Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon today. It takes significant steps to require social distancing and limit community spread of the virus by implementing temporary measures including moving restaurants to drive-through, carry-out, and delivery only and closures of certain entities such as bars and recreational facilities. The proclamation also allows state agencies additional flexibility in responding to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, and supports the critical work of public health.  “These … Continue reading Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency

High school activities suspended

This statement regarding COVID-19 has been issued by the organizations in charge of Iowa high school, sports, speech and music : Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association – will be prohibited through the state’s K-12 school recommended closure of four weeks. Gov. Reynolds announced the recommended closure in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, in response to community spread … Continue reading High school activities suspended

Gov. Reynolds to hold a Press Conference on COVID-19

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Johnston, IA at 4:30 p.m. to provide an update to the state of Iowa on COVID-19. The press conference follows Gov. Reynolds recommending schools close for four weeks, read about that announcement here.  That press conference is open to credentialed members of the media and can be live on Facebook here. Members of the press need to be aware that there is no entrance to SEOC if: you have a fever of 100.4 F or above; you have traveled outside the … Continue reading Gov. Reynolds to hold a Press Conference on COVID-19

Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks

News Release DES MOINES – Upon discovery of the existence of substantial community spread of COVID-19 in the state, Gov. Reynolds is recommending that Iowa schools close for four weeks.  “Based on new information today from the Iowa Department of Public Health, now is the time to move to the next level of response,” Gov. Reynolds stated. “I am now recommending that all Iowa schools close for a period of four weeks to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.” Gov. Reynolds released the following video statement, it can be viewed here.  Gov. Reynolds is making this recommendation in consultation with … Continue reading Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks

Additional COVID-19 Case in Iowa

News release from the Iowa Governor’s Office DES MOINES – Testing at Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory has indicated one additional positive case of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa residents, a total of 14 positive cases. An additional 21 tests were negative.  According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the new case is in an older adult (61 to 80 years) from Johnson County and was on the same Egyptian cruise as other positive cases.   The cases previously identified as presumptive positive are now considered positive. The first five positive cases in Iowa were confirmed by CDC, per … Continue reading Additional COVID-19 Case in Iowa

DNR now accepting Derelict Building applications

Iowa DNR DES MOINES – The next round of funding for the 2020 Derelict Building Grant Program is open for applications through Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. The grant program was instituted by state legislation to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less to deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures. The program emphasizes reuse and recycling of building items, helps improve street appearance and commercial development, and alleviates the environmental concern these buildings can pose. Financial assistance includes asbestos removal, building deconstruction and renovation, and other environmental services. Through the program, the city of Earlville completed asbestos removal and deconstruction … Continue reading DNR now accepting Derelict Building applications

Iowa High School Football scores: Week 1

Area scores Crestwood, Cresco 34, Charles City 27 ( (ND)) Aplington-Parkersburg 22, New Hampton 18 ( (ND)) North Butler 6, Nashua-Plainfield 2 ( (ND)) Riceville 26, Kee, Lansing 6 ( (ND)) Rockford 78, West Central, Maynard 20 ( (ND)) Scores by district Thursday (08/29/2019) CLASS 4A: District 2 Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 31, Sioux City, West 6 ( (ND)) District 7 Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 31, Sioux City, West 6 ( (ND)) Friday (08/30/2019) CLASS 4A: District 1 Ankeny Centennial 17, Ankeny 14 (OT) Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 29, Sioux City, North 18 ( (ND)) Des Moines, Lincoln 20, Des … Continue reading Iowa High School Football scores: Week 1

Rep. Prichard Deployed to South Korea

NEWS RELEASE Charles City, Iowa — State Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City was deployed to South Korea on Monday as part of his duties as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves.     “While I’ll be serving our state and nation in a different capacity for the next few weeks, I want my constituents in Chickasaw, Floyd, and Cerro Gordo Counties to know they can still contact me through email at todd.prichard@legis.iowa.gov if they need assistance,” said Prichard, who is expected to return to Iowa in late August.   Prichard has been in the military in different roles for over … Continue reading Rep. Prichard Deployed to South Korea

Aug. 28 Fall Field Day to Focus on Price Risk Management

News Release NASHUA – The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:20PM on Wednesday, August 28. Steve Johnson, Farm Management Specialist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center, and will cover “Crop Price Risk & Cash Flow Management”. He is followed by Prashant Jha, Weed Specialist, with a discussion of the “ISU weed science research and extension program: 2019 and beyond”. Then the program heads to the field with the on-farm wagon tour featuring Antonio Mallarino, Soil Fertility Specialist, and Erin Hodgson, Entomologist. Antonio will explain “How results from long-term PK rate studies influence soil tests and interpretations”. Whereas Erin will discuss “Concerns with corn and soybean insect pest resistance to insecticides … Continue reading Aug. 28 Fall Field Day to Focus on Price Risk Management

