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Forest City High Sends Seven to State Performance

Forest City High Sends Seven to State Performance

It was a very successful state competition for the Forest City Indians Individual Speech and Debate team last week. The team has seen very strong showings already this year in the group competitions. However, the individual competitions proved very strong too. Forest City Speech and Debate Coach Scott Bertleson explains: The competitions at the state


Cover Crop Termination Guidelines Simple for Iowa Farmers

Rules for terminating winter hardy cover crops are clear and simple to follow for Iowa farmers and allow for maximizing conservation benefits, says Barb Stewart, state agronomist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). With the increased popularity of cover crops, USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) has simplified termination guidelines for winter surviving cover crops for

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Weekly Eggs Statistics Released

United States egg production totaled 7.62 billion during February 2015, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 6.61 billion table eggs, and 1.01 billion hatching eggs, of which 928 million were broiler-type and 80 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during February 2015 averaged 362 million, up 1 percent from last year.

Pesticide Application

Private Pesticide Applicator Training to be April 9th

The Winnebago County Extension will hold a Private Pesticide Applicator’s Recertification Program at the Titonka Savings Bank April 9th at 7:00 pm Forest City.  This training is for all private pesticide applicators needing 2 hours of continuing education training to maintain their certification.  Paul Kassel, Extension Crops Field Specialist, will conduct the pesticide training. Participants

Charles City

UPDATE: Woman Struck in Crosswalk by Car Driven by Fire Chief in Charles City

An elderly woman was struck by a fire department vehicle this week in northeast Iowa. It happened last Tuesday afternoon in Charles City. Floyd County Sheriff Investigator Pat Shirley says the car was being driving by Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple. The pedestrian, 85-year-old Gladys Kellogg, remains in fair condition at a hospital in Rochester,

Amanda Ragan

Mason City Legislator and Others Seek More Oversight of Medicaid Program Shift

All 50 state senators are pushing for more legislative oversight of a shift that will turn over management of nearly all of the state’s more than four-billion dollar Medicaid program to private “managed care” companies. Senator Amanda Ragan, a Democrat from Mason City, says there’s “great uncertainty” about how this transition will impact the 560-thousand