Author Archives: AJ Taylor


Insurance Not Enough to Cover Cost of 2012 Landfill Fire

Insurance Not Enough to Cover Cost of 2012 Landfill Fire

The Wright County Landfill is making a strong comeback from the physical standpoint, but financially it is coming up a little short because of the recent fire there. The site was the scene of a fire that is believed to have been started by trash from a Goldfield firm. Their insurance company, according to officials, will

Electric Meter

Forest City Council Approves Electric Meter Cutover Project

In an attempt to improve electrical service and billing in the Forest City area, the city council has gone ahead and approved the 2014 Electric Meter Cutover Project. The city is already making improvements to the electrical grid. Forest City Electric Department Manager Duane Kuhn told KIOW News recently that electrical lines will begin to

Worth County is Hiring Clerks

Even with unemployment in the area higher than in other locations, employers are hiring. Most of the positions in the area are part time, but they could lead to full time employment. The Worth County Auditor’s office is currently taking applications for a part-time clerk position. This position requires experience in computers, calculators, accounting, and

Worth County Offering Free Backpacks to Elementary Kids

The Salvation Army and the Worth County Sheriff’s Office have partnered up in giving away free back packs for the school year. The back packs are free to any Worth County elementary student. Please come to the Worth County Sheriff’s Office or call the Sheriff’s Office at 641-324-2481 to pick up the back pack. They

Clear Lake struggling to find spot for memorial

Clear Lake officials may form a task force after having difficulty deciding where to locate a proposed veterans memorial. Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Director Randy Miller told the City Council on Monday night that the parks and recreation advisory board thinks the council should form a task force. That recommendation follows a dispute about whether

Clear Lake Schools Look to Kelly Staffing for Substitutes

After a one year trial balloon on the part of the Clear Lake School District, it appears that the district wants to try it again. On Monday night, school board members voted unanimously to use Kelly Educational Staffing as the  subsititute teacher resource at all levels of the school districts teacher ranks. This marks the second


Mosquito Issues on the Decline

With the reduction in the number of rainy days comes the reduction in mosquitos in the area. The problem has been steadily on the decline over the last few weeks thanks in large part to the number of flooded areas slowly disappearing, forcing the bugs to have to look for new breeding grounds. The city of