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Saving Fuel & Understanding the Complexities of Herbicide Products

Saving Fuel & Understanding the Complexities of Herbicide Products

NASHUA, IA – ISU Extension Specialists emphasize crop production issues in a late start to the season during the Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The program runs from 1 to 4:30 pm and will feature five speakers.  Ken Pecinovsky, ISU Research Farm Superintendent, will briefly review


NH Pool opens for the Season

NEW HAMPTON, IA – Summer has officially arrived in New Hampton with the opening of the swimming pool. Rick Kramer of the New Hampton Park and Rec dept says the pool opened last weekend and now is the time to get in and get those pool passes: For information on pool passes or summer programs

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Women on Target Class in Waverly

WAVERLY, IA – The Three Rivers Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is once again offering the National Rifle Association educational program entitled “Women on Target” coming in June. Doyle Wegner is a certified firearms instructor and says the class is one of their most popular offered by the NRA: The cost to sign up

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Heartland Days 5K Sign Up Deadline

  NEW HAMPTON, IA – Heartland Days is just 2 weeks away and the deadline to guarantee the sign up deals on the 5K Run is TODAY (Fri). Emily Kleiss from Chickasaw Co Wellness Complex is very excited about the event and tells why you really want to get signed up by today if at

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Iowa’s Free Fishing Weekend June 6-8

Des Moines, IA – Iowa residents may fish without a license on June 6, 7 and 8 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources free fishing weekend. Free fishing weekend allows Iowans an opportunity to try fishing without purchasing a license. All other regulations remain in place. “We are experiencing some excellent fishing

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CC Council Discusses Ribbon Policy

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Charles City Council discussed the issue of Ribbons around town at a recent workshop meeting. Council member Michael Hammond had proposed a notification system, whereby citizens would need to inform the city when they wanted to put up ribbons feels. He feels the system needs to have more structure: The


Emerald Ash Borer a looming threat

CHARLES CITY, IA – With the Emerald Ash Borer being found last fall in Bremer Charles City officials are concerned and have decided its time to revamp the City’s tree ordinance. City Administrator Steve Diers shares what was discussed at a recent workshop meeting: The City will be looking into revising what trees will be


Iowa Finance Authority Seeks Nominations for 2014 HousingIowa Awards

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Finance Authority is seeking nominations for the seventh annual HousingIowa Awards. The HousingIowa Awards recognize outstanding programs, projects and people in all sectors of Iowa’s housing industry for their leadership and innovation in advancing affordable housing opportunities in Iowa. Award nominations are due July 3. Award nominations are judged

National Register of Historic Places Nomination

    CHARLES CITY, IA – An application for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the former Sherman Nursery Office Building in Charles City, as well as the three stone bridges on the property at 1300 Grove Street, is scheduled to be reviewed by the State National Register Nominations Review Committee on

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Time to Sign up for Summer 4H Programs

CHARLES CITY, IA – Many area kids have been working on fair projects for quite awhile and ISU Extension and Outreach wants any kids that might need or want some help with a fair project to know they are planning some workshops. Allison Hocking is has details on the workshops that are planned: Call the