09/14/23: Area Happenings & Accomplishments


September 14, 2023


A crew from Kelley Peters Painting has been hard at work over the past week sprucing up the west side of the building located at 100 S Central Ave. Owners Keith and Jackie Stoltz had the north side painted last year. Pictured here, workers paint window coverings and metal mouldings on Monday and Tuesday.

Drought worsens in eastern Iowa

August saw another below normal rainfall month in Iowa, with preliminary data showing that the state received 3.25 inches of rain, 0.88 inches below normal. This marks the sixth month in a row of less than normal rainfall.

According to the Iowa Drought Plan, Drought Region 3 (northeast Iowa) is now in a "drought warning," with conditions in some limited areas approaching "drought emergency." This is consistent with the U.S. Drought Monitor's D3 - Severe Drought conditions that now cover about one quarter of the state. This is the highest D3 coverage since Ma...

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