Author Archives: Angela Nelson

Freedom Rock Tour comes to Britt

For those of you that have noticed the big boulder in Britt and wondered why it’s there, speculate no more.   It’s the 15th stop on the Freedom Rock Tour in Iowa.  The Freedom Rock Tour, created by Ray (Bubba) Sorensen of Greenfield, Iowa, aims to boost tourism and spread the message of thanking our Veterans

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Hancock County Supervisors consider Wellmark addendum & discuss Joint Drain with Winnebago County

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a busy agenda beginning with consideration of an addendum for the county’s health insurance carrier Wellmark.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. The Hancock County Supervisors reviewed quotes for half ton secondary road pickup trucks, but decided to postpone that discussion until next week so

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Hancock County Supervisors transfer funds, review secondary road budget & approve roadside spraying (Audio)

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a brief agenda beginning with transferring funds from Rural Basic to Secondary Roads and from the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan to the Hancock County Medical Benefit Fund.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains both. The Hancock County Supervisors also reviewed the Iowa DOT secondary

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Hancock County Supervisors discuss HSEMD grant, vacating of roads, & audit report

THE HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MET IN ADJOURNED SESSION MONDAY WITH A BRIEF AGENDA BEGINNING WITH CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE FOR THE PLANNING GRANT AGREEMENT WITH IOWA HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.  HANCOCK COUNTY SUPERVISOR JERRY TLACH TELLS WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. THE HANCOCK COUNTY SUPERVISORS DISCUSSED VACATION OF ROADS WITH TJ HERRICK

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Hancock County Supervisors Discuss Joint Drainage, Road Embargo, and the Homestead Credit

THE HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MET IN ADJOURNED SESSION MONDAY WITH A BRIEF AGENDA BEGINNING WITH FURTHER DISCUSSION ON JOINT DRAINAGE DISTRICT 25-27 WITH THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY SUPERVISORS.  SINCE LAST SUMMER, BOTH BOARDS HAVE BEEN ANALYZING THEIR OPTIONS IN REGARDS TO THIS JOINT DRAINAGE DISTRICT WHICH ENCOMPASSES 3M AND THE NAPA BUILDING IN FOREST

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Hancock County Supervisors discuss county insurance, social services and soil loss issues

THE HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MET IN ADJOURNED SESSION MONDAY WITH A BUSY AGENDA WHICH INCLUDED DISCUSSION OF COUNTY INSURANCE, SOCIAL SERVICES AND SOIL LOSS ISSUES. LUANN GATCHEL OF JASPERSON INSURANCE, WHO HANDLES THE COUNTY’S LIABILITY INSURANCE, PRESENTED THE BOARD WITH FIGURES ON FARM PROPERTY LIABILITY AND CYBER COVERAGE.  TLACH TELLS WHAT FOR. THE

Community Health celebrates 1st Anniversary but 67 year history

In 1947, Corwith native Harriet Oxley became the first Public Health Nurse for Hancock County.  Her duties were much different than that of our nurses today.  She traveled to over 100 rural schools each year to promote adequate dental hygiene, and give TB testing to school children.  Preschool clinics were held along with regularly scheduled

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Hancock County Supervisors approve new budget & health insurance rates

THE HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED THE NEW FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 COUNTY BUDGET MONDAY WITH NO PUBLIC OPPOSITION.  HANCOCK COUNTY SUPERVISOR JERRY TLACH TELLS ABOUT THE BUDGET. THE HANCOCK COUNTY SUPERVISORS ALSO COMMITTED SOME FUNDS FROM THE APPROVED BUDGET TO VARIOUS LONG-TERM PROJECTS.  TLACH EXPLAINS. THESE LONG-TERM PROJECTS WILL NOT BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR,

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Wesley Medical Clinic closed for a week

HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM’S WESLEY MEDICAL CLINIC WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MARCH 10TH THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 17TH DUE TO THE PHYSICIAN BEING OUT OF TOWN, ACCORDING TO KRIS KAISER, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING.  DURING THIS TIME IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO ANOTHER HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, CALL THE BRITT MEDICAL CLINIC AT 641-843-5050 OR IF IT’S A

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