Iowa’s governor and congressional delegation are trying to shore up political support for ethanol, which is slipping as the nation produces more of its own oil. Republican Terry Branstad is pushing to reverse the Obama administration’s proposal to cut the required amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. Almost half of Iowa’s corn crop […]
Iowa officials say community college enrollment this fall is down for the third straight year, dropping 3.5 percent from 2012. Enrollment at Iowa’s 15 community colleges peaked in 2010 at more than 106,000 students. This fall’s enrollment estimate is around 97,000 students. Officials at Northern Iowa Area Community College could not be reached for […]
Copies of a novel about a boy whose father died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have been removed from an Ankeny school. A parent had questioned the content of Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Assistant Ankeny Superintendent Jill Urich says the novel was removed from ninth-grade classrooms at Northview Middle School because […]
An 81-year-old northern Iowa man convicted in the sexual abuse of two 8-year-old girls has asked for a new trial. Clarence Miller’s motion is scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning in Winnebago County District Court in Forest City. He’s scheduled to be sentenced later in the day. A jury convicted Miller, […]
A 54-year-old Mason City woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for embezzling nearly $70,000 from the bank where she worked. Margaret Sheese was sentenced yesterday in federal court. In a plea agreement, Sheese admitted to making 29 secret withdrawals from accounts belonging to one customer of Northwood State Bank.
Gail Orcutt, Radon induced lung cancer survivor A meeting was held Tuesday Night at the TSB Meeting Room in Forest City and the guest speaker was Gail Orcutt, a Radon induced lung cancer survivor, who addressed the audience on the dangers of Radon in the home and place of work. She began the meeting by saying […]
For some, the mere mention of starting in on the holidays may be a bit much, but for the Ladies Literary Circle of Buffalo Center, it warranted a trip to Algona. The Circle visited the Prisoner of War carvings of life size figures of Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus. During World War II, […]
Certified Public Accountant Larry Pump in Charles City, Iowa, released an audit report on the City of Forest City for the year ended June 30, 2013. Pump reported that the City’s receipts totaled $11,612,751 for the audited year. The receipts included $1,968,431 in property taxes, $511,596 from tax increment financing, $7,805,125 from charges for […]
These Iowa lotteries were drawn Monday: 100K Cash 03-04-05-16-29 Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $165 million Pick Three-Evening 8-5-6, Fireball: 7 Pick Three-Midday 6-7-3 Pick Four-Evening 2-6-6-0 Pick Four-Midday 3-1-2-8, Fireball: N Powerball Estimated jackpot: $40 million
The pace of Minnesota’s corn harvest remains ahead of normal thanks to dry weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that Minnesota’s corn harvest is 94 percent complete. Minnesota’s soybean harvest is now 86 percent complete.