Author Archives: AJ Taylor


Thompson to Celebrate Quasqicentennial

Thompson to Celebrate Quasqicentennial

2017 will be the upcoming quasquicentennial in Thompson, Iowa. In honor of the quasquicentennial, the city of Thompson has plot books for sale from the year of incorporation in 1892. The cost of a book is $25 and all money goes toward expenses for the quasquicentennial. They will also have for sale plot books from

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STEM Council Grants ‘Seal of Approval’ to Four New Programs

The Iowa Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council awarded four new programs with the Seal of Approval. The endorsement recognizes STEM programming happening organically across Iowa and those programs or events not affiliated with the STEM Council that help advance the goals of the STEM Council, especially to inspire the next generation

Mosquito Spraying

Forest City Mosquito Spraying Tonight

The City of Forest City is reminding all residents that tonight, the city will be spraying for mosquitos starting at dusk. The spraying is expected to take a couple hours. Those with pets outside are advised to bring them indoors. Anyone who has health conditions such as respiratory issues is advised to close their windows


Drainage Issue Causes Large Dispute

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors heard a lengthy debate concerning Drainage District 5 Lat 42. Property owners came forward to discuss a project that allegedly is not working. Property owners are angered by standing water that is not draining, even though new tile was placed. The project called for the replacement of tiling in


Salin Found Guilty in Two Counties

An investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation yielded a pair of charges in two separate counties. Jasen Salin of Maynard, Minnesota was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. One charge came from Winnebago County, the other from Worth County. Both

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Monsen Pleads Guilty on Multiple Charges

The Forest City Police Department made a routine traffic stop on February 7, 2015. An investigation yielded that Zachary Monson was in possession of Methamphetamine. Monson tried to dispose of the evidence, but police were able to recover the illegal drugs and subsequently charge him with Possession of a Controlled Substance, which is his second