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    Iowan opera singer Simon Estes marks 50th anniversary of first concert
    Iowa native and world-renowned opera star Simon Estes is marking a milestone. It was 50 years ago that he performed before an audience for the first time — at a concert in Germany. His first show was at the opera house in Berlin on April 19th, 1965. Estes says he celebrated his five decades-long musical […]
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    Chalk Walk Festival underway in Mount Vernon
    An eastern Iowa town of 4,500 is hosting more than 8,000 visitors this weekend for its tenth annual Chalk the Walk Festival. Joe Jennison is a spokesman for Mount Vernon where the streets and sidewalks will become the canvas for dozens of incredible works of art using about a half-ton of colored chalk. “We have […]
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    Landing Zone event planned for Vietnam vets in August
    A 5-day event is being planned for late August in north-central Iowa which aims to serve as a thank you to thousands of Vietnam veterans who will be coming in from across the country. Operation L-Z or Landing Zone will take place in Forest City on August 26th through the 30th. One organizer Jack Caputo […]
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    Governor declares state of emergency in fight against bird flu
    With the number of cases of the bird flu mounting in Iowa’s chicken and turkey facilities, Governor Terry Branstad today took action to bring in more resources to help in the fight. “As the virus continues to spread, I decided that declaring a state of emergency for the entire state of Iowa was necessary,” Branstad […]
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    Avian flu response: Wright County closes 50 roads to public traffic
    Supervisors in north central Iowa’s Wright County this afternoon issued an order that closes 50 roads in the county to public traffic, hoping to stop the spread of the avian flu to poultry flocks in the area. Wright County Supervisor Stan Watne said the move is an extension of the state of emergency the board issued […]
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