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DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig reminds eligible farm owners to apply for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Program by June 1. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department … more
ANKENY — Soybean prices hit lows not seen since December 2008 as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report May 10. The … more
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation that designates May 12-18 as Iowa Funeral Directors Week. This honor serves to recognize the 139th Annual Iowa Funeral Directors Association … more
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will sign the Empower Rural Iowa bill, House File 772, on Monday, May 20 at the Wilton Candy Kitchen on Cedar Street in downtown Wilton, a building that dates back to … more
Wilton Observatory is excited to announce that it will host its first guest speaker on Sunday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Dr. Paul Sipiera, president of the Planetary Studies Foundation, www.planets.org, will … more
The Durant American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at several Durant businesses. Millions of people worldwide will wear the poppy as a call to … more
In response to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ recent disaster declarations for five additional Iowa counties, Clinton, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott and Wapello, the Iowa Department of Revenue has granted an … more
River Dance Hall will present the band The Night People on Saturday, May 18 at the Durant Community Center, 606 Fifth Ave., Durant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dancing taking place from 7:30 to 11 … more
Wilton American Legion Post 584Commander Roger Bender called the May 7 meeting to order at 7 p.m. with 10 members present. The group recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Tom Zeleny offered a prayer. … more
Home fires claim the lives of seven people each day. Home fire sprinklers can help eliminate these tragedies, but legislative barriers and a general unawareness of this technology have prevented its … more
AMES – Monarch butterflies are fluttering this way and, with some luck, they’ll be more plentiful than in previous years when they reach Iowa later this spring. During the winter months, … more
Six things for paddlers to think about when putting their canoes and kayaks back into Iowa waters, courtesy of the Iowa DNR: 1. It takes several weeks of sunshine and warm temperatures to warm … more
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