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Tornado strikes Calhoun County

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com LAKE CITY — One of my least favorite parts of being a journalist is having to cover disasters, especially when they impact friends. After a tornado ripped through Lake City in the late afternoon of July 14, it struck Ron and Joan Buse’s farm northeast of Lake City. That week was “grandma camp,” and the couple’s eight grandchildren (ages 6 to 13) came from as far away as Colorado for some fun times on the farm. This year’s theme? “Just chillin’.” When the EF3 tornado hit this afternoon, everyone made it to the ...

‘A rough start to crops’

If you look the seasonal price charts for corn and soybeans, the month of July is typically a month where prices begin the retreat from the seasonal highs in May and June as weather premiums are ...

A challenging Pocahontas County Fair

If you look the seasonal price charts for corn and soybeans, the month of July is typically a month where prices begin the retreat from the seasonal highs in May and June as weather premiums are ...

Conserving Ag’s Future Together

If you look the seasonal price charts for corn and soybeans, the month of July is typically a month where prices begin the retreat from the seasonal highs in May and June as weather premiums are ...

Columns

Gimpy girls

My wife and I recently went away for a few days simply because it was summertime and we felt the urge to “get out of Dodge” even though we hadn’t broken any local ordinances and Marshall Dillon wasn’t out to arrest us. As usual we left Sandy, our Golden Retriever, in charge of the ...

Farm Cooks

Editorials

New state program is a win for small meat lockers

In the United States, the processing of meat that Americans eat every day is dominated by a handful of giant companies. There are lots of small, independent meat processors here in Iowa that do quality work, but they do not enjoy the advantages that the corporate packinghouses have. The state ...