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Ayers Pleads Guilty to Possession and Theft

Ayers Pleads Guilty to Possession and Theft

The Forest City Police Department was called to an investigation on February 9, 2015. The officers on scene collected several pieces of evidence that led to the arrest of Briana Ayers. She was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance which is her second offense, and Theft in the Third Degree. Both are aggravated misdemeanors.

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King Calls for End to Civil Marriage in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kyron, says Friday’s U-S Supreme Court decision on gay marriage is another example of “extreme judicial overreach,” just like the decision on Obamacare. King says this decision is like the Dred Scott decision on slavery, and the other Supreme Court decisions that banned prayer in public schools and


Worth County Board to Meet Concerning Drainage

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday beginning at 9am to discuss several issues before the county and possibly take action. They will first speak with the county engineer on secondary road maintenance. Another discussion will focus on abandoning 460th Street near Apple Avenue. The discussion will also involve Winnebago County Engineer

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Court bars New York Psychic Business from Soliciting in Iowa

An Iowa judge has ordered a New York-based company that prosecutors say conned people into paying for outlandish psychic readings and prophesies to stop soliciting Iowans and refund nearly $14,000 already sent from Iowa residents. On Thursday, Polk County District Court Judge Douglas Staskal ordered Joseph Meisels and his Brooklyn, New York-based International Astrology Foundation

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Hancock Soil Commissioners to Meet Today

The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will have their monthly meeting on Monday at 12 noon. The agenda includes a CLEAR Project update, approval of bills, previous meeting minutes, and the financial report. The meeting will take place at the United States Department of Agriculture office in Garner. Those with special needs