Author Archives: AJ Taylor


Pheasants Forever Kids Day Scheduled

Winnebago/Hancock County Pheasants Forever Kids Day  to be held June 13, 2015 9am to Noon at the Walking Eagle Marsh (1970 340th St Forest City, IA)  1.5 miles East of Golf Course on south side of road. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.  The event is free, but registration is encouraged. To register, please


Winnebago Supervisors to Take Wait and See Approach to Legal Defense Funding

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning beginning at 9am to discuss taking action on making a financial contribution to the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit. The lawsuit stems from the water works company suing Buena Vista, Sac, and Calhoun counties for excessive amounts of nitrates in the water in the Des Moines and

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Forest City has had a very successful year in speech and debate with high numbers of students reaching “1” rankings in both the group and individual competitions. However, the high performance levels didn’t stop there. Forest City Speech and Debate Coach Scott Bertleson explains: Now while state honors were bestowed on some of the performers,

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Winnebago Industries Earns Safety Award

Winnebago Industries, Inc.  has received a hazard control recognition award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. The award was announced at the safety council’s professional development conference and expo held in Dubuque, Iowa, April 22-24. Winnebago Industries was one of 101 entries from industries and government agencies in Illinois and Iowa. The company submitted hazard control

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Ernst Introduces Iowa Farmer to Speak on Iowa Water Issues

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced Mrs. Darcy Dougherty Maulsby, a fifth-generation farmer and small business owner from Lake City, Iowa, to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Mrs. Maulsby testified before the committee on the impact of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, and shared her personal experience with the Environmental

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Grassley Act Catches Improper Use of Government Credit Cards

Senator Chuck Grassley made the following comment on an audit released today that shows a number of Pentagon employees used their government charge cards at casinos and strip clubs.  The audit came about because of Grassley’s bill enacted in 2012 requiring federal agencies to beef up the oversight of purchases on government-issued credit cards. “It