The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees at their Tuesday, Nov. 16 meeting heard how the college is reaching out to offer industry training in myriad areas. Jolene Rogers, executive director of community and business relations, introduced Gary Schmidt and Cody Prather who related their experiences with training.
The Hansen family from Ringsted were honored with Quilts of Valor on Thursday, November 11 prior to the Hunting with Heroes Thanksgiving Meal Drive Through held in Lakota. Mary Behrends spoke about the Quilts of Valor before the five Hansen family members were honored.
The Emmet County Cattlemen, along with area beef producers Dan Nelsen and Dick Sturm are participating in this year’s Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) Carcass Challenge.
The Iowa Cheerleading Coaches Association and the Iowa High School Athletic Association have honored Betty Lou Jones with the 2020-2021 Cheer Contributor of the Year award. This is given in grateful appreciation of outstanding service and unselfish devotion to Iowa cheerleading programs.
Representatives from Dump It, who is contracted for garbage removal and recycling, were present at the November 8 Bancroft City Council meeting. They presented a new three year contract with a slight increase of 3% for garbage removal. This is the only change and everything else in the contract will stay the same,
The Vietnam Conflict, later more correctly known as the Vietnam War, was different than many other wars. While those returning from World War I, World War II and the Korean War were given a heroes’ welcome, such was not the case of those returning from Vietnam.

Beef is back

It was only about 15 years ago that I sat in on a beef producers’ conference at Iowa State University when some of the nation’s top ag experts were bemoaning the fact that Iowa’s once-lucrative bee

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