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Worth County Board Postpones Statue Unveiling

The Worth County Beautification Board regrets to announce that they will be canceling the Worth County Fairgrounds event this Thursday, November 20th due to the very passing of one of their Worth County Beautification Board members, Dennis May. His funeral is scheduled for this Thursday morning November 20th at 10:30 A.M. in Grafton. Dennis was their committee member who presented


Iowa Prosecutors Want Sex-abuse Trial Moved

Prosecutors have made the rare move of seeking a change in venue in the trial of a former state lawmaker accused of sexual abuse. Former state Rep. Henry Rayhons, of Garner, is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and has pleaded not guilty. He’s accused of having sexual contact in May with his wife, Donna Rayhons,

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Worth County to Hold Special Election

Worth County lost their District 1 Supervisor, Dennis May, who passed away on Saturday, November 15th.  The Court House will be closed from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Thursday, November 13th, for any county employee that wishes to attend his funeral. Due to the vacancy that was left by Dennis, the Worth County Treasurer, Jake


Christmas by the Lake to Host Madrigal Dinner

The staff of the Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake will be hosting the first ever madrigal dinner during the Christmas by the Lake festival. A madrigal dinner is a traditional Olde-English which is set in a Victorian theme and include a multi-course dinner with beverages and professional entertainment. This particular event will be

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Autumn Stargazing Program Tonight

Tonight the Winnebago County Conservation Board will be holding an Autumn Stargazing Program at Thorpe Park. The 45-minute program will be held at the entrance to the park, beginning at 7:00 PM. During the program, Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls will give an informal tour of the autumn nighttime sky. Participants will learn how to identify

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Police say Spencer High School Safe After Bomb Threat

Authorities say a northern Iowa high school evacuated after a bomb threat has been declared safe. The Spencer Police Department says students at Spencer High School were taken back to the school Wednesday afternoon then dismissed for the day. A written bomb threat was found Wednesday morning on one of the school’s interior walls. Officials say

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Cyclist Injured in Accident Near Fertile

The Iowa State Patrol is reporting that a female bicyclist was injured in an accident with a truck near Fertile. The accident happened this morning around 10:30am. According to reports, the truck was traveling north on Balsam Avenue when it struck the westbound female bicyclist who was traveling down 340th Street. Iowa State Patrol officers


Farm Bill Meetings Scheduled in Belmond Today

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. The Farm Bill – Program Overview meetings will focus on the Price Loss