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Hanson Library Receives REAP Funding

Forest City was awarded Historical Resource Development Program grants from the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI). The Louise V. Hanson Library at Waldorf College was the recipient of a $1,500 grant which they intend to use to preserve, organize and arrange the Waldorf College Archives. The goal will be to produce indexes and finding aids to make this historical collection

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Zubrod was Shocked Multiple Times in Deadly Arrest

On September 22, 2013, Northwood Police were called to the scene of an apparent domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they found Michael Zubrod allegedly beating his girlfriend with a hammer and a pair of scissors. When police intervened, Zubrod proceeded to attack one of the officers. Police were finally able to subdue him by having to

Ticket to Work Seminar Coming to FEMA

Heather Stubbe of IowaWORKS-North Iowa and Mistie Johnson of Disability Rights Iowa will be holding an informational meeting explaining the Ticket to Work program on Wednesday, August 27th at 2:00 at the Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA) office in Forest City.  The Ticket to Work program is for individuals who receive disability benefits


Airport Apron Improvements Get Initial Approval

The Forest City Council has initially approved expansion of the airport apron at the Forest City Municipal Airport. An apron is the “parking area” of an airport where planes dock to pick up passengers, luggage, packages, and go through inspection and refueling. Forest City has one of the larger aprons compared to other local municipal


Worth County Board to Address Drainage Petition

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet today to work with Weed Commissioner Ken Fredrickson on a complaint over weeds. Afterwards, the board will discuss Drainage District petitions on jobs that have been completed such as in Drainage District 11 which needs a completion hearing date set, repairs that are in progress such as

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Generator to Be Fixed at Forest City Power Station

The Forest City Council has given newly appointed Electric Department Manager Duane Kuhn the go ahead to repair the unit know as Generator #5. This unit is a back up system for the city incase two other units fail before it. As Kuhn put it, “It’s a back up to the back up system.” The


Winnebago County Sponsoring Bicycle Safety

A bicycle safety program is in place in the Winnebago County area. Forest City, along with towns like Lake Mills and Buffalo Center Police are all participating in the program that rewards kids for safe riding along city streets. Officers are charged with watching for kids who obey traffic laws and don’t ride on downtown