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Yard and Garden: Planting Sweet Corn FAQs

Proper planning allows sweet corn to be enjoyed all summer longAMES, Iowa – Sweet corn fresh from the garden makes a tasty addition to a summer picnic, but gardeners need to plant sweet corn soon to enjoy this tasty treat throughout the summer. In this article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips for selecting the best cultivars and planting sweet corn.

Olivia Janss honored as 'Best of the Class'

Olivia Janss from Benton Community High School was honored as a member of the 2023 Best of the Class. KWWL and the University of Northern Iowa recognized valedictorians or top graduating seniors from across eastern Iowa at a celebration on Saturday, April 29th at the McLeod Center on the UNI campus. KWWL Vice President and General Manager John Huff noted “KWWL is proud to be associated with an event that shines a light on these outstanding students, their families, and schools.
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St. Mark Lutheran Church receives three catechumens

Pastor Adam Baumann, Elisabeth Lampe, Jakob Becker, Kenneth Van’t Sant. St. Mark Lutheran Church in Garrison received three catechumens into the Rite of Confirmation during the Worship Service on Sunday, April 30.  Making their public profession of faith were Jakob Becker, Elisabeth Lampe, and Kenneth Van’t Sant.

Roadside Chat: Born to be wild? You can still be an easy rider

For some people, there’s nothing quite like taking to the open road on a motorcycle. Riding can give you an adrenaline rush that releases “feel good” hormones called endorphins in the body. Some riders refer to the experience as “pure joy.”The cost of a motorcycle is typically less than a car and they use less gas, which makes them an economical transportation option.

Five Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

Tammy BramleyIowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation board member It's a great time to figure out or revisit your family's financial plan. Parents with K-12 students should include financial planning for education or training after high school as an integral part of any such plan.These tips from the experts at Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, which offers college financing under the name ISL Education Lending, can help.
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Iowa High School Seniors Awarded Scholarships by Nonprofit

50 Students Receive $1,000 After Learning About College FinancingFifty Iowa high school seniors each earned a $1,000 scholarship for college through the 2022–2023 Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship. The program is sponsored by ISL Education Lending, the name under which the nonprofit Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation provides college funding programs.

Judicial Specialists 2 position open at the Benton County Clerk of Courts office

Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you hold a positive, service- oriented attitude who can problem solve and multitask? If so, then you are the perfect customer service guru that we are looking for to add to our support squad!The 6th Judicial Districts Benton County Clerk’s Office has an immediate opening for a Judicial Specialist 2.The starting salary for new State of Iowa Judicial Branch employees is expected to be at the base of the pay range.

Yard and Garden: Planting Trees in Spring

 Backfilling soil around the base of a newly planted tree Spring tree planting tips for successSpring is a time of renewal, growth and new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to add beauty to your landscape, improve air quality, provide wildlife habitat and reduce home energy consumption. Planting trees requires specific steps and aftercare to ensure a successful outcome. In this article, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer your questions about how to best plant new trees that will enhance your landscape and create a legacy that will be enjoyed for generations.
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Roadway safety advice for farmers and non-farm motorists

Steve Freeman is a professor and safety research expert at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes related to occupational safety, including farm and rural safety. He grew up on a diversified farm/ranch in eastern Colorado. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Purdue University and has written numerous research articles about occupational safety.

Iowa Pork: Tell Us Where to Find the State's Best Tenderloins

Iowa Pork: Tell Us Where to Find the State's Best TenderloinsIowans love breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches, and restaurants across the state pride themselves on serving up unique renditions of this regional staple. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is once again asking loyal fans to vote for their favorites. The 21st annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest is underway, with online nominations accepted through June 5.
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