Author Archives: Angela Nelson

Teenage Drinking

Hancock County’s ASAP Creates Substance Abuse Awareness

Hancock County’s ASAP Creates Substance Abuse Awareness

The Hancock County Wellness Coalition and its affiliate organization Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention are working intensely to create awareness about substance abuse and decrease the use of alcohol and drugs among teenagers in Hancock County. Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Project Coordinator, Karie Terhark tells what her job entails. According to the National

Hancock Courthouse

Hancock County Supervisors Look at Improving Communications System

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday to consider a memorandum of understanding for regional consortium and discuss ways to improve the communications system not just in the county but in other surrounding counties.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. Tlach says it’s not affecting the 911 Emergency Call system, but

Belgian Malinois

Hancock County Gets New K9

Hancock County residents…be on the lookout for a new furry crime fighter.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has appointed a new K9 Belgian Malinois named Mach to serve as reserve deputy, after three year old German Shepard, Bary, recently retired.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach gives the story. One and a half year old Mach

FC Fire

Fire Prevention Week: October 5-11

It’s Fire Prevention Week this week and area firefighters are busy educating our youth on the importance of fire prevention. Britt firefighter and chaplain Joel DeBoer tells what the firefighters teach the kids at West Hancock Elementary School. The kindergarten prep and four year old preschool classes at West Hancock met the firefighters on Tuesday and


Hancock County Supervisors consider payments, resurfacing project, & credit card program

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met Monday in adjourned session with a very brief agenda.  Hancock County made its final payment of farm to market funds for a bridge project near Kanawha.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach (t-lock) tells about that project. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors also considered a federal aid agreement for a

Hancock Courthouse

Hancock County signs Home Base Iowa Initiative & federal aid agreement for bridge program

Hancock County is hoping to entice more veterans to live and work in its communities.  The Hancock County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution in adjourned session Monday supporting a Home Base Iowa Initiative.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors also signed proclamations to observe National 4H Week October 5 –

Jeanie Purvis

Britt City Clerk to Retire after 27 Years

Britt’s City Clerk Jeanie Purvis has decided it’s time to step down after 27 years.  Purvis will resign from her official duties effective January 15, 2015.  According to Purvis, the stress of the job has created some health issues, and it’s just time to relieve that stress and do something else.  What that something else


Get Help With Your Medicare

Are you a low income Medicare beneficiary?  Do you need help paying your Medicare premiums, co-payments, or deductibles or need assistance with your Medicare drug costs?  If so, the Elderbridge Agency on Aging may be able to help.  Elderbridge is hosting a free enrollment event this Wednesday (September 24) from 9 to 11am at the

Summit House

Medicare Info Events to be held at Summit House in Britt

A free seminar offered by the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program and Elderbridge Agency on Aging will be held today at 9am at the Summit House in Britt.  The “Welcome to Medicare” Seminar will cover Medicare Parts A & B benefits, Part D – Prescription Drug Benefits, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplement