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Vote Early By In-Person Absentee Until November 3 for General Election

Vote Early By In-Person Absentee Until November 3 for General Election

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding area voters that they can vote early in-person by absentee ballot at the county auditor’s office through Monday, November 3 at 5 p.m. for the upcoming November 4 general election. In Winnebago County, contact Karla Weiss at 641-585-3201. The Hancock County Auditors Office is 641) 923-3163. The

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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


New State Program Provides Financial Assistance to Local Teachers

Iowa educators teaching in high-need shortage areas may be eligible for financial assistance through the new Teach Iowa Scholars Program. The new program, which was passed during the 2014 legislative session, provides a choice of either an income bonus or student loan repayment award to Iowa teachers who recently graduated in the top 25 percent


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

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Train and Truck Collide in Osage

Authorities say they’re investigating the cause of a train collision in Osage involving a grain truck. Lt. Jeremiah Johnson of the Osage Police Department says the Canadian National Railway train hit the vehicle Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. Johnson says the truck was carrying corn to the Osage Co-Op Elevator when the collision occurred.

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Hancock County’s ASAP Creates Substance Abuse Awareness

The Hancock County Wellness Coalition and its affiliate organization Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention are working intensely to create awareness about substance abuse and decrease the use of alcohol and drugs among teenagers in Hancock County. Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Project Coordinator, Karie Terhark tells what her job entails. According to the National