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Deny Jerome

Former Warrior Coach to be Inducted in July

Former Warrior Coach to be Inducted in July

Former Waldorf College women’s basketball coach Denny Jerome was named to the 2015 class of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Monday. “It is an honor for me to be selected by my coaching colleagues,” Jerome said. “This award represents so many others – players, family,

tree pruning

Grant Helps Communities Inventory Public Trees

This year, 10 Iowa communities will participate in a public inventory of their trees through a U.S. Forest Service grant called Sustainable Urban Forestry Training and Assistance (SUFTA). The grant will fund training to municipal staff, non-profits and interested citizens, so communities can complete a public tree inventory, prepare for emerald ash borer and create

Duck hunting

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Wildlife Surviving Winter

A week of subzero cold early this month—and more yet to come—provide a quick jolt of Iowa reality.  It gets uncomfortable in the winter! Still, we humans can escape the elements when needed. We just go inside. Not so, with wildlife. Some take the easy way out. “Waterfowl are smarter than all those other critters.

Thaddeus Ellenbecker

Evidence ruling delays former Forest City officer’s trial

A judge has ruled out a key piece of evidence against a former Forest City police officer, delaying his second trial. Judge Dedra Schroeder made the ruling Wednesday before the trial of Thaddeus Ellenbecker could begin. Schroeder ruled that there was no probable cause for a search that turned up a stolen rifle, so the


Legislators to Meet with Public February 6th

Residents of Hancock County and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to visit with the area state legislators  on February 6th. Senator Dennis Guth and Representative Terry Baxter will be holding legislative forums in Garner between 8:30am and 9:30am  at the Garner Library. They will travel to Kanawha for a forum at the city hall from 10am to


Forest City Council Takes Action on Several City Matters

The Forest City Council held their meeting this week and heard from Beth Bilyeu, Director of Forest City Economic Development who presented her monthly report for the Mayor and Council. The council then heard from Norma Hertzer, Director of Grow Forest City, who presented her monthly report for the Mayor and Council. The Mayor and Council