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08/26/2016 - 2:42pm
It turned out that Danielle Eisentrager had the recipe for a photo that stole the hearts of judges at the Iowa State Fair. Eisentrager of Dumont was awarded for Grand Champion Photo Overall during the 2016 Iowa State Fair Photography Contest. She also won Best of Show – Photography at the FFA show. This was the second year bringing photos to the State Fair for Eisentrager, a 2014 Aplington-...
08/19/2016 - 1:15pm
NEW HARTFORD — As a teacher at Peet Junior High School in Cedar Falls, Bill Close was known far and wide for the larger-than-life art projects that his students created. Now the New Hartford resident has turned the artwork into a book that he is selling in an effort to give back to others. “Early in my teaching career I discovered one...
08/12/2016 - 12:24pm
Allison Fire Department representatives updated Allison City Council on their activities on Monday, Aug. 8. Fire Chief Brad Cooper, reached by phone Tuesday, provided details on funding priorities department members discussed, and on some ways funding will be sought, including a Sept. 2 fundraiser. Turnout gear was assessed. Gear is 10 to 15 years...
08/12/2016 - 12:23pm
Dawson Holub, a sophomore at Clarksville High School, will be coordinating an Eagle Scout project to color code the city of Clarksville fire hydrants based on water pressure, City Council heard on Aug. 1. Color-coding will help firefighters quickly identify the relative water pressure at each hydrant, Fire Chief Jon Myers said, which tells them...
08/12/2016 - 12:22pm
Fundraising for the Clarksville Splash Pad to go at Volunteer Park is nearly halfway to its goal after the citizen and city committee governing it decided to add a feature. A bucket trio feature is to be added, as it was popular among children surveyed at the Bristow Splash Pad. The Clarksville Splash Pad committee is planning a mass mailing to...
08/12/2016 - 12:19pm
The rye no-till cover crop was 3 to 4 feet tall in mid to late May when Rick Juchems drilled the beans into it. He remembers the height because a deer was peeking over the rye at him. Juchems’ tractor hit a several-inch tall birdhouse woven into the rye and he had to stop and collect it before continuing. Juchems held the unusual birdhouse...
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