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Chili Cook-off is a Success at FAVA

Chili Cook-off is a Success at FAVA

The Forest City area was once again treated to the best in area chili recipes as teams and individuals competed in the third annual FAVA Chili Cook Off at FAVA headquarters downtown. The event is part of a larger scale fund raising effort to purchase a third vehicle for use to help transport veterans and


Questions in Wuben’s District Being Handled by the County

In light of the recent passing of Supervisor Willie Wuben of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors, the county is asking anyone within his district who has any questions or concerns to contact the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors Mike Stensrud or Terry Durby. Concerned residents may also call Drainage Clerk Kris Wempen or Karla

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Clear Lake Motel Owner Wants Tenants Evicted

The owner of a Clear Lake motel is in a dispute with long-term residents over their attempted eviction. Silver Boot Motel owner Ted Christensen says he’s trying to sell the property while residents say they have paid rent and should be able to stay. On Monday, Christensen appeared in court seeking the right to evict

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Conti Drops Appeal of Bullying Lawsuit Dismissal

A woman has dismissed her Iowa Supreme Court appeal of her bullying lawsuit against the Mason City school district although court documents don’t say why she has ended the appeal. Heather Conti had filed the lawsuit in June 2012 on behalf of her teenage daughter. The lawsuit says that during the previous school year, Angelina

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No Drought Seen This Year in Forest City

Iowa drought levels a year ago were found almost throughout the state. Many locations were at least an inch if not more, behind from previous years. This caused concern among many Iowa farmers as to what needed to be done. This year, the drought numbers are almost nonexistent across the state according to Iowa Department


YMCA to Begin Fund Raising for Renovations

The Forest City YMCA has begun an ambitious project to raise $400,000 to complete building renovations. Officials say that the building is in dire need of updating to accommodate the needs of the community. One of the supporters of the fund raising project, Kristen Lehmann told KIOW News a little about the history behind the


Ruiter, Davis, and Wooldridge Appointed to City Boards

The Forest City Council has moved forward with appointments to various city council boards and committees. In a City Council meeting recently, Mayor Rick Skjeie and City Administrator Mac Tilberg announced those appointments: Those gentlemen that Tilberg and Skjeie are speaking of are former Streets and Sanitation Superintendent Barney Rutter for Board of Adjustment, former

Left to Right; Dr. Steven Schulz, NIACC President, Student speakers, Ethan Bye, Hannah Hutcheson, Glenn Kiss and Kristen Bass.  Donor Speaker, Tony Coloff, co-owner of North Iowa Broadcasting.

NIACC Recognizes 2014-15 Scholarship Recipients and Donors

Students at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) who received scholarships this year had an opportunity to show their gratitude during the 11th annual student Scholarship Recognition Luncheon held at the Muse Norris Conference Center on Monday, October 6, 2014. Almost 200 students, donors and community members attended the event. “This is an important tradition that