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Thompson Pleads Guilty on Meth Charges

Multiple traffic stops by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office led to Class D felony charges against a Joice man. The first traffic stop was by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on December 1, 2013 and a tandem stop by both the Forest City Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on February 10th. In

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USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015.


Hogs Inventory Up 7%

As of March 1, there were 65.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 7 percent from March 2014, but down slightly from December 1, 2014, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other key findings in the report were:


Second Quarter Not As Strong for Winnebago

Winnebago Industries is reporting weaker-than-anticipated results for the second quarter. The Forest City-based company reports revenue rose by two-and-a-half percent when compared to last year to $234.5 million, but analysts were projecting a profit of $253.3 million. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts downplayed the projections, saying the company is headed in the right direction. Winnebago Industries

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Winnebago Industries to Branch Out to Waverly

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced a plan to purchase a 33,400 sq. ft. building in Waverly, Iowa, for expansion of the Company’s subassembly operations. “Increased consumer demand and elevated retail activity have resulted in the need for us to expand our motorhome manufacturing capacity,” said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We were pleased

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Pizza With Soccer Spots?

Tonight, the Waldorf women’s soccer team will step off the pitch, cover their kits with aprons, grab order pads and pens, and take your order for pizza at the Riverview Restaurant. Actually, they will not be in uniform (kits), won’t be wearing cleats for the field (pitch), but they will be hustling to and fro possibly in