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Drew Bellairs, of Osage

Iowa National Guard Airman Drowns in Guam

Iowa National Guard Airman Drowns in Guam

An airman with the Iowa National Guard drowned over the weekend while serving on temporary duty in Guam. Drew Bellairs, of Osage, was just 20-years-old. Colonel Greg Hapgood, spokesman for the Guard, says the accident happened late Saturday at Marbo Cave in Mangilao, Guam. Drew Bellairs is survived by his father and mother, David and

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Worth County Board Seeking Informational Hearing on Drainage District 23

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday to discuss with the County Engineer general secondary road maintenance. The board will also speak with Steve Gleason regarding the Emily Johnston Property at Warbler Ave. The property may need an 8”-10” pipe to allow for drainage. Drainage issues will also be reviewed as Grayling

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Cattle on Feed Numbers Released

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,205,000 on July 1, 2015, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. The inventory is down 4 percent from June 1, 2015, but up 5 percent from July 1, 2014. Feedlots with a capacity

Jordan Scott Adams, 19, of Mason City

BB Gun Shooting Spree in Mason City

Mason City Police were called to suspicious activity near the Southbridge Mall on Sunday morning. They joined the Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office in what appeared to be a shooting spree. When authorities arrived, they found car windows shot out in the chop Restaurant parking lot and a woman who said she had been shot with

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Area Photographers Can Enter Photo Contest to Keep Iowa Beautiful

From the banks of the Iowa or Winnebago River, to nature trail, to beautiful sunrises and sunsets on northern Iowa lakes, north Iowans are being challenged to capture their favorite Iowa view in a photograph. Gerry Schnepf, executive director of Keep Iowa Beautiful, says the non-profit group’s 6th annual photography contest aims to raise awareness about Iowa’s beauty.


Area Joins Iowa for Wind Energy Production Potential

In a report released by the American Wind Energy Association predicts Iowa could produce 40-percent of its energy needs from wind power within five years. Mike Prior, with the Iowa Wind Energy Association, says the projection is based on the current rate of development. PTC refers to production tax credits. The federal incentive program for wind