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Mackie, Dudden crowned at Grundy County Fair

Michelle Mackie and Kyler Dudden were crowned Grundy County Fair royalty last Monday at the annual Fair King and Queen Contest. Mackie, from Grundy Center, came out on top from a field of five candidates while Dudden was the lone king candidates. Pictured from left to right are 2011 Fair Queen ...

Sixth annual Iowa women in ag conference

Ankeny, Iowa-"Women Navigating the Future," the sixth annual conference sponsored by Iowa Women in Ag (IWIA), is scheduled for August 7 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Women with any connection to agriculture are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to gather with other ag ...

Grundy County Fair to host chocolate chip cookie contest

Plan to participate in the 2012 Jennie Baker Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest at the Grundy County Fair.Anyone is welcome to participate. Entries must be dropped off at the Grundy County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 24 between 4 and 6 p.m.Entries should include one dozen cookies on a plate placed ...

Extension committee to nominate council candidates

Four Grundy County residents have been appointed to the Extension Council Nominating Committee, Glenn Johnson announced. The committee is charged with nominating candidates for the (four) vacancies on the council before August 6, 2012.Committee members selected to nominate extension council ...

What to do in your Iowa garden this month

When it's hot and dry, gardens need extra care and attention to keep lawns and plantings looking their best. With all this hot, dry weather forecast, it's critical to keep up with watering chores. Water when it's cool and still. Otherwise, you can lose up to 50 percent of the water to ...

Pond & water garden 2012 tour

What: Eastern Iowa Pond Society, 2012 Water Garden TourWhen: 10-4 p.m. Sunday, July 8, rain or shine.Where: Start at any pond site for maps, tickets, and information. Aquatic plant sale at 1323 34th St. SE, cedar Rapids.Admission: Children under 18 free. Proceeds will be donated to "Building a ...

CEO of Heartland Co-op to retire

West Des Moines - Heartland Co-op announced today that Chief Executive Officer, Larry Petersen, has informed the Board of Directors that he will retire effective December 31, 2012."After 42 years in the agriculture related industry and 31 of those years with the Heartland combined companies, it ...

ECC baseball team earns academic honors

IOWA FALLS The Ellsworth Community College baseball team has been named an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for 2011-2012; the players had a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.16."This award measures the long-term academic success of an athletic program, because all credits earned over each ...

Reinbeck churches unite for common cause

Reinbeck United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, Union Congregational Church of Christ, St. Gabriel's Holy Family Parish and New Life Assembly of God, have all come together for a common cause, to raise money to buy and build housing in the Village of Hope, Les Cayes, Haiti.In 2010, an ...