Author Archives: Angela Barton

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New Hampton Students Wrap Up Reading Rocks Program

New Hampton Students Wrap Up Reading Rocks Program

NEW HAMPTON- Reading Rocks at New Hampton Elementary School.  This year marks the 4th annual Reading Rocks contest that is held in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America celebration.  New Hampton Principal Linda Kennedy says the contest is held as a way to promote reading to children. Classes that read the most from each

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Grassley Accepting Applications for Internships

WASHINGTON – Iowa  U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley is now accepting applications for internships for college-age Iowans. Internships are available in Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office as well as his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.  There are two, six-week summer sessions.  The first session will run from May 27

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Local Scout Earns Eagle Rank

CHARLES CITY- Congratulations to Ryan Hemann of Charles City who has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouts. A member of Troop 1078, Hemann is among 4% of all Boy Scouts to attain the Eagle rank.   He will be recognized in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at 2 p.m.,


Supervisors Support Fuel Tax

CHARLES CITY- Floyd and Chickasaw County supervisors took action at a local level this week in support of the fuel tax.  Supervisors for both counties signed a resolution in support of the state legislature increasing the state fuel tax. Road builders, contractors and their allies have been pushing for a ten cent gas tax increase


Middle School Repurposing is Revamped

CHARLES CITY- The Charles City Board of Education is revamping the Middle School Repurposing Committee.  On Monday, board members voted to rename the committee to 500 N. Grand Revitalization Team, a name that better reflects the purpose of the group says board member Lorraine Winterink. Board member Scott Dight says, in the naming process, it


Garden Plots Offered by FFA

NEW HAMPTON-FFA students at New Hampton High School are reaching out to the community and offering garden plots as part of a community project. FFA Advisor, Jim Russ, says with the loss of the Holy Family Garden plots located near the former St. Mary Church, the organization wanted to do something for people who like


School Days Continue Past Memorial Day

CHARLES CITY- Charles City Students will attend classes in June. Charles City Schools Superintendent Dr. Dan Cox says with recent school cancellations, the new last day of school is planned for June 3. Last week, due to weather, three days of school were cancelled and one day was delayed. New Hampton students will also be

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Mobile Food Bank Scheduled for Thursday

NEW HAMPTON- The Northeast Iowa Food Bank, originally scheduled for last week, will have food available for those in need on Thursday in New Hampton.  The mobile food bank will be held at First United Methodist Church in New Hampton beginning at 5:30 until supplies last. Those in need of food should bring a laundry


And Then There Were Three…

CHARLES CITY- School board members narrowed down proposed facility plans Monday in Charles City.  Board members approved modifications to both the blue and purple plans and ruled out four of the proposed hybrid plans, leaving three viable options. The blue plan modification is to include grades 5 through 8 in the Middle School to make