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Farm safety part of farming legacy

Farm safety part of farming legacy

Gerd Clabaugh, MPA, Director, Iowa Department of Public Health; Sue Curry, PhD, Dean, University of Iowa College of Public Health; Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; Wendy Wintersteen, PhD, Endowed Dean, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences In May of this year, a...
Lifeguard Training
photo by Dan Dickinson
Casey Larson, center, instructs lifeguards at the Greenfield Pool on rescue techniques.
“You have a lot of weight on your shoulders,” Casey Larson of Greenfield, formerly of Creston, told Greenfield Pool lifeguards during a recent training put on by Greater Regional Medical Center paramedics.  Paramedics Larson and Jen Worisek of Creston led the training which also involved local...
A pair of Nodaway Valley athletes earned all-state recognition in softball and baseball. Junior Paige McElfish earned second team honors in Class 1A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. McElfish was a third team pick a year ago.  McElfish batted .505 this year with 50 hits in 99 at bats. She hit...
Just a couple more weeks and the committee will be back in full force. The second go around for the Wolverine of the Week award will have a little more scrutiny involved with the selection. The paper will now give out a certificate to the winner of the award. The days of giving out three, four and...
Community support is about much more than shopping locally, though that certainly is key. Remember, those businesses pay property taxes and utilities, employ locals who spend their money here, collect sales taxes that benefit our community, and much, much more. But supporting your community also...
Driving a lemon? Depending on your car problems, it’s possible that Iowa’s “Lemon Law” can help. Iowa’s Defective Motor Vehicles Law, also known as the Lemon Law, allows you as a car owner to pursue a complaint on your own. The Lemon Law covers cars, light trucks and vans —purchased or leased—with...
Last Monday’s rain had a lot of people checking their rain gauges and sharing their totals with each other. The series of storms and downpours left some nasty ruts in roads and alleys as well as water in basements. The spiders that had built some pretty hardy webs around our front windows survived...
U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Mark Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Joni Ernst (R-IA) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that directs the president to elevate...
Q:  Why should Iowans worry about global counterfeiting? A:  As a fundamental principle of commerce, consumers ought to get what they pay for. Like many Iowans, I shop for bargains that give me the most value and bang for my buck. I bring that fiscal sensibility with me to Washington to protect the...
When you pick up a prescription medication, it’s likely a drug that’s been clinically tested, is proven safe, and is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  When you purchase a dietary supplement, it’s a product that the FDA does not evaluate or review for safety and...

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