Iowa State News
State spending up to $1.1 million on bird flu response
The State of Iowa’s executive council has voted to spend up to $1.1 million in state tax dollars to cover some of the costs of cleaning up poultry operations that were hit by bird flu and getting rid of the dead birds. “Primarily the dollars here are for the haz-mat folks, folks that have been a part […]Full Post...
Drought worries have gone away as June winds down
Recent concern that drought conditions might creep back into the state have been washed away by some large rainfalls. Tim Hall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the water picture is much different now than it was in April. “We were almost an island in the middle of really dry conditions in Nebraska […]Full Post...
Lower gas prices expected to spur more Independence Day travel
Many Iowans will be celebrating their freedom this coming holiday weekend by hitting the open highway for a road trip. Mark Peterson, with AAA-Iowa, says they’re predicting a big boost in Fourth of July travel. “AAA is projecting 41.9 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day,” Peterson says. […]Full Post...
Northwest Iowans raising funds for family of bike accident victim
Donations are being collected to help the family of a young woman from Ukraine who was killed in a car versus bicycle crash last week in northwest Iowa. The Go Fund Me Page for 20-year-old Iryna Shevchuk will help her family get her back home as well as to pay off debts they incurred to […]Full Post...
Population of trumpeter swans continues to increase
Trumpeter swans disappeared from Iowa’s waterways and skies more than a century ago when 1800s-era pioneers shot them because they were worried the big white birds would eat their crops. Since then, the majestic swans have been reintroduced to the state. Wildlife technician Dave Hoffman, at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says the numbers […]Full Post...
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Genealogy 101 // 07/21/2015
Yup... That would be our "Woody"
interviewing a sheep at our local
Webster City Hy-Vee!
Look closely! Picture taken on
Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015
during a Severe Thunderstorm
right outside of Webster City. No worries... this is not a tornado.
This is just a peculiar rain coming
down in one spot.
Boys from T&T Line-X did a
great job recording!