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Garner Clinic to host Open House

Hancock County Health System is hosting an open house at the Garner Medical Clinic this Tuesday (April 29, 2014) from 4 to 6pm.  The public is invited to stop in and meet the medical providers and learn more about the services available such as behavioral and family medicine, general surgery, health coach, laboratory and radiology. 

Winnebago County Campgrounds to Open

The Winnebago County Conservation Board has set Saturday, May 3rd, as the opening day for the two campgrounds managed by the WCCB. On that day, the water will be turned on, the fire rings and picnic tables will be out, and the restrooms will be ready for the season. The campgrounds are opening a bit

Lehmann Outlines Tax Levy (Audio)

The merger of the Woden-Crystal Lake and the Forest City School District will see changes in many operating areas for the district. The fiscal year of 2014-15 will see a reduction in the tax rate for the areas of both Forest City and the Woden-Crystal Lake area. Forest City Schools Superintendent Darwin Lehmann explains: Lehmann

Child Safety Seat Event at Lichtsinn Motors

Lichtsinn Motors of Forest City will host a free Child Safety Seat Fit station on Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to Noon. Josh Damm, Marketing and Events Director explains: Lichtsinn Motors is committed to helping the community safely fit child safety seats to protect children. A state law requires that children five and under to

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Forest City Fine Arts All Star Night Tonight (Audio)

The upcoming Forest City Fine Arts All Star Night features a large gathering of very talented high school performers from all areas of the fine arts studies at Forest City High School. Tonight, the show will once again feature state champions, qualifiers, and other high quality performances as Forest CCity High School Band Director Dave

Out of County Firewood Ban in Effect

The Winnebago County Conservation Board passed a resolution at the April board meeting banning the use of firewood from outside Winnebago County in any parks or wildlife areas managed by the WCCB. This is in response to the continued and increasing threat of the emerald ash borer here in Iowa. Firewood will be accepted if

Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation Annual Award Winners

The Lake Mills Annual Award Dinner was held this past week and the keynote speaker was Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Among the award winners this year were for “Business of the Year” Farmer’s Trust and Savings Bank and Manufacturers Bank and Trust. The two savings institutions shared the honor this year for their community involvement.

Grassley Sunday

Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley

    If the federal government overpaid someone in your family more than 30 years ago, should you be held responsible for the debt?  And should the government have an indefinite amount of time to try to collect the overpayment?  Those questions are pending in the nation’s capital in light of revelations that the Social