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Seats Available For Hunter Education Classes

Many hunter education classroom and online/field day courses have seats available.  Classes are listed on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ website at www.iowadnr.gov/huntered along with information on how to sign up. Classes can fill quickly so anyone needing to take a hunter education class is encouraged to sign up soon. Iowa law requires anyone

Wright County Supervisors Discuss Gravel Road Issues

With spring rains causing some gravel roads in the area to deteriorate and soften up, there is also the issue of dust and crumbling shoulders. Almost all counties are plagued with the issue this time of year which is compounded by the problem that with the thaw from heavy snows, crews were not able to

Lake Mills Coaching Vacancy Remains

Though many might consider this to be a real problem, for the superintendent of the Lake Mills Community School District, it’s a problem you like to have. At  issue is who to pick as the next girls basketball coach. According to officials, the two candidates are of equal qualification and experience. The problem is which

Local Bank Donates Over $16,500 to Vets

For the men and women who stood a post and served our nation, there is no real true way to express a nations thanks. Farmers Trust and Savings Bank has stepped forward with a program that goes a long way to saying “Thank You” to them. The program is called “Veterans Honor Checking” and it

Child Safety Seat Event Today at Lichtsinn Motors

Lichtsinn Motors of Forest City will host a free Child Safety Seat Fit Station today, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Complimentary lemonade, cookies and children’s coloring books will also be provided. The event is being sponsored by North Central Iowa Volunteers for Child Safety and Lichtsinn Motors. “This event is a great opportunity for our

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North Iowa Film Festival Played to Very Small Crowd

The North Iowa Film Festival premiered Friday night to a small audience who had gathered for the inaugural event. The first ever production of its kind featured five short films by four Waldorf College students and one Forest City High School student. The event was complete with a red carpet, limos, and a smattering of

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Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the

Leave Wildlife Babies Where They Belong — In The Wild

It’s as predictable as August heat.  From border to border, the Wildlife Baby Season has arrived in Iowa.  From May until at least mid-June, DNR field offices across the state will be inundated with hundreds of phone calls and scores of deliveries regarding “orphaned wildlife.” Most calls begin with something like, “We were walking in

Peak Camping Season Begins May 1

Preparation has been underway for a few weeks now. Campers anxious to get a jump on the camping season after a long winter dealing with one polar vortex after another are going through their equipment, checking supplies so they are ready when the time comes. The time has come. The 2014 camping season is finally