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Forest City Community Schools Ready Bolstorf Field for Track

Forest City Community Schools Ready Bolstorf Field for Track

The Forest City Community Schools and Waldorf College have worked in cooperation to construct a state of the art track for track and field sports on both the high school and collegiate levels. The project has taken the better part of the summer, but Forest City Schools Superintendent Darwin Lehmann gave KIOW a complete update

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Britt City Council Will Partially Help Historic Bank

The Britt City Council has decided to move forward to try and entice investors to purchase and subsequently renovate the old Britt Bank building. The way that the city will do this is to initially invest $15,000 to temporarily fix the roof and walls of the facility. By a 4-1 vote, the will put the


Goodell Man Wins $250,000 in Iowa Lottery

A retired seed corn salesman from northern Iowa found his cure for boredom: a $250,000 lottery prize. Donald Sandry of Goodell purchased a “$250,000 Club” instant-scratch ticket Tuesday at Kum & Go, 112 River Ave. S. in Belmond, and ended up winning the first of eight top prizes of $250,000 in the game. “I got

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Groundbreaking Scheduled for New Handicap Accessible Habitat Home in Mason City

Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa will hold a groundbreaking for another handicap accessible home to be built in partnership with Larson Manufacturing. “We are very excited to expand our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and help families in need realize their dreams of homeownership,” said Jeff Rief, president of Larson Manufacturing. “Giving back

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August is National Treestand Safety Month

Last year Iowa had six treestand falls, all resulting in personal injury. Tree stand incidents are one of the leading causes of injury to hunters. The DNR urges hunters to utilize the following safety tips: National studies show that up to 30 percent of hunters that use a treestand without using/wearing the proper safety equipment will fall

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Hancock County Health System Hosts Free Community Program

Hancock County Health System is hosting a free community program on Injury Prevention, Early Intervention, Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement presented by Mike Mefferd, Doctor of Physical Therapy for Hancock County Health System. “As we age, the body can lose strength, mobility, balance and overall function to the point where our lives are severely restricted,” said

Candidates Can Now File in Worth County for November

Regardless of the outcome of the June elections, county office positions are now available for filing by candidates wishing to join the elections. The seats that are available are county attorney, recorder, treasurer, and District 1 and 3 of the Worth County Board of Supervisors. County officials say that anyone who is interested in filing


Red Cross Promotes Sickle Cell Month with Blood Drive

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects