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Casting Call for Carousel in Forest City

Casting Call for Carousel in Forest City

The Brick Theater Company is making a comeback of sorts in Forest City courtesy of such individuals as Lynnea Fredrickson. She is putting together a cast for the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of “Carousel”. This dark and introspective musical examines many different human traits and desires. When it was first released, it was widely accepted


Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Security

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday morning  at 9am to discuss the resolution to amend and restate electronic transactions 28E agreement. The board will then discuss the structure of the Risk Management and Safety Committee. The board is looking to review suggestions and recommendations and then make final determinations on the committee. The board

Is a Vaccine the Answer to Bird Flu Epidemic?

The executive director of the Iowa Poultry Association says it’s unclear whether vaccination is the answer to prevent another outbreak of bird flu. That’s Randy Olson, the Iowa Poultry Association’s executive director, who took the job this spring, just a few weeks before the avian flu was discovered in Iowa. Olson expects that U-S-D-A decision about

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Bird Exhibits Ordered Cancelled in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza. The Department’s order begins immediately, is effective through the end of 2015, and also prohibits live birds from being sold at

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Understanding Your Paycheck

 by Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension schmitt@iastate.edu   Your child’s first paycheck can provide a great opportunity to introduce the topics of taxes and withholding. This is the time to prepare your child for their first income tax return. First, explain that they will need to complete a W-4 form when they start their job. This

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Extra Patrols, Seat Belt Usage Main Focus This Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

This Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) will have increased patrol efforts on Iowa roadways with the main focus on seatbelt usage. Last year during the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend, three people were killed on Iowa roadways. Motorists are encouraged, as always, to obey the