Author Archives: AJ Taylor


Mediacom Posts Online Scholarship Application for High School Seniors

Mediacom Posts Online Scholarship Application for High School Seniors

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school students who are seniors and plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 14th consecutive year and will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors. Recipients will be selected from applicants living in areas where Mediacom delivers broadband


Garner to Hold Farm Bill Meeting

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. The Farm Bill – Program Overview meetings will focus on the Price


Hampton Bans Resident from City Buildings

A northern Iowa city council has banned a resident from city buildings after it said he sent a threatening letter to elected officials and employees. The letter to the Hampton City Council requested that officials declare August 18th as “Cookie Thornton Day,” in memory of a man who killed six people at a 2008 city


Hancock County Health System Welcomes New Provider

Hancock County Health System (HCHS) welcomes new Family Medicine provider Lacy Halsrud, ARNP-FNP, MSN, BSN, to its medical staff. Halsrud received her Advanced Registered Nursing Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa; her Associates degree in Nursing


Bison Student Council Hosting a Senior Citizen’s Meal

The North Iowa High School Student Council is hosting a Senior Citizen’s Meal on December 2nd, 2014 at the Heritage Center in Buffalo Center.  Doors will open at 10:45 AM.  The entertainment will start at 11AM with meal service starting at 11:15 AM. The menu will include chicken fettuccini, breadstick, salad, and dessert. The entertainment

Chester Dean Gunderson

Chester Dean Gunderson, age 79, of Conyers, Georgia, formerly of Belmond passed away Tuesday October 28, 2014 at his home in Conyers. Funeral services for Chester Dean Gunderson will be held at 1:30 P.M. Sunday November 2, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Pastor Alan Schulz will officiate. Burial will take place in

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ELECTION 2014: Part 2 of 2 Grussing Talks Collegiate Support, Veterans, and Minimum Wage

Our Election 2014  series continues with man from Armstrong who wants to be the State Representative to the Iowa House in District 7, That district includes Algona, Armstrong, Buffalo Center, Estherville, Forest City, Lake Mills, Ringsted, Swea City, and Thompson. Grussing is a retired police officer and Army Veteran. Growing up in Northern Iowa, he is


Lake Mills Blood Drive Announced

With the holiday season right around the corner, this year, people around the Lake Mills and surrounding areas could be the lifesaving link for a child or adult in their critical time of need according to officials with the LifeServe Blood Center. In less than one hour, officials say that anyone can help save a life and