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Braley, Joined by Mason City Mayor, Writes Vilsack for Ash Borer Resources

Braley, Joined by Mason City Mayor, Writes Vilsack for Ash Borer Resources

  Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today wrote Secretary Vilsack to ask that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) allow Iowa to receive the same amount of funds that other states have received as they combat the emerald ash borer—an invasive species that could potentially cause billions of dollars in damage in Iowa. Mayors from 30


Worth County Fair Opens Today (Audio)

The Worth County Fair opens today and runs through 22. The entrance fee gets attendees into the fair, free parking and admission to all grand stand events during the fair. Organizers say that to see a full list of events, one should go to www.worthcountyfair.com. At the fair, the Worth County Beautification Committee and the Worth County Fair Board

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STEP Program Will Be in Force During 4th of July

To prevent death and injury, Iowa Law Enforcement is again asking the motoring public to buckle up, slow down, and drive sober. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, there were six fatality accidents during the four day Fourth of July weekend last year. Of those, three were alcohol related. This year, July 1-7, 2014,


Winnebago Supervisors Move Forward on Drainage Districts

The Winnebago County Supervisors met to discuss several pending issues before the county. Many of the issues had to deal with draigae districts where repairs are needed or cleaning has to be performed. The Supervisors agreed to approve the hiring of Andy Smith, Veenstra & Kimm, Inc to determine the original depth and grade of DD 5 Main


Garner City Council Calls for Special Council Meeting

The Garner City Council will go into special session tonight to discuss important issues that have to be addressed. The meeting will take place at the Garner City Hall at 135 West 5th Street in Garner. Recently, the council put forward an examination of wages and salary of the entire employed staff for the city


Hancock Conservation District to Meet Today

The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will have their monthly meeting today beginning at 8am. The meeting will take place at the USDA Office at 255 Highway 69, Suite 1 in Garner. The commissioners meet once a month at the Garner office to discuss several issues facing the district. On the agenda

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Tornado Spotted Near Clear Lake on Monday (Audio)

The powerful storms that rolled through the KIOW listening area continue to rack up damage reports. Several areas reported downed trees and tree limbs throughout the vicinity. Power lines were reported to be down in Belmond, but were quickly managed by power officials who have since been able to restore power to those affected. A