Officials Urging Everyone To Stay Off The Ice On Area Lakes Until Conditions Improve
If you can't see the ice, don't walk on it. That's the advice from Jeff Morrison, a Conservation Officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It comes on the heels of an incident Thursday in which a man fell through the ice on Silver Lake near Lake Park.
Clay County Fair Receives International Recognition (1)
The Clay County Fair has received some international recognition, landing some awards at the annual International Association of Fairs and Expos Convention that was held this week in San Antonio, Texas.
Elected Leaders, Representatives Of Protective Associations Hear Update On Iowa Great Lakes Flood Modeling Project
Local elected officials, representatives of lakes area protective associations and others today (Wed.) heard a presentation on some modeling being done in an effort to prevent future flooding on the Iowa Great Lakes.
E'ville Man Arrested After Police Investigate Report Of Man Lying In Street With A Child
An Estherville man was arrested on multiple charges early this (Wed.) morning after police investigated a report of a man lying in the street with a child in the 1400 block of 4thAvenue North in Estherville.
Iowa Lakes Community College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has renewed its certification with the Certified Evidence-Based Organization issued by the Joyfields Institute, Society of Evidence-Based Organizations and Professions Society.
Seasons Center Awarded Grant For Playground Equipment At Camp Autumn
Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a $7,000 grant from the O'Brien County Community Foundation/Siouxland Community Foundation for some outdoor playground equipment at Camp Autumn near Sutherland.
Signs Wishing Best Of Luck & Congratulating Okoboji Students For Accomplishments At State Appear To Be At Center Of New Sign Ordinance
Signs wishing best of luck and congratulating Okoboji students for their accomplishments at various state competitions appear to be at the center of proposed revisions to the city of Milford's sign ordinance.
Meeting Next Week To Review Recommendations On Preventing Future Flooding On Iowa Great Lakes
Representatives of lakes area protective associations and some elected officials next week will hear from experts regarding some recommendations to attempt to prevent future flooding in the Iowa Great Lakes.
Iowa DNR Uses Chemical Treatment To Remove Fish From Lake
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is using a pesticide that has reportedly been linked to Parkinson's disease to eliminate undesirable fish from a Des Moines lake as part of a decade-long effort to improve the habitat and water quality. The agency says the same chemical has been used in our area.
Expiration Of 2014 Farm Bill Impacting Some CRP Contracts
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Amanda De Jong announced Tuesday payments will soon be issued to landowners whose Conservation Reserve Program contracts require modifications.
Dickinson Co. Supervisors Authorize Applying For Grant To Assist With Francis Sites Drainage Project
Meeting in a rare afternoon session today (Tues.) the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead to apply for $125,000 grant through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewarship's Water Quality Initiative program.
Governor Kim Reynolds Orders Flags Flown At Half Staff In Honor Of California Shooting Victims
Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018, to honor the murdered and injured in Wednesday’s tragedy in Thousand Oaks, California.
Judge Denies Change Of Venue Request In Trial Against Sibley-Ocheyedan School District
A judge has denied a request for a change of venue in an upcoming trial involving the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District. A former teacher and football coach in the district, Kyle Ewinger, is accused of sexually abusing a student while he worked there. The student's mother is suing the district, claiming it should not have allowed a teacher with a questionable background to work there.