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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:54pm
CORWITH - Catherine Devine, 92, of Corwith passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. A Mass of Christian Burial for Catherine Devine will be  Friday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:32am
By Rebecca Peter As graduation nears, nine members of the Class of 2019 will be the first graduates from Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to have earned the Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diplomas. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:51am
 2017-2018 was a devastating end for the West Hancock girls’ basketball team.   Falling short of a State Tournament berth, the loss fueled the Eagles who built themselves up to be an even stronger force for 2018-2019.  “It...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:46am
            Rapid, metallic clicking tore through the airwaves as Jessica Tierney pressed down the button of the stun gun.             The sparks created from the...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:37pm
CLEAR LAKE – Milford “Mick” Knutson, 91, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 120 1st...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:23am
DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit Monday to shut down an alleged puppy-laundering ring, including dissolving two “pet rescue” non-profits accused of exporting designer dogs from Iowa to pet shops in...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:06am
            Conditions in Hancock County became dangerous as rain fell over a three-day period, causing to melt the snow across the landscape.             The...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:40am
GARNER – The weekend blizzard that swept through Iowa two weeks ago had Hancock County supervisors and elected officials pondering the question, when would it be appropriate to close the courthouse due to severe weather, and who would make...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:20am
CLEAR LAKE – Maynard C. Beyer, 91, of Clear Lake, formerly of Garner, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Boniface...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:16am
GARNER – C. Burke Haberkamp, 89, of Garner passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, March 18, at the Garner United Methodist Church with Rev...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:07am
  Britt City Council met on March 5 for the first regularly scheduled meeting of the month.             Wes Brown, civil engineer for Bolton & Menk, met with the council to discuss the...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:04am
Spring may seem like a distant dream but spring sports are already here for some.             The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura track and field boys traveled to Cedar Rapids on March 5 to participate...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:58am
GARNER – Drainage law, ag-gag laws, and public safety were among the topics covered by State Senator Dennis Guth and State Representative Terry Baxter during a legislative forum at Garner, Friday, March 8. The forum was hosted by Hancock...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:50am
BRITT – State Representative Terry Baxter and State Senator Dennis Guth addressed approximately 20 Britt residents in attendance at the Municipal Building on some of their work this past legislative session.      ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:20am
KLEMME – Following a public hearing on March 4, Klemme City Council approved the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year as published. The budget will go into effect July 1. The property tax rate per $1,000 valuation remains the same for the next...
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