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Looking for Nominations for Volunteer Awards

Looking for Nominations for Volunteer Awards

Charles City, IA – Iowa has recognized 52 cities as Main St Iowa Communities and Charles City is proud to be one of those. Mark Wicks of the Chamber Development says that is not all that Charles City has been noted for: Applications are currently being accepted for the Man of the Year and Woman

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New Hampton, IA – It seems a bit ironic that the Great Depression, aptly described as a dismal, gray period in our history, lent its name to a plethora of rainbow-colored, ornate glassware, but that is exactly what happened. At a time when numerous American manufacturers were folding due to the prevailing economic stress, a

Spring in the air

Spring Events arrive in Charles City

Charles City, Iowa – With the arrival of March Charles City is gearing up for spring which is, officially, less than 3 weeks away. Mark Wicks of the Chamber Development says they are kicking off March with “It’s a Spring Thing”, which will be a fun way to showcase downtown businesses: Another annual event is

Financial Scam

Potential Scam Targeting Iowa Taxpayers

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Revenue has been made aware of a potential scam targeting Iowa taxpayers. The scam begins through an automated phone call that displays on caller ID as being from 515-281-3114. That phone number is the Department’s general Taxpayer Services number; however, no automated phone calls can originate from


Frederiksen Murder Trial Underway In Webster City

Webster City, Iowa – The jury is set. Five women and seven men from Hamilton County will be deciding the fate of 35 year old Casey Frederiksen close to 10 years after the death of 5 year old Evelyn Miller. Authorities allege Frederiksen had sexually abused the little girl and then stabbed her multiple times


Neighbor Kills Neighbor, Former Charles City Man

Des Moines, Iowa – An ongoing feud between central Iowa neighbors evidently led to gunfire and murder of a former Charles City man. Des Moines police were called to an east-side home on Sunday night where they found the body of 35-year-old Mark Hruska inside his house. Officers say they spotted movement in the house