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McEacheran Sentenced in Felony Case

On May 17th, 2014 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department were involved in a minor chase of a suspect who appeared to be driving erratically down the road. The Sheriff’s Office eventually apprehended the suspect and found that he was intoxicated over the legal limit. Police arrested James Arthur McEacham of Buffalo Center and charged him with


Wieser Sentenced in Theft Case

Heather Ann Weiser of Norfolk Nebraska appeared before the Winnebago County Court on Tuesday on a judgment stemming from a theft earlier this year. Weiser was charged with an aggravated misdemeanor of “Theft in the Third Degree.” Her judgment was deferred earlier, but the court on Tuesday revoked the judgment and ordered Weiser to pay

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Lake Mills Bares the Brunt of Weekend Storms

While most football games on Friday were delayed, area towns were subjected to torrential rains and strong winds. In Belmond on Friday night, the Lake Mills Bulldogs could not escape the ferocity of the storm as it first moved through Belmond on its way to the rest of northern Iowa. The game was delayed one


Monarch Tagging Program Tonight

The Winnebago County Conservation Board will be holding its annual Monarch Tagging program tonight, beginning at 6:00 PM. The program will be held at the Thorpe Park shelterhouse, with tagging continuing until 7:30. The annual tagging program is part of a larger North American effort to learn more about the Monarch butterfly’s amazing migration each


Belmond City Council to Review 3rd Street Sewer Project

The Belmond City Council will meet today at 7pm to hold public hearings and to review the 3rd Street Sewer Project. The council has been informed of a change in the cost for the project. The change order will go before the board early in the meeting before reviewing the resolution 1813, entitled Accepting Public


Forest City Council to Meet on a $3 Million Bond Resolution

The Forest City Council will meet tonight to discuss the approval of a Fireworks permit for the Forest City Community School District and another for Waldorf College. They will also look to approve a Class C beer permit for Forest City Foods. The council will review and possibly approve a Pay Estimate in the amount of $111,261.94 to

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Traffic Deaths Approach All Time Lows for Labor Day

The Forest City area once again escaped unscathed from traffic incidents with the exception of a few speeding tickets and warnings during the Labor Day weekend. There were no traffic deaths in the immediate area which is a welcome relief for officials in the area and those numbers contributed to a statewide trend. Officials with


Fire Claims Second Life in Mason City

The Mason City Police and Fire Departments responded to an alarm for a house fire at 1516 S. Coolidge Ave. at 11:22 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27th that was reported by a neighbor. The home is owned by Jesse Pierce (age 62) who lived there with Cherie McClemons (age 59). Police Officers arrived on scene

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Two Held on Federal Drug Charges in Northwood

Two men are alleged to have repeatedly distributed methamphetamines in the Northwood area and are now in the Worth County Jail facing five felony drug charges. The Worth County Prosecutors Office filed court papers with the U. S. District Court charging Jose and Isaias Vasquez-Mendez with possession, intent to distribute, and three other felony charges involving