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Heavy rain causes flooding in northwest Iowa

Posted June 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Heavy rainfall in northwest Iowa caused severe flooding last week and residents of Rock Valley experienced tremendous devastation as much of the town was left underwater.

At a press conference in Rock Valley Tuesday, June 17, police chief Monte Warburton said that approximately 100 homes on the north and west side of town had been evacuated. Additionally, the Rock Valley police and fire departments were part a of rescue effort in Doon last Monday night helping evacuate people in a farmhouse who were stranded due to flooding.

Parts of Rock Valley faced mandatory evacuation, something mayor Kevin Van Otterloo said was necessary.

“The reason that (mandatory evacuation) was done for certain areas

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    Enjoy Iowa’s great outdoors

    June is National Great Outdoors Month and while it may be tempting to stay indoors as the temperatures rise, Sunday Ford and the Sioux County Conservation Board have given more than enough reasons to get outside and explore this area. Activities are being offered throughout the summer, a great opportunity to bond as a family and to learn more about nature.

    “There seems to be, as the generations go on, more of a separation from the outdoors,”

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    Buyert barn and Oostra granary featured in Northwest Iowa Spring Barn Tour

    Buyert barn and Oostra granary featured

    in Northwest Iowa Spring Barn Tour

    Dean and Mary Oostra’s corn crib granary, located at 3122 US 75, Hull, was built by Niel C. Mol in 1950. Dean’s father, Ralph, began renting the farm in 1953 and the original corn crib granary still stands on the property today. The granary has storage for 4,000 bushels of ear corn and 3,000 bushels of grain. Dean and

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    Progress being made

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    on A18 bridge overlay

    For the last month, drivers that regularly use county road A18, southwest of Larchwood, have had to find alternative routes. On June 2, crews began a bridge overlay project which took the bridge

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    A storm to remember

    Posted June 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    n Monday, June 16, there was the potential for wind with scattered strong thunderstorms, damaging winds, large hail, and possibly tornadoes. As predicted, the storms hit and hit hard.

    Beginning around 4 p.m., rain began

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    Breaking Ground

    Posted June 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    commemorative ground breaking ceremony was held on Thursday, June 12, for the new Oak Street Station. Brent Van Regenmorter opened the event with an address at the planned entrance of the new convenience store, service center and

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