, or state fair level you MUST have FSQA certification.  Youth in 4th through 6th grade must complete training yearly.  Those in

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Worth County Board Discuss Donations and Insurance Agreements

The Worth County Board met Monday and heard from the County Engineer on general road maintenance and matters. The board reviewed drainage district issues including jobs that have been awarded such as Drainage District 8 and 23. Then they heard about jobs that are pending such as Drainage District 21-West Main, and Drainage Districts 5, 18, and


Bridge Replacement Over Winnebago River Progressing

Graves Construction has closed 475th St./470th St. northwest of Lake Mills between 190th Ave. and 203rd Ave. for bridge replacement. The worksite is closed to all traffic although access will be maintained to local residents. The project is expected to be completed by July. The 1981 timber bridge will be replaced with a 24 foot wide

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Smart Start Workshop Offered In Lake Mills

Winn-Worth Betco will be hosting a Smart Start Workshop for anyone considering starting a business or in the process of starting a small business. This workshop will be conducted by North Iowa Area Community College and the Small Business Development Center and is a two-hour free workshop which will cover learning how to create a

Home School Workshop is Organizing

Stebens Children’s Theatre is offering a Home School Workshop to the North Iowa area home school students starting Monday, February 9-Friday, February 20.  The time of the two week workshop is 1:30-4:00 p.m. weekdays, Monday thru Friday, and will feature a small production performed to friends and family on the last day of the workshop.