Hancock County/Forest City Businesses Will Collect 1 Percent Local Option Tax

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors made it official Monday, that all businesses located on the south side of Forest City in Hancock County will begin in July collecting a 1 percent local option sales and services tax.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. Two-thirds of the local option sales and services tax goes towards secondary roads. […]

Hancock County Farm Bureau Holds Ag Day Breakfast

Hancock County Farm Bureau held its annual Ag Day Breakfast Tuesday in Duncan to recognize National Ag Day and increase public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. To help the agriculture industry communicate better with its consumers, professional speaker and author Michele Payn presented an open forum discussing potential methods with over 100 ag producers. […]

Hancock County Supervisors Discuss Hog Buildings and Potential for Jobs

Construction of three deep pit swine confinement buildings has been proposed just northwest of Britt that could house nearly 7,500 hogs. Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach says he supports the new Peacock Farms facility, as it will provide better paying jobs for young farmers hoping to remain in the area or come back to. Monday, the […]

Hancock County Assessor gets a new Set of Wheels

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met earlier this week with no major agenda; however, the Hancock County Assessor’s Department is getting its own wheels for business traveling around the countryside. The Hancock County Supervisors approved the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget for the Assessor’s office at this week’s meeting.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about […]

HCHS celebrates Pulmonary Rehab Week

Hancock County Health System is joining the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in celebrating National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12 through the 18th.  HCHS Respiratory Therapist Molly Schaefer tells what her department likes to do annually to mark the week. The National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week campaign is a special platform to provide education about […]