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Palmer amaranth weed

Fast-Growing Weed Threatens Local Farmers and Residents

Fast-Growing Weed Threatens Local Farmers and Residents

A fast-growing weed that has tormented southern farmers has been found in Iowa. Agronomists are trying to determine whether the Palmer amaranth weed found in five counties is herbicide resistant. The weed can carry 1 million seeds and grow up to 7 feet tall. Agronomists say even a moderate infestation can rob farmers of two-thirds

Forest CIty Teen Escapes Car Accident Monday

Courtney Perry of Forest City was involved in a two vehicle accident in Cerro Gordo County on Monday. Police reported that the driver, Briar Draves of Forest City and Perry were heaed east on 300th Street when they were rear ended by Mason City’s Jeff Christie. Police say that Christie failed to stop as Draves


Hullinger Statue Unveiled at Worth County Fair

The Worth County Beautification Committee unveiled a statue of Janice Hullinger and her prize winning steer, Shorty. The dedication took place inside the front gate at the Worth County Fairgrounds. This statue serves as a reminder to all 4-H youth (and club leaders) that with hard work and perseverance they can excel. They are only


Mosquito Spraying Tonight in Forest City

The City of Forest City is warning residents that after storms pass through the area, the city will be spraying for mosquitos. This is done on an as needed basis and city officials believe that now is the time considering the amount of rain and the ponding of water allowing for breeding to take place


North Iowa School Board to Host Special Meeting Tonight

The North Iowa school District has decided to hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the purchase of middle school lockers and to offer contracts to personnel. The Board of Directors will also conduct a public hearing for the purpose of amending the current school budget by changing estimates of expenditures in certain areas by


Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Flooded Roads and Puckerbrush

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet today at 9am to discuss and possibly take action regarding RAGBRAI and Courthouse employees. The supervisors will look into how the issue should be handled. Then Kathy Rollefson from the Forest City Chamber of Commerce will discuss using the Courthouse lawn for Puckerbrush Days. RAGBRAI will be using the area

Community Hymnsing at Ramsey Reformed Church in Rural Titonka

The North Iowa Community Hymn-sings are celebrating Summer on Sunday, June 29 when the group gathers at the Ramsey Reformed Church of rural Titonka, Iowa at 7:00PM.  The hymn-sings are a north Iowa tradition and gather men and women, boys and girls from several area churches. The congregations who sponsor the hymn-sings are an ecumenical mix of

Nancy Paule Huisinga

Nurse, Belmond Native Nancy Paule Huisinga Announces Bid

Belmond native Nancy Paule Huisinga has officially announced that she will run for State Representative in House District 8. “My family of  business owners, farmers, and nurses, taught me the meaning of hard work and helping your neighbors at a young age. I was raised by a single mom who worked up to three jobs

Hancock Courthouse

Hancock County Evaluating Damage Reports

Residents of Hancock County who have experienced loss and/or damage to personal property due to the severe weather and flooding during the week of June 16 and continuing are asked to report damages. The Winnebago/Hancock Office of Emergency Management will be gathering this information over the coming days to determine the amount of personal losses