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Get Help With Your Medicare

Get Help With Your Medicare

Are you a low income Medicare beneficiary?  Do you need help paying your Medicare premiums, co-payments, or deductibles or need assistance with your Medicare drug costs?  If so, the Elderbridge Agency on Aging may be able to help.  Elderbridge is hosting a free enrollment event this Wednesday (September 24) from 9 to 11am at the

Banse Trial on Hold For Now

Trial has been delayed for a northern Iowa woman accused of Medicaid fraud. Thirty-one-year-old Brooke Banse was scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Hancock County, but the case has been postponed until October 22nd. Prosecutors say Banse submitted records and received federal Medicaid payments for services she did not provide.


North Iowa Students Receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

The Christopherson Medical Scholarship Advisory Committee awarded $12,500.00 to eight North Iowa students studying medicine. Student recipients of the Christopherson Medical Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year include Eric Asbe (Clear Lake), Anne Epley Birtwistle, Michael Dunlay, Dalton Ebel, Carlie Eckenrod, Julia Gales (all of Mason City), Shawn Bishop (Osage), and Shea Jorgensen (St. Ansgar).

Manslaughter Charges Dropped for Mercer

 Charges against a Charles City woman have been dropped in the deadly crash that killed a motorcyclist. Twenty-three-year-old Stephanie Mercer was scheduled to go on trial in November on two counts of involuntary manslaughter. A judge last week granted a prosecutor’s motion to dismiss the charges. The motion says Mercer has agreed to plead guilty

Summit House

Medicare Info Events to be held at Summit House in Britt

A free seminar offered by the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program and Elderbridge Agency on Aging will be held today at 9am at the Summit House in Britt.  The “Welcome to Medicare” Seminar will cover Medicare Parts A & B benefits, Part D – Prescription Drug Benefits, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplement

Worth Courthouse

Worth County Board Approves Water Tower Mixer

The Worth County Board of Supervisors met on Monday at the Worth County Courthouse to approve two new doors for the assessor’s office for a bid of $2,620.00 by Universal Contractors Incorporated. They also approved the purchase of a mixing system for the water tower at the I-35 Interchange to prevent freezing. Many towers have this system in place

Flooded Gravel Road

Winnebago Supervisors To Meet Today

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet today at 9am to consider approval of Winnebago County consenting to the Tax Increment Financing Resolution for the City of Scarville concerning the new grain elevator that has been erected. The county is looking top assist the city in the financing of the structure. Kris Wempen, Drainage

Weather Radio

Counties Offer Weather Radios for Sale

The Winnebago and Hancock County Emergency Management Agency is offering a Midland NOAA Weather Radio receivers for sale. These units are available in stores for around $40 and are being offered through a grant from the Hanson Foundation for $27. The radios can be easily programmed by the user or they can be programmed at