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Lake Mills Hosting Prescription Take Back Day

Lake Mills Police Department will be the place for the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event offers the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft, by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no

Evening Wildflower Walk Scheduled

It seems like spring might finally be here, and the Winnebago County Conservation Board wants to help you enjoy it! They will be sponsoring an Evening Wildflower Walk at Pilot Knob State Park on Monday, May 12th, beginning at 7:00 PM. The leisurely walk will start at the main shelterhouse and will last about 45-60

Teenage Drinking Discussed at Town Hall Meeting

Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP), a sub-committee of the Hancock County Wellness Coalition, held a town hall meeting on Thursday April 10, 2014 at Duncan Hall. Jay Pedelty from Prairie Ridge gave a presentation on underage drinking then opened it up for questions from the group. The group broke into smaller groups for discussion

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North Iowa Community School Board Approves Teacher Contracts

The North Iowa Community School Board met Thursday to discuss and approve the negotiated contract with the North Iowa Education Association. By a 6-0 vote the contract carried. It contains a financial package increase of 4.06% and will be in effect beginning in the next school year. The board also accepted three automated defibrillators with

Accused Arsonist Jailed

A 32-year-old Mason City woman is accused of setting a fire in an apartment building. Jacque Paulsen is charged with felony arson. Authorities say police and firefighters responded to a call about the fire Monday night. Fire officials were able to put out the blaze where serious damage was done to the building. No injuries

Floyd County Revokes Two Members of Veterans Group

Floyd County officials have revoked the appointments of two members of its veterans affairs commission. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to remove Ron Munshower and Sandra Paul from the Floyd County Veterans Affairs Commission because of alleged violations to the state’s open meetings law. A former commissioner filed a complaint about Munshower and

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UPDATE: Bridge Work Slowing Traffic in Belmond

Construction on  a bridge replacement by the Iowa Department of Transportation has begun. The bridge is located approximately 5 miles north of Iowa Highway 3. The bridge work is expected to go through the entire summer with the expected completion date around November 4th. Officials warn that the work could last longer if weather conditions make


3K3 Returns Today to Forest City (Audio)

Waldorf College is hosting the 8th annual 3K3 Walk-Run-Wag event today at 5:30pm starting at the Hanson Fieldhouse Lobby. The event was started by Kristi Leonard, Kristi Osheim, and Kristi Carlson as a Waldorf service tradition when all three women were Waldorf College staff. Kristi Osheim explained to KIOW News about the fund raising event: All proceeds