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Belmond-Klemme Voters to Decide Fate of Levy

Belmond-Klemme Voters to Decide Fate of Levy

The voters in the Belmond-Klemme Community School District will have a say on Tuesday as to whether the levy for the Physical Plant and Equipment will be extended. The proposal calls for a 10 year extension to the levy. The school board would be able to an additional sixty seven cents per $1,000 assessed valuation.


Winnebago K-12 Students Eligible For Art Contest

A student art contest will be held to see who will have their work displayed at the Winnebago County Fair. All Winnebago County students grades K-12 are eligible to enter. The contest will be open until April 13th and only one entry per student is allowed. The contest theme is “How I Enjoy The Outdoors”


Belmond-Klemme School Board Approves Tax Levy

The Belmond-Klemme School District has approved a property tax increase  of five cents. The levy will take effect in the 2014-15 school year. There will also be a large increase in the debt service levy. It will go from $1.10 to $2.70 which is the maximum amount allowed by law in a referendum passed by


Britt Pool Prices Remain Intact

Officials with the Britt swimming pool have  announced that there will be no rate changes for 2014. The season pass prices will stay at last years rate of $130 for a family and $85 for a single individual. Officials felt that since none of the other area pools were raising their rates, that there would


Lake Mills May Need To Raise Rates Again

With teh cost of water and sewer production going up and revenues falling further behind, the city council of Lake Mills is faced with a tough decision. The council has been raising water and sewer rates steadily for the past few years, but officials say it is not enough. A 10% increase was proposed to

Clear Lake

Clear Lake City Council Under Fire for Secrecy

When it was announced that a Fortune 500 company was coming to town, many in the Clear Lake area were excited about the news. The company pledged to build a warehouse and distribution center. City officials said that the company would generate 160 jobs with room to expand if necessary. The location chosen would mean that


Municipalities Decide to Not Charge for Running Water

With the recent harsh winter, frost lines throughout the Forest City and surrounding areas have experienced lower than normal frost lines and numerous instances of frozen pipes. Many municipalities have requested that residents run a trickle of water on at least one faucet in the home to prevent freezing. Garner, Buffalo Center, Thompson, Swaledale, Osage,

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Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the

FC City Hall

Boock Retires as Forest City Hall City Clerk

City Clerk Paul Boock has officially retired from his job with Forest City. He faithfully attended council meetings for 37 years supplying the council with all kinds of useful information as they made their decisions. He was a part of the growth of Forest City: He told KIOW News that there are things he would

Winnebago County

Lovick Will Miss Co-Workers

Barbara Lovick retired from the Winnebago County Clerk position on Thursday. A retirement party was held for her Friday and was very well attended at the Winnebago County Courthouse. She had been with the county and surrounding counties as a clerk for three decades and says her best memory is of her co-workers: Of all