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State Move Could Mean Schools Will Start Later In Summer

State Move Could Mean Schools Will Start Later In Summer

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Education says it will stop granting automatic waivers to school districts seeking to start classes earlier in the summer. Department director Brad Buck sent a letter Friday to state education leaders saying the change is effective immediately. The announcement came shortly after Gov. Terry Branstad sent

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Geminid Meteor Shower Ramps Up This Weekend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It’s time for the December sky show. The annual Geminids (JEM’-i-nids) meteor shower — the most intense of the year — will peak Friday night. But the best viewing may be early Saturday, once the moon sets. Between 100 and 120 meteors are expected every hour at peak time. But

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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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Charles City Schools Asks For Feedback On Website

Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City Community School District is working to revamp the form, structure, appearance and content of their website for the district and four schools. The school district is asking for input on what works well and what can be improved. In order to best serve the parents, students, staff, and

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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