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Public Safety Center Vote Set for November 4th

Public Safety Center Vote Set for November 4th

The cost is almost the same, but there is a major difference in this vote. The Winnebago County Public Safety Center will once again come up for a vote on November 4th, but this time there are changes. First is the most obvious in that it will not have the cooperation of the Forest City Police

Lyle “Ty” Hoffman

Officials Warn Alleged Area Killer Is On The Loose

A man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover last week is probably using social media to find shelter while evading law enforcement. Officials say he could be anywhere and is considered armed and dangerous. Prosecutors have charged him with second-degree murder and issued a national warrant for his arrest. A $10,000 reward is being offered


Diesel Tech Program Gets New Facility at NIACC

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has had a diesel technolofy program in place since 2012. The program provides education for students to diagnose, repair, and or maintain over the road trucks, heavy duty agricultural equipment, and other diesel applications and systems. The program is believed to be a perfiect fit for the area.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning Seminar Tonight

The Rehabilitation Center of Belmond is hosting an Estate Planning Event tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Belle Haven Dining Room at 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation and question and answer period to follow at 7 p.m. by David Grooters, CPA and Juris Doctor who will

Blood Donation

Forest City Blood Drive Today

The Forest City Community Blood Drive will be held today from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at St. James Catholic Church, 906 West O Street. To reward and recognize blood donors for making a vital contribution to their community, donors will receive points for their donation that they can redeem at the LifeServe Online Store for

Dr. John B. Dixon

Dixon Continues Commitment to NIACC Through a $50,000 Gift

Dr. John B. Dixon (above right) has donated $50,000 to the North Iowa Area Community College Foundation. This is one of the many gifts to support student scholarships.  To date the total endowment has reached over $330,000 since its inception in 2000. “Dr. and Mrs. Dixon are the epitome of what it means to give

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Alleged Shaken Baby Mother Arrested

A preliminary hearing has been set for August 28th for a Rockford woman who was charged with three felony counts. Stephanie Fatland is accused of shaking her baby causing numerous injuries to the child. Police say that Fatland had taken her five month old child to the hospital where several retinal hemorrages were found along


Garner-Hayfield Board of Education to Hold Special Meeting Tonight

As the residents of the Ventura School district prepare to merge with the Garner-Hayfield Community School District, a community meeting will be held tonight at the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura HighSchool Auditorium so that the public can address concerns they may have about the transition. The meeting will take place a t7pm tonight. Both districts have been cooperatively


Forest City Public Library Board to Meet Today

The Forest City Public Library Board of Trustees will meet today beginning at 5pm to discuss several very important issues facing the library. After approving invoices, the board will review a previous discussion on the north lot behind the library. At a Forest City Council meeting, the library approached the council about possibly expanding the