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Dusty Rolando

Sharing  an Engineer Provides  Cost Savings to Tax Payers

Sharing  an Engineer Provides  Cost Savings to Tax Payers

Chickasaw and Floyd Counties have long been good neighbors and sharing some of their resources is a long standing tradition. Case in point is the sharing of County Engineer Dusty Rolando, who serves both counties equally. Rolando has been the county engineer for both counties since January of 2001 and says it keeps him busy

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


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

Traffic camera

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

Charles City Hall

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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