Nashua’s Water Over The Dam Days schedule, June 27-30, 2019

All events will take place at Cedar View Park, right on the lake, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change! In case of rain activities will be held as follows: Thursday – Activities and games will be held at the Fair Grounds Friday – The fundraiser meal, band, and beer tent will be moved to the Fair Grounds. Thursday, June 27 Join us on Main Street 5- 7:30 p.m. ~ Family Games and Activities 5 p.m. ~ Pedal Tractor Pull 5-7 p.m. ~ Meal on Main (Eager Beavers 4H) 6 p.m. ~ Prince/Princess Contest **Registration deadline is June 21st no exceptions.      Ages … Continue reading Nashua’s Water Over The Dam Days schedule, June 27-30, 2019

Wednesday June 26 Field Day to Highlight Ag Weather Forecast and Commercial Hemp Production

 ISU EXTENSION NEWS RELEASE NASHUA – The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:10 PM. Dennis Todey, Director of the Midwest Climate Hub, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center, by providing his insights on crop weather for the 2019 growing season. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension agronomist, follows with a discussion of the likelihood of hemp production in Iowa for 2020, including development of regulations, current production practices, and economic information from other states. The on-farm wagon tour will feature Stephan Gailans, Research and Field Crops Director with … Continue reading Wednesday June 26 Field Day to Highlight Ag Weather Forecast and Commercial Hemp Production

Flooding a distinct possibility this week

As of Monday, it was still easy to find snow banks along Highway 218 taller than a car. Rural roadside ditches throughout north-central Iowa are filled with snow. The landscape is going to change beginning Tuesday as an abnormal warm-up will jumpstart a meltdown, and create dangerous situations. The National Weather Service is warning about flooding and more as heat rises and rain falls through the rest of the week. It’s warning reads that “significant and prolonged warmup from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday is going to start the snow melt across the area in the upcoming days. “Snow cover across … Continue reading Flooding a distinct possibility this week

Semi trailers backed up by Casey’s in Nashua, Monday about noon

Road conditions north of Nashua have led to a back up of semi trailers parking around Casey’s and elsewhere near the overpass. I35 is closed from Ames to the Minnesota border. UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.: Semitrailers parked across from Nashua’s Casey’s on the nearby entry ramp onto the Avenue of the Saints and elsewhere in the immediate area at 9:30 p.m. Monday. I-35 and the Avenue were open for traffic, however multiple road closures remained in effect. Continue reading Semi trailers backed up by Casey’s in Nashua, Monday about noon

China trade war, water quality research are topics at March 5 event at ISU Northeast Research Farm

News Release NASHUA – Wendong Zhang, Extension Ag Economist, Brian Dougherty, Ag Engineering Field Specialist, and Natasha Hoover, Research Associate from the ISU water quality research lab, will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) at the Borlaug Learning Center, ISU Northeast Research Farm, Nashua. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with a Call to Order for the board meeting. From 10:00 a.m. to Noon will be key presentations from Wendong Zhang, Brian Dougherty, and Natasha Hoover. Zhang will address “U.S. – China Ag Trade and the Trade War”.  Dougherty and Hoover will share … Continue reading China trade war, water quality research are topics at March 5 event at ISU Northeast Research Farm

Obituary: Caleb Ulrichs, 18, of Nashua

Caleb Ulrichs, age 18, of Nashua, IA, died Sunday, January 13, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Nashua Plainfield High School Gymnasium; 612 Greeley St, Nashua, IA 50658. Interment will be held in St. John’s United Church of Christ – Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Nashua with Lukas Bucknell, Dylan Downing, Drew Moine, Elizabeth Fisher, Abby Poppe, Gabe Ulrichs, Natalie Ulrichs, and Jacob Kukral serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Griffin Stoughton, Megan Martin, Faith Franzen, Maddi Moorman and the class of 2019. In lieu of … Continue reading Obituary: Caleb Ulrichs, 18, of Nashua

2018 BIG 4 FAIR SCHEDULE (The fun begins Aug. 30)

NASHUA — The Big 4 Fair is just around the corner and here is the schedule of events: Thursday, August 30 Entry day (All Day) Friday, August TBA — Big 4 Fair Tractor Ride – Call Dave Bucknell for details 641-330-1662 6 p.m. to midnight — Uncle G’s Pavilion 6:30 p.m. — Truck & Tractor Pull – Lovik Sled Co. Saturday, September 1 8 a.m. — Halter Classes (Saddle Horses & Ponies) 11 a.m. — Bean Bag Tournament – Contact Brad Schmitt 319-961-1555 11 a.m.  to midnight — Uncle G’s Pavilion – Live Music with Cross Tie Walker  immediately after Figure Eights!  … Continue reading 2018 BIG 4 FAIR SCHEDULE (The fun begins Aug. 30)