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Hancock Conservation District to Meet Today

Hancock Conservation District to Meet Today

The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will have their monthly meeting today beginning at 8am. The meeting will take place at the USDA Office at 255 Highway 69, Suite 1 in Garner. The commissioners meet once a month at the Garner office to discuss several issues facing the district. On the agenda

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Tornado Spotted Near Clear Lake on Monday (Audio)

The powerful storms that rolled through the KIOW listening area continue to rack up damage reports. Several areas reported downed trees and tree limbs throughout the vicinity. Power lines were reported to be down in Belmond, but were quickly managed by power officials who have since been able to restore power to those affected. A


North Iowa School Board to Hold Interviews Today

With the resignation of their high school principal in May, the North Iowa School Board will hold interviews today beginning at 11:15am with candidates seeking to fill the post. The interviews will be held in the commons area of the high school and are expected to last through mid afternoon. The board has several candidates

Groundbreaking on New Emergency Management Center Slated for Today

It has taken a number of planning sessions, three revisions of the blueprint drawings, and several planning sessions, but the Emergency Management Center will finally, maybe, get off the ground. Mayor Rick Skjeie and distinguished guests will perform a ground breaking ceremony today at 5:30pm as construction is slated to begin. Several guest speakers from the fire department,

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Grassley Internships Now Available

There are students in high school and in college that would love the opportunity to find out what it takes to be in politics, especially at the federal level. Many have the misconception that it is all talk and voting. In truth, it is far more involved than that. Constituents continually call the office looking


Worth County Board to Review Drainage Petitions

Drainage District petitions remain the center of conversation at the Worth County Board of Supervisors meeting this morning at 9am. After hearing from the County Engineer on secondary road matters, the board will look into drainage district petitions with districts 5, 7, 8, 21, 23, and 46. All of these areas are in need of

2014 Safety Award

Hazard Control Excellence Award Goes to Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries recently received the Hazard Control Excellence Award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. “This award is an achievement that every employee can be proud of,” said Winnebago Industries’ Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts.  “We actively solicit safety improvement ideas from our employees through safety committees, supervisors, managers and the safety department, so that