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Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Home Base Iowa Initiative

Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Home Base Iowa Initiative

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am to discuss appointments to County boards. The nominees will be appointed at the annual organizational meeting later. At 9:30am, the board will discuss the Home Base Iowa Initiative. This program encourages employers to hire veterans first. It does not encourage discrimination between someone


Wind Advisory in Effect for the Broadcast Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the broadcast area until 6am this morning. A strong low pressure system is departing the area generating winds in excess of 40 miles per hour. Precipitation is associated with the system and as the colder air moves in to the area, the precipitation will change

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It’s Back! Emerald Ash Borer Infests Southern Iowa

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. The discovery of this series of infestations started when forestry contractor found many

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Mason City Staff Answer Letters to Santa

For 30 years, members of the Mason City Recreation Department have been answering letters sent to Santa Claus. Staffers say they’re still surprised by some of the requests from children. One boy wrote that he wants a blue dinosaur, snowflakes and some cake for Christmas. Another boy says he just wants a puppy. Other requests

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Lake Mills Elementary Concert Tonight

Last year, Molly Holtan and the students of the Lake Mills Elementary School wowed the audience with their renditions of great Christmas carols. This year Ms. Holtan returns  with her students from K-Preparatory through fifth grades to sing and perform for all audience ages. The concert will be held in the high school gymnasium beginning


Belmond City Council to Discuss Emergency Management

The Belmond City Council will meet tonight at 7pm to first hear from the Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Amy McDaniel on issues related to the city. They will also entertain committee and staff reports from the city. The council will give final confirmation to previous meeting minutes, payment of bills, the November Financial Report, and the


Forest City Council to Discuss Resurfacing and Traffic Issues

The Forest City Council will meet on Monday to accept reports and minutes from various committees. Other business to give final approval to are invoices from ongoing or completed construction on the Overhead to Underground construction project, the downtown façade project, the Emergency Services Center, and the asphalt overlay project. the total estimated payout to

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Worth County Board to Discuss Pipelines

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday at 9am to review the Worth County Development Agency’s acceptance of a Grant for Pipeline through the Black Hills Energy Line Extension Reimbursement Agreement. The board will also hear from the County Engineer general road matters as well as road maintenance. Even with winter having