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Grassley Joins Bill to Repeal Punitive Death Tax on Family Farms, Businesses

Grassley Joins Bill to Repeal Punitive Death Tax on Family Farms, Businesses

Building on past success and what might be new momentum, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is a lead co-sponsor of newly re-introduced legislation to repeal the federal estate tax, better known as the death tax, that punishes family farmers and business owners on the death of an owner. “The appreciated value of land is phantom

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New E-Coat System Operating at Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced the installation of a $7 million state-of-the-art electro-deposition (e-coat) paint system in the Company’s motorhome chassis prep facility in Forest City. “This new system is unique to Winnebago and keeps us ‘best in class’ among motorhome manufacturers,” said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We use an extensive amount

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Forest City Schools Are Trying to Not Increase Taxes

The Forest City Community School District along with many other area districts, are looking at the Iowa Legislature to set budgetary standards. Unfortunately, both houses are extremely divided as to what those standards are. Districts are looking at an Allowable Growth figure that determines how much funding the district will receive from the state per

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262 Month Sentence for Meth Possession

A Mason City man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to methamphetamine charges. Thirty-two-year-old Christopher Lee Evenson has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure meth and conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of pure meth. Evenson was sentenced Monday

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NIACC Sports Round Up

In baseball, the NIACC baseball team (11-5 overall, 3-1 in the ICCAC) plays at Ellsworth (8-14, 0-4) on Saturday in an ICCAC doubleheader and hosts Ellsworth Sunday in a league twinbill. Doubleheaders start both days at 1 p.m. NIACC opened the ICCAC season with a 3-1 series win over Iowa Lakes last weekend. The Trojans


Forest City Young Professionals to Host Money Management Program

The Forest City Young Professionals will hold their monthly meeting tonight and the subject matter for the presentation deals with money management. Norma Hertzer, Marketing Director of Grow Forest City explains:  The theme of the night is “What Can I Afford? Loans and Life Decisions”. The Forest City Young Professionals will meet at the Manufacturers

Eason Pleads Guilty to Possession Charges

The Forest City Police Department conducted search of a vehicle on February 11, 2015 belonging to McKinley Eason during a traffic stop. Police discovered Marijuana and charged Eason with Possession of Marijuana which is a serious misdemeanor. Eason pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two days on the Winnebago County Jail. His