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Emergency Services Building Design Gets Final Nod

It has taken three revisions, two directional changes, a loss of one story, and a host of concessions, but the city and the fire and ambulatory departments think they get it this time. Now they wait for bids to be submitted by May 22 so that a final bid can be chosen and the project

Britt Chamber brings back Race Day

The Britt Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Race Day on Main.  Area race cars will be showcased down Main Street in Britt Friday, May 2nd from 2:30 to 4:30pm.  Best of Class judging will begin at 3:15pm.  Three man tire changing contest will follow around 3:45.  The Britt Area Chamber of Commerce will

Garner Department of Public Safety Warns of Scam Artists

As spring is upon us, the warmer weather and damage from severe storms draw scam artists to our state posing as local contractors willing to do home repair work, but Iowans need to beware. Home repair scams are one of the most common scams targeting the elderly and other vulnerable victims. These scammers frequently offer

Plastic Bags Lead to Park Benches

Iowa grocers announced that Algona will receive a $2,000 grant for the purchase of two new trash receptacles and three park benches. All of the items are made out of recycled plastic bags that were collected at area grocers. City officials said that the items will be placed on a brand new trail in east

Benefit Walk is Sunday in Clear Lake

Organizers of the 45th Annual Benefit Walk for Opportunity want anyone who is able and willing to walk 10 miles, 3 miles, or 1 mile  in support of people with disabilities. Walkers solicit donations for non-profit Opportunity Village before the walk and turn them in at registration. There will be a picnic and prizes to

Iowa Soybean Association Awards $1,500 in Scholarships to Area Iowa High School Senior

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is honoring the academic achievements and agriculture endeavors of nine Iowa high school students with $15,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue degrees in an agriculture-related field. The ISA scholarship committee awarded a $1,500 scholarship to one student in each crop district. Mikayla Lin Dolch

Forest City Film Festival Premieres Tonight

For the first time in Forest City history, a film festival will take place that may resemble the town becoming Hollywood for  night. The event is in collaboration with the Waldorf College Communications Department. The event begins with a red carpet opening at 7:30pm and the first film starting at 8pmFive short films will premiere

Northwood City Wide Clean Up Ends Saturday

Dumpsters will remain open up to Saturday until noon as the city of Northwood ends its annual clean up event. The week of clean up involved items that are not normally picked up and those things that usually are. The dumpsters are located at the Northwood city yard. The event is still collecting batteries and

Garner City Council Discusses Property Dispute

The City Council of Garner reviewed recommendations by the Plans and Zoning Commission regarding a 14 foot alley in Block 8 of Park Addition. The unopened alleyway had property owners vying to purchase the sections on either end. The council tabled discussion on the legislation after learning from the Plans and Zoning Commission had determined that the

Lime Creek Trails Open Today

The Lime Creek Conservation Area is now open to all visitors beginning today. All designated trails at the conservation area are open to foot traffic as well as bicycle and horse traffic. If weather conditions make the trail conditions poor and muddy, the trails will be closed to horse and bicycle traffic. Special trail use