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Absentee ballots ready for Nov. 8 City Election



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:32

    Absentee ballots are now available for all cities in Cerro Gordo County for the Nov. 8,  Regular City Election.
     An eligible and registered voter may vote an absentee ballot in person at the office of the county auditor, or may submit a written request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to the voter.  A written request must include the voter’s name, date of birth, registration address, signature, and the name of the election (regular city election) or date of the election (Nov. 8, 2011).


Tickets for 2012 Winter Dance Party are going fast



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:30

    You’d better act fast if you want to attend the 2012 Winter Dance Party at the Surf Ballroom.
    Executive Director Laurie Lietz said Monday that the event is close to being a sell-out.   Ticket sales began Tuesday, Oct. 11.  In fact,  booths are sold out, but a waiting list has been established, Lietz said
    Chuck Berry will headline the Feb. 2-4, 2012 Winter Dance Party.  Berry will perform on Saturday night along with John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, The Bobbettes, Sid King and The Five Strings.


Bringing the court to the people



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:27

Iowa Supreme Court justices mix education with business in North Iowa


    Social studies students at Clear Lake High School were given a unique opportunity on Friday.  They had the chance to learn first hand about the operations of the Iowa Supreme Court from Justice David Wiggins. 
    Wiggins and other members of the Iowa Supreme Court were in North Iowa to hear oral arguments in Mason City on two cases.  The most publicized case concerned a Mitchell County ordinance banning steel-


Lincoln School site sold to developers



Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:59

The former Lincoln Elementary School has been sold and will soon be coming down.
    Tom Green and Gary Veeder, of The Green Group, L.L.C. based in Charles City, finalized the purchase of the 4.25 acre school site Thursday.  The men, along with a third member of the Green Group, Cameron Green, plan to develop 18 housing units on the site.  The newest portions of the school building, a pair of single story additions comprising approximately 11,000 square feet at the north of the original building, will be kept and renovated to become six condominium units.  The remainder of the housing will be primarily twin homes.


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