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09/13/2017 - 10:18am
In August, the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors, acting in their drainage trustee capacity, opted not to pay a $240 attorney bill, which was sent to a joint Pocahontas-Calhoun drainage district. The bill stemmed from a consultation between a Calhoun County landowner and the Pocahontas County drainage attorney, Jim Hudson. Calhoun County supervisors said they weren’t sure the drainage...
09/13/2017 - 10:17am
While Iowa COBRA rules limit employers to extending health insurance benefits to dependents of employees killed in the line of duty to 36 months following the death, Rockwell City officials are sticking with their plan to offer those benefits for five years. A 2014 city resolution established the five-year health insurance extension, following the...
09/13/2017 - 10:16am
When it comes to defining Lohrville, city residents know who they are. “We’re known for our generous volunteers, whenever there’s a project of sorts,” Joe Berger said. “Whenever we do things for the future, there’s always plenty of help.” Ron Christianson built on that idea at a meeting Thursday night to...
09/13/2017 - 10:16am
Lake City Councilman Tony Snyder got an invitation last week he just couldn’t turn down. “(City Administrator) Eric (Wood) called and said, ‘Hey, what are you doing?’’ Snyder said, recalling the conversation he and Wood had Aug. 31. Wood suggested Snyder swing by the Lake City Fire Station and grab a hazardous...
09/13/2017 - 10:13am
In a dimly light room at the Rockwell City United Methodist Church one afternoon last week, Calhoun County REC’s Keaton Hildreth captured the attention of a group of second-grade students. Wearing a hard hat and gloves, Hildreth showed the South Central Calhoun Elementary School students exactly what could happen if they created a link...
09/13/2017 - 9:25am
A team of Lake City cooks took first place at the annual Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cookoff in Lake City Sunday. Paul Bixenstine, Jason Bixenstine, Mark Hungate, Maria Bixenstine and Barb and Dennis Hedin comprised Knooper Chili, which won this year’s trophy. Jason Bixenstine said the secret to the award-winning recipe was hard work. Second...
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