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Red Cross Promotes Sickle Cell Month with Blood Drive

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

Hull Shooting Range

Hunting Season Preview Around Iowa

It was not hard to see why the mourning dove is the most populous game bird in North America. As we bounced through the picked field, 30 or 40 lifted off ahead of us and to the sides; winging away from the millet-baited wire traps that held seven or eight less wary doves. Yet, this

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Campers Ready for Labor Day Weekend

Most of the campsites with electricity in Iowa state parks available for reservation have been snapped up for weeks ahead of the Labor Day holiday. The unofficial end of the summer holiday remains one of the more popular weekends during the peak camping season. “We’ve had a good summer and I expect that to continue

Beeds Lake

Beeds Lake Remains Under Swimming Advisory

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has continued a swimming advisory for Beeds Lake State Park. The park is located near Hampton. According to officials, measurements of the water indicate a E. coli reading of 620 per 100 milliliters of water. The safe ceiling for swimming is 235 per 100 milliliters. Officials have not closed the

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Officials Warn Alleged Area Killer Is On The Loose

A man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover last week is probably using social media to find shelter while evading law enforcement. Officials say he could be anywhere and is considered armed and dangerous. Prosecutors have charged him with second-degree murder and issued a national warrant for his arrest. A $10,000 reward is being offered


Diesel Tech Program Gets New Facility at NIACC

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has had a diesel technolofy program in place since 2012. The program provides education for students to diagnose, repair, and or maintain over the road trucks, heavy duty agricultural equipment, and other diesel applications and systems. The program is believed to be a perfiect fit for the area.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning Seminar Tonight

The Rehabilitation Center of Belmond is hosting an Estate Planning Event tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Belle Haven Dining Room at 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation and question and answer period to follow at 7 p.m. by David Grooters, CPA and Juris Doctor who will

Blood Donation

Forest City Blood Drive Today

The Forest City Community Blood Drive will be held today from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at St. James Catholic Church, 906 West O Street. To reward and recognize blood donors for making a vital contribution to their community, donors will receive points for their donation that they can redeem at the LifeServe Online Store for