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Fayette County Shooting Appears to be Accidental

Fayette County Shooting Appears to be Accidental

Authorities say the shooting that killed a boy in Fayette County on Friday appears to have been accidental. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy shows 4-year old Jayden Choate died from a gunshot wound to his head. The shooting happened at a home at 210 Main Street in Elgin. An investigation conducted with


Manchester Riverfest a Huge Success

Saturday’s Riverfest activities in Manchester started with thousands of rubber ducks being dropped from the Marion Street Bridge as part of Regional Medical Center’s “Duck Dash and Dive”.  Mike Briggs says the event was a huge success: First place was won by Rae Ellen Lyness, who won a new kayak; 2nd place which was two


Dyersville Man Injured in Motorcycle-Car Collision

A Dyersville man is expected to recover following a motorcycle-car collision on Friday afternoon. Authorities say 27-year old Jared Wessels was traveling eastbound on his motorcycle on Dyersville East Road near Dyersville around 1:30 pm when he collided with a westbound pickup truck that was making a left-handed turn into a private drive. Wessels was

Iowa Farm Bureau Relaunches Conservation Website

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 17, 2016 – Today, Iowa Farm Bureau relaunched with updated content for farmers and non-farmers alike to see the progress being made through the Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa’s collaborative, research-based strategy for water quality improvement. With more than 30 videos and infographics, users can see the many ways

Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey reminds farmers the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds for nutrient reduction practices. This program has been popular with farmers interested in adding additional practices to their operation. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a

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Iowa Farm Bureau Hosting Economic Summit

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Variability and trends in farmland value and land rental rates are critical to any farming operation and the vitality of the rural economy, and for many farmers, rent is the biggest expense for the farm operation. That’s why Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2016 Economic Summit, “Buckle Up for Bumpy Ride,” to

Independence Chamber Searching for New Director

The Independence Chamber is searching for a new director. Alissa Westphal resigned as director last month, leaving the position vacant. Since then, Chamber Board President Jess Ender has stepped down from the board to fill the role of Interim Chamber Director. Ender’s main duties will be events, networking with businesses and working on finding the