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09/20/2017 - 8:33am
In 2002, when 4-H was celebrating its 100th anniversary in Iowa, local clubs began to wonder about their own history, and what happened that led to the creation of the organization itself. What came next snowballed into a broader look at the history of Iowa State University Extension and the founding of ISU itself, Jill Mims of Iowa State University Extension in Calhoun County told members of the...
09/05/2017 - 3:30pm
Vietnam veterans may not have received much of a welcome home following their service in Southeast Asia, but veterans organizations today are trying to recognize those veterans. One of the ways Iowa veterans groups, including the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs, is working to spread that recognition...
09/05/2017 - 3:26pm
A $20,000 donation to the Sac County Legal Defense Fund, to which donations to cover the legal bills of three counties sued by the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit have been directed, should be enough to pay off the last of the attorney bills. The Iowa Corn Growers Association made the donation to the counties, presented to the Calhoun County Board...
09/05/2017 - 3:24pm
Gabe and Faith Blaskovich both grew up on Iowa family farms – his near Lohrville, hers by Rembrandt, in Buena Vista County. Last month, the Iowa Department of Agriculture bestowed Century Farm designations on both of their family farms, during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. The couple met in college, married and settled in Story City,...
08/29/2017 - 8:45am
The rain cleared and the clouds parted just enough Aug. 21 afternoon for Calhoun County residents to take a glimpse at the solar eclipse. Iowa State University Extension helped about a dozen county students safely look at the moon blocking about 93 percent of the sun from a vantage point in Rockwell City. “It would blind you if you looked (...
08/29/2017 - 8:41am
In 2006, Nick Graham of Truman, Minn., became the youngest grocery store owner in America, when he bought his hometown store at the age of 17. “It just seemed like a good idea,” he said, explaining why he bought the store. “It was a challenge.” Graham doesn’t own that store anymore, but last week, he took on two new...
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