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RV There Yet?

RV There Yet?

The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa has a new slogan or theme for the 2014 edition when it comes to Forest City. “RV There Yet?” is the official theme for the event which will stop in Forest City on July 22nd. The theme is a wink at Forest City’s overwhelming Norwegian heritage while


Area Gravel Roads Seeing Signs of Weathered Wear

Scott Meinders, the Winnebago County Engineer told the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that the secondary roads are getting gravel placed on them due to road conditions that are deteriorating. Some roads are in need of simple overlays while others require some patch work with small piles. At issue is the weather. With

FC City Hall

Controversy Swirls Around the Hiring of New Manager

At the Forest City Council Meeting, the council appeared divided on the hiring of a new Electric Department Manager. Most on the council were in favor of the idea, while still a small group did not want to see already hired and well performing individuals lose their jobs. The council hired Duane Kuhn as the

Nature Kids

Children to Find ABC’s in Nature

A program entitled “ABC’s in Nature” will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center at 4pm on Monday, April 21st. ChildrenĀ  ages 3 to 10 years old accompanied by an adult are invited to take a hike at the nature center to find objects for letters of the alphabet. Younger children will be enjoying

West Hancock

West Hancock Attends Corwith-Wesley Dissolution Committee Meeting Last Night (Audio)

The committee designated to implement the dissolution of the Corwith-Wesley Community school District met Last night to discuss procedures on dividing up the district among the surrounding school districts. The process was initiated when the district felt it had too few students to work with. Area school districts are taking notice of the meeting tonight,


Belmond Water Issues Given the All Clear

Despite having three water main breaks over the past weekend, city officials in Belmond are saying now that water is running without any major breaks. The city was having to face the repair on several fractured mains up until Tuesday, when repair crews determined that the lines were all repaired for now. The problem with

Winnebago County

Winnebago County Board Facing Radon and Deposit Issues

The Winnebago County Board of supervisors met yesterday in the Winnebago County Courthouse to discuss the approval of semi-monthly county claims and to hear the County Auditors Report from Elizabeth Thyer and Gerdiner Thomsen. During the report, they learned that the audit found nothing out of the ordinary except for monies that were not being