Winnebago County, IA

Winnebago Board to Discuss Road Projects

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday beginning at 9am to work with Winnebago County Secondary Roads Engineer Scott Meinders concerning a gravel contract with the Lewis Heritage Farms. The county had been exploring less expensive gravel supplies for secondary roads. After two weeks of discussions in board meetings and a presentation by owner Riley Lewis last week, the board appears to be headed toward approving a $620,000 contract with Lewis Heritage Farms.
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Book Club Explores the Outermost House

The Winnebago County Conservation Board is offering a fun addition to the spring and summer activities which give virtually anyone the chance to participate. It is the Winnebago County Conservation Board Book Club. Their next meeting is June 14th from 7pm to 8pm. Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls explains that the book they will be discussing is very informative and fun.
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480th Street in Winnebago County to be Repaved

Winnebago County will be re-paving R74 and A16 north of Lake Mills. The scope of work includes cold in-place recycling 4 inches of existing pavement and 3 inches of new asphalt. The daily work area will be closed during each day of paving and opened to traffic over night. The 5.16-mile project is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 22nd and continue until October 31st.

Election Process Sees Some Changes for Area Voters

Elections are coming up on June 7th and local administrators say that there have been some changes. One of the key changes is that voters may have had their polling place change. Winnebago County Election Commissioner Karla Weiss released a statement. Another of the key changes is a shorter window...

Torres Found in Contempt

Javier Torres of Albert Lea, MN, was found in contempt of court on his conviction. for “Burglary in the Third Degree,” a class D felony. Torres was sentenced to serve 21. days in the Winnebago County Jail.

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...

Winnebago Board Approves Essential Service Declaration

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors have decided to approve a resolution that declares Emergency Medical Services as an essential service. The move was prompted by staffing and funding issues being experienced at all EMS hubs in Winnebago County. The supervisors will now organize an advisory board comprised of representatives...

Winnebago Conservation Board Offers Tips on Wilderness Camping

Wilderness camping involves being out deep in the woods and roughing it. Avid campers and even the novice consider this form of camping to be a challenge. The Winnebago County Conservation Board wants to alleviate some of the anxiety around wilderness camping and bring out the fun of it all. Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls will hold a session on how to make the most out of your adventure.

Area Voters Should Watch Their Mail

Winnebago County Auditor Karla Weiss reminds voters that some polling places have changed due to recent redistricting across the state. Iowans whose polling place has changed should be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail informing them of the new location. Winnebago County will work with the Iowa...

Winnebago Board to Move Forward on Essential Service Question

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday to discuss a drainage project that must be brought into focus. At issue is how to repair the drainage system. The board is welcoming landowners to discuss what must be done. One possibility is to remove the tile and make it a longer ditch. The board wants to know what landowners would prefer before calling for an engineer’s report and cost estimates.