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think global

Iowawatch presents “thinking globally”  

Iowawatch presents “thinking globally”  

  CHARLES CITY, IA –  More and more employers want workers who have international experiences. As a result, iowa schools and colleges are increasing their global opportunities. The Waterloo community school district is one of a growing number of schools offering international experiences for its students. Sherice (sha-reese) Ortman coordinates the Waterloo effort, and says the

Lt Gov Kim Reynolds Mayor Jim Erb

Lt Governor attends Floyd Co Proclamation  

CHARLES CITY, IA – Local residents and distinguished representatives from the City, County and State Government were on hand for the Floyd Co Home Base Iowa Proclamation Ceremony that was held Tues afternoon. Lt Governor Kim Reynolds addressed the crowd and commended Floyd Co on being the 4th Iowa County to extend this gesture of

ISU outreach

ISU Outreach 

CHARLES CITY, IA – Iowa State Extension has some some interesting classes coming up soon. Leslie Milius with Floyd Co Extension and Outreach, says that if you don’t have a lot of time you might be very interested in a couple of short courses on “pests” that are being offered as webinars: Maybe you have

Gavel on court desk

A District court judge rules New Hampton Light Plant violated Iowa’s whistleblower statute

NEW HAMPTON, IA – A ruling  by District Court Judge Margaret Lindgren has been filed in the wrongful termination suit between Jacob Hackman and the Light Plant. After a 7 1/2-day trial, a jury found that Hackman had been wrongfully terminated by Light Plant General Manager Brian Quirk, but Lindgren had taken the whistleblower count under advisement.

Iowa education standards

Iowawatch Sunday Mornings…

CHARLES CITY, IA – The common core education standards have drawn criticism from some who claim the standards infringe on local control. Tamara (tuh-mar-uh) scott of the concerned women of america told iowawatch simply having standards does not guarantee students will learn.   Iowa’s core education standards for k-12 students are attracting a lot of

Nashua Police Car

Nashua has PD opening 

NASHUA, IA – The Nashua City Council discussed the hiring process for a new police officer at Monday nights council meeting. The police department is looking for a new officer following the termination of Kara Schilling earlier this month. No one is making any comment on why Schilling was terminated. Advertising for a new officer