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UI boosts local economy

July 21, 2013 Turning out well-educated people with the skills and perspectives necessary to keep the economy robust and the quality of life in society high is a major part of the mission of the University of Iowa. more »»

Brunow empowers riders with special bikes

July 21, 2013 JEFFERSON — The bicycles that fill the showroom of All Ability Cycles are different from those often seen on trails and roads around Iowa. more »»

MidAmerican Energy ranks highest

July 21, 2013 MidAmerican Energy Co.’s customers have again given high marks to the company for excellent customer satisfaction. J.D. more »»

Medical tech comes home to farm

July 21, 2013 SAC CITY — Many years, experiences and miles later, Linda Ritchie is back home caring for and managing her family’s farm. more »»

Sac County sets farmland leasing workshop July 31

July 21, 2013 SAC CITY — The Iowa State University Extension in Sac County has set a farmland leasing workshop for 9 a.m. on July 31, in the Extension office in Sac City. more »»

Mosaic pot workshop set Monday

July 21, 2013 Iowa State University Webster County Extension will be hosting a mosaic flower pot workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p m. Monday, at 217 S. 25th St., in Fort Dodge. more »»

ILF hosts soil health day in Albert City

July 21, 2013 ALBERT?CITY — Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day at 4 p.m. on July 30 in the Ag Partners meeting room, 30 E. Main, in Albert City. more »»

Humboldt nail technician’s art featured nationally

July 14, 2013 HUMBOLDT — For the past 10 years, Bobbie Taylor has been polishing and adding custom art to her client’s nails. It started as a hobby at first, but has since gained her national recognition. more »»

Salon Posh is part of success story

July 14, 2013 What was once the commercial heart of Fort Dodge is bustling again. more »»

Agriculture equipment company Brokaw announces opening of new facility

July 14, 2013 Family-owned, Brokaw Supply Co. is expanding its supply of agriculture spray and fertilizer equipment to southern Minnesota. more »»

Wright County Extension celebrates 100th year

July 14, 2013 EAGLE GROVE — A ceremony was held at the Wright County Fair Thursday night honoring the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State University Extension Service in Wright County and announcing inductees int... more »»

Great Clips introduces high-tech convenience

July 7, 2013 Busy people hate long waits. That’s why Great Clips has introduced a high-tech method to determine how soon one can be served at its salons coupled with the ability to check in prior to arriva. more »»

USDA: U.S. plants 97 million corn acres

July 7, 2013 When the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its grain stocks report and acreage report on June 28, the sell off of corn futures was almost immediate. more »»

Farm was site of area’s first corn crop

July 7, 2013 HUMBOLDT — Jason Simonsen is hesitant to refer to his grandfather as a pioneer, but in a way, that’s what he was. more »»

Iowa Learning Farm’s July webinar to focus on soil sustainability

July 7, 2013 AMES — The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar, will be at 11:30 a.m. on July 17 and features Michael Castellano, assistant agronomy professor at Iowa State Universit. more »»

Smeltzer Trust Farm site of ILF field day

July 7, 2013 OTHO — Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on july 17, and is approximately 2. more »»

Sweet Corn Feed set July 13

July 7, 2013 The annual sweet corn feed, sponsored by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s ag committee, is set from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. more »»

Be Be Nails & Spa opens in FD

June 30, 2013 The potential of Fort Dodge’s Corridor of Commerce to attract new businesses to the city got its latest illustration earlier this month. Tuyen Nguyen opened Be Be Nails & Spa, 2307 Fifth Ave. S. more »»

Field day focuses on management in wet ground

June 30, 2013 KANAWHA — Crop management in a wet, late-planted season, plus integrated weed and pest management options were prime topics for about 100 farmers on Tuesday at the Iowa State University Extension’s... more »»

Decker drivers compete

June 30, 2013 Two Decker Truck Line Inc. drivers were among 111 who represented Iowa at the 2013 Iowa Truck Driving Championships June 13 and 14 in Altoona. Decker Truck Line Inc. more »»



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