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Pasture Walk at Tinker Farm Near Manchester

Pastures play an important role in improving water quality as well as supporting livestock production. A pasture walk will be held at the Gene Tinker farm near Manchester on Thursday, September 22, starting at 10 am. Using EQIP funding, Tinker has improved this pasture by dividing into paddocks and rotational grazing, and interseeding legumes into

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – Sept. 19

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. “Much of the state remains very wet and that could delay harvest as farmers wait for fields to dry. With


It’s Homecoming Week!

West Delaware kicked off Homecoming Week Monday with “America Monday” with students dressing up in red, white, and blue. Student Council member Anna Thole tells about the theme for the rest of the week: Student Council member McKenna Coates says the hallways will be decorated with a movie theme: This year’s Homecoming King and Queen

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Branstad Asks For Federal Assistance After Flooding

Governor Terry Branstad is asking the president to declare eight Iowa counties disaster areas.  The governor is asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek for the severe storms and flooding that hit from August 23rd to the 27th. A joint federal, state, and local preliminary damage


Hazleton Water Boil Advisory Lifted

The water boil advisory that was in effect for the city of Hazleton has been lifted. A water main break earlier this week led the city to shut off its water for a couple hours Wednesday morning. A boil advisory was in effect since that time, but city officials announced Friday afternoon that Hazleton’s water

Corn and Bean Exports Picking Up Despite Lousy Prices

Harvesting will begin in Iowa soon on what some believe will be the nation’s largest-ever corn crop, but prices are still in the basement for the third straight year. On the plus side, agricultural exports for corn are picking up, according to U-S-D-A ag economist Bryce Cooke. For Iowa’s other top crop, soybeans, Cooke says


Guttenberg Police Investigating Possible Child Enticement Incident

Guttenberg Police are investigating a possible child enticement incident. It happened Thursday afternoon near 607 South First Street. Three elementary-age children were walking on the sidewalk when a black older-model SUV drove up and parked on the opposite side of the street. The man got out of the vehicle and approached the children, asking them


Hopkinton Lutheran Church Permanently Closing Doors

A Hopkinton church is permanently closing its doors. St. John’s Lutheran Church has been in the community for over 150 years. Church member Suzanne Reiter says they’ve always been a small congregation, but it was a vibrant one too with dedicated members. This year, they dwindled down to seventy members and they’ve had to make


Dozens Evacuated During Monticello Gas Leak

A damaged gas main prompted officials in Monticello to evacuate several homes and businesses on Thursday afternoon. Monticello police say the leak happened on South Main and South streets. 25 to 30 businesses and homes were affected. The city opened the Monticello Community Building for those displaced by the gas leak. The issue was resolved