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State Patrol Says Drive Safe for Football

As we approach start of football season on the state and local level, the Iowa State Patrol urges all fans traveling to and from games across the state to obey the following: Slow down and expect heavy traffic delays. Pay attention and avoid any unnecessary distractions. Be patient if you encounter heavy traffic. Obey all


Northwood Founders Day is September 13th

Northwood will be celebrating it’s 11th Founders Day on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. There will be a change in the set-up of  the celebration.  Due to the large number of cars in the car show, the cars will be displayed east of the stop light.  The food will be served by the Special Events Committee,


Officials Worry Over Rise in Unvaccinated Children

Iowa officials are concerned over the increase in parents choosing not to vaccinate their children. The parents received vaccination exemptions in the 2012-13 school year for nearly 8,000 children. That’s more than triple the number from 12 years ago. While the figure represents less than 2 percent of all Iowa children, health leaders say they’re

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Officials: Iowa Motorcyclist Hit Squad Car

A motorcyclist in northeast Iowa faces several charges in connection to a speeding pursuit that ended with a damaged squad car. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that 20-year-old Alexander Carl Buss, of Tripoli, has been charged with several counts including eluding police, excessive speed and driving on the wrong side of the highway.

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UPDATE: Clive Man Charged With Murder in Trail Death

A Clive man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 21-year-old whose body was found near a recreational trail. Police say 49-year-old Stephen Jonas was arrested Sunday night following a second interview about the death of Zachary Michael Paulsen. Paulsen’s body was found Saturday morning near the Clive Greenbelt Trail, lying

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Taste of Forest City to be Held at Waldorf College

For over five years, Waldorf College has been host to the annual Taste of Forest City community fair. This year, the event will be held on Wednesday, September 3 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium. “This event is a great way for students to see what Forest City has to offer,” Anjaih Clemons,

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Lake Mills to Hold Blood Drive in Honor of 9/11

The Lake Mills Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, September  9, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Salem Lutheran Church, 401 South Lake Street. The blood drive is in honor of the September 11th tragedy in New York and Washington where countless pints of blood had to be used to help those

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Summer Stargazing Program Scheduled

Do you sometimes wonder what that bright star is that you keep seeing in the nighttime sky? Maybe it’s not even a star at all! To find out what you’re seeing, plan to attend the Winnebago County Conservation Board’s Summer Stargazing program at the Pilot Knob State Park tower. The program will be held on

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Hancock County Supervisors consider maintenance, tax abatement, road closing, & bid for drainage district cleanout

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met Monday in adjourned session with a brief agenda consisting of a few items to consider.  First item, the Supervisors considered was for water softener quotes for the Sheriff’s Department.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about that. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors considered abatement of uncollectible taxes on the