Charles City, IA – Businesses around downtown have been encouraged to “dress up” this holiday season. Deb and Jim McNeilus took the challenge to heart and recruited some Santa’s Helpers to help with decorate for this year’s Elf Fest, and their contribution has proved to be a smashing success. Chamber Director, Mark Wicks gives them…
The Charles City Comet wrestling team will be at home tonight for a double dual. The Comets will take on Oelwein in a Northeast Iowa Conference match up and they will be in non conference action against South Winneshiek. You can tune into both duals tonight right here on KCHA FM as Jason Etherington will…
Timothy Lynn Dann age 56 of Nashua, Iowa died Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Muse – Norris Hospice in Mason City. Friends may greet the family 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua . Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences for…
Des Moines, Iowa – House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Des Moines has appointed Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City to several key posts for the upcoming 2015 legislative session. Prichard was selected by his peers to serve as an assistant leader earlier this month. He was selected to serve on the Ways and Means,…
- Winnebago posts first quarter profits, but below market expectations December 18, 2014Winnebago Industries is reporting lower-than-anticipated profits for its first quarter. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts cites additional labor costs and delayed delivery of supplies to make the recreational vehicles as the reasons. “A lot of the labor constraints were caused by the supply chain issues and that can be a little bit confusing,” Potts says. “If the […]Radio Iowa Contributor
- Hawkeye coach gets questions about team record, QB starter December 18, 2014Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz got several questions about the team’s lackluster showing and finish to the season during his Learfield Sports bowl call-in show Wednesday. Iowa finished 7-5 and will play in the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida against Tennessee on January 2nd. One caller said the Hawkeyes have good, coaches, facilities and players […]Dar Danielson
- Group seeks to refocus attention on 1992 murder of Grinnell College student December 18, 2014The kidnapping and murder of a Grinnell College student 22 years ago remains an unsolved case and a new group aims to refocus attention on the crime. The Task Force for Tammy, directed by two Grinnell College graduates who were friends of the victim, wants to jump-start the investigation. Grinnell senior Tammy Zywicki was on her way […]Radio Iowa Contributor
- Pilot program puts student teachers in schools longer December 18, 2014Thirty-five student teachers are taking part in a state pilot program to provide more intensive training as they prepare to become full-time teachers. Department of Education Director Brad Buck says the pilot project is part of the legislature’s 2013 education reform bill. It gives the teachers-in-training from the University of Northern Iowa and Dordt College […]Dar Danielson
- Carbon monoxide detector may’ve saved Le Mars family December 18, 2014A carbon monoxide detector may’ve saved the lives of a family in northwest Iowa last night. Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper says they were called out to the home after the carbon monoxide detector started going off. He says levels in the basement of the home were measured at 150 parts-per-million and levels at […]Radio Iowa Contributor
- Boston Bombing Suspect Speaks in Federal Court December 18, 2014Tsarnaev, 21, appeared for the first time in public on Thursday morning for a pre-trial conference in federal court.
- 'Interview' Isn't Alone: 5 Movies That Riled World Leaders December 18, 2014"The Interview" isn't the first Hollywood production that galled world leaders and angered foreign governments.Daniel Arkin
- U.S. Considering 'Proportional Response' to Sony Hack December 18, 2014The White House press secretary would not say publicly that North Korea was responsible.
- Over 100 People Unaccounted For in Boko Haram Raid December 18, 2014Members of the Nigerian terror network are believed to have raided the remote village of Gumsuri on Sunday, killed 35 people and abducted over 100.
- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Seen on Camera December 18, 2014Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen from WHDH aerials, as he is transferred to a vehicle, and then as he is returned to jail.
- Kepler Probe Is Back in Business With New Alien Planet December 18, 2014NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in 2013, researchers announced Thursday.
- Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba December 18, 2014Kentucky Sen.
- California's Drought Situation Improves (But Only a Bit) December 18, 2014Reservoir levels improved slightly in drought-stricken California after storms brought reason for "cautious" optimism during a three-year dry spell.
- Major Retailers Accused of Selling Illegal Toy Guns December 18, 2014N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease and desist letters to Wal-Mart, Amazon, Kmart, Sears and ToyArsenal.com.
- 'Long Time Coming': Executed Teen's Kin Relieved December 18, 2014A judge threw out George Stinney Jr.'s conviction 70 years after the black teen was sent to the electric chair for killing two white girls.