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Braley Survey Shows Strong Opposition to Impending Social Security Cuts

Braley Survey Shows Strong Opposition to Impending Social Security Cuts

Rep. Bruce Braley’s (IA-01) office Wednesday issued a report that included the results of a survey of over 2000 Iowans who shared their opinions about upcoming cuts to Social Security field offices in Iowa. Sixty three percent of respondents had used their local Social Security field office, and 70 percent of respondents were opposed to

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FARMLAND LEASING MEETING SET FOR AUGUST 13 IN MASON CITY

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented, and the percentage of farmland rented has increased over time due to the changing demographics of farmland owners. Iowa farmland cash rental rates decreased by $10 an acre from 2013 to 2014. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Cerro Gordo County is hosting a farmland leasing

Clear Lake struggling to find spot for memorial

Clear Lake officials may form a task force after having difficulty deciding where to locate a proposed veterans memorial. Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Director Randy Miller told the City Council on Monday night that the parks and recreation advisory board thinks the council should form a task force. That recommendation follows a dispute about whether

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RAGBRAI Riders Depart for Mason City and Beyond

On a busy and early Wednesday morning, RAGBRAI riders made their way out of Forest City, under a giant U. S. Flag held up by a Forest City Fire Department Hook and Ladder Fire Truck, and through side streets to their next destination, Mason City. While some riders waited out the crowd of early riders, some

Florence Potter

FLORENCE POTTER, 85 of Forest City formerly of Buffalo Center, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.   Services are pending.   Online condolences can be left at www.winterfuneralhome.com

IOWA FARMERS CONVERGE IN AMES TO LEARN HOW EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CHANGING GLOBAL FOOD DEMANDS AND BIG DATA WILL IMPACT FARMING IN IOWA

Iowa technology and understanding global consumer demand for Iowa farm products brought hundreds of Iowa farmers and agribusiness leaders to Scheman Auditorium in Ames this week for the third annual Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Economic Summit.  Iowa farmers had several lively discussions with national experts on Big Data, drone technology, commodity markets and ag

Forest City’s Hailey Kofron signed a letter of intent with the Waldorf College softball team on Wednesday. Pictured from left, Kofron and Waldorf coach Denny Gilbertson

Warriors sign Forest City’s Kofron

After spending her freshman year at Ellsworth Community College, Forest City’s Hailey Kofron is returning to her hometown as a member of the Waldorf College softball team. Kofron, a 2013 Forest City High School (FCHS) graduate, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on Wednesday. “We are very pleased that Hailey made the decision

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