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02/20/2019 - 11:48am
  The Leader was the recipient of awards for feature story writing and advertising at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Convention and Trade Show, held Feb. 7-8 in Des Moines. Curran McLaughlin, regional editor, won first place in Class II weekly for his feature story, “Finding Darrel Ray: Hobo king reconnects with his family after 30 years.” The story, which ran in the Aug...
02/12/2019 - 2:32pm
FOREST CITY – A new non-profit organization to assist families of those who have lost their lives in service to their country has joined forces with a local music festival. Families of the Fallen, Inc. is the idea of Andy Klein. Klein, a veteran and a deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, serves as president of the...
02/11/2019 - 4:04pm
  KLEMME – The Klemme City Council gave the okay to proceed with a downtown beautification project at Klemme. Sherry Manus and Daryl Krieger, employees of A&I Products, said company employees would like to restore the downtown flower boxes as community service. The work on the boxes will be done this winter. The project will...
02/11/2019 - 3:57pm
              Britt City Council met for its’ first regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 5 in city hall.             The council welcomed Senior Urban Planner Rose Brown of Bolton & Menk who presented plans to help the city...
02/11/2019 - 1:00am
              BRITT - Monday the community members of Britt gathered in the West Hancock High School to observe Veteran’s Day.             The school hosted the program, which was put together by the American Legion and VFW in...
02/05/2019 - 11:51am
GOODELL – The month-long partial federal government shut down has slowed the timetable for the wastewater treatment plant project at Goodell. The Goodell City Council was briefed on the project’s status at its January 14 meeting. In July the project was approved for a $2.5 million Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant from USDA Rural...
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