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Humane Society to Host 15th Annual Fall Festival

The Humane Society of North Iowa will host its 15th Annual Fall Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, September 14th at the National Guard Armory in Mason City.  The event is open to the public and will take place from noon to 4:00 pm. The Fall Festival Fundraiser will feature activities such as a silent auction, a

REAP Funding Key to Spencer and Clay County Recreation System

REAP funding has its hand in every corner of Spencer’s unique Recreational Trail system in western Iowa. Spencer Recreational Trail, interspersed with natural resource areas, has become an integral part of the town’s very nature. “One of the really neat things, which REAP has really helped with, is we actually have a greenway that goes

Protesters Rally Against Militarized Drones

The 132nd Fighter Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard on Wednesday, came under an attack, of sorts, with a rally from protesters opposed to the use of militarized drones. The mission of the fighter wing had always been manned aircraft, but those F-16 jets were a victim of budget cuts and the mission of the airmen

Pilot in Iowa Helicopter Crash Dies in Omaha

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed last week in western Iowa’s Pottawattamie County has died at the Omaha hospital where he was being treated. Chris Moore was operating the crop-dusting helicopter over a bean field near Macedonia when it hit a power line on September 6th and crashed, officials said. Moore died Thursday, a


A Coin Collectors Show in Clarion

It is an annual event that takes place thanks to the 50 year old Clarion Coin Club. The event draws a number of people throughout all of northern Iowa and gives people a chance to see the value of not only their coins, but other items of value. KIOW’s Roger Tweeten filed this report.:

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Camp Courgeous to Hold 26th Annual Back To School Festival

The 26th annual Back-to-School Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Special Education classes are invited to this free event sponsored by Camp Courageous and Variety-The Children’s Charity. There will be games, prizes, train rides, bounce house, swimming, a helicopter landing and more. Face painters, a balloon artists and many mascots will be mingling with the crowd. A free

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Forest City Council To Offer New Police Chief Position

The Forest City Council will meet Monday at 7pm to approve Council Minutes from their last meeting as well as accept Board & Committee Minutes from their various committees and boards. Those boards include the Historic Preservation Commission, the Oakland Municipal Cemetery Board , and the Park Board. The council will then approve invoices issued


Dove Season Opener Recap

Iowa’s dove hunting season continues to increase in popularity as judged by busy wildlife areas with full parking lots and empty store shelves where dove loads were once on display. Reports from the field found hunter use of food plots on public land nearly all positive with the only complaints that there weren’t more opportunities