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Drainage District Issues Face Worth Supervisors Monday

The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet Monday morning beginning at 9 am to discuss drainage issues and verify election results from last Tuesday. The meeting will take place at the Worth County Courthouse. The board will first hear about road maintenance from the County Engineer. He will talk about repair issues with gravel

Hancock County Supervisors to Consider Drainage Issues

The Hancock County Supervisors will meet Monday at 9am to consider a data usage agreement with Tyler Technologies. The agreement s one of many for the county to review this year. This will be followed by Tim Tusha, the newly appointed representative of the Iowa Governmental Health Care Program, who will discuss with the board the employee benefit

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Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley on Flag Day

  Q:        Why celebrate Flag Day? A:        Flag Day observes the anniversary of the adoption of the “Stars and Stripes” on June 14, 1777, as the national flag of the United States of America.  The alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies.  The white stars reflected the “new constellation” as observed by

Grass Clipping Issues Persist in Belmond

As if all of the announcements and warnings weren’t enough, now city officials in Belmond are running across persistent individuals who drive to the grass and lawn dump site in Belmond before the location opens for drop offs at 4pm. Officials with the city council are now wrangling with the issues because the sewage treatment

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Thompson City Council to Meet Monday

The Thompson City Council will meet on Monday to discuss fencing and property issues. They will hear from Raymond Burkhart and Allen Hagerson on the matters. They will also discuss ICAP insurance matters. Other topics for the council to review will be the nuisance issues involving tall grass, houses and buildings, along with dangerous and


Kanawha Relay for Life Tonight (Audio)

Relay for Life events are happening all over the area this weekend and next. One of those events is the Kanawha Relay for Life. KIOW’s Roger Tveeden reports on the dinner like setting for the event: All Relay for Life events are put together in hopes of fighting cancer. Kanawha’s has been very successful over


Periodical Cicadas Emerging in Iowa

Periodical cicadas are emerging in the woods of Iowa after living underground as nymphs for 17 years. These red-eyed periodical cicadas occur in the southeastern half of Iowa, and in Missouri and Illinois with other broods occurring at different times throughout the country. The best place to find them is in native woodlands. They are