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Disabled Youth Hunter

Iowa’s Youth and Disabled Hunter Deer Season Begins Today

The Iowa deer hunting tradition will be passed on to about 10,000 youths who are participating in the youth deer hunting season, which opens on Sept. 20. This season provides an opportunity to teach deer hunting, wildlife behavior, and safe hunting practices to resident youths while they are under the watchful eye of a licensed

Mississippi River 3

Channel Catfish are Biting in the Saturday Morning Fishing Report

 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 phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Crawford Creek Impoundment Channel Catfish – Fair: Fair numbers of good

Treestand hunting

Tree Stand Safety as Deer Seasons Approach

With Iowa’s bow season just days away, hunters are in the final stages of preparation; adjusting tree stand locations, cutting shooting lanes, or ‘just’ scouting those early season deer habits. Tops in that preparation? Staying safe above the ground. Talking with bow hunters, it’s surprising how many have slipped, fallen or had to ‘jump’ the

FC Police

Richtsmeier Sentenced on Drunk Driving Charges

Larry Lee Richtsmeier of Forest City appeared in Winnebago County District Court on charges dating back to June 16th of this year. Forest City Police stopped Richtsmeier after he was weaving on the road. Police determined that he was over the legal limit and charged him with Operating While Intoxicated, which is a first time


Naser Sentenced on Drug Charges

Jeffrey Alan Naser appeared before Judge Weiland of the District Court for Winnebago County on charges stemming from an investigation conducted by the Lake Mills Police Department. The investigation took place on December 22nd of last year when police pulled Naser over on a traffic violation. Police charged him with “Possession of a Controlled Substance.”


Severe Thunderstorms Moving Through the Area

The National Weather Service has alerted some in the area for the potential of severe storms in the KIOW broadcast area. Earlier this evening, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for  Kossuth County. That warning expires at midnight. However strong storms remain a possibility throughout the night as warm moist air collides


Drive One 4 UR School at West Hancock October 3rd

Pritchard Auto Company has partnered with West Hancock Community School District to offer Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program in an effort to raise up to $6,000 in funds to benefit the school.  The event will take place at West Hanacock High School on Friday 10/3/2014 anytime after 3:00 pm. “Our community has been fortunate


1st Annual Britt BBQ Coming Saturday

The Britt BBQ Contest will  be held Saturday, September 20, 2014.  There is a $25.00 entry fee, top three trophy and cash prize.  Park will open at 10 am, and participants must make something with pork as the ingredient.  Judging will be held in 3 categories (Appearance, Originality, Taste).  Samples to the public will be welcomed and encouraged.  Judging

Trash totes

New Garbage Cans Arrive in Lake Mills

The City of Lake Mills is getting away from the uniform plastic bags and going to trash containers that you can roll out to the curb. Lake Mills Public Works Director Ross Hanson has announced that the new trash bins are rolling out now and should begin to show up at residences over the next couple of