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Lab Returns Tests on Capsules Found at Iowa Prison

Lab results show hundreds of capsules found at a northern Iowa prison tested negative for any controlled substances. The state Department of Public Safety made the announcement Monday about the 300 to 400 capsules found earlier this month at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory

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Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Continuing Instructional Course Offered Oct. 15, 2014

Winnebago Extension office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct.15, 2014. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) Program.   The local site for the Oct. 15 CIC


Lichtsinn Motors Donates $700 to Lake Mills Community Schools

Lichtsinn Motors of Forest City recently donated $700 to the Lake Mills Community School District as part of their We Care Charitable Giving program. The We Care provides that Lichtsinn Motors will donate $50 to the customer’s choice of one of six pre-selected organizations for each new or pre-owned car or truck purchased at the

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WCTA Announces Winner of Annual Photo Contest

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) has announced the winner of the 2015 WCTA Directory and Calendar Photo Contest. The winning photographer is Lorinda Groe of Lake Mills.  Lorinda’s winning photo was taken at Rice Lake in Lake Mills.  For her efforts, she has received $50 and her winning photo will be featured on the cover

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Public Safety Center Meetings to Come to Forest City

With the recent work being done by the Public Safety Center Committee to the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors with regards to revising plans and lowering costs for construction, the committee will be holding Public Safety Center informational meetings. This is an effort on the part of the county to get voters to better understand the

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Lake Mills Needs Daycare Help

In the United States more than 70% of single mothers are in the workforce. Because non-standard shifts are becoming increasingly common in the 24 hour economy, 40% of full time workers and more than half of part time workers with non-standard shifts work evenings. This leaves a big gap for child care help. According to Keith Enochs

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Hogsback Range Under Fire

Someone who uses the Hogsback Shooting Range is causing significant damage to the target frames according to officials at the Winnebago County Conservation Board. The shooting range in Lake Mills is a free target range for people to go up and practice their shooting skills. However, weaponry is being used that completely destroys the framework