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Children wait for Mentors in Charles City 

Children wait for Mentors in Charles City 

Charles City, IA – An Open House was held at 1st Citizens National Bank to help Caring Connections get the word out about the importance of mentoring. Meagan Wresics is the director at Caring Connections in Charles City and says the program has kids signed up and waiting for mentors to step up: one of

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa this Sat in NH

New Hampton, IA – Santa will be visiting New Hampton this weekend and you can have breakfast with him this Sat morning. Santa will be at the Community Center starting at 8:30. Rick Kramer is the New Hampton Park and Rec director and has details: Park and Rec brochures are out with sign up info

Military Dog Tag Christmas Tree

Veterans Annual Christmas Party This Saturday

St. Ansgar, Iowa – The 14th annual Veterans Christmas Party at the St. Ansgar American Legion will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13th, doors will open at 8:30am. The party is free. Veterans, spouses and the public are welcome to attend. Char’s Polka Band will play and sing Christmas music, polkas, waltzes and patriotic music.

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Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa Enrollment Events 

Mason City, Iowa – Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa (VNS of Iowa) will be hosting the following enrollment events to provide assistance to individuals enrolling in the health insurance marketplace, which is open through February 15. Professionally trained and licensed health insurance marketplace navigators will serve as in-person resources for Iowans needing assistance with the health


Still Time to donate to Toys for Tots

Charles City, IA – Local Marines are once again stepping up to help area families with kids have a Merry Christmas.  Bill Vetter is the Toys for Tots Coordinator for Floyd County and talks about the local efforts: The sign up drive to receive toys was held last week but Vetter says they will be

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Tax Break to Continue for Biodiesel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several Iowans, including leaders of the Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association, were in the nation’s capital drumming up support for the biodiesel tax incentive. The National Biodiesel Board organized a Washington, D.C. Fly-in to lobby for reinstatement of the $1-per-gallon biodiesel blenders tax credit, which expired on Dec. 31, 2013. The U.S.

Curious gopher looking out of its hole

County Bounty will likely go away

Charles City, IA – Counties paying a bounty on gopher paws was once a common practice but according to the Floyd County Auditor that is no longer the case. Gloria Carr says it now appears that only 8 counties in Iowa still follow the practice, and some did away with it back in the 50’s.

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Clear Lake Polar Plunge A Huge Success

CLEAR LAKE, IA –  Bear Club dip in Clear Lake helped raise $13,600 for two local charities at Sunday’s 17th annual with around 400 people taking part in the event. The money collected is split between Toys for Tots and Make-A-Wish. One Mason City first timer, said “I don’t think you can prepare yourself because as

New Hampton Court House

Chickasaw Co to Upgrade Surveillance System

New Hampton, IA – The Chickasaw County Supervisors heard from Sheriff Todd Miller and Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Rasing regarding a proposal to upgrade and expand the sheriff’s department and courthouse surveillance system.  Sheriff Todd Miller discusses the limitations of what they currently have versus what is planned: Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Rasing made the