In 1935, the “Iowa Test of Basic Skills” (ITBS) were first administered in Iowa. Students in grades six through eight completed the ITBS tests in subjects such as reading comprehension, spelling and mathematics.
The Logan Loganeers 4-H club made up Blessing Bags at their February meeting. The bags will be distributed to North Iowa homeless shelters. Members shown with their bags are, front row (L-R): Joseph Charlson, Lane Rygh and Justin Rygh.
For the fourth straight season, Lake Mills qualified for the State Dual Tournament. The Regional Duals began with the Bulldogs taking on North Butler-Clarksville in the semifinals.
The Worth County Extension Service hosted a 4-H Recognition workshop this past month. The 4-H members learned about how to organize resumes and 4-H State Recognition applications.
The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association is proud to recognize James Scholbrock as a 2019 Administrator of the Year.
The Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association is proud to recognize James Scholbrock as a 2019 Administrator of the Year.


Lake Mills High School will hold their commencement this Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. See the special graduation section in this week’s issue for photos of all the graduating seniors.
The Winnebago County Treasurer’s Office will be closed Thursday, May 19, in order for staff to attend a motor vehicle/driver’s license meeting.  
The results are in, and numbers are still being crunched by the LMCDC, WinnWorth Betco and the City of Lake Mills, but one thing is already clear from the results that interest in buying in and/or moving to Lake Mills is high, however the supply of desirable homes consisting of three-bedrooms and...
Salem Lutheran Church installed a new lead pastor last Sunday, May 15, during the worship service. A potluck dinner celebration followed the installation. Pastor Joel Guttormson, his wife Nancy, and their black lab, Gracie, moved to Lake Mills, after Joel accepted the call extended to him in April...
UnitedHealthcare (UHC) recently announced they will leave the individual under-65 health insurance market in Iowa. Many local residents, and over 8,700 Iowans overall, currently have an individual health insurance plan through UnitedHealthcare and will need to find another plan before January 1,...
This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail for Aging” will be recognized by the Iowa Area Agencies on Aging with a statewide “friendraiser” walk! Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging will host walks in 10 of our service area counties on Thursday, May 26, including Cerro Gordo County and Mason City.  Check-in at...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Planting has been slowed by the rains but farmers have been able to get in 88...
Warmer weather and timely rains mean tick-borne disease season is underway in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to protect themselves against tick bites. Ticks can carry the organisms that cause diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and...
Iowa Works and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business.  At Start Smart, participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership,...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices.  This program has been popular with farmers interested in adding additional practices to their operation.  Practices eligible for...


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