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Motorists urged to buckle up (11/21/14)
The Iowa Department of Public Safety's Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the law enforcement officers across Iowa wish everyone a safe Thanksgiving Holiday. Everyone is encouraged to buckle up, slow down and drive defensively. The Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau and law enforcement officers are once again teaming up through the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) during the Thanksgiving holiday to save lives and reduce crashes,...
PQA Plus Program for Swine Producers (11/21/14)
Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA PlusŪ) was developed by the Pork Industry Animal Care Coalition to be a continuous improvement program. The coalition, made up of pork producers, packers/processors, restaurants and food retailers, dedicated itself to finding a food-industry solution that would give confidence to consumers that U.S. pork is produced in a way that respects animal well-being...
Peterson Celebration Dec. 7th (11/21/14)
Peterson area artisans invite you to celebrate the spirit of the season through art, music and wellness during the 4th annual Holiday Open House. Save a Date for Saturday, December 6th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 7th from noon to 5 p.m...
Janina Johnson celebrates 80th Birthday (11/21/14)
Janina Johnson of rural Aurelia is celebrating her 80th birthday on November 29th.Cards may be sent to her at: 5039 20th Avenue; Aurelia,Iowa 51005. Janina's family includes her husband Jack; daughter Karen of Fort Dodge,son Roger and wife Shelley of Peterson,daughter Patricia and Ken DeBreau of Gurnee, Ilinois, and son Richard and wife Connie of Urbandale.She also has 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
WHS inducts new National Honor Society members (11/21/14)
Cherokee Washington High School recently inducted 14 new students into its chapter of the National Honor Society.
State news
  • Dowling defeats CR Washington 49-14 for 4A title
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Ryan Boyle ran for three touchdowns and passed for another and West Des Moines Dowling rolled past Cedar Rapids Washington 49-14 Friday night to win its second straight Class 4A state championship....
  • N. Fayette Valley beats Sioux Center for 2A title
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Josh Mackey scored on two short runs and North Fayette Valley controlled the ball with its ground game in beating Sioux Center 14-10 to win the Class 2A state championship....
  • Cleanup of Fairfield hog manure spill under way
    FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) -- Cleanup of a hog manure spill near Fairfield is under way and is expected to be completed by Saturday....
  • Iowa's unemployment rate drops slightly
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.5 percent in October, down from 4.6 percent in September....
  • 3 teens arrested after social media school threats
    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) -- Three Southeast Polk students have been arrested on charges of threat of terrorism, harassment, and intimidation with a dangerous weapon after threats were posted on a social media site leading to increased security at the school for days....
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