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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 1:00am
            On Nov. 6, the City of Britt city council approved Mark Anderson to fill the role of chief of police for the Britt Police Department.            ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 1:00am
KANAWHA - In 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent on the Western front in Europe. It was hoped, that with the signing of the Armistice a century ago, World War I would be “the war to end all wars....
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 1:00am
            If the essence of the 2018 West Hancock football team could be distilled down into a single game, the Class A Semifinals against Hudson at the UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls on Friday would almost fit the bill....
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 2:03pm
GARNER – Nellie M. Bird, 96, of Garner passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at the United Methodist Church in Garner with Rev. Paul Evans officiating...
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:46pm
A funeral Mass for William I Hanig was held on Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wesley. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wesley.   William I. Hanig was born Jan. 28, 1938 in Wesley.   e married Karen (...
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:38pm
Sharon Louise (Peck) Trask, 77, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, formerly of Crystal Lake, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. A celebration of life service was held on Nov. 11, 2018, at the Car- olina Memorial Funeral Home...
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:37pm
Hancock County once again sided with the GOP in the Nov. 6 mid-term elections. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will canvass the election on Tuesday. The following are unofficial results from the 2018 General Election (an asterisk* indicates...
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 3:31pm
The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by Garner area churches, will be held Thursday, Nov. 22. This year, the dinner will be held at the United Methodist Church, 885 Maben, Garner. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy,...
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 3:18pm
  Luke Evans is the new Marketing Consultant for The Leader and the Buffalo Center Tribune. He joined the Mid-America Publishing Company family on Oct. 29. A graduate of Kingsley-Pearson High School, Evans attended Morningside College in Sioux...
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:50pm
              It’s been approximately five years since the Hancock County Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention, ASAP for short, has embarked on its mission to help keep dangerous...
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:35pm
            West Hancock seems to improve each week as they advanced another step towards a state championship on Friday. The Eagles visited Akron-Westfield located in Akron for the quarterfinals of the Class A Playoffs...
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:03am
Former Garner resident Dr. Lowell Benjamin Johnson, DVM, 90, of Urbandale, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at Deerfield Retirement Community. Dr. Johnson was a partner in a mixed animal veterinary practice at Garner. A celebration of...
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:35pm
GARNER – Congressman Steve King had sharp words for his critics during a brief campaign stop at Garner on Friday. King, a Republican, seeks a ninth term in the House of Representatives. He faces a challenge from Democrat J.D. Scholten for Iowa...
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:19pm
Mildred “Millie” Kopecky Thomsen, 94, of Clear Lake, died Thursday (November 1, 2018) at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 am Monday (November 5, 2018) at the United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave N, Clear Lake, with...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:08pm
  GARNER – Governor Kim Reynolds (R) rallied supporters to “Keep Iowa Moving” during a campaign stop at Garner, Sunday. Reynolds is seeking election to her first term in office. She faces opposition in the Nov. 6 election from...
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