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Southeast Valley students attend ICC Middle School Visit Day

Classes may not have been held for students at Iowa Central Community College on Thursday April 6, but the campus was busy with activity as hundreds of young visitors gathered to get a firsthand look into the many careers and fields of study offered by Iowa Central.  

Lehigh City Council approves special meeting

By Karl Jones

On April 10, the Lehigh City Council set a special meeting to approve the budget for Fiscal Year 2024. The meeting will take place on April 28, at 6 p.m. at the Lehigh City Hall.

Save the Date: Joint Air Quality EO10 Rules Meeting and Client Contact Meeting

The DNR's Air Quality Bureau is hosting a joint Air Quality Executive Order 10 (EO10) stakeholder meeting and Air Quality Client Contact Meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The joint meeting will be held virtually and details will be provided when the final agendas are announced, approximately one week prior to the meeting.

New veterans hunting, fishing licenses available April 12

The new Armed Forces Hunting and Fishing licenses are now available to residents of Iowa who served in the armed forces of the United States on federal active duty. The new annual fishing license, or hunting and fishing combo license, is $5, with a $2 processing fee.

Walleye netting season starts for Iowa DNR fish hatcheries

MORAVIA – The late night, annual walleye collection has begun at Clear Lake, Rathbun Reservoir, and Storm Lake with collection efforts soon to follow at the Iowa Great Lakes.

Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau will set gillnets at night in traditional areas looking for walleyes that are ready to spawn.


DES MOINES — Marijuana laws are changing across the country. What hasn’t changed are the legalities behind impaired driving. In Iowa, recreational consumption and possession of cannabis is illegal. On April 20, also known as ‘420’, there may be an increase in cannabis consumption.

Cake Decorating Class at The Kitchen

DES MOINES -- Attend a cake decorating how-to class at The Kitchen on the Iowa State Fairgrounds on April 22, led by Gloria Olson, owner/operator of Glorious Desserts.

Action-Packed Elwell Family Park Events on Sale for 2023

DES MOINES -- The Iowa State Fair Elwell Family Park welcomes the ATV Big Air Tour- a national touring ATV and dirtbike show of incredible stunts, gravity defying jumps and music choreography by the best ATV and Off-Road riders in the USA.

Iowa Master Conservationist Program to begin in Hamilton, Webster, Pocahontas and Humboldt Counties

Course will provide hands-on interaction with Iowa’s rich natural resources plus earn AEA license renewal credit

Bring in your pressure canner gauges to be tested

Are you growing a garden and want to preserve the bounty of your harvest? Do you have a dial pressure canner and need it tested?

Register for ServSafe® Food Safety Certification Class to be held May 25 in Fort Dodge

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Webster County will be hosting a ServSafe® food safety certification class in Fort Dodge on May 25. Holly VanHeel, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist, Food & Health, will be teaching the class.

Weekly Fishing Report: Boat docks are available at most locations

LAKE VIEW - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released its weekly fishing report for area waterbodies, including Arrowhead Lake, Bacon Creek Lake, Black Hawk Lake, Brushy Creek Lake, Storm Lake (Incl Little Storm Lake), Crawford Creek Impoundment, and Moorland Pond.

Jaguar of the week

Emma Sytsma is our Jaguar of the Week!

Emma is always asking and more than willing to help with anything that needs to be done. She is an upstanding student and works very hard in her academics. Emma goes above and beyond and helps others with their questions so they can achieve their best. Emma's generosity and support are beyond compare.

Writing Your Retirement Paycheck

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime? This important question will be addressed on Thursday evenings May 4 and 11 in an online workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Each session will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake water quality

DES MOINES – A second and final season of dredging on Black Hawk Lake, located in Sac County, will start this week and is scheduled to end in early June. An additional two to three weeks of site clean-up and contractor demobilization will follow the dredging work.

Take time to clean and inspect lifejackets ahead of boating season

Surprising as it may seem, March is not a busy boating month in Iowa. But it is a good time to clean and inspect important boating equipment – lifejackets – so its ready to go when the snow and ice finally disappear.

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