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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Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, emerald ash borer (EAB) continues to expand its range across the Iowa landscape. With confirmed detections now in 50 counties, EAB has now reached more than half of Iowa counties. EAB is an exotic pest that attacks and kills ash trees. The recent finds...
Health care organizations across the country are facing staffing shortages, rising costs and declining reimbursements for their services. Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, a single practice with two campuses located about 25 miles apart, is no exception. “We must make changes to...
With temperatures expected to rise above 90 degrees for an extended period beginning last weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to keep health in mind during the hot weather. “People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded...
John McMahon of Newton loves to fish and does so year-round. He’s on a boat or a bank in the summer and on a frozen lake in the winter. He is a good swimmer. He almost drowned. McMahon wants adults to know that even the most experienced outdoors enthusiast can never forget to make water safety...
Early June is the second busiest month in Iowa behind the November rut for deer-vehicle collisions, as does are moving to more secluded areas prior to giving birth. “The same cautions for drivers that apply during the November rut apply today – drive defensively and slow down. Watch for does going...
The Lake Mills School Board of Education Monday, at their June meeting, continued a discussion of possibilities surrounding storage of their vehicles, moving forward. The discussion of how to handle the situation is not new, in fact it has been discussed over the past several years. This time,...
Iowa farmers planted more than 353,000 acres of cover crops with financial assistance from state and federal conservation programs in the fall of 2016—nearly 18 percent more than the previous year. Based on statewide surveys and aerial imagery completed by conservation groups this spring,...
Work officially began last week on the S. Winnebago St. project, as crews began digging at the intersection of S. 4th Ave., E. and Winnebago St. Public Works Director, Ross Hanson, said that this was chosen as the starting area, as it provided the most flexibility with scheduling. “The intersection...
The Lake Mills Fire Department conducted a training exercise last week, when they burned one of the oldest houses in Lake Mills, on the corner of N. 3rd Ave. E. and N. Grant St. The house was owned by Keith and Becky Johnson, who donated the structure for training purposes. The training allows the...
The National Weather Service and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management have designated June 8, 2017 as Iowa Heat Awareness Day. Most Summers in the United States produce heat waves that bring health risks if precautions are not taken. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers...

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