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Co-op plans 3 Northern Iowa Projects

Co-op plans 3 Northern Iowa Projects

Five Star Cooperative says it plans to invest about $9.7 million on three projects in northern Iowa. An $8.2 million project has already begun in Joice. It’s a dry fertilizer plant that will include 22,000 tons of dry fertilizer storage and raise storage capacity to 2 million gallons for liquid fertilizer. The project is expected

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Hancock County Supervisors approve new budget & health insurance rates

THE HANCOCK COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED THE NEW FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 COUNTY BUDGET MONDAY WITH NO PUBLIC OPPOSITION.  HANCOCK COUNTY SUPERVISOR JERRY TLACH TELLS ABOUT THE BUDGET. THE HANCOCK COUNTY SUPERVISORS ALSO COMMITTED SOME FUNDS FROM THE APPROVED BUDGET TO VARIOUS LONG-TERM PROJECTS.  TLACH EXPLAINS. THESE LONG-TERM PROJECTS WILL NOT BE COMPLETED THIS YEAR,

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Belmond Police Chief Announces Retirement

The police chief in Belmond has announced his plans to retire this month. Chief Frank Beminio will retire at the end of March. Beminio joined the Belmond Police Department in February 1997, and was appointed police chief in December 2006. Mayor Al Mattison said he hopes to appoint someone from within the police department as the

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AFS Fun Night Coming on March 14th

An annual event is coming back to the Forest City High School Gym on Friday, March 14th. The event will be held from 6pm to 9pm and is coordinated with the AFS foreign exchange program and is designed to inform students and parents of opportunities of studying oversees. According to organizers, anyone who is interested in

Hancock County Supervisors Meet Today

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will meet today beginning at 9am to discuss and approve the new county health, dental, and vision insurance rates for 2014-2015. The rates will change at the end of the current fiscal year 2013-14.  The action will only be the first of several issues facing the board today. The

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Another Blast of Winter to Hit Iowa

Iowans hoping that March would usher in warmer spring-like weather following what has been a brutal winter were no doubt be disappointed Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state for Saturday overnight into Sunday. Parts of the state are expected to get about half-a-foot of snow, although

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Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley

 Q: What are your thoughts on the President’s military budget proposal?   A: First, getting this administration to propose less federal spending in any area ought to be music to the ears of the taxpaying public. It’s long overdue for Washington to exercise across-the-board fiscal discipline and dial back Uncle Sam’s spending spree that puts

MEETING SET TO DISCUSS PROPOSED BIRD CONSERVATION AREA

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to discuss the proposed designation of the Stephens Forest-Thousand Acres region as a state Bird Conservation Area (BCA) at a public meeting on March 11. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Lucas County Conservation Education Center at Pin Oak Marsh, located about 1

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