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Hancock County Supervisors Talk Equipment and Drainage

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a lengthy agenda beginning with fiscal year 2017 equipment purchases.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells what the county is planning to purchase for Secondary Roads. Other business included discussion of Drainage District #6 and Lateral 4, which involved annexing Tim Tusha into the […]


BrickStreet Theatre to Host Fundraiser at Oak Knoll

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 […]

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Hancock County Looks at Safety

Safety measures were a big concern at this week’s Hancock County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, particularly involving courthouse security. Hancock County formed a safety committee recently after the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool, which handles the county’s insurance, advised it do so. Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about the discussion the board had with the […]

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Hancock County discusses disposition of Duncan Heights

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met Monday in adjourned session and continued discussion regarding disposition of the Duncan Heights property, which is closing due to federal mandates.  Hancock County is interested in selling off the Duncan Heights’ facility and adjacent property, but has no idea on what the listing price should be. Hancock County […]

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BrickStreet Theatre takes you “Into the Woods”

Get your family ready to go on an adventure “Into the Woods” this weekend. North Iowa’s community theatre, Brickstreet Theatre, presents the humorous and heartfelt musical “Into the Woods”, as part of Forest City’s Puckerbrush festivities this Thursday thru Sunday. This modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales intertwines the plots of a […]

Hancock, Winnebago Counties look at consolidation of E911 services

A possible consolidation of communication and emergency 911 system services may be in sight for Hancock and Winnebago counties.  Monday the Hancock County Board of Supervisors discussed the possibility with Andy Buffington, the Communication/Emergency Services Director for both counties.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about that discussion. According to Tlach, if both counties opted […]