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Betty Spurbeck, 80, Nashua

Betty Spurbeck, 80, of Nashua, formerly of Charles City, died Friday February 7, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral Services for Betty Spurbeck will be held 10:30am Thursday February 13, 2014 at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. Pastor Tim Robbins from Calvary Baptist Church in Charles City will officiate. Burial

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Capitol Comments from Rep. Todd Prichard – February 2014

By Representative Todd Prichard It was a busy week in the legislature.  Committee work is well underway as we try to evaluate and decide what bills will go to the floor for debate and approval.  The House Veterans Affairs Committee has approved a bill to give veterans preference in hiring and promotions by small businesses.

Irma V. Jeffries, 89, Osage

Irma V. Jeffries, age 89, of Osage, died Friday, February 7, 2014. at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage. There will be a prayer service for family and friends at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with Pastor Sam Mack officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to

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Osage Printmaker to Display Art in Charles City

CHARLES CITY-Art is an outlet for printmaker Lori Biwer Stewart.  Stewart, a resident of Osage, says she enjoys the art of carving images from a picture in her head. Stewart is a linocut printmaker.  She carves images on linoleum and transfers them to paper, where they are then hand-colored.  She describes a piece on her


CCHS Orchestra to Perform in Waverly

WAVERLY-Charles City High School Orchestra members were invited to play with the Wartburg Community Symphony and Waverly-Shell Rock High School Orchestra this weekend. The first half of the performance will consist of the Wartburg Community Symphony, while the second half all three groups will perform “Phaeton” a piece commissioned and written by Geoffrey Wilson and

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CC School District Town Hall Meeting Set for Saturday

ROSEVILLE- Tomorrow is the final of four town hall meetings hosted by Charles City School Superintendent Dr. Dan Cox. Meetings were held regarding proposed school facility projects. The school board will consider findings from the meetings to make their final decision towards a facility project. The three projects being considered are the blue plan, which

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Area Preschool Recognized

CHARLES CITY- Preschool and daycare provider, The Learning Center, will be recognized for their business accomplishments at an upcoming event. TLC took part in the Northeast Iowa Growth Fund Program, a multi-year program designed to move successful childcare businesses to the next level in their business operations says TLC Director Jill Streich. Streich says funding


“Big Loser” Underway At CWC

NEW HAMPTON- Seven women are gearing up to become New Hampton’s Biggest Loser.  Women in their late twenties through their mid-sixties are taking part in the 6th annual Big Loser program which is  part of the Chickasaw Wellness Complex’s weight loss program says Director Emily Kleiss. Kleiss says the seven participants will meet weekly through

Jon Stange, 42, Rockford

Jon Stange, 42, of Rockford, IA died on Monday February 3, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa. Online condolences may be left at A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday February 10, 2014 at Fullerton-Schumburg Funeral Home 302 W. Main Ave. Rockford, IA. Reverend Judy Wooton will be

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Cold Weather Creates Concerns for Freezing Pipes

NEW HAMPTON- Area plumbers are asking residents to test the temperature of their cold water.  It is advised to run cold water for a few minutes and stick a thermometer in it.  If the water temperature is at 37 degrees or below, it is highly recommended to let the water trickle to avoid freezing pipes. On