Last week over 60 federal, state and local agency, academic and industry professionals met to participate in a mock animal disease emergency response exercise. The exercise was hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship with the support of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Unfortunately, Iowa saw firsthand how devastating an […]
A Mason City man will spend up to 30 years in prison for attempted murder and domestic abuse. Forty-four-year-old Jason Clausen was originally charged with first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and burglary after being accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the throat on the morning of May 29th of last year. Clausen back in April entered […]
Licensed fireworks sales are underway across Iowa in 430 temporary and permanent sites, with more being added every day. As firework sales increase, the State Fire Marshal is providing some practical safety tips for Iowans who want to use fireworks. “Iowans should understand that fireworks must be handled responsibly,” said Fire Marshal Jeff Quigle. “These […]
Senator Joni Ernst yesterday addressed the Senate floor concerning what she termed as “the unsustainable and unaffordable health care system under the Affordable Health Care Act.” The Senate is currently debating the replacement act which has cleared the House.
Senator Charles Grassley recently addressed his Senate Judiciary Committee on an issue regarding free speech on college campuses where disruption frequently occur when groups of students and occasionally faculty aim to hinder a guest speaker at a college function. Grassley made these remarks before the committee.
Volunteers throughout North Central Iowa were honored for their years of service to their communities during RSVP’s annual Volunteer Celebration on June 1. RSVP of North Central Iowa staff presented 35 Outstanding Volunteer Awards to individuals who volunteer in the four counties RSVP serves: Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago and Worth. The volunteers honored serve in […]
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) disbursed more than 8,000 dividend checks totaling just over $500,000 on June 14th. The checks represent payment of 6.03% of deferred dividends for members who had service with WCTA for the years 1997-2000. “WCTA members can be proud of their Cooperative’s operations and focus on the future,” stated General Manager […]
Warm and windy weather with spotty thunderstorms prevailed across Iowa during the week ending June 18, 2017, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Those isolated storms left some farmers assessing crop damage from strong winds and hail. Statewide there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities for the week included cutting hay, spraying […]
Patrick Melvin Lane of Forest City, was found in contempt of court for a probation violation and was sentenced to serve 60 days in the Winnebago County Jail. Lane’s probation was extended for an additional year and he was ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with all treatment recommendations.
Morgan Mae Smith of Forest City, pled guilty to “Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance,” a serious misdemeanor, stemming from an investigation by the Division of Narcotics Enforcement and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office in December of 2016. Smith was granted a deferred judgment and ordered to pay a $315.00 civil penalty, applicable surcharges and court […]