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Forest City Police to Participate in STEP

Forest City Police to Participate in STEP

The Forest City Police Department is participating in the Special Traffic Enforcement Program or STEP. This is an initiative by the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau which focuses on ticketing those who are driving drunk, speeding, or not buckling up. According to officials, 77% of those who are ejected from a vehicle during a crash are


Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Winter Maintenance

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet today at 9am to take action on the annual Tax Increment Financing report and to look into filling the position on the Compensation Board. The Supervisors will also hear form Scott Meinders who will discuss secondary road situations and repairs. Following Meinders, the board will look into


Wright County Supervisors Discuss Delinquent Taxes

The Wright County Board of Supervisors met Monday to talk about the delinquent property taxes on property now owned by the City of Clarion. The board met with Wright County Treasurer Peggy Schluttenhofer on whether or not the taxes should be abated. The Supervisors discussed and approved claims for payment owed by the county. Officials

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Iowa Egg Production Sets Record for October

IoThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says egg production in Iowa was as a record high in October at 1.41 billion eThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says egg production in Iowa was as a record high in October at 1.41 billion eggs. The department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says that number is up 3 percent from


Mason City Elderly get Thanksgiving Meal After All

Volunteers have held an annual Thanksgiving meal for the elderly after having to scramble when health officials objected to a food preparation plan. This year’s free Mason City Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner was canceled after the Cerro Gordo County’s public health department learned last week that part of the meals would be cooked in homes

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2015 Corn and Soybean Clinic

Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach will host the annual 2015 Corn and Soybean Clinic and pesticide recertification meeting on Friday, December 12 at the United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Avenue North, in Clear Lake. Extension Field Specialist, Kelvin Leibold will begin the day at 10:30 A.M. with “How to Maintain Profitability.” Joining Kelvin will

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Garber to Compete in Jumps and Hurdles at Waldorf

The Waldorf College women’s track and field team has added Putnam County High School senior Adriana Garber as the first member of the 2015-16 recruiting class. Garber signed a letter of intent with the Warriors on Monday. She is expected to provide the team with an edge, competing in the high jump, triple jump and


Hy-Vee Homefront Kicks Off Second Year, Adds Veterans Recruitment Initiative

Hy-Vee, Inc. is kicking off the second year of Hy-Vee Homefront, an initiative that has raised more than $387,000 to help support organizations that serve our nation’s military members, veterans and their families. Hy-Vee Homefront includes several supporting efforts — the Round Up program, veterans and military member employee recruitment, Honor Flights and Veterans Day


Garner City Council To Meet Tuesday

The Garner City Council will have a very busy Tuesday evening as they begin with a Special City Council meeting with the City Clerk. Pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5, the City Clerk has requested a closed door meeting with the mayor and  council. Following the closed door meeting, the mayor and council will have the

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Voss Vacancy on Veterans Board May Get Filled

The Hancock County Courthouse is reporting that there have been several applicants for the position vacated by Al Voss on the Hancock County Veterans Board. Voss had previously resigned the position and the county began to look for veterans willing to serve the post. Since the announcement was made, several applications have been received by