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One Person Injured in Highway 63 Accident

NEW HAMPTON- Snow and ice covered roads were the cause of an accident last week on northbound Highway 63.  41-year old James Steinman was near the 205 exit ramp on Highway 63 when he lost control of his vehicle and entered the north bound ditch.  The vehicle rolled and came to rest on its top.


Last Day for Cowboy Poetry Tickets

LAWLER- Lawler’s Starlight Ballroom is sure to see more than a few cowboys this weekend.  Today is the last day for ticket sales for the Cowboy Poetry shows that are slated to take place both Friday and Saturday. Organizer, Gerry Mishak says performers this year will be Paul Larson and Bonnie Krogman.  Mishak says Larson

Helen M. Frye, 91, Charles City

Helen M. Frye, 91, of Charles City, Iowa, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services for Helen Frye will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the First Congregational Church in Charles City. Pastor Forrest Cornelius will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date


Supervisors Consider Funding Requests

CHARLES CITY- Budget talks continue for Floyd County Supervisors.  On Monday, Supervisors heard funding requests from two non-profit groups.  The Charles City Arts Council requested funding in the amount of $4,000.  Arts Council Board member Wendy Johnson says the center would like inform residents of the services offered at the Arts Center as well as


Changes to FAFSA Form for Students

DES MOINES-  Iowans preparing to file financial aid to fund higher education should be aware of recent changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Iowa College Aid says changes have to do with the financial information that dependent students are required to provide for their parents.  Beginning with the 2014-2015 FAFSA, dependent


Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Phone Scams

CHARLES CITY- The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to be aware of phone scams and never give out personal information or send money over the phone. Last week, the Sheriff’s Office took two reports of phone scams.  One was an automated call asking a resident to press buttons on the phone.  The other was

Ronald N. Anderson, 86, Lawler

Ronald N. Anderson, age 86, of Lawler, Iowa passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral services for Ronald have been set for 11am on Friday January 24, 2014 at Jerico Evangelical Lutheran Church in rural Lawler with Pastor Daniel Larson officiating. Burial will be in Jerico Lutheran

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City Continues to Correct Nuisance Properties

Nuisance Properties 1-21-2014   CHARLES CITY- Nuisance control is still underway by the City of Charles City. On Monday, City Attorney Ralph Smith told council members that the city is currently working on correcting two nuisance properties. Smith says one of the properties is in need of demolition. Smith says there are 3 or 4

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New Hampton Woman Publishes First Book

NEW HAMPTON- New Hampton Author Denise Madagan says she wanted a career that allowed her to stay home with her children and through her search she discovered writing.  Madagan recently had her first book, “Around the Block with Mommy” published.  Madagan says she began writing after taking a writing course. The book, “Around the Block