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JBS USA to Buy Cargill Pork Business for $1.45 billion

JBS USA to Buy Cargill Pork Business for $1.45 billion

The U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian-based international meat processor is buying the pork division of Cargill Inc. JBS USA, a division of Sao Paulo, Brazil-based JBS, and Cargill said Wednesday they have signed an agreement for the $1.45 billion transaction. JBS USA Pork Chief Operating Officer Martin Dooley says it’s a strategic investment in the


If you are hospitalized at Hancock County Health System your care may be directed by one of their hospitalists. The hospitalist program is now being implemented in Britt.  Hospitalists are specialty trained internal medicine physicians responsible for a patient’s care and treatment during a hospital stay. Hospitalists coordinate communication between all providers involved in your


Grants Awarded by Winnebago County Community Foundation

Nineteen grants have been awarded by the Winnebago County Community Foundation totaling $90,323.58 to local nonprofits and government entities for community projects. Here is the breakdown of the 2015 grant organizations and projects: Art and Culture: Winnebago Historical Society — portable stage for International Festival. Community Betterment: City of Forest City — bulletproof vest and portable radio

Wind Damage

Disaster Aid Available to Humboldt County Residents

With recent strong storms that moved through the Dakota City and Humboldt areas causing serious damage in some locations, the Humboldt County Emergency Management, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, and the State of Iowa announce the opening of Iowa Individual Assistance Program to provide assistance to those individuals who were impacted. This is for all Humboldt County

Caregiver Course Scheduled in Britt

Individuals who help older adults with such things as transportation, housekeeping, personal care, emotional support, medical decisions, financial concerns, or legal issues are considered family caregivers. These are individuals who face many challenges whether in a care center or in the home. The ISA Extension of Hancock County is offering a free one-hour educational program