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Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Building Security

Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Building Security

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning beginning at 9am to hear from Jim Rice. He will be asking that the board accept the petition for a special exception for Farmers Coop Association. The board will then look into building and courthouse grounds security. Several county courthouses across the state have either implemented

Iowa Nurse/Nurse Educator Loan Forgiveness Program Sets Record Highs in 2014-15

A record number of applicants were designated as recipients of the Iowa Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator Loan Forgiveness Program, according to numbers released today by Iowa College Student Aid Commission. The program, started in 2007 to offer loan repayment assistance to registered nurses employed in Iowa and nurse educators teaching at eligible colleges and

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Waldorf Signs Minneapolis Native

The Waldorf College men’s bowling team received a boost with the addition of Kyle Swiderski. Swiderski, a Minneapolis native and 2015 graduate of St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on May 19. “Kyle brings a great skill set and tremendous talent to the team,”

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Grassley Presses National Science Foundation on Violations of Laws on Funding Lobbying

Senator Chuck Grassley is pressing the National Science Foundation inspector general to account for any response to what appears to be clear violations of laws prohibiting funding of lobbying by an agency grantee.  Grassley cited significant lobbying expenses by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a National Science Foundation grantee. “The law is clear: federal


Britt City Council to Meet

The Britt City Council will meet this evening at 7pm in the Britt City Hall to discuss technology changes and updates with Allied ENS. Then Rod Sykora will address the council on the Hobo Museum and suggested remedies. Along those same lines, Paul and Amy Boekleman will make additional Hobo Days requests beyond those which

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Corwith Library Awarded Grant

The InFaith Foundation has awarded the Corwith Public Library a $500 grant. The award is based on a recommendation by the Communications 1 Network Charitable Foundation. The grant comes from a donor advised fund at InFaith Community Foundation. Donors make an irrevocable and tax deductable contribution to the fund. Along with the contribution, donors can then recommend

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Warnings to all Drivers as We Enter the 100 Deadliest Days

A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel. Rose White, traffic safety director at Triple-A-Iowa, says we’re now in what’s considered the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities


Northwood-Kensett and Belmond-Klemme to Benefit From a State Teacher Program

Belmond Klemme, Northwood-Kensett, and Eagle Grove schools are among thirty-three more schools that have been chosen by the Department of Education to launch their teacher leadership programs. Education Department spokesperson, Staci Hupp Ballard says these schools got a second chance at the program. She says the districts can now move to the next step. The teacher

Common Swine Industry Audit Training Sessions Offered

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine field specialists to offer free training and preparation sessions aimed at helping Iowa pork producers prepare for a Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA). Session attendees will have an opportunity to walk through