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Iowa State News
Two die in accidents near Sheldon and May City
One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash south of Sheldon on Thursday afternoon. Iowa State Troopers say that the accident happened when a vehicle was northbound on McKinley Avenue, and for unknown reasons, entered the east ditch and struck a tree. Troopers say the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene […]Full Post...
Report: net farm income to drop 36%
A federal report predicts the rural economy may take a hit this year, as one forecast projects net farm income to be down 36-percent compared to last year. Mitchell Morehart, an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, says lower commodity prices, current land values and production expenses make the most recent forecast more bleak […]Full Post...
Man dies in grain bin accident in Farnhamville
A 27-year-old Gowrie man died Thursday morning after a grain bin accident. Brett Steck entered a grain bin at the Farmers Cooperative Company facility in Farnhamville for a routine cleaning procedure when he became engulfed in soybeans. Rescue crews from Farnhamville, Gowrie and Rockwell City were called to the scene. Officials with Farmers Cooperative said […]Full Post...
Walker quizzed about Renewable Fuels Standard
About 40 people gathered in a Greenfield coffee shop this morning to see and hear Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker and the first question from the crowd was about corn-based ethanol fuel. A local businessman who supplies fertilizer to farmers asked Walker why he supports phasing out the Renewable Fuels Standard. Walker said he does not support […]Full Post...
Insurance commissioner approves rate increases for 3 companies
Three health insurance companies have received the green light to increase rates affecting thousands of Iowans. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Coventry Health Care and Gundersen Health Insurance requested the premium rate increases due to rising health care costs. On Wednesday, Iowa Insurance Division Commissioner Nick Gerhart approved rate increases of 17.6 to 28.7 […]Full Post...
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Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo // 11/12/2015
had a great time at POET
Biorefining's luncheon and
tour of their facility in Jewell!
HERO Board Members Brian Miller, Zack Chizek, & Kay Ross interviewed for HERO Foundation. Other board members include (not pictured): Jeff Pingel, Holly Stroner, Jerry Kloberdanz & Jake Pulis.
Our friends at our local Webster City Hy-Vee getting ready for the Hamilton County Fair Parade!
Brian Imbus hypnotized people during the Hamilton County Fair!