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Lake Mills City Council to Meet Tonight

Lake Mills City Council to Meet Tonight

The Lake Mills City Council will meet tonight beginning at 7pm in the Lake Mills City Hall to hear the 2013 – 2014 Annual Library Report presented by Melissa Johanson, Lake Mills Public Library Director. The city council will approve an Authorization for Payment  for the City of Lake Mills share of the 2013 WWMPG STS Additions and Gross

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Man Shot Near Des Moines School

Police say a man has been shot near a Des Moines middle school. Police were called to the area near Callanan Middle School early Sunday. A spokesman says Ariante Williams was shot once in his side. Williams told police he didn’t know who shot him.

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Worth Supervisors Review Drainage Projects

The Worth County Board of Supervisors met Monday and discussed general road maintenance with the county engineer and looked at drainage district issues. The supervisors also looked into work that is completed in Drainage District 11 Lat. 67-35 and held Completon Hearing. The supervisors also looked at reports on the repairs to Drainage District 8 where work is ongoing

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Common Core Faces Opposition in Iowa

Iowa conservatives are continuing to fight the Common Core education standards, but it isn’t clear that the program will go away at the state level any time soon. The Common Core is a set of english and math standards that spell out what students should know and when. The standards have been attacked by conservatives,

Historic Iowa Constitution Now Online

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz and Interim State Librarian Barb Corson announced today the creation of a digitized replica of the Iowa Constitution. The digital version of the Iowa Constitution written in 1857 as well as a video from the digitization process can be viewed on the State Library of Iowa’s website at

Ft. Dodge Man Uses Closed Account on Car Down Payment

A 28-year-old Fort Dodge man faces robbery, fraud, theft and several other charges. Kearie Patterson is accused of writing more than $14,500 in fraudulent checks and robbing a man at gunpoint last month. Police say Patterson wrote a nearly $3,300 check from a closed account to make a down payment on a car.

Iowa Man Pleads Guilty in Harassment Case

An eastern Iowa man has pleaded guilty to charges in connection to threatening letters involving a major high school football program. The 44-year-old Daniel Stone of Solon pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree harassment and interference with official acts as part of plea deal. Stone was arrested in July after DNA evidence linked him to several

Four Plead Not Guilty in Des Moines ‘Flipping’ Case

A lawyer and three businessmen have pleaded not guilty to bank fraud charges in connection with an alleged homebuying scheme in the Des Moines area. Attorney Jason Springer, mortgage broker Jerod Hogan, real estate agent Rick Makohoniuk and business owner Patrick Steven were arraigned Friday in federal court in Des Moines. A fifth defendant, Nathan


Master Gardener Class Beginning September 16

Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach is offering a gardening class again this fall beginning on September 16! If you have an active interest in growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, shrubs, trees and lawns, then the Iowa State University Extension Master Gardener Program is for you!  Whether you are a long-term veteran of gardening or a