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Judiciary Committee Chairmen: Lax Administration Policy May Allow Alien Sex Offenders to Avoid Deportation

Judiciary Committee Chairmen: Lax Administration Policy May Allow Alien Sex Offenders to Avoid Deportation

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte are seeking details on how federal immigration officials will address two alien sex offenders.  In a letter today to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers raise concerns that local sanctuary policies and new federal immigration practices may allow the sex offenders

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Forest City School Budget May Call for Early Retirement Packages

Area school districts have been struggling to try and meet budgetary demands since the Governor and Iowa Legislature passed the most recent school funding initiatives. Some districts have gone as far as lay off teachers and staff in order to stay within budget limitations. Others have made minor program cuts. All of these directly affect

Field Fire

Burn Ban Remains in Effect for the Area

Eleven counties in Iowa are now under burn bans that prohibit any open burning including Winnebago, Worth, Wright, and Hancock. Howard County Emergency Management Director, Darrell Knecht, requested the ban after seeing conditions worsen. He also saw issues in other counties. Knecht says people don’t always pay attention to the conditions when they burn. He

Cathy Florea

Florea Promoted at Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Incorporated announced the promotion of Cathy Florea to the position of Shipout manager. In her new position, Florea is responsible for finalizing all motorhomes for shipment. Prior to delivery, each motorhome is put through a rigorous pre-delivery inspection before going to dealers, and ultimately customers. Florea is a 21-year veteran of the Company

Drainage District

Funding Available to Help Install and Showcase Water Quality Practices

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is requesting pre-applications for projects located in urban areas that are focused on improving water quality. “We had a great response to our initial round of funding for urban water quality projects and now have nine projects across the