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Winnebago County Supervisors Approve Compensation Committee Recommendations

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors reviewed the budget recommendations put forward by the Winnebago County Compensation Committee. The group annually reviews the pay of elected officials along with the Winnebago County Sheriff and County Attorney. This year the committee recommended that the elected officials receive a 4% raise while the Attorney and the Sheriff


Winnebago Relay for Life Kickoff Scheduled

The 2015 Winnebago County Relay For Life kickoff is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Forest City High School during the Forest City High School vs. Mason City Newman basketball games scheduled that evening. Special guests for the event will be Kevin Kann, American Cancer Society (ACS) State Director; and Heather Englin, ACS

Lake Catherine Cabin Available

The Winnebago County Conservation Board would like to remind people about the availability of their Lake Catherine Cabin at Thorpe Park. The cabin is a wonderful way for people to get away for a few days, either to enjoy the peace and quiet of winter and spring, or the many fun activities of summer and

Elderbridge to Hold a Public Hearing

Elderbridge Agency on Aging will hold a public hearing to obtain comments and input from citizens in regard to the Elderbridge Agency Plan for State Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The hearing is scheduled to take place at 1:00 p.m. on March 4, 2015 at the Fort Dodge office of Elderbridge Agency on Aging located at 308

Conservation Stewardship Program

Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program Due Feb. 27

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications at local field offices for the 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) signup. Iowa farmers who apply by Feb. 27, 2015, will receive first consideration for funding selections. CSP is offered through a continuous signup, but NRCS periodically makes funding selections. Last year, Iowa NRCS obligated more

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Forest City High Fairs Well in District Speech and Theater Competitions

The Forest City Indians Speech and Theater Department came away from districts with the large majority qualifying for state competition according to Forest Speech and Debate Coach Scott Bertleson: The competitions are in various categories. Students in each of the categories are attempting to achieve the highest ranking possible. The turnaround time to polish things