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CRESCO - The City Council approved the recommendations of tourism grants given by the advisory committee of Jan Carman, Bootie Kapler and Connie Ashley, on Monday, Oct. 19. Those organizations applying for grants included: ~ The log cabin at Beadle Park. The cabin is in need of $1,500 worth of...
CRESCO - On Saturday, Oct. 3, Tom Ryan received a Quilt of Valor. It was made by Anne Welker of Murray, Iowa and quilted by Becky Rodgers from Williamstown, Mo. The quilting was organized by Jeri Beem of Winterset, Iowa. Her husband, Rod, spoke with Ryan about his service.  He learned Ryan was in...
CRESCO - The area was in for a treat on Friday, Oct. 16, when one of the most beloved presidents in history visited the Cresco Opera House.  The program was sponsored by Cresco Public Library, and director Cynthia Kay introduced the 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by...
—Fund-raising quilt raffle to be held instead   CRESCO - After much consideration and with the most recent and continued recommendations to limit mass gatherings during the COVID 19 pandemic, the county veterans associations, made up of Cresco American Legion Posts #135 Legion Riders and VFW Post #...
The Republican Party of Howard County organized a Trump Train parade on Oct. 11 that covered the county. It was a come-and-go event that started at Howard County Fairgrounds. Riders then traveled to Protivin, Elma, Riceville, Lime Springs and back to Cresco. There were 200 UTVs, 100 cars and trucks...
CRESCO - Five local candidates for office came out for the “Early Vote Express” bus tour through Iowa on Monday, Oct. 12 at Beadle Park. Besides promoting voting early in the Nov. 3 election, the multi-stop, statewide bus tour invites area candidates to say a few words.  Laura Hubka, Chair of...
CRESCO - Park Director Bill Caffrey announced the East Park Bleacher Project is moving forward after coming to a stall this year of COVID. “Originally I was going to work on this about 6-8 months ago, but with the Covid issues etc., it got postponed.  Construction is scheduled to start soon, and I...
CRESCO - After a question-and-answer period and looking over qualifications, Cresco City Council members voted unanimously to appoint Richard McConnell to fill the vacancy for the at-large seat left when Steve McCarville resigned due to health reasons. McConnell gave a list of his skills, which...
ELMA - The Elma Community Complex Committee is excited to announce Joe and Kathy Whitinger have graciously pledged another $50,000 and Bruce and Callie Weigel have pledged an additional $25,000 in memory of Bill and Marlene Weigel. In addition, BRIDGE Organization donated another $10,000 and...
The old air packs for Lime Springs Fire Department were purchased in 2004 and typically have a 10-15 year life- span.  Chief Nathan Schwickerath stated, “They were becoming fairly unreliable, and we had purchased a number of used packs from other departments to replace packs that were deemed...

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