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Cresco - On Wednesday, June 10, Gov. Reynolds loosened more restrictions, which allowed pools to open on Friday, June 12. Manager Wendy Bohr acknowledged Cresco Fitness Center has been waiting for the day restrictions were lifted since the pool was closed in March. Hot tub On Friday, June 12, only...
Lime Springs - After the second half of the regular June 2 City Council meeting was postponed because of bad weather, it was reopened on Tuesday, June 9. Several individuals came forward with open forum requests. One couple was concerned with the number of cats and especially dogs in their...
LIME SPRINGS - Casey Sebastian, Lime Springs Public Works Director since 2012, officially resigned at the June 2 City Council meeting. He told council members, “I look forward to helping this community, but in a different capacity.”  He is going to work for Iowa Rural Water to help answer questions...
Cresco - The country is hurting right now. There have been peaceful protests and destructive rioting and looting ever since George Floyd was pronounced dead on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, after being restrained by four police officers. Most people have seen all or part of an eight minute, 46-...
HOWARD COUNTY - Everyone has been affected in some way by coronavirus (COVID-19). Many have felt the difference in the grocery store.  But there is a flip side to that coin. There are farmers out there, many of them from Howard County, who have had more than the usual amount of stress. One area is...
CRESCO - Sara Grimm has resigned as principal at Crestwood Elementary School. She will be the new principal at Hoover Elementary in Mason City. “It is very hard to leave Howard-Winneshiek. I have truly loved my time here. The preschool and elementary teachers here are incredible! They are so...
CRESCO - Police Chief Tim Ruroden reported sometime over Saturday night, May 23, vandals used black spray paint to write letters and symbols on North Elm businesses from the alley. Some of the businesses with damage include Outdoors & More, Cresco Bicycles, Scene Shop, The Hair Co. and Angie’s...
CRESCO - Each month the Northeast Iowa Food Bank from Waterloo has a truck filled with food come to Crestwood’s K-8 elementary to distribute food to anyone who needs it. Elaine Brookins noted there are as many as 36 volunteers who show up on the first Saturday of the month, but with the coronavirus...
CRESCO - Governor Kim Reynolds has been telling Iowans at her daily press conferences that she was waiting to slowly turn the dial, i.e. allow businesses to slowly open up. She kept her word. On April 27, she allowed businesses to open on May 1 in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties, including Howard,...
HOWARD COUNTY - The primary election is still taking place on June 2, 2020.  Local, state and federal seats up for election, and those who turned in their papers include: • Howard County Sheriff ~Tim Beckman – Republican ~ Adam Hanson – Democrat • County Auditor ~ Julie Chapman – D • County Board...

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