Local News articles


NIACC Foundation Kicks off Keeping NIACC First Capital Campaign

NIACC Foundation Kicks off Keeping NIACC First Capital Campaign

The NIACC Foundation officially announced the launch of the Keeping NIACC First Capital Campaign with a kick-off press conference on the NIACC campus. As the College’s first capital campaign in over 15 years, the Keeping NIACC First Capital Campaign will fund science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classrooms and lab equipment; health simulation facilities and

Forest City High School

State Budget Cuts Force Decision for Forest City and Surrounding Schools

The Legislature recently sought $135 million in a spending bill that included nearly $56 million for K-12 education. Branstad cut that in a veto, arguing he opposes one-time spending for ongoing expenses. Branstad says there was no way to ensure schools would have abided by a call to not use one-time money for ongoing expenses,

gavel 2

Holmes Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

The Forest City Police Department were involved in a routine traffic stop on February 9, 2015 involving Jessie Holmes of Forest City. Upon investigation, they discovered evidence of a theft and that Holmes was in possession of Methamphetamine. Police arrested Holmes on charges of Theft in the Third Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance.


Hamilton Pleads Guilty to “Eluding”

Andrew Hamilton of Titonka appeared before the Iowa District Court for Winnebago County facing two separate counts brought against him by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. the charges stem from a traffic stop on October 4, 2014 when deputies pulled him over from what appeared to be erratic driving. Deputies tried to bring Hamilton onto the

Fishing 12

Bluegill and Crappie Good. Walleye is Fair in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers have had some

blue-green algae blooms

Blue-green Algae Causing Concern at Crystal Lake Among Others

Some Iowa lakes are having issues with blue-green algae blooms. Mary Skopec oversees the D-N-R’s water monitoring program for state park beaches Skopec says the algae releases dangerous toxins. She says avoid drinking the water in those areas or putting your head under the water in those areas. The D-N-R says a “substantial” fish kill

Impact 1

Brace for Impact…Wrestling

The Winnebago County Fair will have a fun fan oriented sports event beginning at 8pm tonight. It’s Impact Pro Wrestling. The circuit travels all over the Midwest and according to Lake Mills native Troy Peterson       who is the promoter, the event is geared towards the kids: The wrestling card will feature several different matches in