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4th of July Holiday Sees Strong Fishing in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

4th of July Holiday Sees Strong Fishing 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 Brushy Creek Lake Water clarity is good.  Yellow Perch – Fair:

Buffalo Center

Street Dance in Buffalo Center Tonight

It is an annual event the usually centers around the Fourth of July  and this year is no different. Buffalo Center will hold it’s annual street dance beginning at 7pm. gates will open with two for one drink specials until 9pm. Organizers have booked the band Stimulus Package to perform in the only annual fundraiser

Upset Garner Residents Address City Council

Over thirty residents attended a city council meeting in Garner to discuss flooding issues. According to several residents, they were told by the council in 2008 when the city flooded, that the problem had been solved then and would never occur again. Residents from various locations complained about how the water was drained or pumped

Worth Courthouse

Jones Becomes New Worth County Assessor

The Worth County Conference Board has approved the hiring of Jody Jones as the new Worth County Assessor. The approval came at meeting this past week after discussion by the board on the candidates. Jones will replace the retiring Dan Reeder who left the post last month. Jones is a former resident of the city

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International Festival Sees Success in First Year

The 2014 International Festival was a great success last weekend despite the severe storms that moved in on Saturday. The event drew 1,425 attendees which is remarkable for a first year event. The event was staffed by fifty volunteers who  were kept busy with all the attendees and coordinating fifty entertainers. Fourteen Boy Scouts began the

Denise Rossmiller

Rossmiller Promoted at Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of Denise Rossmiller to the position of senior buyer. Rossmiller is a 25-year veteran of Winnebago and began her Winnebago career as a purchasing analyst in 1989.  She has served in a variety of positions since that time, including production coordinator and inventory analyst.  In her new position, Rossmiller

Holly Ekstrom

Woman Pleads Guilty in Fort Dodge Slaying

Holly Ekstrom has pleaded guilty in connection to the hatchet slaying of a Fort Dodge man last year. Ekstrom submitted the plea Wednesday on aggravated misdemeanors of accessory after the fact and operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent. Ekstrom said she saw Ronald Dilley kill 22-year-old Steven Fisher in July 2013. She admitted to driving Dilley

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Group raises funds to memorialize Iowa bridge

A Charles City group raising funds to memorialize a suspension bridge destroyed by flooding in 2008 is close to its goal. The fundraising committee for the Building With The Bridge project says it’s raised most of a $60,000 goal to erect a sculpture near the former bridge. The sculpture’s design, which has involved public input,