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Sounds of Sirens to Fill Buffalo Center Air

The City Council of Buffalo Center is taking advantage of the early spring conditions to practice with their residents the blowing of tornado sirens Friday and again on the 25th. The drill will begin at 10:15am with a steady blast of 3 minutes in duration of the sirens. That steady tone is indicative of a a

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WCDA Grants to Help Local Communities

Grafton, Manly, Joice, and the Worth County Fairgrounds will all see improvements thanks in part to $855,372 in grants given to the communities by the Worth County Development Authority. The Spring 2014 grant awards will help to improve the water quality in Joice by putting a water filtration system in place. In Manly, the grant

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North Iowa Film Festival to Debut in Forest City

The first annual North Iowa Film Festival (NIFF) will make its debut at the newly reopened Forest Theatre on May 2, 2014. Five short films will premiere from Phillip Koolhoven, Carlos Ruiz, Claire Lawson, Kyle Acker and Andrew May, all of whom are current students or alumni of Waldorf College based in Forest City, Iowa

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Worth County Board Discussed Transportation and Budget

The Worth County Board met on Monday to discuss and approve the U. S. Department of Transportations Five Year Program and Budget proposal. The board felt it in the best interest to move forward with the item so that it could be implemented as soon as possible. The board also reviewed drainage issues at the


Klemme Sewer Service Charge Increase Scrutinized

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has informed the Klemme City Council that improvements have to be made to the lagoon system by February 2017. Otherwise, the city will be in violation of the DNR discharge requirements and be ineligible for permits. Now, Klemme city officials have put together an ordinance that increases the sewer


Garner City Council Moves Forward on Street Closures

The streets of Garner will be closed in spots on July 12th. That’s because the North Iowa Touring Club’s Family Fun Bicycle Ride will take place and the streets will be cornered off for them. The city council approved a variance for that day only so that the event can take place in tandem with

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Rabbit and Poultry Workshop Scheduled

The Worth County Extension Service will hold a 4-H poultry and rabbit workshop on Saturday, April 26, at the Worth County Extension Office in Northwood at 10am. The meeting will cover information on feeding and growing broiler market chickens and how to provide proper housing and care for 4-H project members’ birds. There will also be an

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Local Hog Farmers Benefit From Swine Day

Local hog producers have worries enough with the recent outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. While none of these cases has been reported publicly on the local level, the concerns remain. These issues and others will be some of the pressing topics covered June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa

Larry Luker Memorial Industrial Park

Warehouse Site Plan Clears Zoning

Even though the city of Clear Lake will still not reveal who the Fortune 500 company is who will occupy the space at Larry Luker Memorial Industrial Park, the Planning and Zoning Commission has given the OK 340,000 square foot facility plans. what possibly impressed the commission the most was that the plans call for