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07/18/2017 - 1:39pm
A Twin Lakes leaseholder is in violation of lease terms for a strip of county land he uses to house a dock, the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors learned July 10. Ted George has held the lease for the land on the lake’s south side since 2006. The property was once private held, then state land, then state officials turned it over to Calhoun County. In 2006, George approached the Board of...
07/11/2017 - 2:36pm
A Manson-based gas and diesel retailer has added a way for customers to give back to law enforcement officers in Calhoun County. Star Energy FS unveiled its “Help Fuel the Thin Blue Line” campaign this month, a fuel credit card that donates 3 cents per gallon of fuel purchased to the Calhoun County Peace Officers Association. “We...
07/11/2017 - 2:33pm
While Rockwell City officials await the news about the city’s Main Street Iowa application, the city council took steps to convert three downtown buildings from storage into shops. Mayor Phil Heinlen said he spoke with James Casey, who owns the buildings, and negotiated on the price to purchase the buildings, which are mostly used for...
07/11/2017 - 2:32pm
Heidi Hammen likes working with sheep. “They’re kind of easy to work with,” Hammen said Friday before the sheep show. But the heifer she raised is even easier to show, she said. Hammen talked as she used a blower to dry her sheep. “We just washed them,” she said. “We’ll check to make sure the wool is...
07/11/2017 - 2:31pm
Fifteen years ago, the Rockwell City Fire Department received one of the first Homeland Security grants to purchase equipment to help firefighters breathe in burning buildings. As parts of that equipment expire this year, the department turned back to the federal agency to ask for help again buying equipment. The department learned last month its...
07/11/2017 - 2:22pm
A 9-year 4-H member and Manson Northwest Webster High School graduate was crowned the 2017 Calhoun County Fair Queen Wednesday night in Rockwell City. Liz Stange, of Rockwell City, was named the queen in a small field of just three contestants this year. Kelsi Carlson of Lake City, a 2017 South Central Calhoun High School graduate, was runner-up,...
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