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08/21/2019 - 11:43am

Phoebe Sanders of Eagle Grove has been hoping to “walk across the street” at the Iowa State Fair for years. This walk refers to more than a casual stroll; it is actually what competitors call it when they win one of the top livestock honors at the fair and get to display their animal in the Hall of Champions. This year, Phoebe’s dream came true when she won Reserve Grand...

08/21/2019 - 11:40am
Continued from last week’s Monitor story             After drawing down Morse Lake three feet this spring and summer, the next stage of the multi-phased approach to rehabilitate the lake will be to take it down about three more feet in the months to come. This is will happen in the late...
08/21/2019 - 11:35am
      School starts this Friday, and while it’s an exciting time for many kids as they head out to get their new supplies for the year, it can also be very stressful for some parents not knowing how they will finance the necessity of supplies.        For those with limited sources of income, or loss of...
08/14/2019 - 11:55am
PART 1 OF 2               If you’ve visited Morse Lake in northern Wright County in the last several years for recreation or fishing, you may have noticed a few of the lake’s more undesirable qualities.  The lake is often very murky. There might be some suspicious looking algae floating around....
08/14/2019 - 11:47am
“Farming is the only job I’ve ever had,” said Ron Spangler of Eagle Grove, who worked the family farm with his dad since he was a young boy, eventually moving onto the homestead himself. “I grew up on a farm by Thor,” said his wife, Linda.   Growing up, Ron belonged to both FFA and 4-H, showing livestock at the...
08/14/2019 - 11:40am
            The Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District presented awards at the Wright County Farm Bureau's Membership Appreciation supper on August 6.              Jon and Mary Nissen of Renwick received the award for Iowa Farm Environmental...
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