BrickStreet Theatre to Host Open House Wednesday

BrickStreet Theatre is hosting a Community Appreciation/Open House for all North Iowans this Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 at the TSB Community Room in Forest City.  BrickStreet Theatre is a non-profit community theatre based in Forest City that provides art and entertainment opportunities for North Central Iowa.  BrickStreet’s Business Manager Julie Keely tells what […]


Hancock County Supervisors Look at Pictometry Options

Next spring’s planned aerial photography project was the main topic of discussion during the Hancock County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday. The proposed project will give everyone a current and most accurate bird’s-eye view of the county. According to Supervisor Jerry Tlach, the board received numerous quotes for the different pictometry options. In other business, […]


Hancock County Supervisors look to save money with shared 911

Local county officials are still investigating the pros and cons of combining 911 emergency dispatch services. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday to discuss consolidation costs of combining Hancock County’s communications operations with Winnebago County. If approved, the combined 911 dispatch department and jail services would be located in the […]


Get your flu shot in October

The United States experiences epidemics of influenza each year, most common during the fall and winter months.  Seasonal influenza is a serious respiratory illness that’s associated with approximately 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations each year. According to Hancock County Health System, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine by the end […]


Hancock County to be Seen in a New Perspective

Next spring, you’ll see an updated bird’s-eye view of Hancock County, as county officials are planning to take new aerial images. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a lengthy agenda, which included a presentation on pictometry. Pictometry is the name of a patented aerial image capture process that produces imagery […]

Hancock Courthouse

Hancock County Supervisors pay for ditch repairs and talk road maintenance

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session this week with a very brief agenda. The Supervisors considered pay estimate #4 to Rognes Brothers Excavating for open ditch repairs made in Drainage District #149.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors also met with county resident Doug Thompson to discuss […]


HCHS Hosts Cholesterol Management Support Group

Hancock County Health System is hosting a cholesterol management support group this afternoon at 3pm. The meeting will be held in the hospital boardroom in Britt. This is a support group to help you lower your cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers. HCHS Respiratory Therapist Molly Schaefer tells about what’s expected at the support group. […]


BrickStreet Theatre to Host Fundraiser at Oak Knoll Sept 18

BrickStreet Theatre, a small non-profit community theatre, will host a special fundraiser to help Forest City and surrounding area communities learn more about BrickStreet’s future and how you can be a part of it.  During the event, BrickStreet will also announce the 2017 performances and new programs. The fundraiser, which will be held on Sunday, September […]