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UPDATE: Garner Man Dies from Injuries in Motorcycle Accident

UPDATE: Garner Man Dies from Injuries in Motorcycle Accident

The Clear Lake Police department released information on  an accident on Highway 18 involving a car and a motorcycle. The driver of the car, Timothy Hayes of Mason City is alleged to have turned left in front of an oncoming motorcyclist, Benjamin Hanson. Hanson swerved to avoid the car, but couldn’t and ended up hitting

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2014 Iowa Envirothon sees Local FFA Chapters Finish Well

The Marshalltown Whales 1 Envirothon Team beat out 14 teams from around the state to win the 19th annual Iowa Envirothon title at Springbrook State Park in Guthrie Center on Monday.  The Marshalltown team receives an expense-paid trip to participate in the 2014 Stewardship Challenge, hosted by Loyola University Chicago, August 3-7.  Marshalltown will compete

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UPDATE: Generator Test Successful in Forest City

The Forest City Electrical Plant tested its electrical generator last Saturday in an effort to make sure that if it was necessary to work off of them in an emergency, it could. The set of six generators passed the test with great success and without the possible malfunction as was slightly feared by officials. The

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UPDATE: Housing Program to Go Forward in Northwood

Earlier, KIOW News had reported that the city of Northwood would begin a program where the city would purchase uninhabitable homes, tear them down, remove the foundations, and prepare the property for housing construction. The program would then sell the property to a contractor or private homeowner who could build a home compliant to regulations set forth

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Belmond Up Against Funding Deadline on Storm Sewer

What began in 1999 as a repaving of the Luick Lane and installation of a larger storm sewer drain in Belmond will now be completed thanks to an agreement signed by the Belmond City Council this week. The new larger pipeline will be installed from 10th Avenue NE and head west approximately three blocks on

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Branstad is Coming to Lake Mills

The Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation will be holding their annual meeting on Tuesday. The meeting is described as a networking affair where participants can get to know other businesses in the area and hopefully create connections. The event will be at the Rice Lake Golf and Country Club and will have the usual fare

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Kanawha May Have Found a New Police Officer

The Kanawha City Council has chosen a new police officer, or at least it appears so as a Pleasantville man has been given the tap to take the position. No names have been revealed but the candidate will first have to pass an extensive background check which is required before taking the position. The Kanawha

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Pappajohn Launches Annual Iowa Business Plan Competition

John Pappajohn, once a young entrepreneur in Mason City, and later as a venture capitalist in Des Moines, has announced the launch of the 2014 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. This is the ninth annual business plan competition for Iowa sponsored by Pappajohn. Since 2006, more than $400,000 in prizes has been awarded to start-ups

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Belmond-Klemme School Board to Meet Tonight

The Belmond-Klemme Community School Board will hold two public hearings on separate issue tonight beginning at 7pm in the Belmond-Klemme Jr. Sr. High School Media Center. The board will have a hearing on the proposed 2014-15 budget which was arrived at earlier in the year. The board will listen to any comments made by residents