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North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is Making Plans for the Annual Homecoming Celebration

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is Making Plans for the Annual Homecoming Celebration

Homecoming events are scheduled for Thursday September 18- Sunday September 21 and will include a variety of fun activities for students throughout the week. The Homecoming theme is “Fields of Fun,” which culminates with a community celebration at the NIACC campus on Saturday September 20. That day will be filled with a variety of events


Non-Credit Welding Course Offered at NIACC

In response to the high demand for production welders in the area, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering a 45–hour, non-credit Production Welding course. This course, which is being offered again due to high demand, will provide participants with the skills necessary for entry level manufacturing welding with the Gas Metal Arc Welding

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Bullying is Not Just a Playground Thing

With the recent successful meetings in Lake Mills to discuss how to handle bullying, parents there and elsewhere should remember that bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting

Steam Threshing

Steam Threshing Festival Opens Today

Heritage Park of North Iowa opens its 31st Annual Steam Threshing Festival today. Wyndham Sellers is the co-chairman of Heritage Park of North Iowa and says the Consignment sale kicks off the festivities during the free gate on Friday: Sellers says the weekends activities will feature both new events and old favorites.: Sellers says people

OSHA: Company Wrongfully Disciplined Iowa Worker

A railway company will pay $2,000 for disciplining an Iowa employee seeking doctor-ordered time off, federal officials announced Thursday. Canadian National Railway, doing business as Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad, violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act when it denied the request, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The $2,000


Northwood Founders Day is Tomorrow

Northwood will be celebrating it’s 11th Founders Day on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. There will be a change in the set-up of  the celebration.  Due to the large number of cars in the car show, the cars will be displayed east of the stop light.  The food will be served by the Special Events Committee,


Sukup Manufacturing to Hold an International Facility Tour

The fastest growing bin manufacturer in Iowa is going to hold a public tour of their facilities on September 23rd. The event is an all morning tour and educational discussion on the company operates and manufactures their products. The event will take place at the Sukup Manufacturing Company site which is at 1555 255th Street