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Iowans are Funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

Iowans are Funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

Newly released polling data show an overwhelming majority of Iowans – 81 percent – now support the creation of the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. The survey of Iowa voters commissioned by Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy (IWILL) also found that 66 percent support a revenue enhancement to fund the trust. The trust

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Northey Suggests Buying Iowa Christmas Trees

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey again encouraged Iowans to consider choosing a fresh, Iowa grown Christmas tree to decorate their home this holiday season. “Selecting a fresh Christmas tree can be part of a great family tradition and is an opportunity to connect with an Iowa farmer and support the local economy,” Northey said. 

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Bobcat Door Stolen, Forest City Police Seeking Suspects

Holland Contracting has been victimized by vandalism near the Forest City School bus barn. Between Tuesday night around 5pm and 6:30 am Wednesday, a Holland Contracting Bobcat T300 Skidloader had the door stolen. They had just replaced it within the last week and company officials are very frustrated by the situation. Company officials say it makes the work

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Community Thanksgiving Meal Seeking Help

Over 300 are expected at the 19th Annual Community Thanksgiving meal held tomorrow in Forest City. The home-made meal will be served at Noon at Immanual Lutheran Church, and according to organizers, is meant to be a place where those without family or finances can gather to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. Organizer, Deb Fardel, says

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NIACC Student Senate to Hold Coat Drive

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Student Senate is sponsoring a Coat Drive on campus, December 1 to 9, with all items and monetary donations going to NIVC Services to distribute to those in need of winter wear. Students will also be at Hy-Vee East Wednesday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., standing ‘Coatless in

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Mason City Man Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run

Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Mason City. The Mason City Police Department says 47-year-old Victor Rivera was taken into custody Saturday on several arrest warrants. Police say Rivera was driving a truck when it hit a motorcycle a short time before his arrest. The motorcyclist was

Police: Iowa Man Drove Drunk with Child in Car

A northern Iowa man has been arrested after police say he drove drunk with his child in the car. Rockwell police say an officer pulled over 22-year-old Benito Hernandez Saturday night in rural Cerro Gordo County after a report that the car was being driven recklessly. Hernandez, of Hampton, is accused of driving intoxicated while

 Office Manager/Traffic Position opening at KIOW

KIOW RADIO IN FOREST CITY CURRENTLY HAS AN JOB OPENING FOR OUR OFFICE MANAGER/TRAFFIC POSITION. THIS POSITION INVOLVES WORKING WITH OUR SALES DEPARTMENT ON THE SCHEDULING OF COMMERCIALS, ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC, STATION EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS, AND MORE. THIS POSITION OFFERS HEALTH INSURANCE, COMPETITIVE WAGES, RETIREMENT PLAN, AND MORE. TO APPLY, SEND RESUME

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Progress On Emergency Services Center

The walls and the ceiling are in, now comes the technical part of wiring, plumbing, dry wall work, among other things for the new Emergency Services Center on J Street and 69 Highway. After making a few minor adjustments foundation wise, the building is now ready for contractors to go to work inside. One good sign that there was

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