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Manly Student Among Winners in Shooting Sports $1,000 Scholarships

Six Iowans were among 42 student athletes that received $1,000 scholarships from the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF). Scholarships were awarded to Morgan Ott, of Manly – Central Springs Panthers; William Faeth, of Ft. Madison – Ft. Madison Clay Crushers; Garrett Carlson, of Atkins – Kennedy Trap Club; Marissa Scadden, of Van Meter – Madison

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WIT Rally Opens in Forest City (Audio)

The WIT Rally has begun in Forest City and with it come thousands of travelers from all over the United States. The rally will go on through the weekend and while some folks are here to take in the event, others have specific things they want to go to. Julia Cornelius of Sioux Falls, South

Clear Lake Chamber Planning a European Trip

Have you dreamed about traveling and seeing Europe?  The narrow streets, the classic castles, the Alps, the country scenery, sights that you studied when in school? Organizers say interested individuals can scratch that dream off of their bucket list, or revisit one of your favorite European places. The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce will be taking our very first


North Iowa Community School Board Met and Meinders is Sworn In

The North Iowa Community School Board of Education met in regular session on Monday in the High School Media Center. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. bySchool Board President Giesking. Also in attendance were Superintendent Myer and Principals Bergeson and Schutjer, and Secretary Sara Meinders. The board offered contracts to Matt Harriman, Elementary Teacher; Victor Garza,


Grand Marshalls for the Winnebago County Fair Parade Announced

The Thompson Community Development Group recently announced the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Winnebago County Fair Parade will be Brice and Shirley Pierce. The Pierce family has been connected to the Thompson school for over three-quarters of a century.   Brice grew up with his father working in the school and he states,  “I had a

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Blank Park Zoo Visits KIOW (Audio)

While sometimes work can be “a zoo”, an actual zoo came to visit KIOW this week. KIOW News Director A. J. Taylor sat down with Ryan Bickel (above with an alligator) of the Blank Park Zoo to talk about the “critters” wandering about the station. Bickel takes these exhibits to area public libraries and schools

KIOW Supports School Shoe Drive

KIOW and our sister station KHAM (B-103) are joining forces with the United Way of North Central Iowa in holding the fourth annual School Shoe Drive. the program will benefit area students who are returning to school and are in need of shoes. Many students in the area look for new shoes to go to