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Andrew Shaw

03/15/2019 - 12:03pm

There has been a lot of talk the last few years about using soil conservation practices to improve water quality in Iowa, but those practices can also benefit a farmer’s bottom line.

Zack Smith has experienced benefits at his family farm east of Buffalo Center since he began implementing conservation practices in 2011. He tried strip-till for the first time that fall.


03/13/2019 - 3:53pm
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley led a Senate Finance Committee hearing last Wednesday, March 6 on the topic of protecting older Americans from abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Grassley, who serves as chairman of the committee, invited Patricia Blank of Shell Rock to testify at the hearing about her mother, Virginia Olthoff, who died last February...
03/06/2019 - 4:53pm
Last week was a busy time for road crews and residents alike, as northern Iowa dug its way out from a blizzard during the last weekend in February. Up to 15 inches of snow were reported in the Buffalo Center area, where it took several days to get all the streets cleared for traffic. Buffalo Center Mayor John Davids says city crews spent four days...
03/06/2019 - 4:51pm
The Winnebago County Task Force (WCTF) has a new director and a new project coordinator. Molly Winter has left her previous role as coordinator to become the new director for the organization, and the Task Force has hired Taylor Brown to be the new coordinator. Winter, who lives near Rake, has been with WCTF since last June. She took over as...
02/27/2019 - 12:00pm
Winter weather has been relentless for the past month, which has led to an abnormal number of snow days at North Iowa Community Schools. In order to make up for lost education time, the North Iowa School Board is looking at options that include extending the school day. As of this Tuesday, Feb. 26, North Iowa has missed 10 days of school so far...
02/27/2019 - 11:58am
Representative Tedd Gassman made it to Buffalo Center for a delayed legislative forum on Friday, Feb. 15, as the area was still digging out from a storm the day before. Senator Dennis Guth wasn’t able to make it in for the meeting with constituents at the Heritage Town Center. Winnebago County Supervisor Bill Jensvold was among the small...
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