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The Hancock County Board to Meet Monday

The Hancock County Board to Meet Monday

On Monday, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors will discuss an amendment #1 for the Planning Grant Agreement with Iowa Homeland Security and the Emergency management Department. The supervisors will discuss enterin into the agreement with Iowa Homeland Security. Other topics in the agenda include hearing from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources T. J.


Iowa teen dies at Nebraska hospital following crash

A Glenwood teenager has died after losing control of his pickup in southwest Iowa. Seventeen-year-old Tanner Porter died Thursday night after the 8:15 p.m. crash on a county road. The Iowa State Patrol says the teen, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he died. Investigators say

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Police find man fatally stabbed in Davenport lot

Police in eastern Iowa are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in the parking lot of a Davenport strip club. The Davenport police were called early Saturday morning to The Chorus Line, where they discovered the gravely wounded man. Police have not yet identified the victim pending notification of his family. Police say he


Officials report fish kill in Iowa City

Officials say hundreds of dead fish will need to be removed from two ponds in an Iowa City neighborhood. The fish were recently discovered in two ponds in the Idyllwild neighborhood. Kurt Kimmerling, president of the neighborhood’s homeowners association, says he sent an email to residents on Friday to notify them of the situation. Kimmerling

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State seeks hold on Des Moines fishing restriction

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has asked Des Moines officials to delay any measures to restrict fishing on the Des Moines river downtown. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the request followed plans for the city’s Parks and Recreation board to vote next week on a proposal that would limit where people can

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Iowa lawmakers wrangle with human trafficking bill

While the Obama Administration establishes national efforts to expand research and increase awareness on child sexual exploitation, lawmakers in Iowa are taking action to crack down on sex trafficking involving minors across the state. Legislation on the topic has won unanimous support in both chambers. Most recently, a measure that Representative Greg Heartsill, a Republican

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Sunday Conversation with Senator Charles Grassley

Q:        What is the Library of Congress? A:        Known as the nation’s library, the Library of Congress is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  It serves as the primary research arm of Congress.  Home to 36 million books and more than 121 million maps, films, audio and video recordings, photographs and other treasures of

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Outdoor Notes

Officers with the Iowa DNR will officially score new or old white tailed deer antlers in the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, from 1-3 p.m., on March 22, as part of an Antlers and Aging workshop. There is no charge for the program but registration is required. Call 641-423-5309 to register. Some urban

Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s “Take It Outside” art contest

Iowa Kids “Take It Outside” with IDNR Art Contest

More than 1,800 Iowa K-12 students participated in this year’s Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s “Take It Outside” art contest. Entries featured children enjoying their favorite natural places in Iowa – from prairies and forests to lakes and streams. From hiking, fishing, hunting, reading under a tree to bird watching, lying in the grass, and

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Britt Passes the Fiscal 2014-15 Budget

The City Council of Britt has taken the last step in approving the fiscal year 2014-15 budget. They held a public hearing on the budget on March 3rd, but no one stepped forward to voice their concern. Afterwards, the council and mayor went ahead with the final approval. The city will pay out nearly $2.2