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Hancock County Board to Discuss Budget and Festivals

Hancock County Board to Discuss Budget and Festivals

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning to first transfer funds from the General Basic Fund over to the Conservation Department. They will also approve a Class C liquor license with outdoor service and Sunday sales for the Slippery Elm Golf Course. The board will hear from Hancock County Engineer Bill Waddingham regarding

Wayne Kroneman

Kroneman Looks to the State Setting It’s Educational Funding Levels

All area districts are dealing with state funding levels, school start date issues, and a host of other problems which directly affect budgets and scheduling. The West Hancock School District is one of those districts which would like to get these issues solved so that other matters can more fully be addressed. Superintendent Wayne Kroneman

Body cameras

Smile! Your on Garner Police Cameras

Following a national trend, the Garner Police Department has opted to equip each officer with a body camera. Larger metropolitan areas are adopting the idea because of alleged police incidents around the country and Garner Police Chief Tom Kozisek wants his officers protected as well. The protection comes in the documentation that the cameras provide


Iowa Board Awards Funding for Local Jobs and Projects to Eight Companies

The Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded more than $237 million to eight companies to support job creation and expansion projects across the state. The board announced the grants Friday, which will aid projects in Dubuque, Burlington, Ankeny, Sioux City, Ottumwa and Clear Lake. The awards, which include direct financial assistance and tax breaks, are

State Capitol

Local School Funding May Increase from the State.

The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate has approved legislation to significantly boost school funding, but the plan will likely face opposition in the Republican-majority House. Lawmakers on Tuesday backed bills to boost funding for the next two school years, voting largely along party lines. Under the proposal, school aid would increase by more than $200 million for


CPR for Family & Friends Coming to Belmond

NIACC Community Education is offering CPR for Family and Friends on Wednesday, February 25th from 2-3 p.m. at the Talbot Belmond Public Library. Family & Friends CPR is intended for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) awareness but does not need a course completion card to

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Wind Chill Advisory Part of Late Winter Polar Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Winnebago County along with Emmet, Kossuth, Worth, Cerro Gordo, Humboldt, Wright, and Palo Alto counties. The combination of a brisk wind and falling temperatures will result in wind chills dropping to -30 into tonight. Cities such as Forest City, Lake Mills, Estherville, Scarville, Thompson, Buffalo