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Area Counties Now Have Electronic Court Filing

Winnebago and surrounding counties joined all Iowa counties in establishing electronic court filing. Court communications officer, Steve Davis, says it’s a monumental achievement for the courts. Davis says a variety of people need access to court records. The electronic filing system makes it easier for everyone working on a case. The electronic system also cuts down on

Supervisors approve appointments, pay change & discuss weed issue

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session this week with a busy agenda, which included appointments to the Board of Adjustment and Veterans Affairs Commission.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells who the appointments were. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved fireworks display applications for the Hancock County Agricultural Society, Slippery Elm Golf

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Gas Prices at Lowest in Years, 4th of July Travel Expected to be Way Up

Many north Iowans will be celebrating their freedom this coming holiday weekend by hitting the open highway for a road trip. Mark Peterson, with Triple-A-Iowa, says they’re predicting a big boost in Fourth of July travel. He says there’s another reason so many Iowans will be on the road… The statewide average price for gas


Winnebago Industries Sees 3rd Quarter Earnings Rise

Winnebago Industries reports a rise in revenue for the latest quarter. The Forest City-based recreational vehicle maker saw its fiscal third quarter revenue increase 7-point-6 percent when compared to the same period a year ago. C-E-O Randy Potts says while analysts this fiscal year have expected not-so-good news for the company, Winnebago is doing well.


Iowa Law Officers to be on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers Over July 4th Holiday

The upcoming holiday weekend is typically one of the most dangerous times of the year for traffic crashes involving alcohol. Alex Murphy, spokesman for the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, says the Fourth of July weekend last year was marred by multiple fatal accidents around the state. In 2013, six people were killed on Iowa

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King Calls for End to Civil Marriage in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kyron, says Friday’s U-S Supreme Court decision on gay marriage is another example of “extreme judicial overreach,” just like the decision on Obamacare. King says this decision is like the Dred Scott decision on slavery, and the other Supreme Court decisions that banned prayer in public schools and