HUMBOLDT: Corn Belt Power received assistance from electric co-ops in Missouri and South Dakota to replace poles and fix broken power lines after the Dec. 15 derecho. Much of the damage was in Wright and Hancock Counties. MidAmerican Energy said it took nearly a week to rebuild a torn-up power line between Rutland and Bode.

  EAGLE GROVE: High winds on Dec. 15 flipped an RV and rolled it across the ground, shattering all the windows. Northeast of town, a rural couple went to their cellar for protection from the storm. When it was over, they found the top of a grain bin on the cellar door, making exit difficult. Farther along in Holmes, a steel building was completely destroyed.

  CLARION: The daycare operation at the school will move to the empty Mosaic building north of the grocery store. The city will lease the building for one dollar per year for ten years.

  BRITT: On a 4-3 vote, the West Hancock School Board approved a Covid-19 policy. All employees must be vaccinated. Otherwise, they must be tested weekly and wear a face mask.

  HAMPTON: Three men are the finalists for the job of school superintendent. The candidates are currently working in Lisbon, Akron, and LaPorte City. Interviews are happening this week. Current superintendent Todd Lettow is retiring in June.

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