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Five Candidates on Nov. 4 Ballot for County Extension Council

Five Candidates on Nov. 4 Ballot for County Extension Council

Voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Cerro Gordo County Extension Council at the Nov. 4 general election. “The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Cerro Gordo County for the next four years,” John Sjolinder, County Director said. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Farmer Sculpture

‘The Farmer’ Sculpture Wins Mason City Award

A statue of a farmer leaning on a spade has been selected among 20 other sculptures as the most popular in Mason City. The work, called “The Farmer,” is this year’s winner of the People’s Choice award in the north Iowa city. The city will buy it for $15,000 and put the sculpture on permanent

Brooke Banse

Trial Continued for Banse into December

Brooke Banse who is a former at-risk coordinator at Garner-Hayfield Elementary School, will have her trial continued to December 3rd. She is accused of receiving fraudulent Medicaid payments. She has been formally charged with first degree fraudulent practice and tampering with records. Officials claim that she received federal payments for services she did not provide

Manure application

Manure Applicators Certification Class Sign Ups in Progress

Manure applicators that haul or handle manure from a confinement site facility with more than 500 animal units and all commercial manure applicators are required by Iowa law to be certified to apply manure in Iowa. “My best estimate based on historical numbers of certified applicators is somewhere between 300-800 applicators still need to attend

Deer hunt

Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

Shorter days and cooler fall temperatures are reminders to Iowa drivers. The risk of deer-vehicle collisions will rise in the coming weeks. On the plus side, your chance of hitting a whitetail has dropped over the year before. Deer activity will increase through October and the first half of November, as the peak of the


Blood Drive a Success at North Iowa High School

The North Iowa Community High School students should be very proud of the number of donors who came forward to donate blood this week. The event was the North Iowa Lifeserve Blood Center Blood Drive which many area high schools participate in. The final totals were released and show 38 registered to give blood of