In 1935, the “Iowa Test of Basic Skills” (ITBS) were first administered in Iowa. Students in grades six through eight completed the ITBS tests in subjects such as reading comprehension, spelling and mathematics.
The Logan Loganeers 4-H club made up Blessing Bags at their February meeting. The bags will be distributed to North Iowa homeless shelters. Members shown with their bags are, front row (L-R): Joseph Charlson, Lane Rygh and Justin Rygh.
For the fourth straight season, Lake Mills qualified for the State Dual Tournament. The Regional Duals began with the Bulldogs taking on North Butler-Clarksville in the semifinals.
The Worth County Extension Service hosted a 4-H Recognition workshop this past month. The 4-H members learned about how to organize resumes and 4-H State Recognition applications.
The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association is proud to recognize James Scholbrock as a 2019 Administrator of the Year.
The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association is proud to recognize James Scholbrock as a 2019 Administrator of the Year.

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The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) are again offering the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture scholarships to aid in the development of future talent for the Iowa agriculture industry.  This year, Iowa Corn will award sixteen (16) $1,000 one-year...
Farmland values in areas of the grain belt states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) softened slightly in the last half of 2018, but remained stable overall. Benchmark farmland values in Iowa, which generally is on the leading edge of changes in the real estate market, declined...
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has announced that the Iowa income tax deduction has once again been raised for those saving with College Savings Iowa.* “Iowa taxpayers can deduct the first $3,387 they contribute per beneficiary account from their state taxable income in 2019,” Fitzgerald...
 Waldorf University to host a viewing of the feature-length documentary film “Break the Chain” on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Waldorf University Atrium located at 106 S. Sixth St. Forest City. “Break the Chain” addresses the often hidden-in-plain-sight issue of Human Trafficking within...
The Karl King Honor Band was held Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Edmond High School, Fort Dodge. The six Lake Mills middle school students participating in the event were Laurian VanCannon, Claire Levine, Emma Taft, Kaylee Taft, Brynn Rognes, and Olivia Walton. The students had a great day of music...
Dean Askeland is the nephew of local resident, Gladys Biehl, Lake Mills. The 2018 Citizens of the Year in Olathe, Kansas, are two people who have saved lives and made a world of difference to those with a home in Johnson County, Kansas. When Barb McEver and Dean Askeland learned no overnight...
At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders. The plan...
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate released statistical data from the 2018 general election today, showing younger voters turning out in higher percentages than any midterm election since at least 2002. Data shows 39.6 percent of registered voters Iowans between 18 and 34 years old participated....
In 2018, Iowa received 45 inches of rainfall – nearly 10 inches more than normal. That puts 2018 second only to 1993 for average statewide precipitation, according to the year-end Water Summary Update. While there was some dryness in the southwestern portion of the state, 27 northern Iowa counties...
Earning the IHSADA District Scholarship is an outstanding achievement. To qualify, students must obtain a grade point average of B+ or higher, an overall ACT score of 24 and be ranked in the top 25 percent of their class. The applicants must also have participated in two sports for at least two...

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