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“All School Reunion” Planned in Dows

With the consolidation into the Clarion-Goldfield, the Dows school building will be closing. The building was first opened in 1914 making it exactly 100 years old. In celebration of 100th anniversary, the alumni will be gathering to take one final look at and to say goodbye to the structure. The reunion will take place during

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Waldorf College Theatre Company to tour Midwest

The Waldorf Theatre Company will be performing Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on their 2014 summer tour across the Midwest. They will be performing in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin – ending with a final performance at Pilot Knob State Park near Forest City, Iowa, on June 6 at noon. Many Shakespeare plays have

Lake Mills Farmers Market Opened Thursday

The Lake Mills Chamber has announced the opening of the Lake Mills Farmers Market which is open from3pm to 6pm. One significant change that everyone will notice is the location of the market. According to organizers, the new lot allows for plenty of parking which was sometimes an issue last year. Now the market is

Wastewater Flows into a Creek in Ventura

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released information on a discharge of untreated wastewater that flowed into a Ventura road ditch. The DNR has been monitoring the situation that occurred on Tuesday from a private property located north of East Lake Street. Officials say that the private sewer line from the home actually plugged the line.

Fishing Strong at Local Lakes in our Saturday Fishing Report

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the

North Iowa Grad Becomes a Gallon Grad Blood Donor

LifeServe Blood Center is proud to honor the class of 2014 Gallon Grads!  The Gallon Grad program encourages high school students, ages 16 and older, to donate one gallon of blood before graduating from high school.  This year, a total of 274 students from 56 counties in the LifeServe Blood Center tri-state region of Iowa,