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Worth County Supervisors to Discuss Rezoning Around Casino and Budget

Worth County Supervisors to Discuss Rezoning Around Casino and Budget

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet today at 9am to discuss rezoning, budget matters, and developments on grant proposals. The Supervisors will first hear from Amanda Baker concerning the Wellmark/ISAC meeting which will be held prior to the Supervisors general meeting. This is a discussion on the health and employee benefits program in

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Hancock County Board Has Short Meeting Agenda

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday at the Hancock County Courthouse in a joint session with the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors regarding a drainage issue straddling the county line. The two boards will consider plans and specifications of the project on the drainage known as Joint Drain 25-27. The two


Forest City Council Meets to Discuss Stray Dogs Issue

The City Council of Forest City will meet tonight to go over the approval of various invoices, licenses and permits. They will also have an open forum where the public can make comments on topics of city business other than those that will be addressed by the city which will open the meeting. The mayor

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Belmond May Have a New Chief

When Sheriff Frank Beminio announced his retirement at the end of this month, it left Belmond Mayor Alan Mattison with the problem of trying to find someone to replace him. Tonight, at the Belmond City Council meeting, Mattison intends to nominate Rick McDaniel as the new Police Chief. McDaniel has been with the Belmond Police

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The Lake Mills City Council Meets Tonight

The Lake Mills City Council will meet tonight in City Council Chambers at 7pm to discuss several items effecting the city. The first of these will be a presentation by Brady Gatton of the Project Citizen Class on e-cigarettes. This will be followed by Susanne Gerlach, of Public Financial Management who will review financials and discuss


Northwood Won’t Chicken Out on Fowl Law

The Northwood City Council refuses to give in on a city ordinance against raising chickens within city limits. For the second time, a Northwood resident approached the council on the ordinance saying that there was a loop hole in the law that allowed him to raise the feathered farm fowl within the city. The council

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Dennnis Guth Discusses Bullying in Schools Legislation

This week the Senate considered a bill that would make texting while on the roadway and even while stopped at a stoplight, a moving violation.  This means that being caught texting is cause enough to be stopped by law enforcement and this would go on your record the same as a speeding ticket.  Texting is

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Sunday Outdoor Notes

The new Brushy Creek Lake map was loaded to the Iowa DNR’s website last Friday. Look for new lake maps of Mariposa, Volga, Fogle, Meyers Lake and Lake Meyer to be added soon. The habitat coordinates will be posted on a new separate map later this spring. The February gate setting at Lake Darling was


Yard and Garden: Pruning Shrubs in Spring

Pruning is the selective removal of specific plant parts for the benefit of the whole plant. Horticulturists offer recommendations for pruning common home landscape shrubs. To have additional questions answered, contact the horticulturists at Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing hortline @iastate.edu. What is the best way to prune large, overgrown shrubs? Proper pruning can