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Aerators on in Winnebago County Lakes

Aerators on in Winnebago County Lakes

People using area fishing ponds should be aware that the Winnebago County Conservation Board has turned on aerators at Thorpe Park’s Lake Catherine (west of Forest City), the Ambroson Recreation Area (south of Leland), and the Florence Recreation Area (west of Thompson). The aerators will remain in operation from now until spring. The aerators will

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Winter Weather to Return to Northern Iowa

The National Weather Service is not painting a pretty picture when it comes to the forecast over the next few days. A strong cold front is ushering windy conditions over the region late tonight and Monday. As the storm deepens over Missouri and Illinois late tonight, winds will increase after midnight and remain strong through

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Buddy Poppy Days a Success in Buffalo Center

The Veterans of Foreign Wars have placed containers throughout Buffalo Center for donations this week, and in return, contributors got a poppy. The event was for all people and those who have organized the program are urging everyone who got a poppy to wear them as a show of respect for those who have served

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Lakes Freezing Over, Not Yet Ready for Fishing

Clear Lake was officially declared iced in by the Clear Lake Water Department on Monday, two weeks earlier than normal, but the 1-1/4 inches of ice is far from ready to be invaded by hundreds of ice anglers. Fisheries biologist Scott Grummer said the extended forecast for north Iowa predicts only a handful of days


Winnebago County May Try Jail Vote a Third Time

It appears that the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will move forward on a third attempt to get the Public Safety Center bond issue passed by Winnebago County voters. At issue is the conditional state of the current jail in the county which is not passing state inspection. The Board heard from a packed Supervisors

Harley-Davidson Dealership Fire Cause Determined

Officials with the Harley-Davidson dealership in Mason City say that anywhere between 15 to 20 motorcycles were destroyed in a fire on Monday morning. Firefighters were summoned to the scene at 706 S. Federal Avenue around 6:45am. When they arrived, they  support center on the grounds of the dealership. Firefighters brought the blaze under control quickly,

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Christmas with Waldorf Event Continues Tradition

Waldorf College will hold its annual Christmas with Waldorf holiday celebration concert Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  This year’s theme is “Rejoice at the Manger,” paying particular attention to familiar carols such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” “The theme is always a

Iowan Gets Two Years of Probation for Theft

A 55-year-old northern Iowa man has been given two years of probation for stealing from a hotel in Mason City where he’d been working as general manager. On Monday morning, Robert Walker also was given a deferred judgment and 40 hours of community service. Under the deferred judgment, Walker’s conviction will be expunged from his