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‘Because we love the old stuff’

October 6, 2013 OTHO?— Otho residents Jimmy and Jutta Beekman have long had a love for antiques and other items that are reminiscent of earlier era. more »»

Vineyard reports great grape harvest in 2013

October 6, 2013 FARNHAMVILLE — Richard Black, a vineyard owner in the southeast corner of Calhoun County, was ecstatic and irritated. The bad news on this Sept. more »»

Tax credit helps new farmers

October 6, 2013 DES MOINES (AP) — A new tax credit program in Iowa gives a break to anyone hiring a beginning farmer to help with agricultural contract work. The Iowa Finance Authority announced on Sep. more »»

ISU sets ag career job fair

October 6, 2013 AMES — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is holding its largest job fair ever from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center. more »»

ISU specialist discusses health care options

September 29, 2013 With the new Health Insurance Marketplace ready to launch Oct. 1, some folks are asking: Why should I bother getting health insurance? I think it’s a question worth answerin. more »»

Decker Truck Line recognized as IMTA Best of the Best

September 29, 2013 Decker Truck Line received recognition at the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s Best of the Best awards luncheon held Sept. 18 in Okoboji at the IMTA’s Annual Management Conference. more »»

Iowa State Bank earns top ranking

September 29, 2013 ALGONA?—For the second consecutive year Iowa State Bank has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces; the bank ranked seventh in the state for small employers totaling between 35 and 149... more »»

2014’s seed harvest

September 29, 2013 ALGONA — Corn harvest is a few weeks away for most farmers in North Iowa, but for Pioneer’s seed facility at Algona, harvest is well underway. more »»

Getting down to business

September 22, 2013 The Fifth Avenue South Corridor of Commerce is seeing new growth. More than $11.7 million has been invested in the area in recent months by new and existing businesses. more »»

Practicing old-school farming

September 22, 2013 WEST BEND — The farmstead of Lloyd and Mary Hanselman near West Bend, at first glance, resembles many farms scattered across northern Iowa. more »»

Valero: Fix the RFS

September 15, 2013 Valero, the nation’s largest oil refiner and one of the largest ethanol makers, said the Renewable Fuels Standard needs to be rewritten. more »»

Day: Fort Dodge ethanol plant deemed healthy

September 15, 2013 A Valero corporate executive visited the company’s ethanol plant in Fort Dodge on Sept. 9 to outline the company’s plans for its drive to support the regional United Way programs. more »»

Stopping nitrogen escapes

September 15, 2013 CLARION — Nitrogen leaching and runoff into surface waters is not farming’s best friend. One in another progression of field days to document farm practices that nitrogen escapes was held Aug. more »»

Coca-Cola, Cargill monitor producers’ efforts

September 15, 2013 CLARION — One might think that Coca-Cola and Cargill would seem out of place at a farmer-oriented field day where reducing nitrate runoff was the focus. But they were present on Aug. more »»

ISU sets Bacon Expo Oct. 19

September 15, 2013 AMES — Tickets are on sale for the Iowa State University Bacon Expo. The family-themed event will be held Oct. 19 in the Scheman Courtyard at the Iowa State Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

25,000 and counting

September 8, 2013 It’s hard to imagine anything more central to life than good vision. Some people have the excellent fortune of flawless eyesight. For a great many folks, however, problems occur. more »»

Algona McDonald’s to undergo total rebuild

September 8, 2013 ALGONA — The Algona McDonald’s restaurant, 1321 Highway 169 N. more »»

Duffy: Land value picture ‘uncertain’

September 8, 2013 SIOUX CITY — Mike Duffy, Iowa State University’s premier farmland price observer, agrees that uncertainty continues to prevail on the future of the state’s cropland prices. more »»

Palo Alto pulls support for Clean Lines project

September 8, 2013 EMMETSBURG — While admitting that any gesture they made would have little effect, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors rescinded a January resolution of support on Aug. more »»

The Cheesecake Lady debuts downtown

September 1, 2013 Fort Dodge has a new bakery in the heart of downtow. more »»



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