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Public Safety Committee to Meet Tonight on Thompson School Building

Public Safety Committee to Meet Tonight on Thompson School Building

After the Bill Jensvold, the newest Winnebago County Supervisor stepped forward to request a feasibility study be done on moving the county jail to the old Thompson school building, the Public Safety Committee will reconvene on Monday at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place at the Titonka Savings Bank in Forest City in the lower


Forest City Council to Discuss Resurfacing and Traffic Issues

The Forest City Council will meet on Monday to accept reports and minutes from various committees. Other business to give final approval to are invoices from ongoing or completed construction on the Overhead to Underground construction project, the downtown façade project, the Emergency Services Center, and the asphalt overlay project. the total estimated payout to

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Worth County Board to Discuss Pipelines

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday at 9am to review the Worth County Development Agency’s acceptance of a Grant for Pipeline through the Black Hills Energy Line Extension Reimbursement Agreement. The board will also hear from the County Engineer general road matters as well as road maintenance. Even with winter having

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Counties Sign Up Now to Evaluate Animal Confinement Sites

Counties interested in evaluating proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt and submit a construction evaluation resolution to the DNR between Jan. 1 and 31. About 87 counties pass a resolution each year, which allows them to review construction permit applications required for larger totally roofed animal feeding operations (confinements). The Master Matrix development, submittal and


Cresco Man Arrested, Accused of Threatening Hunters

A rural Cresco man has been charged with two felonies after law enforcement officials say he threatened hunters near his property. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 61-year-old Ralph Leroy Flugge was charged Friday with two counts of threats of terrorism against hunters. He has been released on $5,000 bond. A message left at

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Lake Mills to Hold Concert this Afternoon

Today the Lake Mills Community School District Music Department will present their 7th through 12th grade annual free Christmas Concert. The performance is at 2pm in the Lake Mills High School Gymnasium. Some of the pieces the students include “Bright Star Shining”, “Sliegh Ride” and the “Celtic Bell Carol”. The concert is not limited to vocal

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“A Christmas Carol” is a One Man Show in Britt

The Britt Public Library will again be hosting actor Duffy Hudson for a performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come are characters that have been immortalized in the classic retelling of the tale. Duffy Hudson, without aid


KIOW Weekend Church Announcements for the 2nd Sunday In Advent

The following are the church services in Forest City and surrounding locations listed in alphabetical order. This is a our weekly feature at this time every Sunday. Forest City: Calvary Baptist Church  at 636 N. Best Street. Services are today at 10:30am and 6:30pm with Sunday School at 9am. First Baptist Church at 18508 Highway

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KC Steakhouse Center of Contention with Mason City Officials

Mason City officials are demanding that the owners of a once-popular restaurant tear down their building. The city is demanding that the former Kansas City Steakhouse be demolished. The building has been vacant for many years. City code enforcement officer Kyle Peterson says much of the building’s roof has collapsed and there have been many

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Police Station Inspected By City Council Members

The Forest City Council held a special workshop meeting at the Forest City Hall to discuss the remodeling and renovation of the old Forest City Police Station. Council members present included Ron Holland, Bob Kuefler, and Jerry Clouse. The agenda for the special meeting included a workshop style format with Bob Mickelson, Senior Project Manager, I&S group to