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UPDATE: Webster City Wrestling Coaches Break Into Home, Assault Coaches Wife and Homeowner

UPDATE: Webster City Wrestling Coaches Break Into Home, Assault Coaches Wife and Homeowner

It has now been learned who the victims were  when two wrestling coaches for a central Iowa high school broke into a home and attacked the owner. One of the victims was the wife of Ted Larson who is Linda Larsen. She received lacerations to the head while the male homeowner was also attacked and

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Mason City Staff Answer Letters to Santa

For 30 years, members of the Mason City Recreation Department have been answering letters sent to Santa Claus. Staffers say they’re still surprised by some of the requests from children. One boy wrote that he wants a blue dinosaur, snowflakes and some cake for Christmas. Another boy says he just wants a puppy. Other requests

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Lake Mills Elementary Concert Tonight

Last year, Molly Holtan and the students of the Lake Mills Elementary School wowed the audience with their renditions of great Christmas carols. This year Ms. Holtan returns  with her students from K-Preparatory through fifth grades to sing and perform for all audience ages. The concert will be held in the high school gymnasium beginning


Belmond City Council to Discuss Emergency Management

The Belmond City Council will meet tonight at 7pm to first hear from the Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Amy McDaniel on issues related to the city. They will also entertain committee and staff reports from the city. The council will give final confirmation to previous meeting minutes, payment of bills, the November Financial Report, and the


Forest City Council to Discuss Resurfacing and Traffic Issues

The Forest City Council will meet on Monday to accept reports and minutes from various committees. Other business to give final approval to are invoices from ongoing or completed construction on the Overhead to Underground construction project, the downtown façade project, the Emergency Services Center, and the asphalt overlay project. the total estimated payout to

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Worth County Board to Discuss Pipelines

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday at 9am to review the Worth County Development Agency’s acceptance of a Grant for Pipeline through the Black Hills Energy Line Extension Reimbursement Agreement. The board will also hear from the County Engineer general road matters as well as road maintenance. Even with winter having

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Counties Sign Up Now to Evaluate Animal Confinement Sites

Counties interested in evaluating proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt and submit a construction evaluation resolution to the DNR between Jan. 1 and 31. About 87 counties pass a resolution each year, which allows them to review construction permit applications required for larger totally roofed animal feeding operations (confinements). The Master Matrix development, submittal and


Cresco Man Arrested, Accused of Threatening Hunters

A rural Cresco man has been charged with two felonies after law enforcement officials say he threatened hunters near his property. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 61-year-old Ralph Leroy Flugge was charged Friday with two counts of threats of terrorism against hunters. He has been released on $5,000 bond. A message left at

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Lake Mills to Hold Concert this Afternoon

Today the Lake Mills Community School District Music Department will present their 7th through 12th grade annual free Christmas Concert. The performance is at 2pm in the Lake Mills High School Gymnasium. Some of the pieces the students include “Bright Star Shining”, “Sliegh Ride” and the “Celtic Bell Carol”. The concert is not limited to vocal