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Community Hymnsing at Ramsey Reformed Church in Rural Titonka

The North Iowa Community Hymn-sings are celebrating Summer on Sunday, June 29 when the group gathers at the Ramsey Reformed Church of rural Titonka, Iowa at 7:00PM.  The hymn-sings are a north Iowa tradition and gather men and women, boys and girls from several area churches. The congregations who sponsor the hymn-sings are an ecumenical mix of

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Nurse, Belmond Native Nancy Paule Huisinga Announces Bid

Belmond native Nancy Paule Huisinga has officially announced that she will run for State Representative in House District 8. “My family of  business owners, farmers, and nurses, taught me the meaning of hard work and helping your neighbors at a young age. I was raised by a single mom who worked up to three jobs

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Hancock County Evaluating Damage Reports

Residents of Hancock County who have experienced loss and/or damage to personal property due to the severe weather and flooding during the week of June 16 and continuing are asked to report damages. The Winnebago/Hancock Office of Emergency Management will be gathering this information over the coming days to determine the amount of personal losses

Day Camp Opens Today at Lime Creek

The Lime Creek Nature Center is holding a day camp the week of June 23-27 from 9am to 11:30am for children who are entering the 3rd and 4th grade. The them if the camp is “Those Amazing Animals and each day will focus on a different animal group. Organizers say that children will enjoy a

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Northern Iowa town celebrates 125th anniversary

The northern Iowa town of Klemme has celebrated 125 years and organizers say it was an overwhelming success. Current and former residents gathered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to celebrate Klemme’s anniversary. The vent was complete with a parade and entertainment for all those who attended. Those who attended say they enjoyed the small-town atmosphere. Some came from


Garner Adds a Vision Committee

There is a new committee to the City of Garner City Council. They are charged with advising the council on matters of beautification and recommending the enhancement of the city of Garner through various projects. In short, their job is make sure that the public sees Garner from it’s best side. The council has put together

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Kossuth County Declares State of Emergency

It was a week of heavy storms and dangerous conditions. The result, at least in Kossuth County is that the Board of Supervisors have declared the county under a state of emergency. They based the declaration on several factors such as severe damage to public and private property, disruption of utility services, and endangerment to the health and

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Weekend Traffic Issues Mount Due to Weather (Audio)

Police have confirmed that two persons were sent to Mercy Hospital after a minor traffic acident in Clear Lake Friday. The incident happened about 4:15 in the afternoon at West 10th Avenue North and Buddy Holly Place. Police would not release any names. The extent of the damage to the vehicles was also not mentioned by police. A truck driver overturned his


WCTA Mails Just Over $1 Million in Dividend Payments

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) mailed more than 8,000 dividend checks totaling just over $1,000,000 on June 18th. The checks represent payment of 9.6% of deferred dividends for members who had service with WCTA for the years 1997-2000. “WCTA members can be proud of their Cooperative’s operations and focus on the future”, stated General Manager