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Anything Goes

“Anything Goes” is Coming to NIACC

“Anything Goes” is Coming to NIACC

Dr. Dave and Cathy Beck, First Citizens National Bank and Mason City Clinic will present Anything Goes as it takes the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  Tickets, rows A-V, are $55 in advance; tickets, row W-Z, are $40 in advance.  All

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Hancock County 4-H Youth Compete in a “World Class” Challenge

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering.  Every year, FIRST LEGO releases a new challenge that engages the teams in hands-on robotics design and scientific research.  This year’s challenge is titled WORLD CLASS.  In this competition, team members are challenged to

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Crop Advantage Meeting Provides Production Information for North Iowa Farmers

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Crop Advantage meeting on January 8, 2015 at the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. The program is hosted by Terry Basol and Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension Field Agronomists serving north central Iowa. Crop Advantage provides the latest information to promote profitable and sustainable decision-making

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Manure Applicators Certification on January 6th

Applicators should contact the Winnebago County Extension & Outreach office to register in Thompson, Iowa. Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Jan. 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will

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IRFA Honors Iowa Legislators as Lifetime Champions of Renewable Fuels

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced today that three Iowa state legislators leaving their posts in 2014 were honored with the “Lifetime Champion of Renewable Fuels” award for their long, distinguished careers and steadfast support of renewable fuels. “It’s bittersweet to see these distinguished individuals leave the state legislature after long, successful careers, and

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Grassley Sounds Off on the New Cuban Relations

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa made the following comment on President Obama’s announcement of eased economic and diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. “This policy change is a gift for the Cuban government that has done nothing to provide basic, fundamental human rights to the Cuban people.  According to our own Department of

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Iowa Soybean Association Recognizes Governor Branstad for Distinguished Service

Farmer members of the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) recognized Governor Terry Branstad for his tireless support of Iowa agriculture and the soybean industry during the organization’s 50th Anniversary Symposium and Recognition Banquet held in Des Moines.                 ISA board president Tom Oswald presented Governor Branstad with the ISA Distinguished Service Award at the event’s opening

Obama Commutes Drug Sentence of Muscatine Woman

A Muscatine woman is one of eight drug convicts whose prison time has been cut short by President Barack Obama. Obama announced Wednesday that Jennifer Regenos’ 20-year prison sentence has been commuted to expire in April. She was sentenced in 2002 on a conviction of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The president also pardoned 12 convicts

US backs off death penalty in Iowa slayings

Federal prosecutors are giving up their long pursuit of the death penalty against a woman convicted of helping kill five people in Iowa in 1993. The government said in a court filing Wednesday that it will no longer seek to execute Angela Johnson in the drug-related killings. She’s expected to be sentenced to life in