The Forest City Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Valentine’s party at the Civic Auditorium on Feb. 11.
In a Jan. 30 preliminary discussion on the fiscal 2023-24 budget with City Administrator and Clerk Daisy Huffman, Forest City council members heard that, unlike last year, the city’s property tax levy will likely need to be increased.
Lee Vandyke Carter of Thompson plead guilty to “Assault – Causing Serious Injury,” a Class D Felony, stemming from an incident in the Winnebago County Jail on Nov. 5, 2022. Carter was sentenced to five years in prison, and ordered to pay a $1,025.00 fine, plus applicable surcharges, and cour…
The University of Northern Iowa is rolling out the purple carpet to celebrate an upcoming episode of “The College Tour," which is featured on Amazon Prime. Micaiah Krutsinger of Forest City is one of 10 UNI students featured in the episode.
On Jan. 31, Winnebago and Adventure Wagon announced their collaboration on a limited edition van that combines the renowned craftsmanship and innovation of both companies to create the “ultimate adventure vehicle.”
Nearly two years ago, I requested an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General into EcoHealth Alliance. It is the shady organization that funneled taxpayer money into China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct risky research on coronaviruses.
The Winnebago County Conservation Board will be hosting the Thorpe Park Ice-Fishing Contest on Lake Catherine from 10 a.m. until noon on Feb. 18. Thorpe Park is located at 34496 110th Avenue, five miles west of Forest City.
Forest City’s 1917 Central School built for around $85,000 was being stretched in the 1950's. It seems the end of WWII in 1945 brought about a season of "love" and it was showing up on the front steps of our local schools in the 1950's. In 1953, the school added a north addition to the 1917 …
A Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of second-degree sex abuse in Winnebago County District Court on Tuesday.
Longtime music-festival host Heritage Park, the city of Forest City, and communities across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota received welcome news that three days of country music is returning to Forest City Memorial Day weekend.
After roughly two years of updating and construction, Little Angel’s Child Care and Preschool owners Katie and Carl Douglas opened their third location on the northern edge of Forest City in October.
On Jan. 23, Hancock County supervisors unanimously approved a compensation agreement finalizing outgoing County Attorney Blake Norman’s recommendation to appoint Winnebago County Attorney Kelsey Beenken as temporary county attorney.
In a Jan. 24 special meeting, the Forest City Library Board and City Council agreed to commence planning for a likely partnership with the Waldorf University Luise V. Hanson Library. It is for future joint libraries there.
Winnebago, the flagship brand of outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer Winnebago Industries, revealed a fully-operational prototype of its all-electric, zero-emission RV at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Florida, on Jan. 18-22.
Do you enjoy watching eagles, butterflies, and cranes? Do you also enjoy hearing frogs and songbirds? If so, you should consider contributing to the Fish and Wildlife Fund (also known as the “Chickadee Checkoff”) on this year’s Iowa state tax return. It’s an easy way for us all to help out o…
Residents and staff at Westview Care Center in Britt were recently treated to law and drug enforcement demonstrations by Forest City Police Officer Tyler Harmon and K9 Officer Kovu, his canine partner since 2018 and family pet/companion in his “off-duty” hours.
On Jan. 21, Winnebago County ISU Extension and Outreach once again partnered with Forest City Family YMCA to revive a long-running tradition of social fun and recreation for families countywide. It was the first time the event had been held since before the pandemic in 2019.
The saying “déjà vu all over again” is attributed to baseball legend Yogi Berra. Frankly that is what I think we are observing right now with Gov. Kim Reynolds’ third attempt in three years to get large-scale public funding for private schools. Previous proposals failed to pass the Iowa Legi…
On Monday, Jan. 9, State Rep. Henry Stone (R-Forest City) was sworn in to the Iowa House of Representatives on the first day of the 90th General Assembly.
On Jan. 16, the Forest City council accepted the resignation letter of Chad Reece from the Parks and Recreation Board he served for 25 years, the last 12 years as board chair.
Street Superintendent Andrew Faber said Forest City continues to be in a holding pattern regarding the short and long-term future of its recycling program.
On the night of Jan. 17, the newly created Iowa House Education Reform Committee held a public hearing at the State Capitol in Des Moines.
The Forest City Education Foundation will host its annual basketball tailgate fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the Forest City High School cafeteria. The tailgate dinner will be served prior to the Forest City Indians’ varsity basketball games against the Lake Mills Bulldogs.
FOREST CITY – Nathan Lopez of Charles City, Christian Dunning of Clear Lake and Kellen Moore of Forest City all claimed individual titles on Jan. 7 at the Forest City Invitational.
The Waldorf University wrestling program will host the Battle at Boman II against Iowa Wesleyan University at 6:30 p.m. on Jan 25 at the Boman Fine Arts Center in Forest City.