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Buffalo Center To Practice Tornado Drills on Friday

Buffalo Center To Practice Tornado Drills on Friday

The City Council of Buffalo Center is taking advantage of the early spring conditions to practice with their residents the blowing of tornado sirens on April 18th and 25th. The drills will begin at 10:15am with a steady blast of 3 minutes in duration of the sirens. That steady tone is indicative of a a


Winnebago County Conservation Board to Meet

The Winnebago County Conservation Board will meet today to consider the approval of the schedule for public shooting at the Florence Recreation Area Trap Range. The board arrived at the schedule in previous meetings, but will have a formal approval tonight. They will also meet with the representatives from Hagan and Broghammer to discuss the proposed


Lake Mills To Hold Farmers Market Planning Meeting

The Lake Mills Farmers Market will hold a meeting on Wednesday beginning at 5pm to discuss what plans need to be made for the 2014 season. The meeting will take place at the Truman Helgeson Civic Center at 227 West Main Street in Lake Mills. Organizers are looking vendors and the general public to give

Titan Machinery

Titan Machinery To Close Eight Stores Including Clear Lake

Titan Machinery says it is closing eight construction stores across the country, including two locations in Iowa. One of those locaions is the Clear Lake site that employs six people. The company based in West Fargo, North Dakota on Thursday cited a slow recovery in construction sector among the reasons for the move, which will leave


Transitioning Disabled Youth Meeting Coming to Lake Mills

Organizers of a parent information meeting on transitioning youth with disabiities into the workforce, will hold the event on Thursday from 5pm to 7pm at the Clear Lake High School. The organizers of the meeting are the Iowa Parent and Family Coalition and the Iowa Rehabilitation Services. They have committed to assisting youth who have disabilities to be productive

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A Second Weekend Motorcycle Accident Results in Death

The Iowa State Patrol reported on Saturday that a Whittemore man, David Rochleau was killed in a motorcycle accident. The accident happened on Highway 9 in Swea City as Rochleau crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. Beverly Eggerth of Swea City tried to avoid Rochleau, but couldn’t. Rochleau was killed at the scene, but Eggerth

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Police Chase Results in Arrest

Police in Charles City, Floyd County, and Waverly were very busy Saturday night with a police chase that resulted in a standoff and an arrest. Police in Charles City tried to pull over Franklin Foster of Charles City. Instead Foster led police on a high speed chase through town, hrough Floyd County and into Waverly.

Hancock Courthouse

Hancock County Board to Meet Monday

A busy schedule awaits the Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday. The board will first look into signing addendums for the health care plan for the county. They will look at rates for the dates between May 1st and June 30th, then from July 1st to June 30th of 2015. Along with the discussion

Worth Courthouse

Worth County Board to Meet on Monday

The Worth County Board will meet on Monday beginning at 9am to discuss with the County Engineer road maintenance, land lease with concrete foundations, and to approve the Iowa Department of Transportation 5 year Program and Budget. They will also review drainage issues at the Main and West Main locations, open sealed bids for work

Grassley Sunday

Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley

Q:  Does the Environmental Protection Agency have jurisdiction over waterways on Iowa farms? A: Congress writes environmental laws to set in place policies that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land in which our food grows. The executive branch is tasked with faithfully carrying out these laws. In keeping with