BRITTON, S.D. — After 115 years in business, including 40 years under the ownership of Roger and Lavonne Furman, Lee & Hanson men’s clothing store will sell its entire inventory and close its doors. “We discussed it with a consultant four years ago and he said, ‘I don’t think you’re ready yet.’ He was right. […]
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MARSHALL, Mo. – Jerry’s Mens Wear and Lin’s Fashions, local retail mainstays for nearly two decades, will sell their entire inventories and close as owner Jerry Hedrick brings his 50-year retail clothing career to an end. Hedrick and his wife, Linda, have owned the two businesses located at 24 N. Jefferson Ave., since 1999. The […]
CHICOPEE, Mass. – After 60 years in the trade, including 20 years as the owner of retail mainstay Williamson’s Clothier’s, store owner Ken Williamson announced today that he will sell his entire inventory and close his business. The store’s inventory sale opens to the public on Thursday, Oct. 5. Williamson’s, located at 223 Exchange St., […]
Molly Hanson, executive director of the Iowa Rivers Revival, joined Great Day morning show hosts Jackie Schmillen and Lou Sipolt on KCWI-TV, Des Moines, this morning to share details of the 10-year-old organization’s mission. Hanson, Sipolt and Schmillen talked about IRR’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session, the group’s mission and its fall fundraising campaign.
Molly Hanson, executive director of the Iowa Rivers Revival, outlined the group’s mission and ongoing priorities during in-studio interview today with WOI-DT morning anchors Elias Johnson and Sabrina Ahmed. Hanson discussed the need for Iowans to become active in river restoration efforts and called for additional state funding to improve water quality and continue the […]
Conversations about lessons handed down to multi-generational farmers frequently boil down to hard work and perseverance — and brothers Roderick and Richard Gumz certainly would have plenty of those stories. But the fourth-generation growers are just as likely to credit a decades-long tradition of innovation for the success of their Endeavor, Wis., operation. Read the […]
The loss of three heavy hitters from the pesticide market, soaring global demand for the go-to fumigant Telone and the potential for a nematode outbreak brought on by a more temperate winter are setting the stage for a potential challenging fall and winter for Columbia Basin growers. Eric Woolson, owner of The Concept Works, shares […]
ANKENY, Iowa – Accumold, a global leader in the design, development and production of micro-engineered parts for various high-tech industries, cut the ribbon today on its second expansion since 2011. Gov. Terry Branstad and other government and economic development officials were present to dedicate a 40,000-square-foot, $10-million expansion that will result in more than 200 […]
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University bus driver entered a guilty plea to a single misdemeanor charge in the case of an 18-year-old student who was struck and killed on a rainy December 2015 morning. The driver faces no more than 30 days in jail, Eric Woolson writes for School Transportation News.
The Washington potato industry is facing a labor shortage — but it is far from alone, according to two experts featured in Eric Woolson’s latest article in Potato Country magazine.
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