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International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium Is July 16-18

Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18, 2014. The symposium will bring together beef producers, processors, retailers, government officials, NGOs, animal scientists, veterinarians and students to discuss, debate and learn more about specific welfare issues encompassing all angles of the beef supply chain, including social concerns, production, environment,

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof

The Music Man Square and Stebens Children’s Theatre will be holding auditions for a community wide, multi-generational, musical production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.  Although the cast is made up of adults and high school teens, some young people will also be used in the production.  Also looking for dancers with special skills for The

Recent Brush Fire Related Deaths Cause Concern

The State Fire Marshal Division and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Burn Treatment Center are warning Iowans of the alarming number of brush fire-related deaths and injuries. Between February and April this year, the UI Burn Treatment Center reports three people have died and three others have been injured as a result of brush

2014 Crop Scouting Competition Open to High School Students

The Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University is hosting its fourth crop scouting competition on Aug. 5 for teams of Iowa high school students. Organizers announced the 2014 theme, Crop Scouting Innovations, this week along with extending an invitation to participate to teams of high school students (those completing grades 9-12). The competition


Area Festival Gets $5,000 Shot in the Arm (Audio)

As summer draws closer, the International Festival of North Iowa is gearing up with entertainment, parade, and general activity planning. Much of the planning involves money which the festival coordinators would have to find and put together. As of last week, that funding came available courtesy of the Rural Arts Development Grant which will help