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June 23, 2013 FARNHAMVILLE — An estimated 200 people toured the new fertilizer plant at FC?Cooperative in Farnhamville Thursday, wandering into cavernous storage bins and under a dizzying array of augers, ladders... more »»

Late-crop decisions enter final weeks for farmers

June 23, 2013 There were signs of planting starting up again Tuesday morning throughout Webster County as farmers try to get soybeans into the ground and finish first-cutting of hay while the sun shine. more »»

ArborPro Tree Service moves to Corridor of Commerce

June 16, 2013 Trees enhance the beauty of our natural environment. Sometimes, however, when Mother Nature turns violent they can become hazardous or a source of debris. more »»

New retailer opens at Crossroads Mall

June 16, 2013 One of the fastest growing specialty retailers, rue21, recently opened a new store in Crossroads Mall. “We are so excited about the opening of rue21. more »»

A policy-changing movement

June 16, 2013 AMES — Boosting soil health with cover crops was the topic of a soils seminar on June 5 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. more »»

PEDV spreading rapidly in Midwest

June 16, 2013 DES MOINES — It’s called porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. It was diagnosed in Iowa pig herds in mid-May and almost always deadly to young pigs 3 weeks or younger. more »»

NRCS: Use cover crops in prevented-planting fields

June 16, 2013 DES MOINES — The U.S. more »»

Making it all better again

June 9, 2013 Leather and vinyl have long been popular coverings in the automotive and furniture worlds. more »»

Stevens named to Hall of Fame

June 9, 2013 Paul Stevens was one of three journalists inducted into the 2013 class at the Kansas Press Association’s 150th annual convention in Topeka, Kan. Stevens, a native of Excelsior Springs, M. more »»

Records key to revenue guarantees

June 9, 2013 MANLY — A standing-room-only crowd packed the Bethel United Methodist Church meeting room on May 31 as farmers flocked top Manly top hear what strategies to consider for getting the remainder of... more »»

ILF field day at Smeltzer farm postponed

June 9, 2013 OTHO — Iowa Learning Farms, the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm board of trustees and the Natural Resource and Conservation Service offices of Webster and Hamilton counties were planning to host ... more »»

Two field days set in Kanawha

June 9, 2013 KANAWHA — Practical Farmers of Iowa has set two field days at the Iowa State University Northern Research Farm in Kanawha on June 23 and June 25. more »»

Papa Murphy’s is on the move

June 2, 2013 Americans love pizza. That includes just about everyone who calls the United States home. According to a 2012 Packaged Facts survey, 97 percent of the nation’s adults eat pizza. more »»

Dutcher martial arts studio will open Tuesday

June 2, 2013 Although he is well known for his 40 years as an instructor under the Hemann name, Master Bill Dutcher will open his own Tae Kwon Do studio, Dutcher Tae Kwon Do and Self Defense, Tuesday. more »»

The Cellar has a new home

May 26, 2013 One of Fort Dodge’s most popular restaurants is about to open at a new location. more »»

Growth Alliance, IEDA to hold exporting seminar in Fort Dodge

May 26, 2013 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and the Iowa Economic Development Authority will sponsor an exporting seminar at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites at 9:30 a.m. more »»

Hagie notes sixth expansion

May 26, 2013 CLARION — Hagie Manufacturing Co. more »»

Under new ownership

May 19, 2013 One of the city’s most popular eateries has a new proprietor. Lefti’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 2001 Second Ave. N. more »»

Program focuses on Women in Agriculture

May 19, 2013 Women managing their own farming operations now have the chance to connect with other women through a course designed to empower them to take control of their operations through Iowa State Universit... more »»

Bid and Buy returns

May 12, 2013 Registration is now under way for Bid and Buy, an online auction jointly sponsored by The Messenger and the Daily Freeman-Journal. The event that will last for 10 days, beginning May 12. more »»



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