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Cisneros Jury Has Been Chosen

A jury has been selected for the murder trial of a man accused of killing a 20-month-old Mason City boy in 1994. Eight men and four women were sworn in yesterday in the trial of 32-year-old Michael Cisneros. He is charged with killing John Snyder Jr., who was killed in July 1994. Jurors will hear

Drainage District

Drainage Culverts Consume Supervisors Meeting

With the recent flooding in various locations throughout the county, the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors discussed, but could not take action on Drainage District 5 Lat 14. The drainage there is in need of cleaning and repair. During the meeting, the supervisors heard from Richard and Larry Torkelson on the drainage issues. On their lands, all of

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Would Be Chicken Owner Cries Fowl…or Foul

The Northwood City Council has a controversy on their hands and a Northwood resident will not let it die. According to the resident, Tim Stumo, he has a recording of an exchange between the Worth County Sheriffs dispatcher and two seated Northwood City Council members who are complaining about chickens in Stumos backyard alleging that


Are You Ready for the Zinghoppers?

The ZINGHOPPERS, a kid’s performance dance troupe will present an interactive movie and dance party for area kids and their families today at 3pm at the Britt Public Library. Leading the dance party will be M. C. as part of the library summer reading program. In addition to the Emmy winning music, the multimedia program

Clean Up Supplies Have Arrived for Hancock County

With the recent storms that plagued the area last week and the flooding that hit parts of Klemme, Garner, Belmond, and other locations, there have been calls for help in dealing with the issue, specifically the clean up. The Hancock County Emergency Management Office has been hard at work securing funding and supplies to deal with the

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Fast-Growing Weed Threatens Local Farmers and Residents

A fast-growing weed that has tormented southern farmers has been found in Iowa. Agronomists are trying to determine whether the Palmer amaranth weed found in five counties is herbicide resistant. The weed can carry 1 million seeds and grow up to 7 feet tall. Agronomists say even a moderate infestation can rob farmers of two-thirds

Forest CIty Teen Escapes Car Accident Monday

Courtney Perry of Forest City was involved in a two vehicle accident in Cerro Gordo County on Monday. Police reported that the driver, Briar Draves of Forest City and Perry were heaed east on 300th Street when they were rear ended by Mason City’s Jeff Christie. Police say that Christie failed to stop as Draves


Hullinger Statue Unveiled at Worth County Fair

The Worth County Beautification Committee unveiled a statue of Janice Hullinger and her prize winning steer, Shorty. The dedication took place inside the front gate at the Worth County Fairgrounds. This statue serves as a reminder to all 4-H youth (and club leaders) that with hard work and perseverance they can excel. They are only