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Breast Cancer Awareness Hitting the Area

Breast Cancer Awareness Hitting the Area

It is all around residents here in Forest City and surrounding communities, the push to make greater awareness of breast cancer. Stores have pink ribbons, local high school and college teams are wearing pink. Even professional sports teams are getting into the act with the NFL using pink penalty flags and requiring the color to be

Youth Hunting

Holland Hunting Area is for Youth Hunters

The Winnebago County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for permits to hunt on the Holland Prairie Conservation and Youth Hunting Area, located northeast of Leland. The area is unique because it is set aside specifically for hunters aged 15 and under and their adult mentor. Winnebago County Conservation Board President Robert Schwartz explains: Hunting

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Forest City Schools to Host Legislative Day

With the general election coming November 4th and absentee balloting currently in progress, many voters are curious to see where candidates stand on education. The subject has not been in the fore front of campaign discussion by many legislative candidates, but Forest City Schools look to try and resolve that with a legislative discussion. Superintendent

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Propane Prices Coming Down. Good News for Homeowners and Farmers

After last winter, government officials, propane and petroleum companies, and area truck drivers learned a valuable lesson in preparation for the upcoming winter. Have contingency plans ready. Already, propane prices have gone down throughout the area as homeowners and farmers lock in prices for winter. U. S. Energy Information Administration  Petroleum Analyst Hamilton Mason reviewed

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food Slated for Saturday Morning

A very worthy cause takes place this Saturday morning in the Forest City area thanks to the Forest City Boy Scout Troop. The scouts will be collecting food donations throughout town to help area food banks. Scouts will start collecting the food around 9am which can include canned food and/or spare change. One of the Scouts,


Dam Mud Halts Drainage

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors has a furry problem on their hands that they would like to get rid of. Residents near Drainage District 2-3 are reporting that a beaver is clogging up the drainage area and they need the beaver removed. Already, farmers there have removed a dam built into the drainage ditch

Forest City

Forest City New Resident Open House is Today

A program to welcome new residents to the city will be held today from 3pm – 6pm. The Forest City New Resident Open House is intended to assist those who have moved to Forest City within the past year or those who would like to make community connections and/or have community related questions.  Norma Hertzer, Marketing Director for Grow