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Hepperly Wants to be Winnebago Sheriff

Hepperly Wants to be Winnebago Sheriff

Steve Hepperly has decided to run for Sheriff of Winnebago County. Hepperly has been with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office for 24 years and has also been a 22 year veteran of the Thompson Volunteer Fire Department. He has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement having started as a jailer in Cerro Gordo

Wear Red for Your Heart

Wear Red for Your Heart Today

North Iowans will be wearing red today as a way to help promote good heart health. It is part of a statewide effort to raise awareness among Iowans about healthy hearts. According to experts, cardiovascular diseases and stroke are two of the top five major causes of death in Iowa. Lauren Livingston, spokeswoman for the Iowa chapter of

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Ernst Discusses the Military’s Gender Integration Implementation Strategy

At a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing entitled “Implementation of the Decision to Open All Ground Combat Units to Women”, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) raised important questions to defense officials on the military’s implementation strategy and timetable of their recently announced gender integration strategy to open all military occupations and positions, including combat

“Rumors” Have It Brick Street Theater is at it Again.

The second production  by the Brick Street Theater since its revivial will involve the show, “Rumors” by Neil Simon. The show has won several theatrical accolades including Tony Awards in production and writing. The show will be directed by Julie Keely who describes the basic premise of the show.: Auditions for the show have already


Forest City Ordinance Prohibits Parking on Roads During Snow Storms

With the snow coming to the area, concerns center around snow removal in Forest City. The Forest City Council enacted ordinances to make sure that the snow removal process goes smoothly without damage to vehicles parked on the road or at the very least getting buried by plowed snow. Mike O’Rourke with Streets and Sanitation in


CAUCUS MONDAY: Caucus First, Snow Later

Winter weather with blowing snow and bitter cold could threaten the turnout for tonight’s first-in-the-nation presidential Caucuses in Iowa. Meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service, says a storm system is forming now which may reach the area early Tuesday morning. The area will see a mostly cloudy day today, in the early hours tomorrow, snow