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Operation LZ

Operation LZ Planning Completed. Countdown Continues.

Operation LZ Planning Completed. Countdown Continues.

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Viet Nam War. Many young men and women were called to serve and sacrifice, but upon discharge, received no thank you or welcome home. History shows many, if not most, were ridiculed and openly challenged in public for their service. Welcome Home-Operation LZ(Landing Zone) scheduled


Forest City Parks Board to Meet

The Forest City Parks Board will meet on August 12th at 5:30pm in the Parks and Recreation office beginning at 5:30pm. The board will initially approve invoices to the Parks Department. The board will hear various reports from the parks department, the recreation report, and an update on the work being done on the departments


Crops Remain in Good Shape Throughout the Area

A majority of the corn and soybeans in the area remain in good to excellent condition according to Monday’s U-S-D-A weekly crop report. Some farmers are worried about whether they’ll get enough moisture to see their crops reach their full yield potential. Iowa State University Extension Agronomist, Paul Kassel, monitors 10-counties in northwest and north-central Iowa.

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Farmland Leasing Meeting to be Held August 18th in Thompson

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented, and the percentage of farmland rented has increased over time due to the changing demographics of farmland owners. Iowa farmland cash rental rates decreased overall this past year. Farmland values have also decreased. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Winnebago County is hosting a farmland leasing