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Darkness to Light teaches how to Protect Children

Darkness to Light teaches how to Protect Children

Charles City, Iowa –  A program called Darkness to Light is designed to teach awareness of child abuse and how to intercept or prevent it from occurring. The program was recently presented in Charles City primarily to mentors in the Caring Connections organization.  Carol Goddard was one of the presenters and says it is such

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Chickasaw Co Reviews Bids on New Equipment

New Hampton, Iowa – Chickasaw County is looking to replace some outdated equipment in the next fiscal year.  The Supervisors heard from competing companies on Monday, both hoping to win the county bid. County Engineer Dusty Rolando outlines what the county is looking at: Rolando has been putting together some numbers and comparisons on the equipment

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Blood Donors Always Needed

Charles City, Iowa – According to the Red Cross, more than 41,000 units of blood are needed each day in the U.S. that’s about one every 2 seconds and one unit of donated blood can help up to 3 people. Unfortunately only about 6 % of the population actually donates blood. There will be a

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Fire Dept Dance this Sat in New Hampton

New Hampton, Iowa – This weekend the New Hampton Fire Department’s will mark their 37th consecutive dance.  Chief Steve Geerts says the dances actually started long before anyone today can remember, according to fire dept records it was at least back before 1900: In addition to the band which will feature former New Hampton resident

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Preschool now free for all 4 yr olds

CHARLES CITY, IOWA – Twenty percent of kindergarteners don’t receive preschool education and the Charles City Community School District is aiming to change that by offering tuition-free preschool for four-year-olds beginning this fall. The District will offer statewide voluntary preschool program for all 4-year-olds beginning this fall and families are already eager to participate. The district