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Britt Lions Club to Host Election Night Omelet Dinner

Britt Lions Club to Host Election Night Omelet Dinner

The Britt Lions Club will be serving omelets w/various toppings and cheesy hash-browns on election night November 4th at the Britt Fire Station from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. for a free-will offering.  Proceeds will be used toward new metal on the shelter at Lions Park. Organizers encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote and


Job Opportunities are Now Posted on the NIACC Web site

In response to an overwhelming number of requests by employers who want to reach North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) alumni with their job announcements, officials at the College have created an online listing of job opportunities. Online job listings can now be found on the NIACC web site at www.niacc.edu. The employers posting jobs


Forest City School Board to Meet with Legislators Tonight

The Forest City Community School Board will meet with area legislators tonight to discuss legislative topics pertaining to education. The meeting will take place at the Forest City Jr./Sr. High School. The district meets annually with legislative members to get a feel for the upcoming session. Forest City school Superintendent Darwin Lehmann explains: The meeting is scheduled between 6:30pm and


Creepy, Scary Creatures Coming to Thorpe Park

Just in time for Halloween, the Winnebago County Conservation Board will be presenting a program on Creatures of the Night! The program will be held at the Thorpe Park shelterhouse on Thursday evening, October 30th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls explains: The program will last about 45 minutes and will include


House Fire Escape Time is 2 Minutes

Most people in Iowa know that smoke-detector installation and testing is important, but according to a new survey, most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows that many people think they have five minutes, but it’s really only two. Brandon

Mason City Man gets New Bike Days after First One is Stolen

Two days after an Iowa fast-food worker’s bicycle was stolen from outside the Culver’s restaurant where he worked someone surprised him with a new one. Nathan King came out of the Mason City restaurant Saturday and found a new silver Schwinn hybrid bike waiting for him. King says the gift made him feel special, and

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NIACC Offers Courses During Winter Break: December 15-January 9

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is once again offering courses when students are normally on winter break. A limited selection of NIACC courses will be offered December 15-January 9. All are offered online, with one course requiring a one-day workshop on campus. “We are excited to offer this additional opportunity for students to earn

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Senate Candidate Calls for Legalizing Marijuana Nationally

Independent US Senate candidate Rick Stewart called today for legalizing marijuana nationally, claiming anything less is the equivalent of unforgiveable political negligence. “We are throwing sick people in prison for using the medicine prescribed by their doctors,” said Stewart. “We arrest nearly a million people a year because their recreational preferences don’t include getting drunk on alcohol. We take away