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Columbus Junction, a small Iowa town in Louisa County with a population less than 2,000, was rocked in 2008 as water from the Iowa and Cedar rivers rose from their banks and flooded the city. As the floodwater receded, the damage caused was unprecedented. The excess moisture also caused a surge of gnats, which would lead to the invention of a product that would gain national notoriety. more
The old red dairy barn along St. Ann’s Road in rural Scott County, just east of Highway 61, is on its last leg. more
Life looks different at 11 miles per hour. more
Ethan Hornbuckle of Scott County was awarded the Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 3, in Ames. The award was presented by Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation executive director. more
Look for at least 373 farm tractors on Scott County roads June 24-27 for the WHO Tractor Ride, an annual event making a rare eastern Iowa appearance. Participants will gather Sunday, June 24 at the Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf, then head out for day-long caravans around the Quad-City area. more
Dupont Pioneer recently awarded the North Scott FFA program a $2,000 grant to support its Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) in schools.  more
Republican candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture – Ray Gaesser, Chad Ingels, Craig Lang, Mike Naig, Dan Zumbach more
Chloe Engelbrecht has a big jacket to fill. more
Three North Scott FFA students brought their research projects to the seventh annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute, May 1 at Iowa State University. more
The Scott County Pork Producers held their Pork Youth Ambassador Contest on Sunday, April 15, and chose Evan Keppy as their 2018 Scott County Pork Youth Ambassador. more
Elyssa McFarland’s spade split corn stubble and dirt to reveal a delicate tangle of white rye cover crop roots doing their best to pull nitrates from Dave Oberbroeckling’s Davenport cornfield. more
After more than 30 years at the helm of one of the area’s leading rural cooperatives, Tom Leiting has decided to call it a career. more
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