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Winnebago Industries Sees Lower Profits in First Quarter

Winnebago Industries has released some interesting figures that see lower than anticipated profits. The first quarter report reflects increased labor costs supply issues, and delayed delivery of materials costs to make the product line. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts explains: According to Potts, the company saw a $9.9 million profit which averages out to .37 cents

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Ice-Fishing Festival Comes to Winnebago County

It’s that time of year! It’s the time of year when nature’s beauty turns white, but many people have a hard time finding ways to enjoy it. Well, the Winnebago County Conservation Board has the answer! On Saturday, January 17th, they will be hosting an Ice-Fishing Festival at Thorpe Park’s Lake Catherine, beginning at 10:00

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“Anything Goes” is Coming to NIACC

Dr. Dave and Cathy Beck, First Citizens National Bank and Mason City Clinic will present Anything Goes as it takes the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  Tickets, rows A-V, are $55 in advance; tickets, row W-Z, are $40 in advance.  All

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Hancock County 4-H Youth Compete in a “World Class” Challenge

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology and engineering.  Every year, FIRST LEGO releases a new challenge that engages the teams in hands-on robotics design and scientific research.  This year’s challenge is titled WORLD CLASS.  In this competition, team members are challenged to

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Manure Applicators Certification on January 6th

Applicators should contact the Winnebago County Extension & Outreach office to register in Thompson, Iowa. Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Jan. 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will

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IRFA Honors Iowa Legislators as Lifetime Champions of Renewable Fuels

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced today that three Iowa state legislators leaving their posts in 2014 were honored with the “Lifetime Champion of Renewable Fuels” award for their long, distinguished careers and steadfast support of renewable fuels. “It’s bittersweet to see these distinguished individuals leave the state legislature after long, successful careers, and