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General Election Early Voting Has Begun Locally

General Election Early Voting Has Begun Locally

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding Iowa voters that early in-person absentee voting for the November 4, 2014 general election has started. “I hope all eligible Iowans take full advantage of their right to vote by registering to vote and casting a ballot either early in-person, by mail or at the polls on


BREAKING NEWS: Winnebago Supervisor Willie Wubben Found Dead

The Winnebago County Supervisors meeting went on without their chairman on Tuesday morning, even though his paperwork and materials were on his desk. Supervisors Terry Durbin and Mike Stensrud showed obvious concern that Chairman Willie Wubben was not at the meeting. Both felt it highly unusual that he was not there. The Winnebago County Sheriffs Office did a search

Worth Courthouse

Worth County Board Approves Contracts

The Worth County Board of Supervisors approved a contract and award the bid on the bridge project known as BRS-CO98(66)—60-98 at Thrush Ave for $253,699.50 to Reilly Construction Co., Inc. The board also approved the quote from B & W Control Specialists in the amount of $39,250 for tree and brush control in DD 11/Main A-$8,500; DD

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Winnebago Campgrounds to Close October 13th

Winnebago County Conservation Board campgrounds will be closed for the season beginning Monday, October 13th.  This includes campgrounds at Thorpe Park, which is 5 miles west of Forest City and Dahle Park, which is 4 miles northwest of Lake Mills.  Access to the campgrounds and picnic area will still be permitted. The Thorpe Park Cabin


CSRA to Meet With Winnebago County Supervisors Today

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet with the County Secondary Road Association today during their regular meeting beginning at 9am. Along with a proposed $250 per year allowance for work clothes such as boots, winter gear, jeans, thermal shirts, among others, the association wanted the county to provide personal protective equipment such as


Winnebago Supervisors to Talk with FEMA

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet today at 9am with Don Reffer, B & W Control to discuss current drainage ditch projects. The Supervisors want updates on progress reports for each project and if there are any changes to them. Along those lines, Kris Wempen, Drainage Clerk to Winnebago County will discuss FEMA drainage project update. A

Waldorf College

Award-winning author to read at Waldorf writer series

Waldorf College will host Kij Johnson, award winning sci-fi and fantasy author, Wednesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in the Salveson Ballroom as part of their Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. Johnson is the author of six acclaimed science fiction and fantasy books, and has her mind-bending stories translated into a dozen languages. Her stories have


NIACC Marketing Department Receives Awards

The Marketing Department of North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has received five marketing awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) in its regional award competition. NCMPR is the only organization that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges. NIACC received Medallion Awards in these categories: