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Waldorf College

Organizational Leadership Degree Plan a First for Waldorf College

Organizational Leadership Degree Plan a First for Waldorf College

In a historic announcement on August 19, Waldorf College President Bob Alsop unveiled the launch of the schools first master’s degree program. The 36-hour organizational leadership online degree program will teach students how to understand their talents and opportunities for leadership as they build skills in ethics, strategic management, leadership theory and practice and more.

Liberty School

Liberty School Museum Open Labor Day

While many businesses and organizations will be closed Monday, September 1st to recognize Labor Day, a celebration of our social and economic achievements, one Hancock County enterprise will be open.  The historic Liberty School Museum in Kanawha will be open Labor Day.  Kanawha resident Roger Tveiten tells about the museum. The Liberty School Museum is

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Three Weeks Left To Apply For SBA Disaster Loans

Joseph M. Folsom, Director of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Iowa District Office, announced today that private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) who have suffered property damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred June 14 – 23, 2014, have until September 22, 2014, to apply for an SBA

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Trial Set for Man in Dog Death Case

A trial date has been set for a Mason City man accused of killing torturing and killing a dog, then leaving his infant daughter alone in the house. The trial for 26-year-old Dacota Alan Witham has been set for October 7th in Cerro Gordo County District Court after he pleaded not guilty to animal torture.

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Police to Increase Enforcement of Drunk Driving Over Labor Day

As part of the National Drunk Driving Campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” Iowa law enforcement officers will beef up their commitment to saving lives on Iowa’s streets and highways.  This initiative is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) effort to save lives by focusing on drunk/drugged drivers.  Together with law


Severe Thunderstorms are Possible Today

Originally, the National Weather Service was calling for sunny skies and temperatures into the 80′s for today. That however, changed last night as upper level disturbances began to track north destablizing the atmosphere and creating severe weather overnight. Meteorologists have changed their tune now after Sunday Night and are now looking at severe weather possible

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Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley on ALS

Q:        What is ALS? A:        Some people may know the neurodegenerative disease by another name, Lou Gehrig’s disease.  ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  To the tens of thousands of American families impacted by this progressive, debilitating disease, the diagnosis is devastating.  The incurable disease disrupts nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading

Improve Your Health–Know Your Wellness Numbers

Hancock County Health System (HCHS) is hosting its second Wellness Fair for residents to receive various wellness screens, from measuring blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and ankle-brachial index (ABI) screening to assessing hearing and sleep pattern, without a physician’s written order. The healthcare professionals in the Wellness Center will perform a headto-toe health wellness assessment