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Iowa Unemployment Rate Edges up to 4.6 Percent

The unemployment rate in Iowa edged up slightly in September to 4.6 percent from 4.5 percent in August as the state’s labor force grew but the number of workers filing for unemployment also increased. Iowa Workforce Development figures in the monthly report released Tuesday show the state’s total workforce grew by 4,600 to 1.71 million

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Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Course Offered November 5

Winnebago County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program. The local attendance site is Winnebago County Extension Office. The

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Hancock County Supervisors Look at Improving Communications System

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday to consider a memorandum of understanding for regional consortium and discuss ways to improve the communications system not just in the county but in other surrounding counties.  Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. Tlach says it’s not affecting the 911 Emergency Call system, but

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Culvert Replacement Closes 390th in Leland

Effective immediately, the Winnebago County Road Department will be closing 390th Street southwest of Leland between 150th Ave. and 160th Ave. for culvert 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 in 1 week.  Questions can be directed

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Waldorf College Business Law Professor Takes Classroom to the Courtroom

Waldorf College Business Law students had a real-world experience recently as part of their class Friday, October 17.   Students re-enacted a trial at the Winnebago County Courthouse courtroom.  In cooperation with the Winnebago Clerk of Court, the class met in the courtroom and received a first-hand explanation regarding how civil cases are handled. “We have

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Farm Bill Meetings are Scheduled

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. The Farm Bill – Program Overview meetings will focus on the Price

Iowan Who was Speeding Wife to Hospital is Charged

An Iowa man who wouldn’t pull over for police while racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital has been charged with speeding. 41-year-old Ben Kohnen also is charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. Last Tuesday Kohnen refused to halt for pursuing officers as he sped from his home in Pomeroy