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NORTHERN IOWA OUTDOORS: Deer Harvest on Similar Pace as 2013

NORTHERN IOWA OUTDOORS: Deer Harvest on Similar Pace as 2013

Hunters have reported harvesting 23,807 deer as of Monday, which is within 100 deer of where it was a year ago at this time despite the recent cold weather. “The rut is going strong and will continue for the next week to 10 days,” said Jim Coffey, forest wildlife research technician for the Iowa Department of

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NORTHERN IOWA OUTDOORS: Winter Bird Feeding, Start Now

If you were wait for wintry weather to start stocking the bird feeders—you have it. With temperatures dipping into the teens and even single digits, it is creating crowds at those backyard feeders. The latest U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Outdoor Recreation Survey indicates that 609,000 Iowans feed wildlife. Most of that is maintaining winter—and

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Clear Lake Officially Frozen Over

The Clear Lake Water Department has officially notified the public that Clear Lake is officially “Iced-in”. The declaration is made when Clear Lake Water Department officials report unfrozen water along any part of the shoreline. The notification came eight days earlier than last year, but it is not the earliest freeze record. According to officials,

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North Iowa Symphony Orchestra to Present Holiday Concert

The North Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present a “Holiday Concert” on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, in the North Iowa Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature two very important works that will enhance the holiday spirit. First is the “Twas The Night Before Christmas” a setting for narrator and orchestra. This music was

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Student Establishes Dance Club at Waldorf College

Nigeria native and Waldorf College freshman Aminat Oke took the initiative to create The Rhythmic Steppers, a student dance organization, on campus with one goal in mind – to have fun. “I have always been into dance,” Oke said. “To me, dancing is freedom and a way to express oneself. That’s why I was so

Worth County Board Postpones Statue Unveiling

The Worth County Beautification Board regrets to announce that they will be canceling the Worth County Fairgrounds event this Thursday, November 20th due to the very passing of one of their Worth County Beautification Board members, Dennis May. His funeral is scheduled for this Thursday morning November 20th at 10:30 A.M. in Grafton. Dennis was their committee member who presented


Iowa Prosecutors Want Sex-abuse Trial Moved

Prosecutors have made the rare move of seeking a change in venue in the trial of a former state lawmaker accused of sexual abuse. Former state Rep. Henry Rayhons, of Garner, is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and has pleaded not guilty. He’s accused of having sexual contact in May with his wife, Donna Rayhons,

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Worth County to Hold Special Election

Worth County lost their District 1 Supervisor, Dennis May, who passed away on Saturday, November 15th.  The Court House will be closed from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Thursday, November 13th, for any county employee that wishes to attend his funeral. Due to the vacancy that was left by Dennis, the Worth County Treasurer, Jake


Christmas by the Lake to Host Madrigal Dinner

The staff of the Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake will be hosting the first ever madrigal dinner during the Christmas by the Lake festival. A madrigal dinner is a traditional Olde-English which is set in a Victorian theme and include a multi-course dinner with beverages and professional entertainment. This particular event will be

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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