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Brooke Banse

Trial Continued for Banse into December

Trial Continued for Banse into December

Brooke Banse who is a former at-risk coordinator at Garner-Hayfield Elementary School, will have her trial continued to December 3rd. She is accused of receiving fraudulent Medicaid payments. She has been formally charged with first degree fraudulent practice and tampering with records. Officials claim that she received federal payments for services she did not provide


Area Hospitals Prepare to Handle Ebola Cases

Hospitals and doctors’ offices in Iowa are preparing for the unlikely possibility of a case of Ebola in the state. Area clinics have started asking whether patients have visited the countries where the Ebola outbreak is based West Africa. And area hospitals are practicing using protective equipment that would be needed to treat an Ebola

Grassley Sunday

Sunday Conversation with U. S. Senator Charles Grassley

Q:        What is National Save for Retirement Week? A:        Hard-working families who are hard-pressed to pay the bills and make ends meet may feel that putting away money for retirement is a luxury they can’t afford.  The reality is that Americans can’t afford not to save, plan and invest for their future.  Every little bit

Buffalo Center

Community Hymnsing at First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center

The North Iowa Community Hymnsings are celebrating Autumn, Harvest and Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 26 when the group gathers at the First Reformed Church of Buffalo Center, Iowa at 7:00 PM.  Our hymn-sings are a north Iowa tradition and gather men and women, boys and girls from several area churches. The congregations who sponsor the

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Iowa Farmers Will Install Conservation Practices on 314,000 Acres with USDA-NRCS Assistance

Iowa farmers signed up to add new conservation practices on more than 314,000 acres in 2014 with planning and financial assistance through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Through two of USDA’s most popular conservation programs – the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) – Iowa farmers will install best


Fiber Problem Cuts Internet Service

Customers of Mediacom in Fort Dodge and Webster City had their Internet access cut for at least 14 hours after a crew encountered problems in trying to make a fiber line repair. The problems began late Tuesday when a crew from Windstream, from which Mediacom leases fiber lines, tried to repair fiber between Fort Dodge


HCHS MedSpa and Hospital Gift Shop hosting Holiday Open House

Hancock County Health System (HCHS) Volunteers and HCHS MedSpa staff are hosting a Holiday Extravaganza on Thursday, November 13, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Volunteers will have the Gift Shop in Hancock County Memorial Hospital decorated with holiday trees, twinkling lights and in the beautiful colors of Christmas while the MedSpa clinicians have new