Local News articles

Rehabilitation Center of Belmond

Local Rehabilitation Center Receives Five Star Status

Local Rehabilitation Center Receives Five Star Status

The Rehabilitation Center of Belmond has been awarded a five star ranking on the U. S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes in Iowa list. It is one of 14 nursing homes owned by ABCM of Hampton to earn the highest five star rating. The magazine looks at rankings from Nursing Home Compare, a


WCTA Prepares For Dividend Payment

The Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) Board of Directors recently announced a cash dividend payment in the amount of just over $500,000. This cash payment represents 5.3% of the allocated dividends for members who had service with WCTA in the years 1997 through 2000. “We are pleased to be able to make this payment,” said


Bosworth Park Benefits From Gambling Grant

Renovation will begin shortly at the Bosworth Park in Manly after receiving a grant from the Diamond Jo Casino. Manly officials were given nearly $163,400 in a grant. The renovation includes new park equipment and handicap ramp access in the bathroom. The hope s to attract more people to the park in Manly. The elderly population has increased in

Sam Jefson crop

Winnebago Hires Jefson

Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced Sam Jefson as Public Relations Specialist. Jefson is assuming PR duties from Sheila Davis who is retiring from the company. In his new position, Jefson is responsible for public relations functions, such as media and community relations, test drives, product promotion and product placement opportunities. “Sam has extensive writing experience which

Northern Pike are Biting 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 Bluegill – Slow: Anglers have reported catching bluegill

Fishing 16

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Discounts Offered April 20-26 for Boating Ed Courses

Iowa boat operators considering taking an online boating course are eligible for a discount by enrolling in the course April 20-26. The discounts are part of a national Spring Aboard campaign to increase attendance in boating education courses before the boating season. “An informed and knowledgeable boat operator is much more likely to recognize hazardous