Local News articles

Catfish and Bass are Biting in the 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 Nelson Park Lake Panfishing is starting to pick up.  Channel Catfish

pheasant 1

Iowa Pheasants faced Tough Winter, Wet Spring

Iowa’s unseasonably cold and snowy winter and wet spring is not likely to boost its pheasant population. Pheasants typically show population increases following mild winters with spring that are warmer and dryer than normal. Based on that weather model, the western third of Iowa has the best chance to see an uptick in pheasants due


Kensett to Hold Community Picnic Today

The annual Town and Country Picnic will make its annual appearance in Kensett today. The event is slated to start with breakfast at the Kensett Town Hall put on by the Green Shamrocks 4H Club. The breakfast will be from 7am to 9am. Then there is an 8am tractor ride. Registration for the ride will begin at 7am at


Halfway to Heaven Scholarship Bike Ride and Golf Outing

Area residents can help uplift some North Iowa students by taking part in the Sixth Annual Halfway to Heaven Scholarship Bicycle Ride and Golf Outing on Saturday, June 14th.   Outdoor camaraderie, a free lunch and a chance to win prizes are just some of the other delightful aspects to the ride in memory of

Electric Meter

Electric Meter Checks in Forest City (Audio)

Residents in the Greenfield Estates and the Westage area should prepare for a check of the electric meters on their homes and businesses. Chapman Metering will be testing the meters in those areas and continue through the area into July. Electric Department Manager Duane Kuhns told KIOW News: Residents, especially those who are on oxygen