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New Hampton Court House

Chickasaw Courthouse Painting Project finishes ahead of schedule

Chickasaw Courthouse Painting Project finishes ahead of schedule

New Hampton, Iowa – The Chickasaw County courthouse has been undergoing a bit of freshening up, with a new interior paint job. Dylan Smith is one of the men who has been doing the work at the court house and says it’s been an honor to work on such a beautiful building and they are

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New School Food Service Director Position Created

Charles City, Iowa – Charles City Schools has created a new position in the food service department. The food service director was a part time position but now will be offered as a 10 and a half month contract plus benefits. Cox recommended offering a salary of $39,600. The negotiations committee recommended offering a $41,400

Party In The Park

Party in the Park this Friday Night

Charles City, Iowa – The 2015 Party in the Park summer series is in full swing in Charles City with the next party set for Friday, June 26, in Central Park from 5-9 p.m. It promises to be a can’t-miss event, with special activities including a dunk tank, an opportunity for the kids to “Touch-A-Truck,” recognition

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Chickasaw County Deputies Getting Body Cameras

New Hampton, Iowa – Chickasaw county Supervisors recently approved the purchase of body worn cameras for the Sheriffs Dept.  Sheriff Todd Miller says the cameras have been ordered and should be arriving shortly: Miller said they are still developing the policies and procedures that will determine exactly how and when the cameras will be worn.

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Charles City names new Police Chief

Charles City, Iowa  – The wait is over and Charles City has hired new police chief after the retirement of Mike Wendell in late November. City Administrator Steve Diers says that he has offered the position to the acting chief Captain  Hugh Anderson: Diers says with Anderson taking over as chief it will open up

Wind damage in Marble Rock

Severe Weather Causes Damage in Floyd County

Floyd County Iowa  –  Severe storms moved though the area Monday morning wreaking some damage. One place most affected was Marble Rock. Fire Chief Ryan Chambers says they were pretty lucky overall, but there was some damage: At around the same time, grain bins were toppled outside of Charles City according to Fire Chief Eric

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Web Cam Tickets Rarely Challenged

Des Moines Iowa  – Since 2010, more than 666,000 enforcement camera citations have been issues in Iowa, Just over 18,500 have been appealed. Data show drivers in Iowa’s largest cities don’t often appeal citations from traffic enforcement cameras. Just 2.7 percent of motorists in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Sioux City appeal such

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Iowa Supreme Court Allows Webcam Abortions

Des Moines Iowa  – Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that women in Iowa may secure medical abortion pills without an in-person examination by a physician. A webcam (or telemed) abortion is a procedure where a woman gets a chemical abortion when there is no doctor physically present. The patient consults with the doctor via webcam

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Zoning Requests Granted  

Charles City, Iowa – The city council meeting this week covered some zoning and rezoning issues.  City Administrator Steve Diers commented about a request that the council moved on from property owner Bill Karr: Bill Karr said the council was fair, though he did say it seemed to take a lot of meetings, but it’s

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