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CRESCO - The Northeast Iowa Food Packaging Event will be held during the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest on Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Crestwood High School Gym from 8 a.m.-noon. The purpose is to bring people of Northeast Iowa together to continue Dr. Norman Borlaug’s legacy of feeding the hungry. The...
Bill and Joan Kosters of Cresco were inducted into the 4-H Hall of  Fame at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 18, 2019.  Joan was a 4-H leader  of the Flying Hoofs 4-H Club from 1987 to 2000. She led the club on  many adventures like Camp Sunnyside fund-raising, parades, concession  stands, trail rides...
LIME SPRINGS - The City Council of Lime Springs learned at its Aug. 6 meeting that Upper Iowa Beef is planning a $7 million expansion!  The beef processing business is working on a two-phase project that will about double the size of the facility. Currently, a roof is being put over the pen area to...
LIME SPRINGS - City entity heads gave some updates regarding how Sweet Corn Days preparations were progressing. • Ed Hampe said the Community Center installed an AED at the facility. It was learned right away new batteries were needed as the ones in the machine lasted just 15 minutes when the power...
CRESCO - East Park in Cresco is boasting a new GaGa Ball Pit thanks to the Eagle Scout Project of Nick Dietzenbach. GaGa Pit you say? What’s that? Dietzenbach explained. “It’s like dodge ball, but is played on the ground. It can be better for littler kids.” The pit will also have balls available,...
[Editor’s note: Autumn helped out with stories and other small chores for part of the last school year. It was a busy spring and early summer, and this story did not get published before Jerry Ollendieck passed. The Times opted to wait a while before printing in out of respect for his family’s...
CRESCO - “If we ever needed a boat for a river rescue, we would call Decorah. I knew there would be a time when Decorah would be out on their own call. We needed a boat,” said Cresco Community Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Reicks. And they got it! Reicks, along with other committee...
CRESCO - Cresco City residents may have received or may yet receive a letter in regards to dead or dying trees on their property. The City has been proactive in taking down ash trees before they are infected by Emerald Ash Borer. The first confirmed EAB in City limits was in June 2016. The insect...
UNITED STATES - In this 100th anniversary year of the American Legion, all members of the military who honorably served will be eligible to join the organization after the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) was signed into law by President Donald Trump...
SCHLEY - ‘All the world’s a stage’...words that come from past English literary great William Shakespeare and are also proudly displayed on the front of Lon Scheidel’s most recent creation - an awesome bandshell/stage that is located on his property in Schley, Iowa.  The property itself is a stage...

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