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Every spring, Don Jones picks bouquets of lilac blooms for his home at 1117 Ellis Ave. in Iowa Falls. He and wife Lois love the purple hue and the fragrance.

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The irony wasn’t lost on farmers as they filed into the Ackley Recreation Club meeting room in Ackley on Monday morning. They were there for a drought meeting, but were comparing their water gauges from over the weekend.

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Some 20 to 25 firefighters from Alden, Buckeye, Iowa Falls and Williams, along with personnel from Iowa Falls EMS, Hardin County E-Squad and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire at Innovative Ag Services just south of Alden on Wednesday afternoon. A stockpile of sulfur, req…

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If you have a natural green thumb, gardening and small-time farming probably come easy. But when it comes to sustainability - today’s hot word when it comes to everything in agriculture - there are still things to be learned.

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Volunteers organizing this summer’s RAGBRAI® visit to Ackley have been meeting to plan for the July 28 visit from riders.  RAGBRAI® 2021 riders will pass through the community following an overnight stay in Iowa Falls.

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It’s early March and there are still a couple of inches of snow inside the 1,600-square-foot enclosure atop soil that will be teeming with vegetables of all types by summertime, and Rita Schoeneman can’t wait to get started.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development is offering a virtual facilitator training for the new workshop series, Mindful Teen: From Surviving to Thriving in a Busy World. The training will be Feb. 26, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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Between COVID-19, derecho and even murder hornets, the year 2020 has been a tough one for almost everything, but surprisingly not for farmland prices in Iowa.

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The rolling hills of Dogwood Avenue, four miles east of Dows, provided a beautiful fall backdrop to a sad occasion last Thursday morning. Filling soon-to-be-empty fields of corn, more than two dozen people gathered to harvest and haul to market the last of Jerry Butt’s crop. A crop that may …