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Area banks step up to help those in need

Iowa has long had a reputation as a state in which people look out for one another; a place where a helping hand is always being extended. The generosity of Iowa's businesses has been a big reason why the state has such a reputation.The businesses of Webster County live up to that reputation. ...

Bridges bring new recreational opportunities to Badger Lake

Anyone out walking or bicycling around Badger Lake in the last couple of weeks undoubtedly noticed a couple of new bridges there.One of them - a 180-foot long span - crosses a portion of the lake near Veterans Memorial Park. It replaces one that was removed about five years ago because it was ...

Gowrie shows how to save a rural grocery store

When the prospects for keeping a grocery store open in Gowrie seemed very dim, the people that live there set out to do something about the problem and do it fast.The result is easy to see when anyone walks into Market on Market and sees the fully loaded shelves and coolers that await ...

Celebrating transportation

National Transportation Week is May 13-19. This celebration of the transportation industry has taken place each May since it became a permanent event in 1962. An annual observance taking note of this vital industry's importance to the nation dates back to the 1950s.That makes this an ...

It’s once again Beef Month in Iowa

May is beef month.For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites.It's no secret that Americans have a love affair with beef. That's been true for generations and the demand for this tasty and healthy product is on the rise - up about ...

Farm News celebrates 25 years

For the past quarter of a century, anytime someone wanted reliable information about agriculture in northern Iowa, they turned to the pages of Farm News.The newspaper, which has become a staple of farm life in the region, is now celebrating 25 years of bringing facts, figures and features to ...

Is your family eligible?

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2020 Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and recognizes families that have owned ...

These Americans are helping us all

Health care professionals and people who work in hospitals, care facilities and pharmacies are very much on the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. We all should salute their willingness to put themselves at risk to make certain people who become sick have the care and ...

Helping conservation efforts thrive

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst isn't one of those politicians who is primarily concerned with ways to gain media attention. The Iowa Republican is a hard worker who puts a priority on actually achieving results rather than just garnering favorable publicity. Ernst recognizes that to improve how the ...