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Forest City Fairs Well Against Area Speech and Debate Teams

Forest City Fairs Well Against Area Speech and Debate Teams

It is a tune up for contests in February, but already Forest City students and those from surrounding schools made a good showing for themselves in a speech and debate tournament at Forest City High School. There were over 200 contestants in the event from a number of schools. Forest City Speecha nd Debate Coach

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Winnebago Industries Sees Lower Profits in First Quarter

Winnebago Industries has released some interesting figures that see lower than anticipated profits. The first quarter report reflects increased labor costs supply issues, and delayed delivery of materials costs to make the product line. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts explains: According to Potts, the company saw a $9.9 million profit which averages out to .37 cents

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Ice-Fishing Festival Comes to Winnebago County

It’s that time of year! It’s the time of year when nature’s beauty turns white, but many people have a hard time finding ways to enjoy it. Well, the Winnebago County Conservation Board has the answer! On Saturday, January 17th, they will be hosting an Ice-Fishing Festival at Thorpe Park’s Lake Catherine, beginning at 10:00

Anything Goes

“Anything Goes” is Coming to NIACC

Dr. Dave and Cathy Beck, First Citizens National Bank and Mason City Clinic will present Anything Goes as it takes the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  Tickets, rows A-V, are $55 in advance; tickets, row W-Z, are $40 in advance.  All

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Arts Educators Seek to be Part of State Standards

Fine arts advocates in Iowa are renewing an effort to get music, drama and art included in state education standards. The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education will lobby lawmakers again next year to amend the Iowa Core to add the fine arts. Leon Kuehner, the group’s executive director, says a similar attempt failed in 2014,

Toys for Tots

Cerro Gordo 4H Teen Council Helps Toys for Tots

Cerro Gordo County 4-H Teen Council found out that serving the community can be a fun experience in itself. The 4-H Teen Council spent Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014 purchasing Toys for Tots at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City. The group raised money and was able to spend about $300.00 to donate 3 large