Saturday 20 September 2014

Local News

Accident near Ventura



Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:08

Four persons were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, April 30, near Ventura.  The Iowa State Patrol reported Rachel Formanek, 18, of Clear Lake, was traveling westbound on 260th Street at about 2:35 p.m. when she failed to obey a stop sign and was hit by a vehicle driven by Elaine Heesch, 64, of Forest City, who was northbound on Balsam Avenue.  Both drivers and 



Walkers help raise over $118,000 for Village



Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:05

 Walkers in Clear Lake and Fort Dodge raised over $118,000 for Opportunity Village in the 45th Annual Benefit Walk on May 4.

 The goal was $150,000. The actual amount raised often goes up as donations continue to come in, noted organizers. Walkers sought sponsorship gifts to the non-profit Village, which provides services to 550 Iowans with disabilities.  On Sunday, walkers chose between 10, three, or one mile routes.


Gardens will focus on view to north



Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:02

 Work at Central Gardens of North Iowa this year will focus on landscaping aimed at minimizing “the elephant gazing in,” otherwise known as a new condominium development located at the north end of the gardens, according to Chip Kinsey, Central Gardens Board president.


City: Assessment bills finally on the way for 2011 street project



Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:00

Property owners within the 10th Avenue North Street Reconstruction Project area will soon be getting their assessment bills for the work, some three years after the project began.

At its regular meeting Monday night, the Council initiated the final steps in the special assessment process.


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