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Schedule for Private Pesticide Applicator Courses Released

Schedule for Private Pesticide Applicator Courses Released

Here is the schedule of local upcoming trainings: 12/09/14 1:30 PM Hardin County, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eldora 12/12/14 9 AM Cerro Gordo County, United Methodist Church, Clear Lake – Crop Clinic 12/12/14 9 AM Worth County, First Lutheran Church, Northwood – Crop Clinic 12/16/14 9:30 AM Wright County, Dows Community Center, Dows 12/17/14 1:30


Shopko Expanding Grocery Offerings in Forest City

Shopko Hometown is unveiling some exciting changes, including a renovation and expansion of its grocery department to better meet the needs of its customers. “These changes are in response to feedback from our customers as part of our effort to ensure we are listening to them so we can best serve their grocery needs,” said


Area Hospitals Prepare to Handle Ebola Cases

Hospitals and doctors’ offices in Iowa are preparing for the unlikely possibility of a case of Ebola in the state. Area clinics have started asking whether patients have visited the countries where the Ebola outbreak is based West Africa. And area hospitals are practicing using protective equipment that would be needed to treat an Ebola


Taxpayers May Contribute up to $18,000 to their 401(k) plans in 2015

The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015.  Many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2015 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment.  However, other limitations will remain unchanged because the

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Community Hymnsing at First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center

The North Iowa Community Hymnsings are celebrating Autumn, Harvest and Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 26 when the group gathers at the First Reformed Church of Buffalo Center, Iowa at 7:00 PM.  Our hymn-sings are a north Iowa tradition and gather men and women, boys and girls from several area churches. The congregations who sponsor the

Lake Mills Marching Band

A Lake Mills Credit Union Helping Band get to Disneyworld

The Citizens Community Credit Union inviting everyone to the Bulldog Tailgate Open House on Friday, October 24, 4-5:30 p.m.. The event will take place at their new location, 106 South Mill Street. Citizens Community Credit Union is going to match up to $500, for all donations for “Jeans Day” to support the Lake Mills High School Marching Band and

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Credit Savvy Course to be Held on November 4

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about credit.  An informed consumer can avoid costly mistakes and can do for themselves what others say they can do for you, upfront with money. Join Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension Human Sciences Finance Specialist, on November 4 at noon for part three of the Money Matters Lunch-and-Learn


November 9th is Hancock County 4-H Awards Program

Hancock County 4-H will be celebrating and recognizing the hard work 4-H members have put into their 4-H projects at the annual 4-H Awards & Recognition Program on Sunday, November 9th from 4:00 -5:30pm at the Garner Hayfield Ventura high school auditorium.  4-H members will receive awards in their project areas by meeting the required

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Iowan Cleared of Theft Charge Files Libel Suit

A northern Iowa woman whose theft case was dismissed has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging libel and slander. 44-year-old Tracy Hassman filed the lawsuit on Monday against Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services of Mason City and its executive director. Hassman, of Nora Springs, was charged in March 2013 with stealing more than


Treats on the Streets This Saturday

Area businesses in Garner are being encouraged to participate in the “Treats on the Streets” event downtown. They are asking that those who want to be a part of the event should be ready by 9am on Saturday with whatever decorations and a candy dispensary site. Garner Chamber officials say that even if you are