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Belmond Wants Tougher Parking Ordinances for Winter

Citing an issue from last winter, the Belmond City Council is moving forward with making the winter weather parking ordinance downtown even stiffer. The issue from last winter has to do with a parked car on Main Street that was damaged from snowplows throwing ice and snow on the vehicle and breaking the car windows and

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No Ice FIshing Yet in Saturday Morning FIshing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. Lakes and streams are transitioning from open water to ice covered across most

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NORTHERN IOWA OUTDOORS: Winter Bird Feeding, Start Now

If you were wait for wintry weather to start stocking the bird feeders—you have it. With temperatures dipping into the teens and even single digits, it is creating crowds at those backyard feeders. The latest U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Outdoor Recreation Survey indicates that 609,000 Iowans feed wildlife. Most of that is maintaining winter—and

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Clear Lake Officially Frozen Over

The Clear Lake Water Department has officially notified the public that Clear Lake is officially “Iced-in”. The declaration is made when Clear Lake Water Department officials report unfrozen water along any part of the shoreline. The notification came eight days earlier than last year, but it is not the earliest freeze record. According to officials,

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North Iowa Symphony Orchestra to Present Holiday Concert

The North Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present a “Holiday Concert” on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, in the North Iowa Community Auditorium at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature two very important works that will enhance the holiday spirit. First is the “Twas The Night Before Christmas” a setting for narrator and orchestra. This music was

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Student Establishes Dance Club at Waldorf College

Nigeria native and Waldorf College freshman Aminat Oke took the initiative to create The Rhythmic Steppers, a student dance organization, on campus with one goal in mind – to have fun. “I have always been into dance,” Oke said. “To me, dancing is freedom and a way to express oneself. That’s why I was so

Worth County Board Postpones Statue Unveiling

The Worth County Beautification Board regrets to announce that they will be canceling the Worth County Fairgrounds event this Thursday, November 20th due to the very passing of one of their Worth County Beautification Board members, Dennis May. His funeral is scheduled for this Thursday morning November 20th at 10:30 A.M. in Grafton. Dennis was their committee member who presented


Iowa Prosecutors Want Sex-abuse Trial Moved

Prosecutors have made the rare move of seeking a change in venue in the trial of a former state lawmaker accused of sexual abuse. Former state Rep. Henry Rayhons, of Garner, is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and has pleaded not guilty. He’s accused of having sexual contact in May with his wife, Donna Rayhons,