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Highway 69 Detour in Belmond to Get Fixed

Highway 69 Detour in Belmond to Get Fixed

Most everyone who had to travel the lengthy detour caused by bridgework on Highway 69 remembers how broken up the road became after the extensive use. Wright County officials were continually told of the road conditions and looked for ways to repair it. The Iowa Department of Transportation has offered to pay $447,100 to help

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Evidence Hearing for Ellenbecker

Thaddeus Ellenbecker is now going through an evidentiary hearing to determine what evidence collected by police can be used in the second hearing on two seperate charges. Ellenbecker faces charges of arson and theft following an overturning of previous convictions. The Iowa Court of Appeals determined that since his Miranda Rights were never read, the

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Mason City Leaders Consider Vehicle Impound Law

Motorists in Mason City could soon have their vehicles impounded for any one of 10 violations, including some misdemeanors. The City Council will consider an impound ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night. The impound-invoking violations include using a vehicle while making, selling or delivering drugs, operating under a suspended license or without proof of insurance

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Gangsters and Show Girls at Stebens

Gangsters and show girls will take the stage when “Bugsy Malone” opens at 7 p.m. April 9 at Stebens Children’s Theatre. The musical “takes its inspiration off the old gangster films,” said Austin Bailey, who plays the title character Bugsy Malone. “It exploits real-life gangsters (Bugs Moran and Al Capone),” added Ben Siglin, who plays

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Champion Homes Brokers Agreement With Winnebago

Champion Home Builders, Inc., a leader in the manufactured homes and Park Model RV industry and one of the largest modular homebuilders in North America, announced that they have entered into a licensing agreement with leading recreation vehicle manufacturer, Winnebago Industries, Inc., for a line of Park Model RV’s. The license agreement between Winnebago and Champion was brokered

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Photo Project Showcases On-farm Practices Protecting Water Quality

More than 92,000 crop and livestock farms dot Iowa with the farm families who own and manage them providing stewardship of nearly 31 million acres. Leading up to Earth Day April 22, the Iowa Food & Family Project (www.iowafoodandfamily.com) is showcasing how Iowa’s farm families are covering Iowa (literally!) with practices dedicated to improving soil


Thompson School Building Preliminarily Sold

The North Iowa Community School Board of Education met in special session on March 26, 2015, in the Buffalo Center High School Commons. In attendance were Superintendent Cory Myer, Secretary Sara Meinders, and four guests. Superintenden. Myer reviewed proposals for sale of the Thompson property as they were presented on March 23rd. Open discussion was encouraged and