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Silos and Smokestacks sign

VOTE for Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area Best Site

VOTE for Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area Best Site

Northeast Iowa – Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting Golden Silo Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in preserving and sharing America’s agricultural story. The People’s Choice “Site of the Year” is a special award presented to one deserving SSNHA

Helping hands care

Exchange Club lends a Helping Hand

Charles City, Iowa- The Exchange Club is always busy working to improve things around Charles City and their membership drive will soon be coming to an end. One of the members is  Ryan Venz has been with Exchange since 2013. Venz shares why he felt it was a good fit for him: Venz pointed out

Home Furnace Burner Blower Ignited

CC Taking Furnace Replacement Applications

Floyd Co, Iowa – The Floyd County Housing Trust Fund is now it’s taking additional applications for its 2015 Furnace Replacement Program. It’s seeking to qualify five eligible applicants. This will bring the total number of 2015 replacements throughout Floyd County to 29. All homeowners within Floyd County meeting income and other stipulations are eligible

Maria Deike VA

Taking Ernie Home Campaign Continues

Charles City, Iowa – Floyd County Veteran Affairs Director Maria Dieke works to make a difference in the lives of veterans…and maybe sometimes that can mean honoring a veteran in death. Ernie Climer was a Floyd County veteran originally from California, who passed away in January. Ernie’s brother Cecil who is a fellow veteran, really


Iowawatch discusses Graffiti…is it Art or Vandalism 

Iowa City, Iowa – When many of us walk by a building and see graffiti spray-painted there, we presume it’s an act of vandalism. But others see works of art. Iowa State sociology professor Betty Dobratz says that simply looking at this as a criminal act means we’re missing something. There’s a growing trend in


Local CPA helps to shape farm policy

Charles City, Iowa – As Ag week comes to a close for 2015  we salute another Farm Bureau Member who works with farm families in our area. Doug Kronlage is a CPA from Charles City and a Farm Bureau Member who is involved with   promoting awareness of agriculture and the issues that are important to

Cell Phone emergency alerts

Tips for Staying Aware of Severe Weather 

New Hampton, Iowa –  Severe weather awareness is coming up next week, March 23 through March 27. According to an online survey last year, 92 percent of smartphone owners used their device to check the current weather or forecast once a month or more. Being aware when severe weather approaches can be a matter of life

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