Author Archives: AJ Taylor


FAVA Needs Volunteers to Help in 43 Counties

FAVA Needs Volunteers to Help in 43 Counties

FAVA has yet another fund raising program coming up. This along with the others that FAVA does is designed to raise money to help the organization help out veterans who are in need of assistance. The organization serves several counties in the area and because they are covering a 42 county area, they need as

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Fall Trout Fishing Excitement

Fall and winter trout stocking south of Hwy. 20 began in 2004 when South Banner Lake received 2,000 fish and at each stocking event since, the hatchery truck has been greeted by throngs of anglers eagerly anticipating the first strike. From that initial successful release, the DNR has expanded cool weather trout stocking from Council


Creatures of the Night Coming to Thorpe Park

Just in time for Halloween, the Winnebago County Conservation Board will be presenting a program on Creatures of the Night! The program will be held at the Thorpe Park shelterhouse on Thursday evening, October 30th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Families are invited to bring the kids to learn about some of the fascinating critters that


DPS Offering Resources to Local Schools on Bullying

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Iowa State Patrol and Criminal Investigation Division are teaming up to combat bullying in our state. In conjunction with Governor Branstad’s initiative to shed light on the critical issue of bullying, the Iowa State Patrol and Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have sent letters to all Iowa public school


Smokey Joe’s Cafe to Premeire at NIACC

Smokey Joe’s Café as they take the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Tickets, row A-V, are $55 in advance; tickets, row W-Z, are $40 in advance.  All tickets purchased on the day of the show and at the door are $60.

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BBB Seeks Businesses and Students of Integrity

It’s not all scams and warnings at Better Business Bureau. The BBB announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Integrity Awards, which honor businesses who demonstrate superior ethics, reliability and trustworthiness. Individuals and business owners can nominate businesses online at Established in 1993, the BBB Integrity Awards give public recognition to businesses and

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Schedule for Private Pesticide Applicator Courses Released

Here is the schedule of local upcoming trainings: 12/09/14 1:30 PM Hardin County, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eldora 12/12/14 9 AM Cerro Gordo County, United Methodist Church, Clear Lake – Crop Clinic 12/12/14 9 AM Worth County, First Lutheran Church, Northwood – Crop Clinic 12/16/14 9:30 AM Wright County, Dows Community Center, Dows 12/17/14 1:30


Shopko Expanding Grocery Offerings in Forest City

Shopko Hometown is unveiling some exciting changes, including a renovation and expansion of its grocery department to better meet the needs of its customers. “These changes are in response to feedback from our customers as part of our effort to ensure we are listening to them so we can best serve their grocery needs,” said