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North Iowa School Board Offers Contracts

North Iowa School Board Offers Contracts

The North Iowa School Board met Tuesday morning to discuss new contracts to Ashley Berkland who will become an elemtary school teacher for the district, Jamie Landheer who will be the district paraprofessional and Sharla Hassebrock who will become the Head Volleyball Coach for the high school team. The meeting took five minutes and solely


RAGBRAI: A Look Back; Italian and Chinese Teams Ride RAGBRAI

This year’s RAGBRAI has gained international riders from both Italy and China.  Iowa Sister States assisted in the arrangements for teams from Veneto Region, Italy and Tianjin, China (former capital city of Iowa’s sister state of Hebei Province), to ride in this year’s biking event.  Team Veneto has been a part of RAGBRAI for several


Insurance Not Enough to Cover Cost of 2012 Landfill Fire

The Wright County Landfill is making a strong comeback from the physical standpoint, but financially it is coming up a little short because of the recent fire there. The site was the scene of a fire that is believed to have been started by trash from a Goldfield firm. Their insurance company, according to officials, will

Worth County is Hiring Clerks

Even with unemployment in the area higher than in other locations, employers are hiring. Most of the positions in the area are part time, but they could lead to full time employment. The Worth County Auditor’s office is currently taking applications for a part-time clerk position. This position requires experience in computers, calculators, accounting, and

Worth County Offering Free Backpacks to Elementary Kids

The Salvation Army and the Worth County Sheriff’s Office have partnered up in giving away free back packs for the school year. The back packs are free to any Worth County elementary student. Please come to the Worth County Sheriff’s Office or call the Sheriff’s Office at 641-324-2481 to pick up the back pack. They

Clear Lake struggling to find spot for memorial

Clear Lake officials may form a task force after having difficulty deciding where to locate a proposed veterans memorial. Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Director Randy Miller told the City Council on Monday night that the parks and recreation advisory board thinks the council should form a task force. That recommendation follows a dispute about whether

Clear Lake Schools Look to Kelly Staffing for Substitutes

After a one year trial balloon on the part of the Clear Lake School District, it appears that the district wants to try it again. On Monday night, school board members voted unanimously to use Kelly Educational Staffing as the  subsititute teacher resource at all levels of the school districts teacher ranks. This marks the second