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12/06/2017 - 1:03pm

Of the 300 agricultural drainage wells once in use in Iowa, only 31 are still open, with six under contract to be closed soon. Out of the remaining 25 wells, two are located in Wright County, both in Grant Township.

“The state wants all the wells closed because they see that there’s a potential for groundwater contamination,” said Mike Bourland, an engineer with the...

12/04/2017 - 12:03pm
WRIGHT COUNTY, Iowa – DNR conservation officers responded to a personal injury hunting incident on Nov. 29, around 1:20 p.m., in southwestern Wright County. William Rancourt, 36, of Lebanon, New Hapshire, was pheasant hunting on the Boone River Greenbelt Conservation Board Public Hunting Area with three other hubters when he was hit in...
11/29/2017 - 12:41pm
It began as a great thought for Kayne Carlson to have this as his Eagle Scout project, and thru his efforts and several other volunteer helpers Greenwood Park now has a ninehole disc golf course for young and old to utilize. Together with the new playground equipment, and the skate board park, it makes this area the envy of other communities this...
11/29/2017 - 12:40pm
There’s been a lot of discussion of the future of Eagle Grove and the surrounding communities since the announcement of Prestage Foods in Wright County a little over a year ago. With the plant located just a few miles south of Eagle Grove, the city has been preparing for growth in a variety of ways. A hotel/motel and convention center is...
11/29/2017 - 12:35pm
At their November 20 meeting of the Eagle Grove City Council, members took up the third readings of two amendments to the City Code and approved both for them to now go into effect. Also held was the first reading of another new ordinance, with that also then being adopted and put into the book. First up was the third reading of Ordinance 2017- 08...
11/29/2017 - 12:34pm
The Eagle Grove Eagle’s very own sports editor, Les Houser, was one of three people honored at halftime of the Class 3A championship game held November 16 with a News Media Award. It is presented annually by the IHSAA Board of Control to honor members of the media who have contributed significantly to the success of the Iowa High School...
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