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West Nile still a threat until weather turns cold
The Iowa Department of Public Health is reminding you to remember to protect yourself against mosquitoes if you are out taking advantage of the remaining warm fall days. Deputy State Epidemiologist Ann Garvey says one threat in particular is still looming. “Late summer and early fall through October is really the peak time when we […]Full Post...
Highway 20 Association encourages visits to small towns
A movement is underway to bring tourists back to small towns in Iowa and nationwide by promoting a roadway that was around long before Interstate 80. Bryan Farr is the president and founder of the Historic U.S. Route 20 Association and he’s working to unite communities all along the very lengthy stretch of road. “What […]Full Post...
Weaver ‘not o.k.’ with voluntary approach to dealing with nitrate problems
Kim Weaver, the Democrat running for Iowa’s fourth district congressional seat, says it’s time to set limits on the amount of nitrogen farmers may apply to their fields. “If you look at a heat map of where the nitrates come down, the majority of the nitrates that contribute to the dead zone in the Gulf […]Full Post...
Rendering plant accused of making Sibley smelly is up for sale
A plant in Sibley that’s blamed for causing overpowering smells in the city is for sale. The Iowa Drying and Processing Plant has been listed for sale, along with nearly seven acres of land. Sibley City Administrator Glenn Anderson says the stench from the plant drifts over the downtown business district and residential areas of his […]Full Post...
Cedar Rapids celebrates as Cedar River drops below major flood stage
The Cedar River in Cedar Rapids dropped below the major flood stage of 16 feet this morning. It crested at its second highest level ever — just under 22 feet — on Tuesday. Thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids were spared from damage due to the construction of a massive temporary wall that […]Full Post...
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Beautiful You // 10/07/2016
Hy-Vee Store Director,
Aaron Tacker, nailed his first
recording at KQWC!