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Elderbridge Agency Receives Large Financial Support from Hanson Foundation

Elderbridge Agency on Aging has been awarded grants from 3 different area foundations to help meet the needs of the elderly in their 29 county region. Elderbridge received a gift from the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation of Forest City. The Hanson Foundation is supporting the Elderbridge Elder Rights program with a $5,000 donation.

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Injury Accident in Worth County

Worth County Sheriffs Office was summoned to a single vehicle accident on Vine and Highway 105 on Thursday morning. Officials say that at approximately 3am, Jesse Olson was heading home by himself when he lost control of his car and slid into a ditch. The 21 year old was wearing a seat belt when his

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Sub-$2-a-gallon Gas Reaches Forest City

Gas prices dropped below $2 per gallon at Minnesota border stations along I-135 and in the Clear Lake and Mason City area around Christmas time, reflecting steadily dropping prices to levels not seen for five years. Now, Forest City residents have received a late Christmas present as several stations in town saw $1.99 prices for


Wright County Board to Meet Friday

The Wright County Board of Supervisors will meet on Friday at 9am to swear in newly elected officials and elect a Chairman and Chairman Pro-Tem for 2015. After an Open forum for public input, the board will set the Mileage Rate for county employees for 2015. They will also set the drainage warrant interest. As


Winnebago Supervisors to Meet Friday

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will hold a year end meeting by starting with a cash count in the Treasurer’s Office. The Supervisors will then administer the Oath of Office for elected officials starting new terms. Following approval of minutes and agenda, there will be an Organizational Meeting where the Board will appoint a

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Some Lawmakers Want School Districts to Control Start Times

Some Iowa legislators are unhappy with the Department of Education’s decision to stop letting school districts get automatic waivers allowing them to begin classes earlier in the summer. Lawmakers from both parties say they would support legislation reducing state oversight and letting districts decide when school should begin. Iowa law says districts must begin school