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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:55pm
GARNER – Ronald M. Kumsher, 75, of Garner died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, Nov. 21 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:36am
On Nov. 3 I was part of a dinner party that witnessed murder. Well, only a fictional murder. The Hancock Historical Society wrapped up its two weekends of mystery dinner theater on Saturday with six dates total. I was at opening night. The night was...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:23am
            Hancock County ASAP gathered for its annual action planning meeting at the Britt First Lutheran Church on Nov. 6.             Members of the coalition...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:44am
            Britt City Council gathered on Nov. 7, election night, for its regularly scheduled meeting.             The meeting started off with the monthly reports...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:39am
Claudia Petra (Hallwas) Conyers, 63, of Garner, died on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A celebration of Life Service for Claudia Conyers will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. The service will be...
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:09pm
KLEMME - William "Bill" J. Neuberger, Jr., 81, a lifelong Klemme area resident and farmer, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient, Mason City.      Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 11, at the...
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:59pm
BRITT - Rudolph “Rudy” Hildman, 102, of Britt died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Britt...
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:47pm
GARNER – Campaigning for the 2018 election is underway. John Norris is one of seven Democratic candidates looking to unseat Governor Kim Reynolds (R). Norris met with a group of local Democrats at Garner last week. Norris’ origins were...
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:33pm
GARNER – The terrorist attack on the United States of Sept. 11, 2001, was a defining moment in the life of Major Gabriel M. Haugland. Major Haugland, an attorney from Clear Lake, is on active duty with the National Guard Bureau where he...
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:44pm
GARNER – William G. “Bill” Short, 83, of Garner died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Memorial services will be held 10 A.M., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Faith Lutheran Church in...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:28pm
Unofficial results for the Nov. 7 city elections in Hancock County are as follows (*winner): Garner Mayor – Ken Mick* - 327 Council (vote for 3) - Tim Schmidt* - 304, Dennis Drabek* - 164, George Smith* - 213, Bernie Korsa – 116, Dave J...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:46pm
In late September, officer Mark Anderson joined the police department starting with ride alongs with chief Dan Cummings and officer Tyler Harmon. Anderson has been riding on his own for a few weeks. He will be heading to police academy in March....
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:24am
Former Hancock County resident, Donald Francis Hrubes of Spener died October 28, 2017 in hospice care at Spencer Hospital. He was 77. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 3 at Sacred Heat Catholic Church, Spencer. Father William Schreiber...
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 11:54am
            GHV football coach Scott Van Dusseldorp and his Cardinal staff hosted their annual season-ending banquet last week to celebrate another successful year on the field. A variety of awards and honors were...
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 11:25am
GARNER – Professional development days for teachers are a routine part of the education scene. A recent professional development day for the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School had a little different twist. GHV teachers spent a portion of...
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