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Hy-Vee Homefront Kicks Off Second Year, Adds Veterans Recruitment Initiative

Hy-Vee Homefront Kicks Off Second Year, Adds Veterans Recruitment Initiative

Hy-Vee, Inc. is kicking off the second year of Hy-Vee Homefront, an initiative that has raised more than $387,000 to help support organizations that serve our nation’s military members, veterans and their families. Hy-Vee Homefront includes several supporting efforts — the Round Up program, veterans and military member employee recruitment, Honor Flights and Veterans Day


Garner City Council To Meet Tuesday

The Garner City Council will have a very busy Tuesday evening as they begin with a Special City Council meeting with the City Clerk. Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5, the City Clerk has requested a closed door meeting with the mayor and  council. Following the closed door meeting, the mayor and council will have the

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Voss Vacancy on Veterans Board May Get Filled

The Hancock County Courthouse is reporting that there have been several applicants for the position vacated by Al Voss on the Hancock County Veterans Board. Voss had previously resigned the position and the county began to look for veterans willing to serve the post. Since the announcement was made, several applications have been received by


Start Smart Workshop to be Offered in Garner on Tuesday

North Iowa Area Community College and the Small Business Development Center are offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business.  School officials say that “Start Smart” participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership, and learn how to register

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Northwood Chamber Sponsoring “12 Days of Christmas”

Beginning December 1st and running through December 12th, Northwood businesses will be holding a special celebration called the “12 Days of Christmas”. The celebration has customers receiving a card from the Flower Zone by Connie in downtown Northwood. The customers then go to all of the businesses and have them stamp the card. On December

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Farm Bill Meeting to be Held in Thompson Today

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Farm Bill at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meeting will be held Monday November 24, 2014 1:30pm in the Branding Iron round up room in Thompson. The Farm Bill

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Thorpe Park Now Closed to Deer Hunting

The Winnebago County Conservation Board wants to remind all hunters that Thorpe Park, located five miles west of Forest City, is closed to all deer and turkey hunting. But, other forms of hunting, as well as trapping, are allowed in the park. The Russ Wildlife Area (west of Thorpe Park) and the Thorpe Recreation Area

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Waldorf College Launches Leadership Scholarship Program for Women

Waldorf College is very excited to announce the chartering of their new Chantell Cooley Leadership Scholarship for Women scholarship program. Inspired by Waldorf College Board of Trustees member, pioneer in education and advocate for developing female leaders, Chantell Cooley, this scholarship program will support incoming freshmen women in their pursuit of a quality college education.