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Buffalo Center Library To Hear Author

The Buffalo Center Public Library has invited a noted author and former northern Iowa resident to speak at the library on July 15th. Alan A. Larson who has authored the Gypsy Curse trilogy, is scheduled to speak at 10am on Tuesday, July 15th. The event will open with a coffee social with cookies at 9:30am.


Fiddler On The Roof To Open Tonight

The timeless Tony Award winning Joseph Stein classic, Fiddler On The Roof opens tonight at E. B. Stillman Auditorium in Clear Lake. The theater and The Music Man Square are collaborating on the production which involves 50 performers from all over the north Iowa region, will be staged tonight at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at

River City Never Sounded So Good

They have performed in Carnegie Hall and in various other locations and  according to the Hobo Days Committee, they will be coming to Britt during Hobo Days. They are the River City Barbershop Chorus and they have been booked to sing on August 9th at 2pm. The River City Barbershop Chorus is comprised of singers


Bicycle, Blues, and Barbeque Weekend Approaches

For those who are looking for a biking, good music, and great Midwestern BBQ, Clear Lake is a great place to check out this weekend. It’s the annual Bicycle, Blues, and BBQ Festival which will be held beginning Friday and running through Sunday. Friday night, the event begins with the barbequing starting up around 5pm

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Power Lines to Be Buried in Forest City (Audio)

The City Council of Forest City has approved a $690,000 project to bury power lines near the power station. Forest City Electric Department Manager Duane Kuhn told KIOW News why the project had to be approved: Kuhn stated that two bids were received for this project, with the engineers recommending the low bid from MP

Student Loan Advisory From the Iowa Attorney General

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller released an advisory to all students who are currently applying for student aid. The advisory is for all financial aid eligible students attending colleges or trade schools. Parents of the students should also take heed of the warning as it also applies to them. Miller writes: As the number of

FAVA To Hold Mental Health First Aid Training

Everyone is invited to attend a VA-sponsored Mental Health First Aid training that will be held in Forest City, Iowa, July 28th and 29th from 9am to 4pm at the Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA). The training is for everyone and anyone. The course goals are: Gaining knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk


A 16 Will Be Closed Starting Friday

Officials with the Winnebago County Engineering Office have announced that tentatively beginning Wednesday, July 9, 2014, Denco Highway Construction Corp. will be performing road maintenance work on Winnebago County Road A16 between Rake and Scarville.  One lane will be closed and traffic will be escorted by pilot car through the construction zone. Motorists may experience

MBT Names New Marketing Director

Britt resident and University of Northern Iowa graduate Ryan Arndorfer has been named as the new Marketing Officer for Manufacturers Bank and Trust. Arndorfer comes to MBT from Algona’s Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company. His role there will be the same as the new role with MBT. He will handle all social media, marketing, and networking