News articles

Harvest Soybeans 1

Bean Yields are Up According to Farmers

Bean Yields are Up According to Farmers

The latest U-S-D-A crop report shows five percent of corn and seven percent of soybeans have been harvested, while some farmers have been kept out of the fields by wet weather. Iowa State University Extension Crops Specialist, Joel DeJong says early farmers into the fields in northwest Iowa are finding higher than expected yields in


Thompson Promoted to Plant Manager for Winnebago Lake Mills

Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced the promotion of Dave Thompson to the position of plant manager for the Lake Mills Assembly Facility (LMAF). In his new position, Thompson is responsible for managing and directing production within the facility, which primarily focuses on the production of Travato® and Era® Winnebago Touring Coach™ Class B motorhomes. Thompson is


Aguirre Pleads Guilty to Theft

Alexander Aguirre of Forest City pled guilty to two counts of Burglary in the Third Degree. The charges are aggravated misdemeanors in the state of Iowa. The charges stem from an investigation by the Forest City Police Department conducted on May 18, 2015. Judge Davenport of the Iowa District Court in Winnebago County ordered Aguirre

Thorland - Stensrud & Foley Photo

WCTA Elects New Board Members

The Winnebago County Telecom Association held their annual organizational meeting and held elections for various posts on the board. Three Directors were elected to the WCTA Board. Larry Foley (above – right) of Kensett, Mike Stensrud (above – left) of Lake Mills, and Stephen Thorland (above – center) of Thompson were elected to the WCTA Board. The other board

Grassley and Hatch

Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

A bipartisan group of senators led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin today is introducing comprehensive legislation aimed at recalibrating prison sentences for certain drug offenders, targeting violent criminals, and granting judges greater discretion at sentencing for lower-level drug crimes. The package also seeks to curb recidivism by

watercolors 2

​Des Moines Arts Festival Opens Artist Applications for the 2016 Event

The Des Moines Arts Festival began accepting artist applications on Friday, October 2 for the award-winning three-day festival to be held June 24-26, 2016 in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park. The outdoor Festival of arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to downtown Des Moines. The Festival is dedicated to the


Additional Trap Shooting Dates Scheduled

The Winnebago County Conservation Board has scheduled four additional public shooting dates for this fall at the Florence Trap Shooting Range. The range will be open for public shooting on the following upcoming dates: Sunday, October 4th, 2:00-4:00 PM Wednesday, October 7th, 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday, October 11th, 2:00-4:00 PM. All dates are weather permitting. The

Siren Lights

Area Schools Issued a Possible Copy Cat Shooter Threat

With the shooting event that took place at an Oregon community college recently, area schools were put on alert as to the possibility of a copy cat shooter. According to sources, information was shared with the Forest City Community School District administration regarding a potential open source threat suggesting a copy cat school shooting as in Oregon that