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Festival of Brass To Perform in Forest City Tonight

The final drum corps tune-up before the season finale at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana will take place here in Forest City tonight at 7pm. The North Iowa Music Arts and Pageantry is presenting the Drum Corps International concert event at the Forest City High School. Six top flight groups from both coasts, Canada,

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Newman Catholic

Verstegen Tosses No-Hitter. Newman Wins State Championship

The scenario could not have been better for the seniors who had something to prove from last year. The Newman Catholic Knights rolled past every team in the state tournament by 10 runs and now they the faced a formidable offense of the Pleasantville Trojans. Senior pitcher Joey Verstegen had done his homework and pitched brilliantly by


Duane Allen Roberts

Duane Allen Roberts, 67 of Garner, IA died Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, IA following a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Andres Funeral Home, 528 East Main Street, Klemme, IA. The Reverend Mike Shafer


West Hancock

Britt-West Hancock Alumni All-School Reunion

Britt-West Hancock Alumni All-School Reunion will be Friday, August 7, 2015.  It will be held in the West Hancock Elementary Building, Britt, Iowa.   Social Hour will be from 5-6:30 PM.   Serving will begin at 6:30 PM.  Tickets purchased in advance will be $15; at the door will be $20.  Send reservations and check to:  Bill

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  • Waterloo may join growing list of Iowa cities with whitewater park August 1, 2015
    Another eastern Iowa city is looking at constructing a whitewater park with a kayak course. Plans for the project in downtown Waterloo were unveiled this week and Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark told KCRG-TV he likes the economic potential of the Cedar River. “Those communities that have done this are experiencing tremendous economic return,” Clark said. The […]
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  • Interim president takes over at the University of Iowa August 1, 2015
    Sally Mason steps into retirement and the vice president for medical affairs, Jean Robillard takes over today as the interim president at the University of Iowa. Robillard talked with reporters about the position. “I’m quite honored really to be the interim — and I hope it will be short — but what is important is […]
    Dar Danielson
  • Iowa Lottery sees another big year in sales July 31, 2015
    The Iowa Lottery has released numbers that confirm earlier projections that sales for the fiscal year that ended in June were going to be among the organization’s best. Iowa Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer  says sales ended up in the top 4 at $325 million. “This is the fourth year in a row that lottery sales […]
    Dar Danielson
  • AARP warns users about risks with free wireless sites July 31, 2015
    Iowans are being warned against using free public wireless networks at airports, hotels and coffee shops. AARP is launching a campaign called “Watch Your Wi-Fi” to raise awareness of the risks of using those free networks. Spokeswoman Devorah Lanner says a lot of people set themselves up to fall victim to hackers. “AARP recently conducted […]
    Matt Kelley
  • Rand Paul touts ‘one page’ federal income tax return July 31, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is campaigning in eastern Iowa today, touting his proposal to get rid of the complicated federal income tax code and replace it with a simple “flat” tax. “We have a 70,000 page tax code and I think it’s chasing American jobs and chasing American companies overseas,” Paul said. Paul proposes […]
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