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Lake Mills Pre-school Registration Begins

A state funded voluntary preschool program for four year olds will be moving on site at the Lake Mills Community School beginning in the 2014-15 school year. The program follows the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards and is designed to get children ready for school when they reach Kindergarten. Two sessions will be taught by

Britt Chamber brings back Race Day

The Britt Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Race Day on Main.  Area race cars will be showcased down Main Street in Britt Friday, May 2nd from 2:30 to 4:30pm.  Best of Class judging will begin at 3:15pm.  Three man tire changing contest will follow around 3:45.  The Britt Area Chamber of Commerce will

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in Iowa.  Alcohol use among youth can cause health and social problems, and can even lead to death.  Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that use of alcohol and other drugs is second only to depression and other mood disorders as the most

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Winnebago County Board to Meet Today

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will convene today to talk with Lou Lorenson of Central Disposal about possible reduction of fees for the spring and fall clean up in the county. Then the board is expected to appoint Scott Anderson as the new Drainage District 61 Trustee. After news broke last week that radon

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Winnebago County Secondary Road Department

The Winnebago County public knows  “the County,” “the Engineer,” and many other things of varying suitability and decency. However, the Assistant, Office Manager, Maintenance Superintendent, two mechanics, 17 truck drivers and equipment operators, and Scott Meinders collectively make up a unified department formally recognized at the Winnebago County Secondary Road Department. Over the last few months, the department developed

Britt Bank Issue Resurfaces in Council

The subject of what to do with the Britt Bank Building has come up before with the Britt City Council, and each time, the discussion revolves around restoring the historic structure or simply demolishing it. In a recent meeting, Councilmember Mike Ostercamp wanted the council to come up with a plan of action and not to

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Localities Changing Ambulatory Care Procedures

The City of Clarion wants to change how it ambulatory service levels beginning immediately. Now the city will not have any medications in the ambulances, essentially reclassifying the ambulatory care from “paramedic” to “advanced”. Meanwhile in Dows, volunteers with the ambulance service will not transport patients to the hospital. The change means that first responders

Hampton Pool Prices on the Rise

The City Council of Hampton have approved price increases for the aquatic center for the upcoming season. A family season pass will go up by $10 from $125 to $135. However, the center is offering a special for those who want to purchase their passes early. Until May 1st, those who do purchase a family

Worth County Sheriffs Department Named in Suit

In September of last year, the Worth County Sheriffs Department responded to a call in Northwood where a man was allegedly attacking a woman with a hammer and a pair of scissors. According to reports, the officers had to use a taser to subdue the attacker. Police then had to use CPR to revive the