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03/20/2019 - 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 school district to proficiency in two or more languages (one of which is English) by high school graduation. The award is new in Iowa. Governor Kim...
03/20/2019 - 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 electricity startled the 24 women sitting on the row of bleacher seats pulled out in the West Hancock...
03/19/2019 - 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 other states. The petition in equity filed in Polk County District Court alleges that one of...
03/19/2019 - 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 phenomenon known as areal flooding, a gradual pooling of water in lower-elevated areas, has caused flood...
03/13/2019 - 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 that decision? Officially, the policy is courthouse never closes, said Supervisor Jerry Tlach. However...
03/13/2019 - 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 need for a stormwater management plan.           ...
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