Author Archives: Angela Nelson

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Hancock County Considers Safety of Road Workers

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors have had a busy week of meetings, beginning Monday with consideration of the North Iowa Safety Coalition agreement.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach says they approved the agreement to allow secondary road employees further training. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors also discussed other county employees, beginning with the assistant engineering position

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Hancock County “dumps” 1/2 a Mill on New Dump Truck and Motor grader

The purchase of a new dump truck and motor grader valued at nearly $500,000 tops the coverage of this week’s Hancock County Board of Supervisor’s meeting.  The Supervisors considered 2 quotes for each piece of equipment.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells which quotes were approved. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors also met Monday in adjourned

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Huckabee’s Hope is From “Tree Town” to Higher Ground

With the Iowa caucuses quickly approaching, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee campaigned in five Iowa communities Tuesday, including a stop in Forest City.  Huckabee plans to tour all 99 counties in Iowa before the Iowa caucuses on February 1, 2016. Huckabee’s campaign slogan is “From Hope to Higher Ground,” and he

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Hancock County Supervisors See Future Zoning Conflict

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a busy agenda beginning with consideration of an application for a zoning district boundary change in Garner. Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells why a zoning change is needed. The supervisors will fill out the zoning change application and await approval from the Garner City

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Hancock County Supervisors Join New Liability Insurance Pool

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with Luann Gatchel of Jasperson Insurance to discuss the county’s insurance matters.  Beginning in January the county will save some money on its liability insurance plan.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells why. The county’s new liability insurance provider ICAP stands for Iowa Communities Assurance Pool.

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Hwy 69 Bridge/Roadway Near Klemme Opens Today

Motorists traveling on Hwy 69 are about to get excited…no more detours on 69 between Klemme and Goodell.  The Iowa Department of Transportation has officially announced the $1.6 million dollar bridge construction, which began last spring, is basically complete, with the exception of some shaping, and the roadway is expected to be open for motorists by

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Hancock County Elected Officials Could See 5% Wage Increase

The Hancock County Compensation Board has spoken and it believes the county’s elected officials deserve a 5 percent wage increase for the next budget year. The board met Wednesday with Hancock County Attorney David Solheim, Sheriff Scott Dodd, Recorder Tracy Marshall, Treasurer Deb Engstler, and Auditor Michelle Eisenman, as well as two of the Supervisors –