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Weaver Sees His Character Grow in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Weaver Sees His Character Grow in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

The character of Edmund in “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” has a number of different aspects that have to be mastered and understood. For Elijah Weaver who plays the role in the upcoming December 11th opening in Forest City, it is a tremendous study in roles and in life. In the show, Edmund


Experts Warning That Pain Pill Addicts are Fueling Heroin Epidemic

In Winnebago and surrounding counties, there has been a slight uptick in methamphetamine convictions. Forest City Police have executed search warrants on three homes in recent days resulting in arrests and drug charges. Police and county sheriffs offices are finding drugs in vehicles during traffic stops as well. There are also arrests being made regarding the abuse


Floyd County Trying Same Approach Used by Winnebago County in Building New Jail

Officials in Charles City and surrounding Floyd County are considering a shared law enforcement center to serve their northern Iowa communities. Winnebago County tried the same approach over a year ago by trying to include the Forest City Police Department in the construction of the Public Safety Center. The voters turned down the proposal, then

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Ernst Disappointed with Final RFS Volume Requirements

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 through 2016: “I am extremely disappointed by the EPA’s choice to reduce volume requirements for corn ethanol which flies in the face of original congressional intent, and

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Northey Requests $100,000 For Water Quality and $500,000 For Bird Flu Efforts

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has requested $10 million for the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and $500,000 for avian influenza response efforts in a public meeting with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds as part of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s fiscal 2017 budget request. Northey requested a $500,000