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04/17/2019 - 10:15am

Residents in Thompson finally have electricity again, after sleet and strong winds brought down power lines throughout the area last Thursday morning. Alliant Energy and Heartland Power Cooperative reported thousands of customers lost power on Thursday, including about 2,000 in Winnebago County alone.

Crews spent long hours replacing dozens of snapped utility poles, which also resulted...

04/17/2019 - 10:14am
Buckets Bar & Grill is the new name of Buffalo Center’s bar, as Brian Andersen of Buffalo Center has taken over as the new owner. Andersen purchased the bar, formerly called Oranges, from Troy Julius in March. Andersen says he has worked off-and-on part-time for other bar owners, and when the opportunity came up to buy the local bar, he...
04/10/2019 - 2:40pm
Three local painters are among the blue ribbon winners at the Iowa Artists’ Region 2 show in Buffalo Center. The show was held last Saturday, April 6 at the Heritage Town Center, featuring more than 40 entries. Blue ribbon winners include: Marvella Blome of Thompson for her watercolor titled “Last Lap”, Sonja Johnson of Thompson...
04/10/2019 - 2:32pm
The City of Buffalo Center did not comply with state law when making a City Council appointment in 2017, according to an investigation by the State of Iowa Office of Ombudsman. Assistant Ombudsman Jason Pulliam sent a letter to the City this January, concluding the City failed to meet its own ordinance as well as the Iowa Code when it took more...
04/03/2019 - 2:53pm
Brad Huntington, Chairman of the Tri-County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, has been recognized as the Ducks Unlimited Northern Region Area Chairman of the Year. Huntington, from Thompson, was recognized during the Tri-County Chapter’s annual banquet held at the Round Up Room in Thompson on March 25. More than 165 people attended the 36th annual...
04/03/2019 - 2:52pm
Melissa Michaelis is the new Executive Director of the Winnebago- Worth Counties Betterment Council (Winn-Worth Betco). The Winn-Worth Betco executive board, comprised of Winnebago and Worth County Supervisors, hired Michaelis as the Executive Director effective March 18. Michaelis has been with the organization since January 2014 and has handled...
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