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  CRESCO - There was a flurry of activity in the first half of 2017 as information was released about the possibility of a new jail to replace the 135-year-old current structure.  On May 2, a not-to-exceed $5 million bond referendum narrowly passed with 61.35 percent (60 percent was required for...
  CRESCO - It’s better to give than to receive.  That might be the mantra of Cissy Thorpe of Cresco, who won the grand prize in the Christmas in Howard County Contest—over $1,000 in gift certificates from participating businesses! She was busy being a nice little elf when she received a phone call...
  CRESCO - The CARE (Communities About Reaching Everyone) Christmas weekend was this past weekend, Dec. 15-16 and proved to be successful once again. Nearly 50 families throughout Howard County received an opportunity for a Christmas that may not have happened without the help of CARE. “It’s not...
  CRESCO - As Christmas approaches this week, Cresco businesses showcase their seasonal wares to shoppers. Following is a sampling of local businesses and a description of what they offer to customers searching for that perfect holiday gift:   Elm Street Gifts  Elm Street Gifts, located at 116...
  NOrtheast Iowa - As governmental agencies tighten their belts due to decreased funding, many find the “belt” has turned into a “noose,” strangling them so they cannot aid those who need the most help, such as those on Medicaid (children, aged, blind and disabled). Although many areas of Medicaid...
  CRESCO - The Cresco Public Library is experiencing a dynamic change beginning January 1, 2018. For decades, the Board of Trustees and the Foundation have been one body; as of the beginning of the year, they will become two separate entities.  Two board of trustee positions are open due to...
  CRESCO - The Cresco Fitness Center (CFC) is celebrating its 20th year. What was once a vision for John Loveless and Jack Thomson, has now become a staple for community fitness, comradery and event space for social gatherings and tournaments. The Cresco Fitness Center, opened its doors on Dec. 1,...
  Howard County - Megan Merkel, a preschool teacher at Cresco Early Childhood Center, recently received the Golden Apple Award from the KIMT News 3 television station. Merkel, a preschool teacher for 13 years, was nominated for the award by paraprofessional Amy Norby. KIMT News Reporter Stefante...
  CRESCO - Police Officer Keefe Williams performed the Oath of Office to start off the Dec. 4 Cresco City Council meeting. He was hired the end of July and completed his training the end of November. He had some family members on hand to watch him sign the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. • In other...
  CRESCO - Week three winners of Jingle in Your Pocket were drawn at Cresco Bank & Trust on Dec. 8.  The lucky individuals whose names were drawn will receive $100 each in Cresco Chamber bucks to spend on loved ones or themselves! • Barb Brummond—Curtis Trees and Gifts • Tony Malven—Ruppert's...

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