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John and Mary Pappajohn Donate $50,000 Scholarship Endowment to Honor Retired NIACC Vice President Jamie Zanios

John and Mary Pappajohn Donate $50,000 Scholarship Endowment to Honor Retired NIACC Vice President Jamie Zanios

John and Mary Pappajohn gave a $50,000 gift to the NIACC Foundation in honor of NIACC Vice President Jamie Zanios upon his retirement. Zanios retired from his position as NIACC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center on December 31, 2014. “I was humbled and flattered by the establishment of a scholarship

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Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease Course Set for Feb. 10

Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education (PSEP) program. The local attendance site

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IRS Warns About Tax-Related ID Theft

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued a filing season alert warning taxpayers to watch out for identity theft at tax time, one of the year’s “Dirty Dozen” tax scams. The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security number. “We remain dedicated to stopping tax-related identity

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Worth County Fair 2015 Organizational Meeting February 19th

Worth County Fair 4-H Club Leaders, Fairboard Members, Fair Superintendents, and 4-H Committee members will be meeting to make plans for the 2015 Worth County Fair on Thursday, February 19th at 8 P.M. at the Northwood Civic Center in Northwood. The meeting will be held to set schedules, finalize show plans and announce any new

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Non-Credit Basic Machining Course Offered at NIACC

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering a 45–hour, non-credit basic machining course. This course will provide participants with the skills necessary for entry level machinist positions. “Manufacturing today is an efficient, high-tech operation and machinists are a vital part of the industry,” said Terry Schumaker, NIACC Dean of Continuing Education and Economic Development.

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Who Needs Chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

It’s perfectly fine to admit if you’ve forgotten to get your significant other a Valentine’s Day gift. After all, when there is an opportunity to truly have them serenaded, flowers and chocolates will easily be forgotten. In cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce, and in an attempt to raise money to lower the price of


Winnebago Supervisors to Talk Over Drainage

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9am today to look over the IDDA Annual Report. They will also review and possibly approve the salary recommendations from the Winnebago County Compensation Board. The committee reviewed the need to recommend raises for members of the board and directors for various departments. The board will hold

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It’s Elvis, No Wait, It’s Marvin Gaye…

A local group is about to take the stage called the Midwest Rock and Soul Revue that will bring back memories for those by gone days of early rock and roll. Also for those who remember the 70’s and 80’s soul, there is something for them too. The group who has been performing in central Iowa for sometime, will