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International Festival Receives a Major Grant

International Festival Receives a Major Grant

The International Festival received a shot in the arm from the Iowa Arts Council. Organizers of the annual event that brings world cultures to Forest City announced that they had received a Rural Arts Development Project Grant from the IAC. The grant funds will help support the festival which returns to Heritage Park from June

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Warning About Bird Flu for Backyard Chickens, Pet Birds

Federal officials say it’s critical for any Iowans with backyard chickens to take every precaution to protect their flocks from the latest outbreak of avian influenza. Catherine Woteki  an undersecretary at the U-S-D-A, says Iowa’s already seen three large commercial operations severely impacted by H-5-N-2 in the past two weeks and the virus is clearly


Positions Still Open for NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s Youth Entrepreneurial Academy

Area high school students have the chance to take advantage of an adventurous and potentially profitable opportunity this summer!   Applications for North Iowa Area Community College’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s Youth Entrepreneurial Academy are now being accepted through May 1st or until full. Space is limited to 30 students. The Academy will run June


DNR Resource Guide Available to help Ash tree Owners

Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in 21 Iowa counties, most recently in Dallas County, creating increasing concerns for tree owners around the state. To help answer common questions by ash tree owners and provide responsible options and steps to take, the DNR has created a brief EAB resource guide accessible online at


Tips for Northern Iowa College Grads as They Launch Job Searches

Many local north Iowans are about to graduate from college and they’ll be flooding the internet with their resumes over the next few weeks as they begin job hunts. Susan McBroom, a vocational rehabilitation specialist, says before you type the first letter on your resume, check Instagram and all other online accounts to make sure there’s