Author Archives: AJ Taylor

Helen M. Haupt

Helen M. Haupt, age 91, of Hampton passed away December 15, 2014 at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton. Funeral services for Helen M. Haupt will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday December 22, 2014 at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Coulter. Pastor Stanley Peterson will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery at

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Farmland Values Tumble in the Area

The 2014 Iowa Land Value Survey showed a record drop in land values over the time period from 2013 to 2014. Statewide the prices tumbled some 8.9% or $773. The statewide average price is estimated to be $7,943. What is more startling is that none of the area counties saw an increase. Each county dropped

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Winnebago Industries Sees Lower Profits in First Quarter

Winnebago Industries has released some interesting figures that see lower than anticipated profits. The first quarter report reflects increased labor costs supply issues, and delayed delivery of materials costs to make the product line. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts explains: According to Potts, the company saw a $9.9 million profit which averages out to .37 cents

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Ice-Fishing Festival Comes to Winnebago County

It’s that time of year! It’s the time of year when nature’s beauty turns white, but many people have a hard time finding ways to enjoy it. Well, the Winnebago County Conservation Board has the answer! On Saturday, January 17th, they will be hosting an Ice-Fishing Festival at Thorpe Park’s Lake Catherine, beginning at 10:00

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“Anything Goes” is Coming to NIACC

Dr. Dave and Cathy Beck, First Citizens National Bank and Mason City Clinic will present Anything Goes as it takes the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  Tickets, rows A-V, are $55 in advance; tickets, row W-Z, are $40 in advance.  All

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Hancock County 4-H Youth Compete in a “World Class” Challenge

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering.  Every year, FIRST LEGO releases a new challenge that engages the teams in hands-on robotics design and scientific research.  This year’s challenge is titled WORLD CLASS.  In this competition, team members are challenged to

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Manure Applicators Certification on January 6th

Applicators should contact the Winnebago County Extension & Outreach office to register in Thompson, Iowa. Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Jan. 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will