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Winnebago Offering Free Well Testing

Winnebago Offering Free Well Testing

The Winnebago County Public Health Department has begun to check area water wells for contamination issues. The winter weather may have damaged the wells in ways that ordinary individuals may not see. The wells themselves could be infiltrated by different contaminants that can only be found through testing. Ron Kvale of the Winnebago County Public

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Branstad Speaks at the LMCDC Meeting

Governor Terry Branstad was in Lake Mills on Tuesday Night to meet with the Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation and several of its officers. Branstad spoke on several issues including his relationship with the Chinese President who refers to Branstad as his old friend. One issue stood out for area farmers that Branstad highlighted in

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Public Safety Committee Grows

The Winnebago County Public Safety Committee welcomed two new members to help get the project approved by voters when it comes up for approval by county residents in the next election. Sue Urbatsch and Dariss Peterson joined the committee which also features Terry Durby of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors. Urbatsch is the city

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Winnebago County Audit Released

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors recently authorized Gardiner Thomsen P. C. to conduct an audit on the county as is required by law. The firm released its findings and in them, they found that the county had a local tax revenue of $15,486,051 for the fiscal year 2012-13 which ended June 30, 2013. The

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Britt Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

Along with activities in other communities, the Britt Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the Veterans Park on Main Street and at the City Park. The whole event begins with the Britt Chamber of Commerce holding an omelet breakfast from 7am to 11am. The breakfast will be held at the Britt Fire Station. Then

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Audit Report Released on West Hancock School District

The audit report for the West Hancock School District has been officially released this week. In it, the audit firm of Cornwell, Frideres, Maher, & Associates found that the districts revenues totaled $8,091,776 for the year ending June 30, 2013. That is a 1.2% decrease from 2012. Revenues included $3,832,489 in local taxes, charges for


Branstad Appoints Garner Residents to Posts

Governor Terry Branstad appointed two Garner residents to two state boards. Gerald Edgar was reappointed to the Iowa Board of Podiatry and Prosthetics. The board evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify. The board also establishes regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed podiatrists and prosthetists.


High School Equivalency Diploma Class in Garner Tonight

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Adult Education and Literacy Program will offer a preparatory class for the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) which was formerly known as the Graduate Equivalency Degree or GED..The class will be held at the Garner Education Center, 325 West 8th Street, on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:00 to 9:00

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Lamb Weigh-in for Worth County 4H on Saturday

On Saturday, the Worth County 4H Sheep Weigh-in will take place. The event will be at the Worth County Fairground in Northwood and begin around 9am. It will conclude around 11am after all weigh-ins are completed. Those who want to exhibit their breeding ewe lambs and market lambs at the Worth County Fair have to attend