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Iowa Soybean Association Builds on Environmental Services

Iowa Soybean Association Builds on Environmental Services

  ANKENY, IOWA — The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) welcomes three environmental professionals to directly assist farmers in improving natural resource management and environmental quality while also enhancing the competitiveness of soybean farmers. In September, Chris Hay, senior environmental scientist, along with Diane Ercse and Karl Gesch, watershed coordinators/resource management specialists, joined the Environmental Programs and

New Warden Appointed at Anamosa State Penitentiary

A new warden was appointed Friday to lead the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Iowa Department of Corrections Director Jerry Bartruff recommended William Sperfslage take over as Warden of the Anamosa State Penitentiary, where he got his start 36 years ago. The Anamosa State Pen houses up to 1,000 of the state’s “high risk” offenders, many of


Beardsley and Klostermann Lead Golfers in College Conference

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Wartburg College extended its overall lead to 41 strokes at the midway point of the 2015 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Women’s Golf Championship after firing a 303 total Saturday at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. The Knights, in pursuit of their ninth straight IIAC crown, have five of the top six

Norbert Kruse – Elkader

Norbert Kruse, 64, of Elkader, died Saturday, October 03, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.   Private family services will be held at a later date.   Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


USDA Awards Grants to Support Local Farm Programs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $35 million in federal grants to support farmers markets and other local farm programs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday the distribution of funds allocated in last year’s farm bill to hundreds of local food marketing programs. Iowa farmers market promotion grants include

Garnavillo’s Only Grocery Stores Closes

GARNAVILLO, Iowa (AP) – A small city in eastern Iowa has bid farewell to a grocery store that had been the community’s only market for the past four decades. The Telegraph Herald reports that longtime customers stopped by Bob’s Food Store in Garnavillo on Wednesday to say their goodbyes and offer well wishes to owners


Manchester Woman Involved in Highway 20 Crash

A Manchester woman was taken to the hospital following an accident along Highway 20 near Delaware Thursday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 88-year old Edith Raus of Manchester was driving eastbound when she began to change lanes. A semi, which was in the lane next to her, made contact with the front left


West Delaware Celebrates Homecoming

West Delaware is celebrating Homecoming this week… After a week of dress-up days and activities, the school week wrapped up with the annual Homecoming parade through Manchester. This year’s Grand Marshal was Wilma Billhorn of Manchester. Billhorn, who has served as a paraeducator at West Delaware for seven years, tells KMCH it was a honor. This year’s