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State’s largest solar farm open for business near Kalona

State’s largest solar farm open for business near Kalona

July 31, 2014 By Dar Danielson State, local and national officials celebrated the opening of Iowa’s largest solar farm today. The farm is located in eastern Iowa about 11 miles south of Iowa City and six miles north of Kalona. Farmers Electric Cooperative built ...

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July temperatures average 4.5 degrees below normal in Iowa

July 31, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says this month has been unusually cool for Iowa. “Not all the numbers are in yet, but it looks like it will probably finish up the fifth coolest July on record in Iowa ...

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Braley Calls for an End to Big Oil Tax Breaks

  Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced his support for the Ending Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act—which would end tax breaks for the largest oil companies, saving taxpayers roughly $40 billion over the next five years. “Some of the most profitable corporations ...

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Harkin to Kick off Iowa Weekend

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced several events for this weekend that kick of his August travel in the state. A full schedule of Senator Harkin’s Iowa travels will be available shortly. Friday, August 1st — Council Bluffs 2:30 P.M.        Visit the Bluffs Senior ...

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Executive Order on Federal Contracting Echoes Sen Harkin Investigative Report

WASHINGTON DC - A new White House Executive Order (EO) to strengthen the federal contracting system by promoting compliance with federal labor law echoes many recommendations from a 2013 report issued by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, ...

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Athletic Instructor Classes offered in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON, IA - Chickasaw County Wellness Complex is New Hampton is looking for people who enjoy yoga or kettle bells, or both, who might be interested in becoming instructors. Emily Kleiss with the Wellness Complex says they are offering ...

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Athletic Instructor Classes offered in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON, IA – Chickasaw County Wellness Complex is New Hampton is looking for people who enjoy yoga or kettle bells, or both, who might be interested in becoming instructors. Emily Kleiss with the Wellness Complex says they are offering instructor classes coming up in September, but its not too soon to think about signing

Local & State Sports

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Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1. The move comes on the heels of a drop in student tickets sales, which plummeted from 10,000 just two years ago to roughly 7,300 in

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State’s largest solar farm open for business near Kalona

July 31, 2014 By Dar Danielson State, local and national officials celebrated the opening of Iowa’s largest solar farm today. The farm is located in eastern Iowa about 11 miles south of Iowa City and six miles north of Kalona. Farmers Electric Cooperative built the facility and general manager Warren McKenna says it will produce 800 kilowatts.

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Braley Calls for an End to Big Oil Tax Breaks

  Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced his support for the Ending Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act—which would end tax breaks for the largest oil companies, saving taxpayers roughly $40 billion over the next five years. “Some of the most profitable corporations in history don’t need additional handouts from taxpayers,” Braley said. “The future of

Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Ohrt, 80, Charles City

Robert “Bob” Ohrt, 80, of Charles City, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Funeral services for Bob Ohrt will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Cedar Falls.

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Floyd Co BOS Workshop update 

Charles City, IA – The Floyd Co Board of Supervisors held a workshop meeting Mon morning and discussed several items in detail. Supervisor Roy Schwicherath commented on the updated Home Base Iowa proposal that was presented by Tim Fox: There was also a lengthy insurance presentation by Holmes and Murphy, as the Board reviews their

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Athletic Instructor Classes offered in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON, IA – Chickasaw County Wellness Complex is New Hampton is looking for people who enjoy yoga or kettle bells, or both, who might be interested in becoming instructors. Emily Kleiss with the Wellness Complex says they are offering instructor classes coming up in September, but its not too soon to think about signing

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