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HOWARD COUNTY - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed one case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7. in Howard County.  The emergence of new variants underscores that it remains critical for Iowans to continue the mitigation efforts that we know work to slow the spread of...
CRESCO - Since Monday, March 8th, those 64 years old and younger with medical conditions that are or may be an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 have been eligible to receive vaccinations. Howard County Public Health is aware of this change. However, with limited allocations, at this...
LIME SPRINGS - Jill Tibbals, chair of the Pool & Park Board, told Council members she has posted ads for lifeguards and already has one coming back from last year. At the Tuesday, March 2 meeting, Tibbals explained the plan is to open on June 5 for the season. • In other business, Fire Chief...
HOWARD COUNTY - Numbers at area businesses and churches saw a decline in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cresco Fitness Center From Jan. 1, 2018-Nov. 30, 2018, there were 126,883 total member visits at the center. During the same time in 2019, the number was a little less, at 118,913. But in...
NEW PROVIDENCE - “New Providence.” It is story based on the last year of six-on-six girls’ basketball in Iowa and is now available to stream on-line on Amazon Prime – and Riceville is well-represented in the movie! The Wildcats are one of four teams the namesake team plays during the movie. A few...
CRESCO - The Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest (NBHF) committee is trying to find a better fit for the Cresco celebration, most recently held the third weekend in September. For 2021, the date of the festival will be Aug. 27-29. Some of the events held during NBHF have had competition from other area...
CRESCO - Howard County Business & Tourism Director Jason Passmore asked City Council to apply for a grant to install an electric vehicle charging station.  The grant is a 90% reimbursement for up to $15,000 and is available through a Volkswagen settlement. The total cost would be about $18,000...
HOWARD COUNTY - Well, we made it through a year of COVID. According to experts, we still have maybe 3-6 months to go, but there is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel. It was hard to believe the state and nation were starting to shut down one year ago this week. The Times Plain Dealer’s...
CRESCO - Mighty Howard County Fair Board Secretary Tom Barnes is pleased to announce, “The Fair will be taking place this year!”  It may be a little different, but for the most part, all the annual events will still be held. Right now, the only two things that have been cancelled are the food...
CRESCO - Plans and costs on constructing a new Scene Shop for the Cresco Theatre & Opera House were presented to Cresco City Council members at the March 1 meeting. The estimated cost of the project is $476,169, according to Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C. (MGA). The old Scene Shop was torn...

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