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Garner City Council to Discuss Facades and Abandoned Homes

Garner City Council to Discuss Facades and Abandoned Homes

The Garner City Council will hold a city council meeting Tuesday, August 26, 2014at 7:00 PM at the Garner City Hall, 135 West 5th Street, Garner, IA 50438. Any visual or hearing impaired persons, or persons with special accessibility needs should contact the City Clerk at 641-923-2588 prior to the meeting. The council will first

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4H Members Sleep With the Penguins

North Iowa 4-H members had a new type of campout this summer at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE. Rather than spending the night in tents or cabins, members slept with the penguins. During this first campout at the zoo, forty-seven 4-H members from five counties had an evening tour of the zoo after


Emerald Ash Borers Now in Story City

Two Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) larvae collected by a homeowner from a residential tree in Story City and have been positively identified as EABby a federal identifier.  Story County is the thirteenth confirmed infestation in the state. A statewide quarantine restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash logs, wood chips and ash tree nursery stock


Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Letting Out Early

As is the case when school begins in mid August, the heat will cause schoold to close early. KIOW News has leaned that Ventura buildings will be closing at 1:10 pm today. Garner building will be closing 20 minutes later at 1:30 pm. Since this accounts for a full day of school, no make up

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Britt City Council Will Partially Help Historic Bank

The Britt City Council has decided to move forward to try and entice investors to purchase and subsequently renovate the old Britt Bank building. The way that the city will do this is to initially invest $15,000 to temporarily fix the roof and walls of the facility. By a 4-1 vote, the will put the


Goodell Man Wins $250,000 in Iowa Lottery

A retired seed corn salesman from northern Iowa found his cure for boredom: a $250,000 lottery prize. Donald Sandry of Goodell purchased a “$250,000 Club” instant-scratch ticket Tuesday at Kum & Go, 112 River Ave. S. in Belmond, and ended up winning the first of eight top prizes of $250,000 in the game. “I got

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Groundbreaking Scheduled for New Handicap Accessible Habitat Home in Mason City

Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa will hold a groundbreaking for another handicap accessible home to be built in partnership with Larson Manufacturing. “We are very excited to expand our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and help families in need realize their dreams of homeownership,” said Jeff Rief, president of Larson Manufacturing. “Giving back