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2A District 8 Update from Webster City 4 PM

2A District 8 Update from Webster City 4 PM

Pierce Gelhaus of Forest City lost 8-4 to Brady Brott of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. Gelhaus will now wrestle for 2nd place against Jacob Thompson of Perry.  At 170, Conner Shaw punched a return ticket to state in fine fashion, pinning Perry’s Eli Saemisch in 1:18.  Teammate Cade Baker at 182 used a takedown in overtime to get

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Family Fun Night Planned in Hancock County

Hancock County Extension is excited to announce their partnership with the Veteran’s Memorial Rec Center and local Seed Dealers to put on a Family Fun Night on Friday, February 26th from 6-8:30pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Rec Center in Garner.  The evening will include FREE pizza, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, ping pong tournament, BINGO,

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USDA Funding Available for Forestry, Grassland Practices

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has financial assistance available for Iowa private landowners who want to improve forest and grassland areas by adding conservation practices to working farms. Through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Iowa NRCS has nearly $400,000 available through a March 18 deadline. These practices range from forest stand improvement, tree

BrickStreet Theatre spreads “Rumors” about the cast

Brickstreet Theatre has announced the cast of its spring show entitled “Rumors”, an adult-oriented farce about four couples attending a doomed 10th Anniversary party.  Director Julie Keely tells who will be performing in Neil Simon’s Broadway spectacle and Tony award-winning comedy. In addition to the cast, Brickstreet Theatre is also in need of behind-the-scenes volunteers

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Forest City Large Group Speech Places Well in Competition

The Forest City Large Group Speech Team recently competed in the state championships in Waterloo. The school took a large contingent of students to perform at the event after getting through two other competitions and taking the critiques to better  perform in their respective events. Forest City Speech and Debate Coach Scott Bertleson explains. The


College Scholarships Offered at the Forest City YMCA

The Forest City YMCA is offering two $1,000 college scholarships for area students who apply and are accepted. The students have to pursue degrees in either service professions or in social service. The degrees can either be an Associates or Bachelors level degrees. Forest City YMCA Director Bruce Meilke explains. The YMCA is stipulating that

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Belmond-Klemme Schools to Approve Calendar Today

The Belmond-Klemme Community School Board will meet today beginning at 7pm in the Belmond-Klemme Junior-Senior High School Media Center. The meeting will begin with a public hearing concerning the 2016-17 school calendar. The hearing is designed to allow residents in the districts to express their opinion on the calendar. The board will take all discussion into

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Humane Society of North Iowa to Host 10th Annual Chocolate and Romance Fundraiser

The Humane Society of North Iowa will host its 10th Annual Chocolate and Romance fundraising event on Sunday, February 14th.  The event is being held at the National Guard Armory in Mason City and will begin at 2:00 pm.  This unique event includes a fashion show, silent auction, wine tasting, and chocolate buffet.  All proceeds