Author Archives: Angela Nelson

Hancock County Supervisors establish 5% interest on stamped warrants

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors voted in adjourned session Tuesday to establish an interest rate for stamped warrants.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach says up till now the county has not had to utilize stamped warrants, but that may be changing. The warrants are used to help pay for drainage district projects in the county when

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Hancock County Supervisors Vote Yes for New Voting Equipment Contract

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday to decide whether or not to authorize an installment contract to pay for new voting equipment.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains why new voting equipment is needed in Hancock County. Henry M. Adkins & Son, Inc. offered the board a three-year no-interest installment contract of


HCHS Respiratory Therapy hosts FREE ‘PFT’ clinic

Hancock County Health System’s Respiratory Therapy Department is hosting a FREE Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Clinic on Thursday, July 23 from 8:30am to 2pm at the hospital’s Wellness Center in Britt.  HCHS Respiratory Therapist Molly Schaefer tells what you can expect. If you are having trouble with shortness of breath, then this is the test

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HCHS holds Free Diabetes Education Clinic Today

Hancock County Health System’s Community Health in Garner is hosting a free Diabetic Education Course today from 6 to 8pm.  This is an opportunity to take control of your health, manage your condition, and learn valuable tools to orchestrate a healthy lifestyle. HCHS RN & Certified Diabetes Health Coach Diane Vrieze tells who can benefit from

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Hancock County Supervisors Consider Tax Credits and Purchase New Voting Machines

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a busy agenda, which included consideration of applications for the Disabled Veteran Homestead Tax Credit.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach talks about those. The Hancock County Supervisors considered two resolutions to appoint new Compensation Board members.  Tlach tells who the new members are. The Hancock


If you are hospitalized at Hancock County Health System your care may be directed by one of their hospitalists. The hospitalist program is now being implemented in Britt.  Hospitalists are specialty trained internal medicine physicians responsible for a patient’s care and treatment during a hospital stay. Hospitalists coordinate communication between all providers involved in your

Supervisors approve appointments, pay change & discuss weed issue

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session this week with a busy agenda, which included appointments to the Board of Adjustment and Veterans Affairs Commission.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells who the appointments were. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved fireworks display applications for the Hancock County Agricultural Society, Slippery Elm Golf

Emmons Borderfest: June 26 & 27

Emmons Borderfest celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year on Friday and Saturday with lots of entertainment for the entire family.  Borderfest event coordinator Mark Heggestad tells about the big entertainment planned, which includes national country music group Confederate Railroad. Heggested says this year they are offering shuttles from area towns and an entertainment tent to accommodate everyone