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FIDO not working as well as hoped in Cedar Rapids’ battle with geese
Officials in Cedar Rapids have struggled for years to control the population of geese within city limits and the latest gadget meant to scare the birds away is working, but not quite as well as expected. Parks workers introduced FIDO, which stands for “Fowl Intercept and Dispersal Office,” in the spring. The orange-colored, remote-controlled device […]Full Post...
Pet safety tips for the holidays
Pet owners who are hosting large gatherings of family over the Thanksgiving holiday are being reminded to take steps to keep their furry friends safe. Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Iowa executive director Tom Colvin says even the most social pets can become anxious during the holidays with visitors coming and going. “If your pet is […]Full Post...
SNAP benefits help more Iowans to avoid hunger
About 13% of all Iowans now put food on the table each day with the help of SNAP benefits. The latest Farm Bill is providing some $200 million in grants that will be used to help those receiving SNAP benefits to find jobs — or better paying jobs. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the […]Full Post...
Student on state policy board dreams of space, not politics
Two students have reserved spots on the two state boards that set education policy. Hannah Rens, a junior at Sioux City East High School, was appointed to the State Board of Education last spring. She’s also a member of the student council at her high school, but don’t interpret that as a signal she will […]Full Post...
Monument to honor six southeast Iowa brothers who died in Civil War
Fundraising is underway for a monument to honor six brothers from southeast Iowa who all volunteered for the Union Army and died during the Civil War. The Littleton brothers were from Toolesboro, a small town in Louisa County. One brother died in battle. Four died of disease or accidents during the war and one died […]Full Post...
Latest News Headlines
• Wright County Supervisors will meet Monday morning.
• Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Webster City is cancelled.
• Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
• Webster City Police Dept. Employee Association and the city begin new contract negotiations.
• Clarion City Council to meet Monday afternoon.