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Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley on ALS

Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley on ALS

Q:        What is ALS? A:        Some people may know the neurodegenerative disease by another name, Lou Gehrig’s disease.  ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  To the tens of thousands of American families impacted by this progressive, debilitating disease, the diagnosis is devastating.  The incurable disease disrupts nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading

Improve Your Health–Know Your Wellness Numbers

Hancock County Health System (HCHS) is hosting its second Wellness Fair for residents to receive various wellness screens, from measuring blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and ankle-brachial index (ABI) screening to assessing hearing and sleep pattern, without a physician’s written order. The healthcare professionals in the Wellness Center will perform a headto-toe health wellness assessment


River Critters Program Scheduled

We here in north Iowa are fortunate to have a wonderful resource such as the Winnebago River Water Trail right in our own backyard! But, how much do we really know about it? Most people know that it begins near Lake Mills and continues all the way to Forest City. And many people have floated

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Kanawha Labor Day Celebrations Planned

The Kanawha Labor Day celebrations have been arranged and will get underway on Labor Day weekend. Organizer Larry Cooper tells KIOW News all about the Saturday celebrations. The event is essentially a fund raiser which has a very long history of benefitting area youth. The public is invited to attend the event which begins August

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Bank Fishing Good 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 Bluegill – Fair: The bluegills being caught are

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They Gotta Have Cover, Pheasants That Is…

“They Gotta’ Have Cover” is a new and catchy way to call attention to what farmers can do to bring back pheasants and other grassland birds. Debuting at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Aug. 26-28, the video features three farmers rapping about the cover types they’ve planted, then nurtured to shelter and feed pheasant


Labor Day Weekend Driving Tips

Labor Day marks the end of summer and many families will be traveling various distances to this holiday weekend. The Iowa State Patrol would like to remind all motorists the long, three-day holiday weekend will mean increased traffic on all Iowa’s roadways. The increase in traffic can translate into increased collisions, serious injuries, fatalities, and


Worth County 4-H Record Book Workshops in September

 The Worth County Extension Office will host a number of 4-H Record Book Workshops throughout the month of September. The kickoff event will be on Wednesday, September 3rd at 3:30 P.M. The next two will take place on September 17th and September 24th with each starting at 3:30 P.M. This year’s record book deadline and

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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Awarded Grant for Lakes Survey

The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) was awarded a $130,750 grant by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to renew a study that helped shed light on the use of recreational lakes. “Collecting information on how, where and when Iowans use the state’s recreational lakes allows us to properly analyze and evaluate the return on investment for water quality improvement projects,”