The community of Thompson will have a new mayor at the start of the new year, as Mike Hauan won the write-in vote for the position during the Nov. 2 election.
Despite the pandemic continuing in full swing, Forest City local, Allyson Wilson, with the help of her husband, Brett Wilson, fought to fulfill her dream of opening up a gym.
Farmers Trust and Savings Bank (FTSB) sponsored four area football games this fall.
The Lake Mills Fire Dept. responded to a rollover accident on 420th St., near Leland, last Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. There were five occupants in the vehicle—two adults, two children, and an infant.
The Class of 2024 finally took their trip to DC, Nov. 6-13. The trip was originally scheduled for March of 2020 when they were in eighth grade, however, due to COVID-19, the trip was postponed (multiple times).
The Class of 2024 finally took their trip to DC, Nov. 6-13. The trip was originally scheduled for March of 2020 when they were in eighth grade, however, due to COVID-19, the trip was postponed (multiple times).

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The long wait is almost over. For an expected, 55-60,000 deer hunters, the shotgun deer seasons are right around the corner and before they head to the timber, it’s important that everyone go through their gear to make sure everything still fits and still works and takes time to review their...
The community of Thompson will have a new mayor at the start of the new year, as Mike Hauan won the write-in vote for the position during the Nov. 2 election. Hauan is a native of Lake Mills, but he says he’s lived in the Thompson area since third grade, when his folks started farming out west of...
Despite the pandemic continuing in full swing, Forest City local, Allyson Wilson, with the help of her husband, Brett Wilson, fought to fulfill her dream of opening up a gym. The couple opened the 24-hour gym located in Forest City in July of 2020, but the pandemic was not the only obstacle in...
Mayo Clinic Health System joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in strongly recommending children ages five to 11 be vaccinated for COVID-19. Parents and legal guardians of children ages five to 11 can now schedule COVID-19...
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has authorized boosters of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all adults age 18 and over. Prior to this authorization, eligibility had been limited to individuals age 65 and older and those who lived or worked in high risk environments. Those who...
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants all holiday shoppers to know about a truly meaningful gift they can give their loved ones with disabilities—a contribution to their account with Iowa’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (IAble) plan. “Before ABLE plans, individuals living with...
Farmers Trust and Savings Bank (FTSB) sponsored four area football games this fall. Students at North Iowa, West Hancock, Lake Mills, and United South Central were able to get into the football game free and received a treat, hot dog, nachos, or other food item at the concession stand—all paid for...
Diamond Jo Casino is making the season of giving brighter with the holiday competition, “Wreaths of Hope.” Six local charities will compete in Wreaths of Hope, as Diamond Jo Casino awards a prize pool of $6,500 to the participating non-profit organizations. As part of Boyd Gaming’s national...
The Lake Mills Fire Dept. responded to a rollover accident on 420th St., near Leland, last Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. There were five occupants in the vehicle—two adults, two children, and an infant. The adults were transported to Mayo in Albert Lea. Gravel roads are rather treacherous...
The Class of 2024 finally took their trip to DC, Nov. 6-13. The trip was originally scheduled for March of 2020 when they were in eighth grade, however, due to COVID-19, the trip was postponed (multiple times). Originally, 97 people were to take the trip, however, only 22 students and 25 adults...

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