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Motorcycle Safety and Impaired Enforcement

Des Moines – May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Safe riding and driving practices, and cooperation from all road users, will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on Iowa’s roadways.

Be Part of the Best Days Ever

DES MOINES -- With less than four months until the Iowa State Fair, August 10-20, 2023, make plans now to be involved in the Fair's special events and competitions. Now is the time to submit an entry for the 2023 Iowa State Fair concrete statue, enter the Iowa State Fair Parade or get your projects ready for Iowa State Fair competitions.

Concrete Statue

Jaguar of the Week

Evan Zeka is our Jaguar of the Week!

Evan is a very polite, courteous and studious individual. He is always willing to help and maintains a positive mood always! Evan is a friend to everyone.

Evan is the son of Brian and Lynn Zeka.

Dayton City Council discuss E. coli plan.

By Karl Jones

On April 12 the Dayton City Council discussed the plan they are going to submit to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in regards to the E. coli present at the sewer lagoon.

Dayton Public Library hosts cooking course

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

The Dayton Public Library will be hosting a 4 week cooking and nutritional course offered through the ISU Extension and Outreach with the Webster County SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator throughout the month of May. The group will meet every Wednesday at noon.

State FFA Leadership Conference

Ames ~ The 95th State FFA Leadership Conference was held April 16 through April 18 in Ames at Iowa State University

A record breaking number of members and guests, over 6,820 attendees attended this year’s conference from 251 chapters across the state of Iowa.

Dayton Community Club hosts CPR/First aid course

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

The Dayton Community Club hosted a CPR/First Aid certification course led by Terri Towne of Gowrie EMS. An instructor for 10 years, Terri Towne teaches a class on the basics to all ages.

Towne went over how ti perform CPR on infant, child, and adult sized dummies, as well as the heimlic maneuver.

If you are feeding birds right now you need to read this!

By Bruce Ehresman, Retired DNR Bird Ecologist and Anna Buckardt Thomas, Current DNR Bird Ecologist

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.

Beware of burning: Rules on disposing of solid waste

As the weather gradually warms up and spring cleaning begins, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents of the open burning regulations.

The Last Acts Announced for the 2023 Iowa State Fair Grandstand

DES MOINES -- With only 112 days until the 2023 Iowa State Fair, the last two acts are multi-talented rapper, actor and recording executive Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges with special guest Sean Kingston on Friday, August 18, and country music legend and superpower Jason Aldean with special guest Corey Kent on the final night, Sunday, August 20.

Make it OK walk planned in Fort Dodge

May is mental health awareness month and a Make it OK Day walk has been planned by Community Health Center of Fort Dodge to take place on Thursday, May 18th around the Fort Dodge city square from Noon – 1:00 p

Fashions to Die For

Local libraries team up to host tea party

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

Three local libraries hosted a killer program, all about the fashions of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dayton, Harcourt, and Lehigh Public Libraries collaborated on the program and planned a tea party and luncheon at The Homeplace, which was once an old tearoom.

Jaguar of the Week

Cooper Nuss is our Jaguar of the Week!

He's a quiet leader who leads by example. Cooper will step in and help when he sees something that needs to be done. He's very conscientious about his school work, giving his best effort in all of his classes to do his best to fully understand what is being taught.

Cooper is the son of Bethany and Travis Nuss.

BBQ-Off and Farmer’s Market Coming to Dayton

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

The Dayton Community Club met at the Oak Park Golf and Rec club house last week to discuss their upcoming events this spring and summer.

Southeast Valley compete at FCCLA event.

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

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