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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

Belmond City Council to Meet Tonight

The Belmond City Council will convene tonight to meet with Amy McDaniel who will discuss the Iowa Specialty Hospital status. They will also review the Hay Mowing Agreement and potentially revise it with Tim Dorenkamp  at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. They will also review the Wright County Housing Assessment and discuss whether or not they

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Hancock County Supervisors discuss Health Care Plan, sidewalk replacement, & budget amendment hearing

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a brief agenda beginning with discussion regarding membership in the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan Group.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach explains. The City of Garner has undertaken a multi-year program to replace deficient sidewalks.  Each year a section of town is selected for the sidewalk

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Children to Find ABC’s in Nature

A program entitled “ABC’s in Nature” will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center at 4pm today. Children  ages 3 to 10 years old accompanied by an adult are invited to take a hike at the nature center to find objects for letters of the alphabet. Younger children will be enjoying time outdoors while

Pool Prices Going Up in Belmond

Residents of Belmond will see an increase in their pool prices on Memorial Day. The Belmond City Council has approved an increase in all categories. Students passes jumped $10.50 to $47.50 while family passes went up by $10 to $110. Adult passes did not go up by double digits. Instead, they rose $7.50 to $65.00. Belmond residents

Portable Speed Monitors Placed in Garner

While they are not the controversial speeding cameras you find in major metropolitan areas, the effect is the same. Garner has now purchased radar signs that monitor the speed of drivers on residential and commercial roads. Officials are hoping that it will get drivers to be more conscious of their speeds as they go through

Hanson Foundation Foots RAGBRAI Overnight Stay Bill

The Forest City Council has formally approved a $10,000 check from the Hanson Foundation to help pay for the overnight stay by RAGBRAI in Forest City on July 22nd. The check was made out to the Forest City Chamber of Commerce. The council had little debate over the matter as they try to move forward