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ELECTION 2014: Representative King Talks Farming and Immigration

ELECTION 2014: Representative King Talks Farming and Immigration

Farmers in the area have discovered that there are places on their farmland that still remain as oversized ponds from earlier spring rains. While most farmers have insurance to cover damaged crop land, there were those who need additional funding resources to overcome the problems generated by these natural disasters. Along with this is a

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Dam Mud Halts Drainage

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors has doubled its bounty on beavers after having troubles with the animals building dams in their drainage districts. Farmers there have already removed a dam built into one drainage ditch and are hoping to catch the beaver before he builds another one. Winnebago County Conservation Board Chairman Robert Schwartz

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Breast Cancer Awareness Hitting the Area

It is all around residents here in Forest City and surrounding communities, the push to make greater awareness of breast cancer. Stores have pink ribbons, local high school and college teams are wearing pink. Even professional sports teams are getting into the act with the NFL using pink penalty flags and requiring the color to be


Chili Cook-off is a Success at FAVA

The Forest City area was once again treated to the best in area chili recipes as teams and individuals competed in the third annual FAVA Chili Cook Off at FAVA headquarters downtown. The event is part of a larger scale fund raising effort to purchase a third vehicle for use to help transport veterans and


Ruiter, Davis, and Wooldridge Appointed to City Boards

The Forest City Council has moved forward with appointments to various city council boards and committees. In a City Council meeting recently, Mayor Rick Skjeie and City Administrator Mac Tilberg announced those appointments: Those gentlemen that Tilberg and Skjeie are speaking of are former Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Barney Rutter for Board of Adjustment, former