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Creepy, Scary Creatures Coming to Thorpe Park

Creepy, Scary Creatures Coming to Thorpe Park

Just in time for Halloween, the Winnebago County Conservation Board will be presenting a program on Creatures of the Night! The program will be held at the Thorpe Park shelterhouse on Thursday evening, October 30th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls explains: The program will last about 45 minutes and will include


House Fire Escape Time is 2 Minutes

Most people in Iowa know that smoke-detector installation and testing is important, but according to a new survey, most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows that many people think they have five minutes, but it’s really only two. Brandon

Mason City Man gets New Bike Days after First One is Stolen

Two days after an Iowa fast-food worker’s bicycle was stolen from outside the Culver’s restaurant where he worked someone surprised him with a new one. Nathan King came out of the Mason City restaurant Saturday and found a new silver Schwinn hybrid bike waiting for him. King says the gift made him feel special, and

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NIACC Offers Courses During Winter Break: December 15-January 9

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is once again offering courses when students are normally on winter break. A limited selection of NIACC courses will be offered December 15-January 9. All are offered online, with one course requiring a one-day workshop on campus. “We are excited to offer this additional opportunity for students to earn

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Senate Candidate Calls for Legalizing Marijuana Nationally

Independent US Senate candidate Rick Stewart called today for legalizing marijuana nationally, claiming anything less is the equivalent of unforgiveable political negligence. “We are throwing sick people in prison for using the medicine prescribed by their doctors,” said Stewart. “We arrest nearly a million people a year because their recreational preferences don’t include getting drunk on alcohol. We take away

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Manure Applicators Certification Class Sign Ups in Progress

Manure applicators that haul or handle manure from a confinement site facility with more than 500 animal units and all commercial manure applicators are required by Iowa law to be certified to apply manure in Iowa. “My best estimate based on historical numbers of certified applicators is somewhere between 300-800 applicators still need to attend

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Forest City Postmaster Arrested

Forest City’s postmaster has been accused of stealing prescription pain medications from the mail. Danny Miller has been indicted and is scheduled to be in U.S. District Court in Sioux City on Wednesday. Court document say Miller is charged with theft of mail by a postal service employee. He was appointed Forest City postmaster in 2012.