The Forest City Council passed all three readings of an ordinance to increase electric rates within the community. Forest City Mayor Byron Ruiter explained why the increase is necessary and how much the rate increase will be. Because the council passed the readings on Monday night, the rates will become effective this summer.
Forest City Community Schools Superintendent Darwin Lehmann and Forest City School Board President Bruce Mielke recently met with Forest City Economic Development and the Forest City Council to partner with creating ways to continue funding and addressing the ongoing need of daycare in the community. Lehmann told KIOW News that the outcome from these meetings […]
The Iowa House has overwhelmingly passed a plan to provide extra state money to about 40 percent of Iowa school districts to help cover transportation costs. Some area rural districts spend nearly $1,000 a year to bus students to school. West Hancock Community Schools spend over $1,110 per pupil, per year. The North Iowa Community […]
Spring is still several weeks away, but the National Weather Service has released its first look at potential flooding. Senior hydrologist Jeff Zogg says there appear to be few worries right now. There was very little snow on the ground until just recently, and he says that is one of the things they take into […]
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds spoke with reporters regarding several issues. Among them, mental health, school safety, and an unexpected alarm that sounded in the statehouse during the news conference.
Many schools and businesses are closed in the area, not because of the Presidents’ Day holiday but due to the wintry weather. Two rounds of freezing rain are expected over the next 24 hours that’ll coat a wide section of Iowa in a layer of ice. Meteorologist Alex Krull, at the National Weather Service, says […]
Winter Storm Advisories are issued when forecasters are confident that there will be significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice associated with the forecasted storm. Coupled with high winds, travel could become extremely dangerous if not impossible. If someone has to travel, they should first check on the latest road conditions by calling 511 or […]
A state Senate bill under consideration would scale back energy efficiency programs offered by utility companies such as home energy audits, benefits for home lighting upgrades and the rebates Iowans receive to install smart thermostats or energy-saving appliances. Katie Rock, policy associate with the Center for Rural Affairs, said an estimated 20,000 jobs in Iowa are […]
With the deer hunting season ending and many hunters bringing home bucks with antlers, there may be some who don’t know how to measure them. The Winnebago County Conservation Board will be hosting a free Deer Antler Measuring Workshop this morning. It will take place in the multi-purpose room at the Forest City YMCA, 916 […]