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Hampton Bans Resident from City Buildings

A northern Iowa city council has banned a resident from city buildings after it said he sent a threatening letter to elected officials and employees. The letter to the Hampton City Council requested that officials declare August 18th as “Cookie Thornton Day,” in memory of a man who killed six people at a 2008 city


Hancock County Health System Welcomes New Provider

Hancock County Health System (HCHS) welcomes new Family Medicine provider Lacy Halsrud, ARNP-FNP, MSN, BSN, to its medical staff. Halsrud received her Advanced Registered Nursing Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa; her Associates degree in Nursing


Bison Student Council Hosting a Senior Citizen’s Meal

The North Iowa High School Student Council is hosting a Senior Citizen’s Meal on December 2nd, 2014 at the Heritage Center in Buffalo Center.  Doors will open at 10:45 AM.  The entertainment will start at 11AM with meal service starting at 11:15 AM. The menu will include chicken fettuccini, breadstick, salad, and dessert. The entertainment

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ELECTION 2014: Part 2 of 2 Grussing Talks Collegiate Support, Veterans, and Minimum Wage

Our Election 2014  series continues with man from Armstrong who wants to be the State Representative to the Iowa House in District 7, That district includes Algona, Armstrong, Buffalo Center, Estherville, Forest City, Lake Mills, Ringsted, Swea City, and Thompson. Grussing is a retired police officer and Army Veteran. Growing up in Northern Iowa, he is


Lake Mills Blood Drive Announced

With the holiday season right around the corner, this year, people around the Lake Mills and surrounding areas could be the lifesaving link for a child or adult in their critical time of need according to officials with the LifeServe Blood Center. In less than one hour, officials say that anyone can help save a life and


Two New Members Join RSVP Advisory Council

Two additional members have joined the Advisory Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of North Central Iowa, completing the 16-member Council. Marilyn Kral of Garner was a registered nurse for 58 years, including work in hospitals, public health and nursing homes. She continues to work one day a month but is otherwise


Deadline Reminders For Returning Absentee Ballots

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding area Iowans of important deadlines for returning absentee ballots. Absentee ballots returned by mail and received in the county auditor’s office by 9 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4 are eligible for counting. Absentee ballots returned by mail and received by the auditors office after the polls