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Rules approved for EpiPen use in schools
The State Board of Education has approved the final draft of rules to allow schools to use a device that is expected to help save the lives of students or others who experience severe allergic reactions. Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill into law in April allowing schools to use what are called epinephrine auto-injectors […]Full Post...
Northwest Iowa farm ground sells for $17,300 an acre
Despite low agricultural commodity prices, Iowa farmland still seems to be in high demand — with buyers willing to pay near-record prices. At a Sioux County land auction held two weeks ago near Hospers, a tract of 154 acres sold for $17,300 an acre. Jim Klein of Remsen was the auctioneer for that sale. “I […]Full Post...
ISU students gain confidence through comedy
If members of a new club at Iowa State University get laughed at, they’ll consider it a job well done. ISU’s Stand-Up Comedy Club was founded by Nick Seymour, a junior from Urbandale who’s studying mechanical engineering. Seymour took a semester-long seminar called Comedy College, sponsored by ISU’s honors program, and his “final” was going […]Full Post...
Iowa grown Christmas trees do well this year
The president of the Iowa Christmas Tree Growers say you’ll have a good selection of Iowa-grown trees this year. Jan Pacovsky says the growing season that help the state’s two main crops of soybeans and corn was also kind to tree growers. “I haven’t heard any negatives from any of the growers that they’re having […]Full Post...
Iowan’s book focuses on the celeb baby bump obsession (AUDIO)
Many Americans are obsessed with celebrity pregnancies and a central Iowa educator has published a book about it. Renee Ann Cramer is a professor and chair of the law, politics and society department at Drake University in Des Moines. Cramer says her book, “Pregnant With The Stars,” examines our culture’s fascination with — and judgment […]Full Post...
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Sip and Stroll // 12/11/2015
celebrating Veteran's Day. Double Rainbow spotted
at KQWC on Veteran's Day!