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Crop Report Shows Five Suitable Days of Fieldwork Last Week

Crop Report Shows Five Suitable Days of Fieldwork Last Week

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Harvest is nearing completion with 92 percent of corn and 98 percent of soybeans harvested.  Unfortunately, the snow and bitter cold weather creates

Fire Destroys Motorcycles at Iowa Dealership

More than a dozen motorcycles have been destroyed in a fire at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Mason City. Business owner Steve Minert says the Monday morning fire damaged a service support building and up to 20 motorcycles. It did not affect the business’ two main showrooms. No one was in the service support building at


Forest City Council to Hear Commission Reports Tonight

The Forest City Council will meet tonight at the Forest City Hall to approve the minutes from various boards and committees such as the Historic Preservation Commission, Airport Commission, Downtown Revitalization Façade Project, and the Parks and Recreation Board. The council will receive and disburse donations in the amount of $700 from various donors for


Belmond City Council to Meet Tonight

The Belmond City Council will meet tonight at the Belmond City Hall to discuss employee health insurance. Topics of discussion include the policy renewal from January to December of 2015, the amount of employee contribution to a family policy, and the continuation of self-funded plans with Employee Benefit Systems. The council will also review and approve

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Hancock Soil and Water to Meet Tuesday

The Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at 8am. the agenda includes approval of state cost share certifications, vouchers, bills, conservation plans, and other miscellaneous items. The meeting will take place in the USDA Office in Garner.


Special Housing Program Coming to Forest City

If one were to ask the officials at the Forest City Hall how the housing market is, they will confirm what is largely known by industries around town. There is a housing crunch in Forest City, especially for those on the lower income scale. Beginning Tuesday, some of that pressure may get relieved, albeit to


Winter Weather Advisory in Place for the Area

The National Weather Service has placed the following counties under a Winter Weather Advisory: EMMET, KOSSUTH, WINNEBAGO, WORTH, PALO ALTO, HANCOCK, CERRO GORDO, POCAHONTAS, HUMBOLDT, WRIGHT, FRANKLIN. The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from now until 6pm tonight. A strong artic cold front and increasing northwest winds will affect the area from early Monday morning through

Northwood Aquatic Center Lost Money in 2014

Northwood officials are concerned over a lack of patrons coming to the pools this past summer. According to reports, the aquatic center in Northwood lost an estimated $57,000. Officials say that receipts for the year totaled $30,600 which was the lowest since 2000. A number of factors played into the losses this year including weather