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Miller convenes fourth ag academy

July 27, 2014 AMES — A national conference to enhance the knowledge of urban and minority legislators about agriculture was held in Ames July 17 through 19. more »»

A sign of the times

July 20, 2014 The Bookworm, after celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, is phasing out DVD rentals. “There’s probably people still renting them, but a lot of people are using Netflix. They can stream the. more »»

Raising turbines

July 20, 2014 HARCOURT — MidAmerican Energy’s new wind farm in Webster County is well underway with 21 of the company’s planned 107 turbines standing across southern Webster Count. more »»

ISU-Webster County sets ag leasing meeting

July 20, 2014 A farmland leasing meeting, geared for farm tenants and land owners, is set from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Aug 7, at the Webster County Extension office. more »»

Longtime State Farm agency has new head

July 13, 2014 Jeff Haupts now leads the State Farm agency that Craig Hamilton headed for four decade. more »»

Dedham’s bologna turns 100

July 13, 2014 DEDHAM — There’s hardly anything in Dedham that hasn’t changed dramatically since 1914, yet one tradition stays the same in this small Carroll County town — its famous bologn. more »»

Breaking up a long stretch

July 6, 2014 ROCKWELL CITY — Travelers on a long stretch of four-lane U.S. Highway 20 now have a new place to stop. Sparky’s One Stop opened June 27 at the corner of 20 and Iowa Highway 4 near Rockwell City. more »»

Boone hosts 2014 Hay Expo

July 6, 2014 BOONE — According to Matt Jungmann, manager of the Hay and Forage Expo held June 24-June 26 near Boone, an estimated 2,500 people attended the event during the three-day run. more »»

Tips to managing storm-damaged row crops

July 6, 2014 EMMETSBURG — Grain producers in many parts of Northwest Iowa are deciding what to do with flooded and hailed-out acres following an outbreak of severe weather during the week of June 15, which... more »»

LifeWorks aids clients, economy

June 29, 2014 For nearly a half century, LifeWorks Community Services, 1303 A St., has played a key role in Fort Dodge and Webster County. more »»

The art of hoof, feather trimming

June 29, 2014 ANKENY — Griffieon family members wielded scissors, nippers, clippers and electric grinders during a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day June 19 devoted to livestock grooming. more »»

Standing strong for a century

June 22, 2014 GOWRIE — Security Savings Bank, a financial institution that serves several central Iowa communities, just turned 100. The bank got its start in 1914 in Slifer. more »»

Pet Central to open its doors Thursday

June 22, 2014 Pet Central, Everything Pet Boutique opens Thursday. The new Central Avenue shop offers pet supplies, food and mor. more »»

Kitchen creativity is rewarded

June 22, 2014 RUNNELLS — A flair for cooking, a love of Iowa agriculture and a competitive spirit have paid off in a big way for Cristen Clark of rural Runnells. more »»

Mandating GMO labels

June 22, 2014 Consumers today are asking more questions about food and food safety, leading to an avalanche of concerns about genetically modified products and their role in the market place. more »»

Innovation to success

June 15, 2014 After more than a half century in business, Fletcher Wood Products, 408 Central Ave. more »»

A new crop focus on industrial hemp

June 15, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — The year was 1943 with the United States in World War II. At Eagle Grove, 130 Italian prisoners of war departed from a train and put to work. more »»

ILF sets Tuesday Webster County field day

June 15, 2014 BADGER — Iowa Learning Farms will host a strip-till and cover crops for nutrient management field day from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Badger. more »»

Fire brings opportunity

June 8, 2014 A new winery has been growing north of Fort Dodge and will soon come to fruition. The Soldier Creek Winery, run by Bill and Tammi Secor and their family, will be ready to start selling next month. more »»

FH names new CFO

June 8, 2014 Debbie Russell, who has served Friendship Haven for more than 15 years as the organization’s chief financial officer, has resigned, according to an announcement by Friendship Haven President and... more »»



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