Education is in the Blood

    The Belmond-Klemme High School Spanish classes in cooperation with the LifeServe Blood Center are sponsoring a blood drive on Monday between 8:30am and 2pm at the Belmond-Klemme High School. There is an added incentive for Belmond-Klemme School District residents to take part in the event.   LifeServe Blood Center is putting up a […]

Hogsback Reopens After Construction

   The Winnebago County Conservation Board has reopened the Hogsback wildlife Area Target Range which is just 3 miles northwest of Lake Mills. The remodeling is done after moving forward with Phase 2 of the Shooting Berm Construction Project.  The project involved adding additional target backstops and berms to the range and repairing handgun backstops […]

Christmas House Lighting Contest

  The Holiday Tour of Homes will take place in Belmond on December 8th from 4pm to 7pm. The event is sponsored by the Belmond Community Betterment Corporation which annually holds the event. The corporation is looking for entrants to the event and those who would be interested will have to pay a $10 fee […]

New University of Iowa Firewalls

   The University of Iowa is enhancing its security measures after several employees were tricked into an online scam seeking personal information. Jane Drews, head of security for the school’s information technology services, says her office is working to reduce the amount of phishing emails that make it through security filters. She says there have […]

Police Looking for New Belmond Contract

    A December 2 City Council Meeting in Belmond could an interesting response from the council to the contract demands set forth by the Police Department. The Teamsters Union is representing the Belmond Police in their negotiations with the city. The union is asking that the city for staggered pay scales depending on shifts. […]

Car Chase Leads to Drowning

   Authorities say the Des Moines woman whose car plunged into a lake following a police chase died of drowning. Polk County officials say it will take a few weeks before toxicology tests can show whether there were drugs or alcohol involved in the death of 51-year-old Brenda Hatfield. The chase began Wednesday morning after […]

Cancer Victim Wants Parole

  An inmate who was once the youngest lifer in Iowa’s correctional system has cancer and wants to die outside prison walls. A Polk County judge has resentenced Kristina Fetters and is recommending parole. Fetters was convicted of killing her great-aunt, Arlene Klehm, in 1994.

Embezzler Sentenced

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.

Garner Golf Course Purchase to be Debated

A Public Hearing has been scheduled by the Garner City Council to discuss the voluntary annexation of the Garner Golf and Country Club. The annexation, which is voluntary, will involve 77 acres. The purchase price of the course according to officials is around $140,000, but could end up being more. The price is contingent on […]