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Lance Armstrong Plans to Ride in RAGBRAI

 Lance Armstrong is again planning to join in on the 418-mile, 15-county bike ride across Iowa later this month. Armstrong plans to participate in his sixth RAGBRAI and even work as a guest bartender this Saturday in Rock Valley to help raise money for the northwest Iowa town of 3,400 hit by flooding. Officials have


Hospitals To See an Increase in Patients During RAGBRAI

 Hospitals in towns along the RAGBRAI route are preparing for a possible influx of people tomorrow when thousands of bicyclists pedal through their cities. Up to 10,000 riders and another 10,000 followers are expected to traverse the state in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa — also known as RAGBRAI. The bicyclists will overnight


T-Shirts Sales for RAGBRAI In Full Swing (Audio)

The Forest City area is getting ready for another major event coming to town which is RAGBRAI. Already novelties are being seen and sold around town including t-shirts which are now available. Gary Ludwig of RAGBRAI told KIOW News how folks can get a hold of the collector’s items: The Money raised from the sale

Hospitalized Inmate Injures Guard and Nurse in Escape Attempt

An Iowa jail inmate at a Mason City hospital has been accused of hurting a corrections officer and nurse while trying to escape. The Cerro Gordo County sheriff’s office says 42-year-old Dale Joseph Lewis Jr. attacked the officer Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. The officer had been guarding Lewis, who was at the

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Construction Begins Today on 70th Avenue in Thompson

Weather pending, beginning today, the Winnebago County Road Department will be closing 70th Avenue northwest of Thompson between 440th Street and 450th Street for bridge replacement.  The worksite will be closed to all traffic although access will be maintained to local residents.  The project is expected to be completed in 2 weeks.  County crews will

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Winnebago R 74 to Close for Construction

Beginning today, Bargen Incorporated will be performing road maintenance work on Winnebago County Road R74 between Lake Mills and Highway 9.  One-mile lane-closures will be in effect and traffic will alternate through the construction zone.  Motorists may experience up to 5 minutes delay.  Work is expected to be completed in 5 days.  Work includes 9

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Hancock County Supervisors Have a Light Schedule

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday morning to consider an appointment for filling vacancy to the Board of Adjustment. The board has been looking to fill the vacancy for a few weeks. Drainage issues will also be discussed with County Engineer Bill Waddington. At 9:00 a.m., the board will consider allowance

Women, Land and Legacy Meeting August 28th

The Worth and Winnebago County Women, Land and Legacy group will host an “Ag Decision Maker” Educational meeting on Thursday, August 28th at 5:30 P.M. meal and 6 P.M. meeting. The featured speaker for the program will be Ann Johanns, Iowa State University Extension Agricultural Specialist. Participants will learn about what is available in farm