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Retiring Optometrist Merges with Dyersville Eye Clinic

Retiring Optometrist Merges with Dyersville Eye Clinic

  A Dyersville eye doctor has retired after four decades of serving the community. Dr. Paul Ahern of Midwest Optometric Associates said goodbye to his patients on Thursday during an open house at his business. Ahern says forty years came and went pretty quickly. Ahern joined the optometry practice of Dr. Robert Henkels in 1976, who started his practice

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Seven Farmers Elected to Iowa Soybean Association Board

ANKENY, IOWA — Seven soybean farmers, including five newcomers, recently elected to the Iowa Soybean Association Board will help shape policy and invest checkoff dollars to improve the competitiveness of colleagues. They are: Rick Juchems, Plainfield (District 3); LaVerne Arndt, Sac City (District 4); Dave Walton, Wilton (District 6); Randy Miller, Lacona (District 8); and


Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 15

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “Crops generally remain in good condition statewide with 83 percent of corn and soybeans rated as good or excellent.

Arlan “Arnie” Howard Ditch – Monticello

A Celebration of Life for 82 year old Arlan “Arnie” Howard Ditch of Monticello will take place August 18 at the Monticello Golf Club, with a service from 4 until 5, and music, dinner, and drinks to follow.  Visitation: Wednesday, August 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello. Survivors

Roger Moorman – Lamont

Funeral Services for 66 year old Roger Moorman of Lamont will be held at 7 PM, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont. Visitation from 4 until 7 PM Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Church in Lamont Survivors of Roger Moorman include: his wife Sandra of Lamont; children: Erin Moorman, Ashley


Over 400 Cars Cruise Throughout Delaware County

It was a busy weekend in Manchester with the Country Cruisers Car Cruise events and the Chamber’s second annual Bacon-N-Hops Festival. Local residents got a chance to sample some bacon goodies and craft beer at Bacon-N-Hops Saturday afternoon. Chamber Director Jessica Pape says they had about a dozen vendors offering samples. Chamber President Chris Cruse

Iowa Officials Highlight Statewide Water Quality Efforts

(DES MOINES) – At the Administration’s weekly press conference at the Iowa State Fair today, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that $3.8 million in cost share funds to help over 1,900 farmers install nutrient reduction practices have been obligated to farmers in 97 counties.  The


Sudden Death Syndrome Reported in Soybeans Across State

Iowa soybean growers are on the lookout for a number of diseases just as most plants are setting pods. Sudden death syndrome in soybeans is being reported in many parts of Iowa. Todd Claussen, director of agronomy for Ames-based Landus Cooperative, says infected beans will shut down early. “They’ll senesce early and they’ll drop leaves