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Krohn Named Monona County Fair Queen

    Last week the first of the county fairs in the area was held, the Monona County Fair. As is custom, new royalty were chosen to reign over the fair festivities.
    Katy Krohn, daughter of Judi and Roger Krohn of Mapleton was chosen as the Monona County Fair Queen this year. Katy is a member of the Mapleton Starspinners 4-H Club.
    Pictures of champion and reserve champion winners from the Monona, Ida and Woodbury County Fairs will be printed after we receive the Woodbury County results, sometime in August.
    If you or your loved one received champion or reserve champion honors at any fair (not necessarily the ones listed above), please email us at You may also send us pictures using the email address.
    Congratulations, Katy!
    Photo by Sharyl Bruning. Thanks, Sharyl!

Drought Assistance for Livestock Producers

    ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Currently, most counties in Northwest Iowa are in moderate or severe drought. To help livestock producers cope with reduced forage, USDA has announced two programs – Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and emergency grazing and haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres.
Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)
    The LFP program provides payment to eligible livestock producers who have covered livestock and are also producers of grazed forages that have suffered drought. For Northwest Iowa, the forages include native and improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover and short and long season small grains planted specifically for grazing. The losses must have occurred in the grazing period and crop year (2021).
    Currently, 13 counties are eligible for LFP: Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux. Affected livestock producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to set up an appointment if they wish to apply for the assistance. The deadline to file is January 30, 2022.
    A fact sheet for LFP may be downloaded from
Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP
    USDA has authorized emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres to provide relief to livestock producers in areas affected by drought. Counties qualify when they are designated as level "D2 Drought – Severe" according to the U.S. Drought Monitor or if the county FSA requests emergency haying and grazing status, which is a documented 40 percent or greater loss of forage production due to a disaster event.
    All counties in Northwest Iowa are eligible for CRP emergency haying and grazing. But before haying and grazing, producers need to contact their local FSA office to verify their county is still eligible and to obtain a modified conservation plan.
    Producers may use the CRP acreage for their own livestock or may grant another livestock producer use of their CRP acreage. For emergency haying, producers are limited to one cutting and may sell the hay. Participants must remove all hay from CRP acreage within 15 days after baling and remove all livestock from CRP acreage no later than one day after the end of the emergency grazing period.
    For details on the primary nesting season, permitted activities, and frequency, USDA has a fact sheet that can be accessed from

Final Story Time Monday at Cord Memorial Library

    Story teller Lucy Cameron and activity person Lynn Buth will hold the final story time at Cord Memorial Library this summer. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Cameron will read newly donated books to the children. Buth will then lead the kids in an activity related to the book's theme.
    The library is open for all patrons on this Monday until 3:00. All hours are in this Review.

Loger Comfort Shelties Bring Furry Friends to Cord Memorial Library

    Deb and Steve Loger of Loger Comfort Shelties along with their grandchilden and dogs Sage and Sunday paid a visit to Cord Memorial on Saturday. Those who attended learned about comfort and service dogs, what to feed them and what not to feed them, and even how to brush their teeth. They also were able to listen to the book, "May I Pet Your Dog." Those who attended enjoyed giving the dogs their attention.
    To the left, Sadie Cameron sneaks a little petting in during the Loger's presentation.
    Photo by Chantelle Hammer. Thanks, Chantelle!

It's Fair County Time!

    Pictures of champion and reserve champion winners from the Monona, Ida and Woodbury County Fairs will be printed after we receive the Woodbury County results, sometime in August.
    If you or your loved one received champion or reserve champion honors at any fair (not necessarily the ones listed above), please email us at You may also send us pictures using the email address.

Bill Riley Contest at Woodbury County Fair

    The Woodbury County Fair will sponsor a Bill Riley Iowa State Fair Contest at Moville. The contest dates are Thursday, August 5, and Saturday, August 7, at 7:00 PM. Prizes of $75, $50, and $25 are being awarded each

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Citywide Garage Sales August 13-14

    This year the cities of Danbury and Battle Creek are going to combine forces to hold citywide garage sales on the same weekend. Shoppers can hit both towns in the same weekend and get some great buys.

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Adventures With Lynnie

    Well, it seems the funerals are taking a break, thank goodness. I did three funerals in 10 days, the closest one 4 hours away and the farthest 14 hours away. It was nice seeing aunts and uncles and cousins who I don't see much, but

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Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

    Cancer is the leading cause of death across the globe, accounting for 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone. Statistics indicate that more than 20 percent of those deaths were due to lung cancer, making it the most deadly cancers

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Overnight ramp closures on U.S. 20 bypass in Sioux City on July 21-24

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – July 19, 2021 – A pavement resurfacing project on the U.S. 20 bypass in Sioux City will require nightly ramp closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through

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Weather Summary

Provided by Justin Glisan, Ph.D., State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
    The first half of the reporting period saw an active weather pattern including a tornado outbreak, though most

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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report

July 12-18, 2021

    DES MOINES, Iowa (July 19, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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    The regular July meeting of the Danbury City Council was called to order by Mayor Buth at 7:08 PM on July 13, 2021. Mayor Buth, Council members Simmons, Boyle, Allen, Weber, Scholl

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