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08/20/2019 - 2:45pm
KLEMME - Josh (JJ) Wise of rural Klemme, was awarded the title ‘Iowa State Champion Auctioneer’ on Tuesday, August 13 at the Iowa Auctioneers Association competition. The event was held at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Wise, 34, is a long-time member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association  (IAA). He participates in nearly 300 auctions a year. He currently owns and operates JJ Wise...
08/13/2019 - 1:40pm
BRITT – The best of the best 4-H and FFA livestock projects in beef, goat, lamb and swine competed at the All Iowa Showdown on Sunday, Aug. 4. The event was held at the Hancock County fairgrounds in Britt. The statewide Showdown is in its third year of existence. This was the first year for Hancock County to serve as host. There are nine...
08/13/2019 - 12:52pm
            BRITT - Three hobos sit outside of the boxcar in the Britt Hobo Jungle on Saturday.             They eventually form into a circle with one sitting on a bench to pass around a black jug from which they drink.        ...
08/13/2019 - 11:13am
            Since it’s installation in 1991, the Boxcar at the Hobo Jungle in Britt has served as part of the Sinner’s Camp.             A place for the rougher types and the active hobos and tramps to sleep and hangout during the National Hobo...
08/13/2019 - 10:58am
       BRITT -  It was one of the usual suspects and one of the newcomers elected for the Britt Hobo King and Queen coronation at the City Park Gazebo in Britt on Saturday.             Slim Tim and Flux were the hobos to be honored by the Hobo Days crowd with their...
08/07/2019 - 10:17am
GARNER – Hancock County supervisors continued a completion hearing for a cleanout of the main open ditch of Drainage District #130 to 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19. The issue is difference between the original engineering fee estimates and a later figure. The original estimate on engineering administrative costs and fees for the project was about...
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