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Belmond to Preview Senior Community Apartments Today

Belmond to Preview Senior Community Apartments Today

An apartment complex in Belmond has redesigned its apartments and is ready to show off the work in a preview to be held today between 4pm and 6pm. JoAnn Huedepohl is the general manager of the complex and is excited about the new look apartments. The facility is located in the heart of Belmond at

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Pizza With Soccer Spots?

Tonight, the Waldorf women’s soccer team will step off the pitch, cover their kits with aprons, grab order pads and pens, and take your order for pizza at the Riverview Restaurant. Actually, they will not be in uniform (kits), won’t be wearing cleats for the field (pitch), but they will be hustling to and fro possibly in

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School Start Date to be Re-Revisited Frustrating Area Schools

Debate over when school districts may start their calendar year continues, with a bill that gives the state control over start dates stalled in the Iowa Senate. The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would require Iowa school districts to start classes no earlier than August 23rd. But Democratic Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of


Three Start Smart Workshops to be offered in Mason City

These workshops are for anyone who is considering starting a business, the on-going free workshops are being offered in Mason City. Start Smart is being offered by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Mason City and North Iowa Corridor. Participants will learn


Iowa Soybean Association Partner Gives Farmers Helping Hand in Financial Management

With net farm income predicted to shrink by a third in 2015, Iowa soybean farmers are scrutinizing all aspects of their farm operations to remain competitive. To assist in their efforts, the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is renewing its partnership with Pivot Wealth Strategies of Des Moines to provide farmers with timely insight on asset


Iowa Finance Authority Announces Launch of 2015 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) has announced that eligible first-time Iowa home buyers may purchase a home and reduce their federal income tax liability by up to $2,000 a year for the life of their mortgage. Approximately 400 Iowa home buyers are expected to benefit from the program, which is now available for new purchases through a

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New E-Coat System Operating at Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced the installation of a $7 million state-of-the-art electro-deposition (e-coat) paint system in the Company’s motorhome chassis prep facility in Forest City. “This new system is unique to Winnebago and keeps us ‘best in class’ among motorhome manufacturers,” said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We use an extensive amount

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Forest City Schools Are Trying to Not Increase Taxes

The Forest City Community School District along with many other area districts, are looking at the Iowa Legislature to set budgetary standards. Unfortunately, both houses are extremely divided as to what those standards are. Districts are looking at an Allowable Growth figure that determines how much funding the district will receive from the state per