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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:03am
VENTURA – Richard H. Hopper, 92, of Ventura died Tuesday, February 9th at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Funeral services were held 10:30 A.M., Friday, February 12th at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura with...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 4:09pm
GARNER – Gary C. Lenz, 76, of Garner died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Lund Family Hospice Home in Gilbert, AZ. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Peace Reformed Church south of Garner with the Rev. Mark Larson...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 4:02pm
GARNER – The initial site preparations for the $7.2 million expansion/remodeling at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura has begun. “The high school building was built in 1966 with an addition of the auditorium, gym and band room in 1976. The...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:56pm
            For decades, the bleachers at the football field and track behind the West Hancock School in Britt have provided a place for spectators to gather for numerous football games, track meets, field days and...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:50pm
GARNER – The Leader earned two awards at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced Friday, Feb. 5, during the 2016 INA Convention and Trade Show awards banquet in Des Moines.   ...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:36pm
                  Coach Brian Peterson earned his 200th career win last Friday night in Britt against Belmond-Klemme. The fourth ranked (1A) Eagles moved to 18-2 overall after beating the Broncos 92-39....
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:31pm
              While many basketball programs add lesser teams to their non-conference schedule to pad their record, GHV has consistently played quality competition in those games to help...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:29pm
Tuesday’s wintry weather forced cancellation of GHV’s lone TIC basketball game of the week, leading to a long layoff prior to Saturday’s non-conference contest at Algona. The time off didn’t seem to hurt the Cardinal girls as they played what head...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:26pm
                    The West Hancock girls’ basketball team moved to 17-3 overall last week after picking up a win over Belmond-Klemme (66-42).  ...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:23pm
            After the first round of post-season wrestling action, two GHV wrestlers are still in the hunt for a trip to this year’s state wrestling meet. Cardinal veterans Conner Shaw and Cade Baker advanced to...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:20pm
                    The West Hancock Wrestling team had three grapplers earn titles last week during the 1A Sectionals held in Britt.     ...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:15pm
                  While turnout was good for the Democratic Party caucus in Hancock County Precinct 4, Hancock County Democrats Chairman Gary Gelner said that the Feb. 1 caucuses were just the beginning...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:10pm
   GARNER – Leota M. Gerdes, 96, of Garner, formerly of Woden, died Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.   Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, Feb. 9, at St. John’s...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:07pm
KLEMME - Ross E. Smith, age 62, of Klemme, a Jewell native and formerly of Iowa Falls, passed away, Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Concord Care Center in Garner following a lengthy battle with C.O.P.D.. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:47am
GARNER – Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) easily was the top vote getter from Hancock County Republicans during Iowa caucus, Monday, Feb. 1.  Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus attracted nation-wide attention. The event is one the first...
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