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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

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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,

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Winter Drafts are Easily Fixed, Even in the Basement

One of the biggest problems people face as far as home heating is concerned is drafts. These usually originate from doors, windows, attic and basement areas. Most of these problems are an easy inexpensive fix such as sealing around windows and doors, using shrink wrap plastic around windows, caulking around doors or using weather stripping.

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USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to December 19

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. 19, 2014.  The program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls

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