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Cosmic Bowling Night for Young Professionals

Cosmic Bowling Night for Young Professionals

The Young Professionals are hosting a Family night of Cosmic Bowling at the Super Bowl in Forest City.  Organizers say that Young Professionals and Families are welcome to join in the bowling fun on Saturday, May 9th, 7-9pm.  Special price of $12 a person includes shoes, 2 games of bowling, pizza ( 4 people to each

Waldorf Graduation

Waldorf Graduation Today

Waldorf College will have the 2015 graduation festivities, today on Waldorf’s campus in Forest City, Iowa. All graduating students, both residential and online, are invited to attend as they celebrate this important milestone. This year’s graduation speaker will be Waldorf alumna Denise Lenning Hill ’90, who is currently an of counsel attorney and mediator with Whitfield & Eddy

Fishing 16

Walleye, Channel Catfish, and Northern Pike Excellent in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

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 phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Moorhead Park Pond Fishing activity has been minimal at Moorhead Park

Long Eared Bat

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Iowa’s Northern Long-Eared Bats Now on Threatened List

New protections now are in place for the northern long-eared bat, which officially becomes listed as a threatened species in Iowa and across the nation. The listing comes in the wake of a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome that’s killed more than 6 million bats, says Kristen Lundh, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and

Mason City Mohawks

New Song for a New Hall

The Mason City High School band will perform a newly written song this weekend to mark completion of the school’s new Mohawk Performance Hall. The piece entitled “Suite for Band” was written by St. Olaf College professor Timothy Mahr and commissioned by O. Jay and Pat Tomson of Mason City.

Chicken 5

BREAKING NEWS: More Bird Flu Cases Strike Wright and Palo Alto Counties

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to seven probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms in Osceola and Cherokee counties.  These seven new cases would join 37 cases of the disease in Iowa that were previously announced. State officials have quarantined the premises and once the


High School Trap Shoot Scheduled

The schools of Algona High School, Algona Bishop Garrigan, North Iowa High School, and Lake Mills High School will be competing in a trap shooting meet to be held on May 12th at the Florence Trap Shooting Range, just south of Highway 9 between Thompson and Buffalo Center. There should be around 65 shooters for