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Labor Day Weekend Driving Tips

Labor Day Weekend Driving Tips

Labor Day marks the end of summer and many families will be traveling various distances to this holiday weekend. The Iowa State Patrol would like to remind all motorists the long, three-day holiday weekend will mean increased traffic on all Iowa’s roadways. The increase in traffic can translate into increased collisions, serious injuries, fatalities, and


Worth County 4-H Record Book Workshops in September

 The Worth County Extension Office will host a number of 4-H Record Book Workshops throughout the month of September. The kickoff event will be on Wednesday, September 3rd at 3:30 P.M. The next two will take place on September 17th and September 24th with each starting at 3:30 P.M. This year’s record book deadline and


State Patrol Says Drive Safe for Football

As we approach start of football season on the state and local level, the Iowa State Patrol urges all fans traveling to and from games across the state to obey the following: Slow down and expect heavy traffic delays. Pay attention and avoid any unnecessary distractions. Be patient if you encounter heavy traffic. Obey all

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Summer Stargazing Program Scheduled

Do you sometimes wonder what that bright star is that you keep seeing in the nighttime sky? Maybe it’s not even a star at all! To find out what you’re seeing, plan to attend the Winnebago County Conservation Board’s Summer Stargazing program at the Pilot Knob State Park tower. The program will be held on

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Hancock County Supervisors consider maintenance, tax abatement, road closing, & bid for drainage district cleanout

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met Monday in adjourned session with a brief agenda consisting of a few items to consider.  First item, the Supervisors considered was for water softener quotes for the Sheriff’s Department.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about that. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors considered abatement of uncollectible taxes on the

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Winnebago County Supervisors to Discuss Public Safety Center

The WInnebago County Board of Supervisors will have a light agenda to deal with this morning beginning at 9am. The first will be to hear from Jean Redig who will discuss Drainage District  5 Lat 14 and the clogged drains and retiling that are necessary there. Around 9:15 A.M. the supervisors will have a conference call

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Worth Supervisors Review County Resource Center and Drainage

The Worth County Board of Supervisors met Monday to discuss wth the County Engineer general matters including road maintenance. During the discussion, Ken Fredrickson gave a Weed Commissioner update and informed the board on the progress of weed control. The drainage petitions before the board were reviewed with the repairs that are in progress Drainage District  8


Garner City Council to Discuss Facades and Abandoned Homes

The Garner City Council will hold a city council meeting Tuesday, August 26, 2014at 7:00 PM at the Garner City Hall, 135 West 5th Street, Garner, IA 50438. Any visual or hearing impaired persons, or persons with special accessibility needs should contact the City Clerk at 641-923-2588 prior to the meeting. The council will first

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4H Members Sleep With the Penguins

North Iowa 4-H members had a new type of campout this summer at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE. Rather than spending the night in tents or cabins, members slept with the penguins. During this first campout at the zoo, forty-seven 4-H members from five counties had an evening tour of the zoo after


Emerald Ash Borers Now in Story City

Two Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) larvae collected by a homeowner from a residential tree in Story City and have been positively identified as EABby a federal identifier.  Story County is the thirteenth confirmed infestation in the state. A statewide quarantine restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash logs, wood chips and ash tree nursery stock