Iowa State News
Pumpkin patches see ample supply thanks to good growing conditions
Timely rains and a warm September helped produce a plentiful pumpkin crop in Iowa this year. Today is recognized as National Pumpkin Day. Pumpkin production in Iowa has nearly tripled in the last three decades to over 900 acres, according to the state agriculture department. Geralyn Hoefling and her husband, Al, started a pumpkin patch […]Full Post...
Court ruling leads Des Moines church to drop Civil Rights Commission lawsuit
The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is dropping its lawsuit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission over its advice about transgender bathroom policies after a federal district court judge’s ruling last week sided with the church. The Iowa Civil Rights Commission published a brochure that said there is no “bona fide religious exemption” that […]Full Post...
The Hot Sardines bring their jazz act to Iowa (audio)
A New York-based band playing jazz from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s is making two Iowa stops this weekend on its latest national tour. Backed by a piano, a stand-up bass, a full horn section and a percussion section that includes a tap dancer, Elizabeth Bougerol is the lead singer for The Hot Sardines. “It’s […]Full Post...
Surging William Penn back in playoff hunt
William Penn’s offense is growing up and the Statesmen take a five game winning streak on the road to 22nd ranked Benedictine of Kansas this weekend in Heart of America Conference action. Coach Todd Hafner had to replace nearly every starter on his triple option offense from last season and that unit sputtered in an […]Full Post...
Wet soybeans slow harvest in northwest Iowa
Farmers took advantage of some dry days to get more of the harvest completed, but the earlier wet conditions are still causing some issues. The grain manager of the Farmers Cooperative Society in Sioux Center, Calvin Diehl, says the beans that remain in the field need more dry days. “We’re about 70 percent done with […]Full Post...
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