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Belmond-Klemme School Board to Meet Thursday

Belmond-Klemme School Board to Meet Thursday

A closed door session will be one of the first items on the agenda when the Belmond-Klemme Community School District Board meets on Thursday at the Rowan Community Center at 7pm. The center is located at 101 Main in Rowan. The closed door meeting is being held to evaluate the professional competency of an individual

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Funding Available to Help Install and Showcase Water Quality Practices

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is requesting pre-applications for projects located in urban areas that are focused on improving water quality. “We had a great response to our initial round of funding for urban water quality projects and now have nine projects across the

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Grassley, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Apply Payment Sunshine to Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

Senator Chuck Grassley and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced legislation to apply the disclosure of drug company and medical device maker payments to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. “There ought to be a complete record for consumer benefit,” Grassley said.  “The goal of sunshine for payments to doctors is to help the public.  It


Hancock County Supervisors Welcome New Engineer

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met Monday in adjourned session with the new Hancock County Engineer Adam Clemons, who also serves as Wright County Engineer.  Clemons has agreed to divide his time between both counties, which the Supervisors estimate will save Hancock County about $20,000.  The decision to share an engineer comes after Bill

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Local Resident to be Featured on National Television

HGTV features a television show called House Hunters International. It is a program that highlights homes, buildings, and other structures or architectural interest. In December of 2014, the shows producers came to Forest City to film in various locations throughout town. These included Heritage Park, River Road, Waldorf College, and The Lodge. Filming commenced and

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Buffalo Center City Council to Meet Tonight

The Buffalo Center City Council will meet tonight beginning at 6pm to approve bills, permits, and hold a public forum for both city employees and the general public. The council will then hear from various committees including the police, library, pool, parks, streets, and snow removal. The Streets Committee will discuss street lights, a locater,