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Ernst, Grassley Want to Give Obama ‘Fast Track’ Authority

Ernst, Grassley Want to Give Obama ‘Fast Track’ Authority

Both of Iowa’s U.S. Senators are in favor of giving President Obama broad “fast track” authority to negotiate international trade deals, but Democrats in the Senate have blocked a vote the “trade promotion authority” bill. Senator Joni Ernst says Republicans and Democrats “have different constituencies” that have different opinions on this issue. The bill would


Belmond-Klemme School Board to Meet Tonight

The Belmond Klemme Community School Board will meet today at 7pm in the high school Library Media Center. The board will hear various reports from department heads in Maintenance, Transportation, Technology, Lunch Program, Activities, the Board Treasurer, and the principals. These are monthly reports from each department that keep the board informed about the district


New Charges Emerge Against Hughes

The Hancock County Attorney’s Office has issued additional charges against Norris Odell Hughes Jr. related to a shooting he was allegedly involved in last February. Hughes is accused of shooting a woman in the leg in rural Forest City. He was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. The felony conviction


Easton Pleads Guilty to Possession Charges

During a regular traffic stop investigation on February 11th, Forest City Police found evidence of Marijuana in the possession of Rashad Ali Easton. Police arrested and charged Easton with Possession which is a serious misdemeanor in Iowa. Easton pled guilty to the charge in Iowa District Court for Winnebago County. Judge Rosenbladt sentenced Easton to

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Dog Obedience Classes Forming in Britt

Those who would like their dog to understand basic commands like sit, stand, down, come and heel, should register for the NIACC Dog Training class at the Britt City Park beginning May 28 (this is  a week later than the NIACC Community Education Bulletin indicated.)  The class will meet for 6 weeks on Thursday nights from