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Hancock County Supervisors discuss IGHCP membership

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with continued discussion regarding membership in the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan Group and their Wellmark healthcare coverage.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells why this has become an issue and how the supervisors would like to resolve it. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will

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City Council of Forest City to Discuss RAGBRAI Tonight

The City Council of Forest City will meet tonight to take up further discussions on the upcoming RAGBRAI event coming this summer to Forest City and surrounding communities. After conducting some general business, the council will take up action on temporary cell sites and other electric services that will only be temporary and on during

Belmond City Council to Meet

Belmond Mayor Alan Mattison and the Belmond City Council will meet tonight to hear a presentation by Alliant Energy’s Jim Collins. the Area Account Representative will discuss the current status with the city in an Annual Report. The council will also hear from council committees and staff reports before discussing the Community Tree Plan’s Annual

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Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Plans for the Future

Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)-a division of Hancock County Wellness Coalition, held a Strategic- Action Planning Training on April 23 at the Britt United Methodist Church. Coalition members from ASAP and mentoring coalition, Garner Asset Project, were able to utilize community data, sharpen their substance abuse prevention logic models, and effectively choose strategies to

Worth County Board to Discuss Bond Purchasing

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will open their weekly meeting today with a discussion on county road maintenance with the county engineer. Discussion will center on secondary roads and gravel overlays and grading of the roads which have soften up due to the rains from last week. They will also confer on the proposed

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Spring Graduation Commencement held at Waldorf College

Waldorf College held their annual spring graduation ceremony Saturday, May 3, 2014. A Baccalaureate worship service began the day at 10:30 a.m. in the Atrium, followed by the Commencement Graduation Ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Hanson Fieldhouse. Casey Miller, a 1997 Waldorf graduate and member of the Waldorf Board of Trustees, was the featured

Hancock Supervisors Resume Health Care Plan Discussion Today

After learning of their health care provider allegedly illegally charging money on top of the regular premiums, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors will again take up the discussion of health insurance for county employees. Discussion will center around the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan program and if the county has genuine interest in the

School District Recognizes Its Board Members

The North Iowa Community School District is joining with other communities throughout Iowa this spring to honor its elected school board members during Iowa School Board Recognition Month during May. This year’s theme —“Educate! Advocate! Celebrate!”—recognizes that Iowa’s volunteer school board members are providing leadership, through responsibilities ranging from strong financial stewardship to ensuring high-quality