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Propane Prices Coming Down. Good News for Homeowners and Farmers

Propane Prices Coming Down. Good News for Homeowners and Farmers

After last winter, government officials, propane and petroleum companies, and area truck drivers learned a valuable lesson in preparation for the upcoming winter. Have contingency plans ready. Already, propane prices have gone down throughout the area as homeowners and farmers lock in prices for winter. U. S. Energy Information Administration  Petroleum Analyst Hamilton Mason reviewed


Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Course Offered Oct. 23rd

Winnebago County will host a Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program. The local site for the Oct. 23 CIC is Winnebago


Creatures of the Night Coming to Thorpe Park

Just in time for Halloween, the Winnebago County Conservation Board will be presenting a program on Creatures of the Night! The program will be held at the Thorpe Park shelterhouse on Thursday evening, October 30th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Families are invited to bring the kids to learn about some of the fascinating critters that

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Waldorf Endorses Statement by Leading Iowa Scientists: “Climate Change Hurting Iowans’ Health”

Iowans are experiencing real impacts from climate change, including heavier rains and increased flooding. Human health effects from climate change are just as real and are already being felt in Iowa, according to a statement released today by statewide group of 180 Iowa scientists. “Climate change is negatively impacting our water quality, increasing exposures to allergens

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Charles City Squad Cars to get Tech Updates

Charles City officials have approved the purchase of technology updates for three city police cars that will allow officers to enter paperwork and reports from their cruisers. The City Council on Monday approved the purchase of mobile data terminals for a total of nearly $21,000. Currently, officers must go back to the police station to

Judges from Kosovo to Visit Iowa

From October 18th through the 25th, Iowa Sister States will host a delegation of five judges from Kosovo. This delegation will take part in a themed program sponsored by the Open Leadership Center, based in Washington, D.C. This particular program will focus on the theme, ‘Judicial Rule of Law.’ The judges will be accompanied in

Pesticide Application

Schedule for Private Pesticide Applicator Courses Released

Here is the schedule of local upcoming trainings: 12/09/14 1:30 PM Hardin County, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eldora 12/12/14 9 AM Cerro Gordo County, United Methodist Church, Clear Lake – Crop Clinic 12/12/14 9 AM Worth County, First Lutheran Church, Northwood – Crop Clinic 12/16/14 9:30 AM Wright County, Dows Community Center, Dows 12/17/14 1:30

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food Slated for Saturday Morning

A very worthy cause takes place this Saturday morning in the Forest City area thanks to the Forest City Boy Scout Troop. The scouts will be collecting food donations throughout town to help area food banks. Scouts will start collecting the food around 9am which can include canned food and/or spare change. One of the Scouts,

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Student Found with Gun Near Iowa High School

A student with a firearm has been taken into custody on a recreational trail near a high school in northern Iowa. Charles City police say the boy displayed the firearm to officers who found him Thursday on the Charlie Western Recreational Trail. The trail is near the Charles City High School football field bleachers. He