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North Iowa School Board Offers Contracts

The North Iowa School Board met Tuesday morning to discuss new contracts to Ashley Berkland who will become an elemtary school teacher for the district, Jamie Landheer who will be the district paraprofessional and Sharla Hassebrock who will become the Head Volleyball Coach for the high school team. The meeting took five minutes and solely


2014 Iowa Hunting Seasons Released

Iowa deer hunters will notice fewer seasons and changes in certain seasons this year. The January antlerless deer season has been eliminated, the number of antlerless deer tags has been reduced and hunters in 27 northwest counties are allowed only antlered deer during the first shotgun and early muzzleloader seasons. Crossbows were allowed as a legal

Clear Lake Schools Look to Kelly Staffing for Substitutes

After a one year trial balloon on the part of the Clear Lake School District, it appears that the district wants to try it again. On Monday night, school board members voted unanimously to use Kelly Educational Staffing as the  subsititute teacher resource at all levels of the school districts teacher ranks. This marks the second

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Jamie Sorenson Joins Winnebago as Director of Specialty Vehicles

Winnebago Industries, Inc., has named Jamie Sorenson to the position of Director of Specialty Vehicles. In his new position, Sorenson is responsible for the Metro transit bus and commercial vehicle production. Sorenson, 43, has joined Winnebago with a comprehensive background in emergency vehicle services, fire supply, emergency management, custom farm field operations, sheet metal fabrication,


Tax Holiday or Gimmick?

The state’s sales tax holidays begin today, and the Tax Foundation’s latest report is out which explains why these holidays aren’t as good of a deal as some politicians make them out to be. Tax holidays are basically days when businesses do not have to charge sales tax on items they sell in their stores.


Farm Leasing Meeting Coming to Forest City

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach in Winnebago County will hold a Farm Leasing Workshop on Thursday, August 7, 7:00pm at Titonka Savings Bank Forest City.  The workshop is designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements. Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist


County Saves Money By Building Pup Trailer

The Winnebago County Road Department recently completed the fabrication of a gravel pup trailer saving more than $10,000 in the county’s budget.  It takes a significant sum of money in the budget to provide quality roads and bridges and the Winnebago County Road Department try to maximize performance with the funds they receive from Winnebago County citizens.  Quality employees with diverse skillsets