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07/21/2017 - 3:47pm
            Kent Keith Blank, 55, of Henry, died at 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.             Visitation was Thursday July 20, 4-7 p.m. at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 513 Carroll St., Henry, Illinois. Funeral services were Friday, 10:30 a.m. at the memorial home...
07/18/2017 - 2:11pm
BRITT – Two young ladies – Anastasia Nannenga and Jade Oberhelman - are candidates for the title of Hancock County Fair Queen and the opportunity to represent the county at the 2017 Iowa State Fair next month. The Hancock County Fair Queen Pageant will be held 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at the fairgrounds at Britt. Anastasia Nannenga...
07/18/2017 - 2:02pm
Britt will face challenges when RAGBRAI bicyclists cruise through town on Tuesday. That same day will be the start of the Hancock County fair.  “All of our roads you’ll have to cross [the route] one way or another to get to the fairgrounds,” RAGBRAI committee member Todd Hammer said. Traffic control will be set up in the...
07/18/2017 - 1:48pm
The Garner RAGBRAI committee has been working to ensure a safe, enjoyable stop for RAGBRAI riders and their support teams. Here’s what riders can expect at Garner – the “Truck Tire Service Capital of the World.” •Entertainment at Central Park - The word is out that “Elvis” will make a return appearance to...
07/18/2017 - 1:12pm
            Children of Hancock County experienced a taste of the fair on July 11 with the Bucket Bottle Calf and Sheep workshops at the fairgrounds held by the Hancock County Extension and Outreach.             In session one, inexperienced children learned the...
07/18/2017 - 12:45pm
\KLEMME – The group of about 35 Klemme area producers gathered for a storm damage meeting at the Hancock County Extension Service on Friday, July 15 looked grim. The group was there to find out what options are available in the aftermath of a storm that brought golf-ball sized hail and wind during the early hours of Monday, July 10. Most who...
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