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Taste of Forest City

Taste of Forest City Today at Waldorf College

Taste of Forest City Today at Waldorf College

For over five years, Waldorf College has been host to the annual Taste of Forest City community fair. This year, the event will be held today from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. “This event is a great way for students to see what Forest City has to offer,” Anjaih Clemons, director of student activities

City Council

Forest City Council Looks to Pay Out Bond Referendum

The Forest City Council met Monday night to discuss and approve of a Fireworks permit for the Forest City Community School District and another for Waldorf College. They also approved a Class C beer permit for Forest City Foods. The council reviewed and approved a Pay Estimate in the amount of $111,261.94 to DGR Engineering for work on the 2014 Overhead

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Belmond Disc Golf Course Needs Your Vote

The sport first caught on in the early eighties, but has seen a resurgence as of late as more people enjoy the fun exercise of disc golf. Unlike the game of golf, the expense involved is minimal and many find the game almost as relaxing as golf. Played in much the same way as golf,


Belmond City Council Discusses Sewers

The Belmond City Council met Monday to hold public hearings and to review the 3rd Street Sewer Project. The council was informed of a change in the cost for the project. The change order went before the board early in the meeting before reviewing the resolution 1813, entitled Accepting Public Improvements on the 3rd Street

Mason City Man Sent to Mental Health Facility

A Mason City man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of his father is being sent to the state’s Cherokee Mental Health Institute. On Friday Judge Gregg Rosenbladt ruled that 43-year-old Thomas Barlas Jr. should be sent to the institute, which provides inpatient treatment and care. Rosenbladt had ruled Aug.

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