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Expect farm land rental rates to fall

August 17, 2014 If landowners think most farmers are sitting on buckets of cash and ready to sign on for high rents in 2015, they need to think again. more »»

Another successful restoration

August 17, 2014 DES MOINES — During the 2013 Iowa State Fair, Tyler Casady, 17, of State Center, entered a tractor — a 1963 Allis-Chalmers D17 — that he restored and earned a purple ribbon. more »»

Fort Frenzy acquires Creative Cakes

August 10, 2014 The pizzas sold at Fort Frenzy are about to be transformed. That’s because the dough used to produce them will soon be freshly made daily at a well-known local bakery — Creative Cakes, 1236 S. more »»

Farmers protecting watersheds

August 10, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — In and attempt to continue to support the conservation efforts being implemented along the Boone River Watershed, local John Deere equipment dealers are working out the details of a... more »»

Farming the way it used to be

August 3, 2014 JEFFERSON — The Foster family of rural Jefferson educated and entertained area Iowans Saturday and Sunday on farming the way it used to be done. more »»

Tjaden Electric expands its services

July 27, 2014 BADGER — Tjaden Electric, of Badger, recently expanded to include data and communication services. more »»

House of Mini Golf opens in downtown FD

July 27, 2014 You’ve got the urge to play miniature golf but outside it’s pouring rain. Or perhaps it’s the dead of winter. more »»

‘More than sellin’ stuff’

July 27, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — It’s more than sellin’ stuff. This is a common comment among those working in FC Cooperative’s test plots in Farnhamville. more »»

Miller convenes fourth ag academy

July 27, 2014 AMES — A national conference to enhance the knowledge of urban and minority legislators about agriculture was held in Ames July 17 through 19. more »»

A sign of the times

July 20, 2014 The Bookworm, after celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, is phasing out DVD rentals. “There’s probably people still renting them, but a lot of people are using Netflix. They can stream the. more »»

Raising turbines

July 20, 2014 HARCOURT — MidAmerican Energy’s new wind farm in Webster County is well underway with 21 of the company’s planned 107 turbines standing across southern Webster Count. more »»

ISU-Webster County sets ag leasing meeting

July 20, 2014 A farmland leasing meeting, geared for farm tenants and land owners, is set from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Aug 7, at the Webster County Extension office. more »»

Longtime State Farm agency has new head

July 13, 2014 Jeff Haupts now leads the State Farm agency that Craig Hamilton headed for four decade. more »»

Dedham’s bologna turns 100

July 13, 2014 DEDHAM — There’s hardly anything in Dedham that hasn’t changed dramatically since 1914, yet one tradition stays the same in this small Carroll County town — its famous bologn. more »»

Breaking up a long stretch

July 6, 2014 ROCKWELL CITY — Travelers on a long stretch of four-lane U.S. Highway 20 now have a new place to stop. Sparky’s One Stop opened June 27 at the corner of 20 and Iowa Highway 4 near Rockwell City. more »»

Boone hosts 2014 Hay Expo

July 6, 2014 BOONE — According to Matt Jungmann, manager of the Hay and Forage Expo held June 24-June 26 near Boone, an estimated 2,500 people attended the event during the three-day run. more »»

Tips to managing storm-damaged row crops

July 6, 2014 EMMETSBURG — Grain producers in many parts of Northwest Iowa are deciding what to do with flooded and hailed-out acres following an outbreak of severe weather during the week of June 15, which... more »»

LifeWorks aids clients, economy

June 29, 2014 For nearly a half century, LifeWorks Community Services, 1303 A St., has played a key role in Fort Dodge and Webster County. more »»

The art of hoof, feather trimming

June 29, 2014 ANKENY — Griffieon family members wielded scissors, nippers, clippers and electric grinders during a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day June 19 devoted to livestock grooming. more »»

Standing strong for a century

June 22, 2014 GOWRIE — Security Savings Bank, a financial institution that serves several central Iowa communities, just turned 100. The bank got its start in 1914 in Slifer. more »»



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