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Ice-Fishing Festival Comes to Winnebago County

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

Anything Goes

“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

First Lego League

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

Manure application

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

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IRFA Honors Iowa Legislators as Lifetime Champions of Renewable Fuels

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced today that three Iowa state legislators leaving their posts in 2014 were honored with the “Lifetime Champion of Renewable Fuels” award for their long, distinguished careers and steadfast support of renewable fuels. “It’s bittersweet to see these distinguished individuals leave the state legislature after long, successful careers, and

Gary M. Thompson

Gary M. Thompson, 76, of Duncan Heights, formerly of Forest City died on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Hancock Memorial Hospital in Britt.  Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rod Hopp of the Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Inurnment will be held

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Grassley Sounds Off on the New Cuban Relations

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa made the following comment on President Obama’s announcement of eased economic and diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. “This policy change is a gift for the Cuban government that has done nothing to provide basic, fundamental human rights to the Cuban people.  According to our own Department of

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Iowa Soybean Association Recognizes Governor Branstad for Distinguished Service

Farmer members of the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) recognized Governor Terry Branstad for his tireless support of Iowa agriculture and the soybean industry during the organization’s 50th Anniversary Symposium and Recognition Banquet held in Des Moines.                 ISA board president Tom Oswald presented Governor Branstad with the ISA Distinguished Service Award at the event’s opening