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Hancock County Supervisors Appoint Veterans Commissioner and Revise Road Use Plan

Hancock County Supervisors Appoint Veterans Commissioner and Revise Road Use Plan

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a brief agenda.  First the board filled a vacancy for one of the Veterans Affairs Commissioner seats, previously held by Al Voss.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach announces the name of the new Veterans Affairs Commissioner. Tlach explains the duties of the Veterans


Holland Contracting Offers a Reward for Vandalism

Holland Contracting has been victimized by vandalism near the Forest City School bus barn. Holland Contracting Controller Tim Fredricksen explains what happened: They had just replaced the door within the last week and company officials are very frustrated by the situation. Company officials say it makes the work more difficult at the demolition project going on


Community Thanksgiving Meal Seeking Help

Over 300 are expected at the 19th Annual Community Thanksgiving meal held tomorrow in Forest City. The home-made meal will be served at Noon at Immanual Lutheran Church, and according to organizers, is meant to be a place where those without family or finances can gather to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. Organizer, Deb Fardel, says

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Progress On Emergency Services Center

The walls and the ceiling are in, now comes the technical part of wiring, plumbing, dry wall work, among other things for the new Emergency Services Center on J Street and 69 Highway. After making a few minor adjustments foundation wise, the building is now ready for contractors to go to work inside. One good sign that there was

Forest City PD

Forest City Police to Participate in STEP

The Forest City Police Department is participating in the Special Traffic Enforcement Program or STEP. This is an initiative by the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau which focuses on ticketing those who are driving drunk, speeding, or not buckling up. According to officials, 77% of those who are ejected from a vehicle during a crash are


Farm Bill Meetings Scheduled in Belmond Today

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. The Farm Bill – Program Overview meetings will focus on the Price Loss