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Practical Farmers Accepting Registrations

Practical Farmers of Iowa is now accepting registrations for its 2015 annual conference, “Mapping Our Future,” which will take place Jan. 23-24 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. All are welcome to attend. Register online at http://practicalfarmers.org/2015-annual-conference. This year’s theme spotlights the decisions Iowa farmers face

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Carlisle Senior Signs with Warriors

Carlisle High School’s Victoria Carra (pictured above with Carra’s mother, Vickie on right). Carra will join the Waldorf College cheerleading team as a member of the 2015-16 recruiting class. Carra, a senior at Carlisle, signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on Friday. “I am very pleased that Victoria has decided to join the

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Open Enrollment for Obamacare Begins Today. Experts Speak Up

  So you’re faced with the task of signing up for individual health insurance for the first time. You know open enrollment begins November 15 and ends February 15. Beyond that, you’re pretty clueless. Not only do you dread the paperwork and the form filing, you’re painfully aware you’re about to make a purchase (required

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Elderly Couple Killed in North Iowa Accident

An 88-year-old man and his 84-year-old wife have been killed in collisions with two semitrailers at an intersection in northern Iowa’s Kossuth County. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred around 4 p.m. Thursday on the southern edge of Bancroft. The patrol says a minivan driven by Edward Foertsch, of Algona, was headed south

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Fishing in General Fair in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Bacon Creek Lake Approximately 1,500 rainbow trout were stocked into Bacon

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Saturday Morning Outdoors: Duck Migration Powers Up

Cold temperatures, snow and wind this week across the Dakotas and Minnesota are being watched closely by Iowa waterfowlers. Migrating duck numbers have gradually been increasing in Iowa. This week’s weather will push lot of those northern birds south. That is good news here for hunters, birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts IF the ducks and

Reed Pleads Guilty on Possession Charges

Antonio Reed of Forest City appeared in Winnebago County on Wednesday on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver. Reed pled guilty to the Class D felony charges. Forest City Police were involved in an investigation on January 20th of this year when officers discovered several amounts of marijuana in


Butler Convicted of Possession Charges

James Butler of Forest City has pled guilty in Winnebago County Court to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. Forest City Police conducted an investigation on October 3rd, 2014 and during the investigation a discovery of marijuana was made. Winnebago County Judge Rosenbladt sentenced Butler to serve two days in the Winnebago County Jail and also ordered

Arnold Convicted of Burglary

In Winnebago County Court, Seth Allen Arnold of Lake Mills was sentenced on the charge of Burglary in the Third Degree which is a Class D Felony. He was sentenced to serve an indeterminate prison sentence not to exceed five years. He was also ordered to pay a $750 fine along with all applicable surcharges,