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Severe Weather

With the slight risk of severe weather brining possibility of damaging winds and hail, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offers the following 12 tips for residents to stay safe. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Avoid flooded areas or those with rapid water flow. Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream. It takes

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Northey Comments on Wet Crops Report

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “The above average temperatures and frequent rains continued this week.  Although we could use a break from the rain in some parts

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The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation Expands Program with the Food Bank of Iowa for Local Cities

Beginning in September, even more families struggling with food insecurity will find some relief with an expanded Ham Sandwiches for Kids™ program, made possible by the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms. The program will provide $5 coupons, four times a year, for sliced or shaved ham to an additional 1,500 Iowa

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Emerald Ash Borer Meeting in Winnebago County

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Titonka Savings Bank and the Winnebago County Extension Office will host an informational meeting presented by Mark Shour Entomologist, concerning the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic, destructive insect of ash trees, which is spreading in Iowa. The meeting will take place in the Titonka

Forest City Baseball team advances to district final, plays Saturday night

SPORTS NEWS JULY 16 2014 The Forest City baseball team opened the 2A district tournament with a 5-1 win over Central Springs Tuesday night at home. In a game heard on KIOW, Jeff Andersen scattered 5 hits, striking out 8 Panthers. Tanner Thompson had 2 doubles, 3 RBI and 4 total hits, with Jordan True

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All Clear: Flash Flood Watch Discontinued, but Danger Persists (Audio)

The National Weather Service has lifted the Flash Flood Watch for the area. With the storms moving away frrom our listening area and into eastern parts of Iowa, forecasters decided to lift the watch. A watch means that conditions are favorable for flooding to occur, however those conditions already exist in the Forest City area.