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Honsey Promoted to General Manager at Winnebago Industries

Honsey Promoted to General Manager at Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced the promotion of Richard Honsey to the position of General Manager. In his new position, Honsey is responsible for assembly operations including Chassis Weld, motorhome assembly lines, panel lamination, paint line, metal stamping, the Lake Mills Class B production facility and the Shipout facility. Honsey, 54, is a 31 year veteran


Thompson Pleads Guilty to Two Charges

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation of Phillip Thompson of Joice on July 10th of last year. The investigation led to a charge of Theft in the Third Degree which is an aggravated misdemeanor. Thompson pled guilty to the charges in Iowa District Court in Winnebago County. Judge Foy sentenced Thompson to serve


Luce Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

The Lake Mills Police Department conducted an investigation in May of 2013 regarding a stolen credit card. Police learned that Brandon John Luce of Albert Lea was in possession of the card and arrested him on Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Luce pled guilty to the aggravated misdemeanor on Tuesday. Luce was sentenced to

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Grassley Seeks Update on Criminal Investigation into IRS Employees’ Alleged Misconduct

U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today asked the Justice Department and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for an update on the investigation of alleged misconduct by IRS personnel, including Lois Lerner, in connection with their handling of applications for tax-exempt status by certain conservative organizations. “It’s unclear whether

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Floyd County Says No To Funding

Farmers and landowners across the state are concerned about a lawsuit being brought on by the Des Moines Water Works claiming that counties upstream from the city are contributing to high levels of nitrates in the water. Something the Des Moines Water Works have to remove at a high cost which they would like to see


Twait Enters Not Guilty Plea

Allen Twait of Forest City entered a written plea of not guilty in Winnebago County District Court. His trial date is June 24. Twait is charged with one count of lascivious acts with a child. He was a kindergarten teacher in the North Iowa Community School District. He was put on administrative leave after his arrest.


WCTA Prepares For Dividend Payment

The Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) Board of Directors recently announced a cash dividend payment in the amount of just over $500,000. This cash payment represents 5.3% of the allocated dividends for members who had service with WCTA in the years 1997 through 2000. “We are pleased to be able to make this payment,” said