Lane Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charges

Patrick Melvin Lane of Forest City, pled guilty to Count 1 “Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon,” an aggravated misdemeanor; and Count 2 “Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance-Third Offense (Marijuana),” stemming from an investigation by the Forest City Police Department on September 27, 2015. For Count 1, Lane was sentenced to serve an […]

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Allison Sentenced on Abuse Charges

Byron Leslie Allison of Thompson, pled guilty to “Domestic Abuse Assault,” a simple misdemeanor, stemming from an investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on February 6, 2016. Allison was sentenced to serve 2 days in the Winnebago County Jail and ordered to pay a $65.00 fine, applicable surcharges and court costs.  Allison was ordered to […]

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Britt Ready to Clean Up

Residents in Britt have the chance to do a little spring cleaning of unwanted items. Things like  dressers, mattresses and box springs, carpeting, paint cans, windows, doors, furniture, clothing and toys. Items such as construction items, regular garbage, yard waste, tires, appliances, and items that are 6 feet of longer will not be taken. Electronics […]

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The Ground is Broken for the Winnebago Public Safety Center

It has taken three voter referendums, countless planning discussions, redesigning and changes, and property negotiations involving several sites, but the Winnebago County Public Safety Center is now officially under construction. The facility will replace the aging and decrepit current facility which is currently at capacity and additional prisoners are being shipped to surrounding counties. The […]