Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The poultry farmers who lost millions of chickens and turkeys to the bird flu this spring are facing an uncertain future. The Des Moines Register reports the farmers aren’t sure when federal officials will allow them to start rebuilding their flocks or whether enough birds will be available. Dave Rettig is president of Rembrandt Foods in Spirit Lake, Iowa, which lost 8 million egg-laying hens. Rettig says the disease decimated the egg industry and who knows if the disease will return in the fall when birds migrate again.
SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — The highest point in Iowa will be celebrated later this week. The Sioux City Journal reports members of the Highpointers Club will gather at Hawkeye Point for a convention that starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday. The highest point in the state is 1,670 feet above sea level, about 4 miles north of the town of Sibley, Iowa.
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — A man’s body was pulled from the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa on Sunday afternoon. The Clinton Police Department says the body was retrieved from the river near the Highway 30 bridge around 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Authorities didn’t immediately release the man’s name.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A $1 million cash bond has been set for an Iowa man charged in a 1995 homicide. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports 54-year-old Steven John Klein appeared before a judge Saturday morning — one day after his arrest in Muscatine.