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Autumn Stargazing Program Tonight

Tonight the Winnebago County Conservation Board will be holding an Autumn Stargazing Program at Thorpe Park. The 45-minute program will be held at the entrance to the park, beginning at 7:00 PM. During the program, Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls will give an informal tour of the autumn nighttime sky. Participants will learn how to identify


Belmond Wants Tougher Parking Ordinances for Winter

Citing an issue from last winter, the Belmond City Council is moving forward with making the winter weather parking ordinance downtown even stiffer. The issue from last winter has to do with a parked car on Main Street that was damaged from snowplows throwing ice and snow on the vehicle and breaking the car windows and

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Buddy Poppy Days Concludes Today in Buffalo Center

The Veterans of Foreign Wars have placed containers throughout Buffalo Center for donations this week, and in return, contributors get a poppy. The event is for all people and those who have organized the program are urging everyone who gets a poppy to wear them as a show of respect for those who have served

Harley-Davidson Dealership Fire Cause Determined

Officials with the Harley-Davidson dealership in Mason City say that anywhere between 15 to 20 motorcycles were destroyed in a fire on Monday morning. Firefighters were summoned to the scene at 706 S. Federal Avenue around 6:45am. When they arrived, they  support center on the grounds of the dealership. Firefighters brought the blaze under control quickly,

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Waldorf College Revamps Christmas Open House

Waldorf College is revamping their annual Christmas at Waldorf open house this winter. The event will be held December 4 from 4-7 p.m. The central hub will remain the Salveson Ballroom as it has been over past years, but the college will also be showcasing several departments around campus. “We are excited to show off

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Lakes Freezing Over, Not Yet Ready for Fishing

Clear Lake was officially declared iced in by the Clear Lake Water Department on Monday, two weeks earlier than normal, but the 1-1/4 inches of ice is far from ready to be invaded by hundreds of ice anglers. Fisheries biologist Scott Grummer said the extended forecast for north Iowa predicts only a handful of days

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Christmas with Waldorf Event Continues Tradition

Waldorf College will hold its annual Christmas with Waldorf holiday celebration concert Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  This year’s theme is “Rejoice at the Manger,” paying particular attention to familiar carols such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” “The theme is always a