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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:13pm
BRITT - Chester “Chet” Eisenman, Jr., 79, of Britt died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday at First Lutheran Church in Britt with the...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:57am
MASON CITY – A project to replace the bridge over the East Branch of the Iowa River on U.S. 69 approximately 4 miles north of U.S. 18 in Hancock County will require closing the roadway to traffic from 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, until Sept. 3,...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:19pm
The Leader was the recipient of two awards for advertising at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Convention and Trade Show held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in Des Moines. The Leader won 1st place in Class II Weekly newspapers for Best Ad or Campaign...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:21am
            West Hancock Boys’ basketball played Nashua-Plainfield at home on Feb. 6 as part of the Top of Iowa Crossover series.             The Eagles and...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:14am
            No. 5 West Hancock girls’ basketball slugged it out with West Fork on Feb. 6 in the Top of Iowa Conference Crossover game in Britt.            ...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:22pm
West Hancock wrestling sent four to Districts in Manson on Saturday.             Tate and Hunter Hagen qualified for the state tournament.          ...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:41pm
            Anyone who likes roller coaster rides would have really enjoyed watching the GHV boys’ basketball team last week. The Cards experienced several periods of highs and lows in their final two games of the...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:38pm
            In spite of playing some of their best basketball of the season, the GHV girls finished their year with two losses. On Tuesday, the Cardinals hosted Newman Catholic in a TIC crossover contest before...
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:37pm
            In his first season wearing a Cardinal wrestling uniform, GHV sophomore Jared Shaw placed his name into the Cardinal record books by earning a trip to the State Wrestling Meet. After winning the 152-pound...
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:34am
CEDAR FALLS – David Lee Pals, 85, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of Belmond, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at his home. Services will be  Saturday, Feb. 10 at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls with burial in Belmond Cemetery,...
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:45am
GARNER – Gary R. Clement, 70, of Garner died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City as a result of complications of a brain bleed. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12 at Zion...
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:41am
GARNER – Deacon Dennis E. Popowski, 68, of Garner died peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 P.M., Sunday, Feb. 11...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 8:14pm
William “Bill” Haan, 78, of Klemme died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, Feb. 12 at the United Methodist Church in Garner with Rev...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:10pm
            West Hancock girls took on three opponents this week. The Eagles took care of Belmond-Klemme 61-13 on the road and beat West-Bend Mallard 74-30 on senior night in Britt.       ...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:55pm
            West Hancock boys’ basketball had a full slate playing four games two away and two home.             The Eagles split the week with two wins and...
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