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NIACC Extreme Makeover: College Edition Winners Announced

Michael Bohl of Mason City and Cassie Helland of Mason City are the winners of North Iowa Area Community College’s Extreme Makeover: College Edition. Each will receive free NIACC tuition plus textbooks and more for the 2015-16 school year. Bohl was surprised and excited to be selected as one of the winners. “I couldn’t believe

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Robert “Bob” J. Farris

Robert “Bob” J. Farris, 72, of rural Clear Lake died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at his home. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday, May 31st at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 East 4th St. in Garner. Following the visitation there will be a service with the Rev. Ed Bard, chaplain at Hospice


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HCHS in Britt Hosts Free Sleep Clinic Today

Are you having trouble sleeping?  Are you waking up feeling tired and not ready for the day?  Hancock County Health System is hosting a free sleep clinic in Britt this Thursday, May 21st to help address your sleep issues.  Respiratory Therapist Molly Schaefer tells about the event. The amount of sleep a person requires varies

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  • Santorum back in Iowa, as ‘official’ 2016 candidate May 28, 2015
    Rick Santorum made his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination “official” this week and he’s back in Iowa for town hall meetings with Iowans. His first stop this afternoon was at a restaurant in Davenport, where he met with about 100 people. “I know the difference between: ‘I like you’ and ‘I’m for you’ […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • New treatment offers new hope for Iowans with severe depression May 28, 2015
    A psychiatrist in central Iowa is among the first in the state to use a new type of therapy for patients with what’s called treatment-resistant depression. It strikes five to six-percent of the population, people for whom counseling and drugs simply don’t work. Dr. Eric Barlow, of Urbandale, says he’s been offering his patients transcranial […]
    Matt Kelley
  • Paul says he’s ‘one of the few to be honest’ about US intervention in Middle East May 28, 2015
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says despite a crowd of competitors for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, he doesn’t find it difficult to stand out from the pack. “I think it’s rather easy for me,” Paul said this morning during an interview with KROS Radio. “I’m the only one really opposed to the domestic spying program. I’m the […]
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  • Two Iowans fail to make National Spelling Bee semifinals May 28, 2015
    The two Iowa boys who were competing in the National Spelling Bee were eliminated in the second round. Twelve-year-old Zander Reed of Ames is a seventh grader who competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2013 and 2014. He misspelled the word alleviate during the oral spelling test and was eliminated from the second […]
    O. Kay Henderson
  • Over $1 million in Iowa Lottery prizes went unclaimed in 2014 May 28, 2015
    A spokesperson for the Iowa Lottery says it’s unusual for large prizes to go unclaimed, but a lot of winning tickets for smaller prizes weren’t turned in last year. Mary Neubauer says two Powerball tickets purchased in the state — one worth $10,000 and the other worth $20,000 — will expire next month. “We usually don’t […]
    Pat Curtis

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