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Jaguar of the Week

Ryan Wicklein is our Jaguar of the week for March 20 to March24.

Ryan demonstrates everything you want from a student in your class. He is respectful, hardworking, inquisitive, and a great leader in the classroom. Ryan works hard to understand material and engages in all settings in a positive manner.

Ryan is the son of Allan and Kim Wicklein.

Dayton Dreamers hold monthly meeting

By Anna Stephenson

Fullfilling the dream

Dayton’s Dreams of a New Community Events Center are Realized through Destination Iowa Grant

By Courtney Sogard

Members of the Dayton Community Club gathered for their monthly meeting in preparation for the upcoming Dayton Expo and to discuss what type of electronic signage they’d like to purchase in order to replace the current sign outside of the Dayton Museum.

Lehigh City Council approves new library board member

By Karl Jones

On March 13 the Lehigh City Council approved Emily Murray to fill the open position on the Lehigh Library Board.

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Channel catfish move close to shore and are eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across Iowa just after the ice is gone. The bite starts sooner in southern Iowa impoundments since they lose ice a week or two before northwest Iowa natural lakes.

Discounted trees available at distribution events this spring

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through a partnership with Alliant Energy and the USDA Forest Service, is offering a mixture of hardwoods, low-growing ornamental and evergreen tree species for $25 each.

Alliant Energy customers can purchase up to two trees to be picked up at the following locations:

EPC to review solid waste rules, Air Quality draft budget and new participant in Solid Waste Environmental Management System Program

DES MOINES— The Environmental Protection Commission will review adopted and filed rules related to solid waste, the Air Quality bureau's draft budget for fiscal year 2024 and will be asked to approve designating the city of Muscatine as a participant in the Solid Waste Environmental Management System Program at its March 22 meeting.

Landfill water discharge reported in Fort Dodge

The North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency in Fort Dodge has reported that contaminated water from a landfill discharged into Gypsum Creek.

Birders of all skill levels are invited to Iowa Ornithologists' Union spring meeting, May 5 – 7, in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES - The Iowa Ornithologists' Union is celebrating it's 100-year anniversary as part of its annual spring meeting, May 5-7, at the Stine Barn and grounds, 4000 Turnberry Drive, in West Des Moines.

Anyone who enjoys birding is invited to attend and there is no requirement to attend the entire weekend.

6 tips for soaking up more stormwater in your yard

Not that long ago, Iowa consisted of nearly 80 percent prairie with plants and soil that could easily soak up stormwater with little to no runoff after heavy rains. Today, with drastic changes in land use, things have changed. With so many impervious surfaces (surfaces that shed water, such as roofs and concrete), runoff is forced quickly down storm drains and straight into local water bodies.

New Kids On The Block Announce Iowa State Fair Tour Stop

DES MOINES -- Today, multiplatinum selling pop super group New Kids On The Block announced tour stops including the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, August 12, 2023. NKOTB is bringing back #1 hits like "Hangin' Tough," "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)," "Step By Step" and more. The epic, timeless pop group joined Tiffany for a sold out show on the Grandstand in 1989.

DNR Virtual Public Meeting for Fawn Hollow Feedlot Nutrient Management Plan

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a virtual public meeting on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. to gather public comment on the Fawn Hollow Feedlot Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). The Fawn Hollow Feedlot is owned by Mike Butikofer and is located in Wagner Township in Clayton County.

You never know what you will find

Skillet Creek Mercantile offers a wide range of items at a low price

By Karl Jones

On February 25, James and Ann Flyer opened Skillet Creek Mercantile in Dayton. Located at 23 South Main Street,the store offers a unique opportunity for shoppers.

Jaguar of the Week

Ethan Peed is our Jaguar of the Week for March 13 - March 17.

Ethan is an all-around good kid. He gets along with everyone. Ethan will go out of his way to brighten someone's day when he sees they are down. He has a great sense of humor! Ethan has great school spirit.

Ethan is the son of Lindy Smith and Trevor Peed.

From the Editor’s Desk: Community Calendar

By Karl Jones

This week I would like to announce that we are updating our website with a community calendar. The community calendar on our website will be similar to what we post in the paper, featuring the locations and times of upcoming events in our coverage area.

DW 2023: The asteroid that could hit Earth on Valentine’s Day in 2046

Scientists monitor asteroid with a one in 607 chance of colliding with Earth

By Chris C. Nelson


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