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Forest City woman accused of using her child to buy drugs

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A Winnebago County woman is facing trial for allegedly using her child to buy drugs. Vanessa Anastasia Stevens, 35 of Forest City, has pleaded not guilty to use of a person under 18 in the drug trade and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Law...
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Minnesota man to stand trial for theft of more than $300,000 in North Iowa

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A Minnesota man accused of stealing over $300,000 is pleading not guilty. Brandon Lee Crews, 31 of Emmons, MN, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft, and two counts of third-degree burglary in Winnebago County District Court. Crews is accused of smashing out the...
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Allan “Al” Schuler

Al Schuler, 48, of Thompson, passed away May 6, in rural Kossuth County. Family and friends are invited to gather at his farm located at 12178 410th Street, Thompson, from 3 to 6 PM Saturday, May 21, to honor his memory. To view his obituary and leave an online tribute,...

Madson Sentenced on Multiple Charges

Travis Madson, Lake Mills, in Case No. FECR018812, was sentenced on the charge of “Burglary in the Third Degree,” a class D felony, stemming from an investigation by the Lake Mills Police Department on February 15, 2022. Madson was sentenced to serve an indeterminate prison sentence not to exceed 5 years and ordered to pay a $1,025.00 fine, applicable surcharges and court costs. The fine and prison sentence were suspended and Madson was placed on probation for a period of 3-5 years to the Department of Correctional Services. Madson was ordered to reside at a residential correctional facility for 180 days or until maximum benefits are achieved. The prison sentence was ordered to run consecutive to the sentences imposed in AGCR018080 and FECR018069.

Taxes to be Levied on a Forest City Apartment Housing Complex

The Forest City Council passed an ordinance on Monday night to levy taxes on the site of the new Irish Apartment Housing Complex in the downtown area. Forest City Mayor Byron Ruiter says this is another necessary step to see the project through to completion. Thursday, May 12th. Humboldt Boys...

Dorothy Matthiesen, 98, of Indianola Formerly of Fenton

Graveside services for 98-year-old Dorothy Matthiesen of Indianola, formerly of Fenton, will be Saturday, May 21st, at 1 p.m. at Rush Lake Cemetery in Curlew. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Forest City Education Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Forest City Board of Education recently approved a pair of well deserving people for introduction into the Forest City Education Hall of Fame. Forest City Community Schools Superintendent Darwin Lehmann talked to KIOW News about how the process works as well as who the new inductees will be. Thursday,...
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Welcome woman injured in crash

A Welcome woman was injured in a crash Monday afternoon south of Trimont. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at 3 p.m. when an SUV and a pickup, both northbound on Highway 4, collided at 180th St. The SUV driver, Debra Ann Philipp, 54, of Welcome, was transported...

The Forest City girls track team will continue their historic season at state tomorrow

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Even without the results of the district track meet in Osage last Thursday; the Forest City girls track team was excited about their successes this season. They had five straight regular-season meet wins and won the TIC championship again – winning a meet for the sixth consecutive outing. And yes, to win those meets, Forest City needed their upperclassmen, but what really pushed the Indians from a good team to a top team in the state was their freshman and underclassmen.
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Eagles split with Bucs; Wolverine boys win RR Tourney

The Windom Eagle golf teams closed their home schedule Tuesday afternoon, splitting a meet with Blue Earth Area at the Windom Country Club. The Eagle boys squeezed out a 164-165 victory over the Bucs, while the BEA girls shot a 180 against an incomplete Eagle team. Individually for the boys,...

Minor Injuries Reported in Two-Vehicle Collision in Kossuth County

(Swea City) – Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision in northern Kossuth County Sunday afternoon. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says at around 4 p.m., 86-year-old Mervin Johnson of Armstrong was traveling westbound on 480th Street in a 2014 Ford F-150 Supercrew Truck. Johnson had stopped at the intersection with County Road P20, about 5 miles northwest of Swea City. As Johnson entered the intersection, his vehicle was struck by a southbound 2019 Kia Sorento, driven by Lisa Hardman of Algona.

Wednesday May 18th Local Sports

AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins at Oakland — pre-game 2:00, first pitch 2:35. MASON CITY — Mason City opened up the ballgame with a four-run first inning and never looked back in a 10-0, six inning win over Clear Lake in both baseball teams’ season openers, as you heard last night on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and Ethan Roberts picked up the win for the River Hawks, pitching the first four innings, allowing only one hit, striking out nine. Mason City only had one run batted in in the game on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth by Cooper Wiemann, knocking in Carter Thomas, who ended up with two triples and three runs scored in the game. Mason City’s other nine runs came with three runs being pushed across the plate via balks, three by wild pitches, one by a passed ball, and two others on throwing errors. Mason City will host Charles City tonight at Roosevelt Field starting at 7:30. Clear Lake is off until Monday when they host West Fork.

Beightol Sentenced on Forgery Charges

Dale Beightol, Jr. of Mason City, was sentenced on the charge “Forgery,” a class D felony, stemming from an investigation by the Lake Mills Police Department on September 29, 2021. Beightol was sentenced to serve an indeterminate prison sentence not to exceed 15 years and ordered to pay applicable surcharges, court costs and victim restitution. The prison sentence was suspended and Beightol was placed on probation for a period of 5 years to the Department of Correctional Services.

Lake Mills boys golf is heading back to state

The Lake Mills boys golf team lost critical pieces to last year’s team that finished third in Class 2A. The Bulldogs knew they would have a chance to return, but that chance has become a reality. The road wasn’t smooth this year for the Bulldogs, who battled weather, among...