The Winnebago County Conservation Board (WCCB) is pleased to announce another “partnership” that has resulted in the protection and the expansion of the 1,800 acre Winnebago River Greenbelt.
This October marks 50 years since the Lake Mills Ambulance was established. It was born of necessity, because the local funeral home was no longer going to provide ambulance service.
For the month of September, Merle Durby is being honored for his service to our country.
In light of all the disasters occurring this past month, from hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires to an earthquake in Mexico, and the fact that September is National Preparedness month, it’s time for some emergency disaster information.
Last week, crews from Wicks Construction did hand work at the intersection of 4th Ave. E./Sunrise Court and S. Winnebago St., to virtually complete the mainline paving on the project.
A display in front of the Lake Mills Fire Department recognized the 6th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. An event was held later in the day at Arlington Park, featuring a motorcycle ride from Mason City, to cap the remembrances.

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National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a...
Recent changes to USDA Rural Development’s home loan programs mean more rural Iowans can now achieve their homeownership goals. Earlier this year the maximum mortgage limit for a USDA Rural Development direct home loan increased to $220,532, a jump of nearly $3,700 from the previous mortgage limit...
An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 2 in Lake Mills to present information regarding the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program and available work incentives. Held at the Lake Mills Public Library from 2-3 pm, this informative presentation will share...
For many students who struggle with reading, their future could go either route. Multiple studies indicate that students who can’t read proficiently are four times more likely than skilled readers to drop out of school.  Students who are proficient in reading struggle less in other subjects,...
High school students are deep into summer jobs and activities. Many are also taking important steps toward deciding which college to attend. Several hundred have already signed up for campus tours at Iowa’s private, non-profit colleges and universities during the first week of August. The first...
The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. You know exercise is good for you. But have you ever considered why it matters? “Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey reminded Iowa farmers that funds are available to help install practices focused on protecting water quality.  Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer. The...
Sen. Chuck Grassley said today that fall internships for college-aged Iowans are available. Applications are due Friday, July 21. These Senate internships are available in Grassley offices in Washington, D.C., Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo. The fall...
The office of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is seeking Iowa college students and recent graduates for internship opportunities in the Washington, D.C. and Iowa offices for fall 2017. Internship applications are available here. “Whether in Washington, D.C. or one of our state offices, a...
The transit service in Lake Mills remains on life support, due to a lack of drivers. Averaging over 400 riders per month, such a loss would come as a big blow to the city. Commonly referred to as Senior transit, the service can be used by any resident of the community, although the largest impact...

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