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IOWA - On Monday, Aug. 10, a derecho storm system started on the Nebraska/Iowa line heading east, eventually going through northern Illinois and Chicago, before crossing Lake Michigan and northern Indiana — a total of about 770 miles. A derecho is a wide storm and can last a long time. They cause...
LIME SPRINGS - Tyler Smith was officially hired as the new Public Works Director. He had been on the job a few weeks before the Aug. 4 Lime Springs City Council meeting. Deputy Public Works staff member Ed Hampe told Council Smith was doing a good job. The new director said he has enjoyed his time...
By Nate Troy Sports Editor   CRESCO - Craig Morrison of Cresco will have the opportunity on Aug. 20 at Evans Memorial Home to celebrate a milestone not many people reach - turning 100 years old. Craig and his wife, Florence (Flossie), who celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary on Dec. 17, 2019,...
NORTHEAST IOWA - Dads are always there for their little princesses. Several dads (and moms) from northeast Iowa dropped what they were doing when they received the emergency bat signal from their children! Central Iowa was devastated Monday, Aug. 10 when a derecho storm system started on the...
Jen Smith won the Lime Springs City Council seat in the Aug. 18 Special Election for City Council over Brian Johnson. Smith had 61 votes from Tuesday, plus four absentee for a total of 65 versus Johnson's 51 votes. There were three write-ins. The votes will be canvased and officially accepted at...
CRESCO - At a press release on July 30, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds gave clear instructions for schools to finalize their Return to Learn plans. Basically, schools are to have in-person classes unless county data for COVID-19 is on the rise. If the county’s positivity rate remains from 0-5% on average...
By Casandra Leff, Monitor Recorder and Marcie Klomp, Cresco Times Plain Dealer Elma - Jerry Steven, Elma Mayor, Howard County Supervisor, local business owner and former council member, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 doing what he has devoted the past 35 years to doing – improving the...
CRESCO - Council members had a lengthy discussion about the future of the Cresco Theatre & Opera House’s Scene Shop at their July 20 meeting. A little history: The Cresco Community Theatre acquired the K&T Automotive & Machine Inc./ Cresco Machine building directly behind the Theatre...
CRESCO - Craig and Flossie Morrison of Howard County will be inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.  Two...
HOWARD COUNTY - The state of Iowa has been working on Highway 63 from Davis Corners to just inside the Chickasaw County line. Steve Timmerman, now retired, of New Hampton and who worked for the state for 46 years and 11 months as a construction technician, gave some insight as to what work is...

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