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Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation will donate 10,200 pork loins across Iowa
IOWA FALLS, Iowa (Dec. 3, 2013) — Iowa families in need this holiday season will receive a total of 10,200 fresh, boneless pork loin roasts with a total value of nearly $107,000 from Iowa Select Farms in cooperation with the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation. These 4.5-pound pork roasts have a combined weight of 45,900 pounds, enough to provide 244,800 servings. (Click here to read the rest of the story...)
Iowa Christmas Tree
Directory Available Online...
A directory of tree farms across Iowa is available on the Iowa Christmas Tree Grower’s website atwww.IowaChristmasTrees.com.
On the site there is a “Find a Farm” link on the top left-hand corner of the page. Besides the location of the farms, the directory also includes a phone number and hours of operation for each farm to assist in planning.
College Singers Close Semester
with Winter Concert and Prepare for Tour
The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Concert Choir and NIACC Singers Winter Concert will be held in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s winter concert features a mixture of sacred and secular seasonal music, non-seasonal choral selections, and the “Some Nights” tour selections by the NIACC Singers.
General admission tickets for the December 12 concert are available by calling the NIACC Box office at 641-422-4188, at either Hy-Vee location and may also be purchased at the door. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for students.
Business Property Tax Credit Implementation
The Iowa Department of Revenue announces implementation
of the new Business Property Tax Credit.
For more information on the Business Property Tax Credit, including the application form, visit the Department’s website at
Additionally, you can sign up for the Department’s Property Tax Reform eList at
Applications for credit against 2013 property tax assessments must be received by the county or city assessor by January 15, 2014.
Cougar Connection Plans 3-on-3 Tournament
Cougar Connection will host its sixth annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Sunday January 26, 2014 at the AGWSR High School Gymnasium in Ackley. The snow date is planned for Sunday February 2, 2013.
There will be ten divisions: fourth grade boys, fourth grade girls, fifth grade boys, fifth grade girls, sixth grade boys, sixth grade girls, seventh grade boys, seventh grade girls, eighth grade boys, and eighth grade girls.
The start times for the tournament are as follows: fourth grade 12:00-1:00, fifth grade 1:00-2:00, sixth grade 1:30-2:30, seventh grade 2:30-3:30, and eighth grade 3:00-4:00. Teams will need to sign in 30 minutes prior to their start times. Teams will be put in the division of their oldest player. Each team must have three players, the fourth is optional. Parents' signatures allowing permission to play are required. The entry fee is $30 per team with medals awarded to the top two teams per division.
For registration information please contact Amy Starr at 319-269-4394, or email@example.com
or go to the school website at www.agwsr.orgwww.agwsr.org
and click on Cougar Connection 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to download an application form.
Hunter Hit by Slug
An afternoon deer hunt ended with a trip to the hospital for a Charles City man. Ryan Alton, 32, was sent to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Sunday evening after being struck in the hip from a slug while deer hunting four miles southwest of Charles City.
The group of five hunters was pushing deer from a grove of evergreens when a hunter took the shot that struck Alton in the left hip.
According to the investigation, the shooter didn’t expect Alton to be located where he was when the deer came through the trees and he didn’t see Alton when he took the shot.
The incident remains under investigation