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RAGBRAI rider dies in northern Iowa

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died due to a medical condition. Bob Libby, medical director for The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/WBl82x ) the ...

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Chamber Board Nominations due this Fri

CHARLES CITY , IA - The Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking Chamber Board nominations for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Board members will serve a three-year term beginning October 1, 2014. There are three seats opening up for the new ...

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Fair Historian Remembers  60 yrs ago 

Charles City, IA - As another Fair Season comes to a close in Floyd County, a long time fair attendee talks about how things used to be, compared to today. Betty Staudt of rural Marble Rock, called a fair historian ...

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Farmers encouraged to watch cattle closely for heat stress

Ames, IA – High temperatures, high humidity, solar radiation, and low-speed winds create the perfect environment for heat stress in cattle. Based on the forecast outlook for this afternoon and Tuesday, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging the state’s cattle ...

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NIACC Joins Consortium to Offer More Online Courses    

Mason City, IA - North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has joined a state-wide consortium that allows the College an opportunity to provide more online course offerings, a move that College officials say will benefit students. This new partnership has been ...

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Ag Literacy Efforts Take Center Stage

 WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –A new, statewide organization was launched recently aimed at helping Iowans understand more about how and where their food and fuel is produced. The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF), with a primary focus on youth, is ...

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Local News

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Updated: North Grand Crossing Repair Postponed

Charles City, IA -  The City of Charles City announced Tuesday that the railroad crossing repair scheduled to begin Monday July 28th has been postponed. Keep it clicked to KCHAnews.com for updates.   *Original Story* Charles City, IA – Additional railroad crossing improvements are planned for North Grand Avenue which will once again close the

Local & State Sports

Baseball on the Pitchers Mound Close Up with room for copy

Local Baseball Teams Ousted

In a game heard right here on KCHA Friday night, the Charles City Comet baseball team opened up postseason play with a District game against Decorah in Waverly. The Comets fell behind early, but were able to hang with the perennial powerhouse Vikings throughout the game to make it an exciting one. All and all

State News

Ragbrai

RAGBRAI rider dies in northern Iowa

GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — A participant in an annual bicycle ride across Iowa has died due to a medical condition. Bob Libby, medical director for The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/WBl82x ) the 63-year-old man died Monday while riding near Graettinger, a small northern Iowa city in

Politics

Terry Branstad

Branstad has $4 million in campaign chest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he has over $4 million in the bank for his re-election campaign. Branstad announced Tuesday that he raised over $700,000 during the most recent state fundraising period, which ended Monday. He has more than $4 million on hand for his general election campaign. The Republican governor

Obituaries

Grace J. Wagner, 96, Osage

Grace Jeanette Wagner, age 96, of Osage and formerly of Riceville, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage. Cremation has taken place. Graveside inurnment services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Riverside Cemetery in Riceville with Pastor Gary Gilbert officiating. Those attending the service

Announcements

Floyd Co BOS

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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Fair Historian Remembers  60 yrs ago 

Charles City, IA – As another Fair Season comes to a close in Floyd County, a long time fair attendee talks about how things used to be, compared to today. Betty Staudt of rural Marble Rock, called a fair historian by many, says she’s been coming to the Floyd Co Fair for at least 60

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