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Lake Mills to Hold Blood Drive in Honor of 9/11

The Lake Mills Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, September  9, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Salem Lutheran Church, 401 South Lake Street. The blood drive is in honor of the September 11th tragedy in New York and Washington where countless pints of blood had to be used to help those

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Summer Stargazing Program Scheduled

Do you sometimes wonder what that bright star is that you keep seeing in the nighttime sky? Maybe it’s not even a star at all! To find out what you’re seeing, plan to attend the Winnebago County Conservation Board’s Summer Stargazing program at the Pilot Knob State Park tower. The program will be held on

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Hancock County Supervisors consider maintenance, tax abatement, road closing, & bid for drainage district cleanout

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met Monday in adjourned session with a brief agenda consisting of a few items to consider.  First item, the Supervisors considered was for water softener quotes for the Sheriff’s Department.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about that. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors considered abatement of uncollectible taxes on the

Owner, Company Plead Guilty to U. S. Contract Fraud

A Nebraska businessman and two construction companies he controlled have pleaded guilty to criminal charges, admitting to a scheme to obtain millions in contracts intended for disabled veterans. Ram Hingorani pleaded guilty to major program fraud Friday, under a plea agreement expected to resolve a long-running case in federal court in Des Moines. Midwest Paving

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Liberty School Museum Open Labor Day

While many businesses and organizations will be closed Monday, September 1st to recognize Labor Day, a celebration of our social and economic achievements, one Hancock County enterprise will be open.  The historic Liberty School Museum in Kanawha will be open Labor Day.  Kanawha resident Roger Tveiten tells about the museum. The Liberty School Museum is

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O’Malley PAC Sending Staffers to Other States

A spokeswoman for Maryland Govenor Martin O’Malley’s political action committee says about two dozen staffers are being sent to several states, including New Hampshire and Iowa. Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for O’Malley’s PAC, said Monday the move is part of the Democratic governor’s push to elect more Democrats this year. She says they will be

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Winnebago County Supervisors to Discuss Public Safety Center

The WInnebago County Board of Supervisors will have a light agenda to deal with this morning beginning at 9am. The first will be to hear from Jean Redig who will discuss Drainage District  5 Lat 14 and the clogged drains and retiling that are necessary there. Around 9:15 A.M. the supervisors will have a conference call

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Documents: Iowa Mom Used Feeding Tube on Girl

Court documents say a western Iowa woman accused of lying about her daughter’s cancer diagnosis inserted a feeding tube into the girl’s nose and stomach. The 30-year-old Leatha Slauson, of Atlantic, did not have medical training to properly insert the medical equipment. Police later confiscated it. Police say Slauson told her community that her 5-year-old

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Officials Say Nearly $1M Carp Barrier Working

Officials say they think a nearly $1-million electronic fish barrier has succeeded in stopping invasive Asian carp from the Iowa Great Lakes. The fish first swam into the lakes during flooding in 2011. They had previously been kept out by dams on the Little Sioux River in Harrison County and near Linn Grove. The Asian