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Registration for School at North Iowa Scheduled

Registration for School at North Iowa Scheduled

Parents whose children will be attending the North Iowa School District in the fall need to attend a walk-in registration session on Tuesday at the High School Media Center. The session will be from 2pm to 6pm. Officials say that administrators from the district will be on hand to greet the students and answer any


Farmland Leasing Meeting Slated for August 7th in Garner

Landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements should plan to attend the farmland leasing meeting scheduled for August 7th at the Garner Education Center. The workshops are facilitated by Iowa State University Extension farm management specialists and held all across the state.Now with more than half


Pritchard Chosen as Grand Marshall

Most everyone knows him as the car dealer who really takes care of his customers, but many also know him as a tremendous community advocate. He is Bill Pritchard and because of his community leadership, much of which is donated time and effort, he has been chosen as the Grand Marshall of the Hobo Days

School Lunch

School Lunch Prices on the Rise at Northwood-Kensett

Superintendent Mike Crozier addressed the Northwood-Kensett Community School Board on school lunch pricing for the coming year. Prices for lunches will have to rise to accommodate the stricter regulations on nutrition which were imposed by the state government. Right now, the state average for school lunches is $2.65 and the state would like all districts

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Construction Proceeds on Emergency Services Center

After a formal ceremony by all the parties involved, the ground is being moved for the new Emergency Services Center in Forest City. The initial digging on the project began a week ago after all of the utility lines had been marked for excavators to avoid. So far, about three to five feet of dirt

KIOW Supports School Shoe Drive

KIOW and our sister station KHAM (B-103) are joining forces with the United Way of North Central Iowa in holding the fourth annual School Shoe Drive. the program will benefit area students who are returning to school and are in need of shoes. Many students in the area look for new shoes to go to

Northwood Sees Second Toddler Wandering Near Highway

For just the second time in as many months, another child was found wandering onto Highway 65 in the town of Northwood. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office spotted a little girl walking barefoot on Highway 65 Wednesday morning.They proceeded to pick her up and then the Worth County Sheriffs office sent out an alert to help identify the


City Council Continues to Table Library Expansion

On Monday, the Forest City Council once again tabled a discussion on the property directly behind the Forest City Public Library. The council is hearing discussion from two different fronts. The first is coming from Stephen and Tamara Sheehan who want to purchase the property. They disclosed to the council in April that they want

Clear Lake struggling to find spot for memorial

Clear Lake officials may form a task force after having difficulty deciding where to locate a proposed veterans memorial. Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Director Randy Miller told the City Council on Monday night that the parks and recreation advisory board thinks the council should form a task force. That recommendation follows a dispute about whether


RAGBRAI Riders Depart for Mason City and Beyond

On a busy and early Wednesday morning, RAGBRAI riders made their way out of Forest City, under a giant U. S. Flag held up by a Forest City Fire Department Hook and Ladder Fire Truck, and through side streets to their next destination, Mason City. While some riders waited out the crowd of early riders, some