Winnebago County Moves Forward on Improving Flood Insurance Coverage for Residents

Winnebago County officials are making efforts to improve opportunities for county residents in getting better flood insurance. Currently the Federal Emergency Management Agency authorizes the sale of flood insurance in the community up to the Emergency Program limits. They do this through the assessment of Winnebago County’s degree of flood risk and development potential. The county was under […]

Hancock County delves deeper into accuracy

Aerial photography and drainage map updates were the main topics discussed at this week’s Hancock County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. The proposed pictometry project will give everyone the most current and accurate bird’s-eye view of the county. According to Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach, the board is considering a couple different pictometry options. The Hancock […]

New Hunting and Wildlife Area Aquired by the Winnebago Conservation Board

In 2014, the Willard and Dorothy Dearing Trust opened up an opportunity to expand the current 32 wetland and wildlife areas in Winnebago County. The area had been enrolled in the USDA’s Wetland Reserve Program by the Dearing family. The program paid the owners to remove cropping rights and restore nesting cover and wetland plant life […]