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Janesville buses to be outfitted with alarm system following 2011 death of 6th grader

Janesville buses to be outfitted with alarm system following 2011 death of 6th grader

Janesville, IA – RadioIowa – A little less than three years after an accident claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy, a northeast Iowa school district is on the verge of installing new technology on all of its buses to hopefully prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. The Janesville Consolidated School District will install

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Hog farmers now required to report PED outbreaks

Des Moines, IA – RadioIowa – The U-S Department of Agriculture is now requiring hog farmers to report outbreaks of a viral disease that has spread across the country and killed thousands of pigs in the past year. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus or PED, has not previously been considered a “reportable” disease in part because

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Swinging for Scholars

A fun filled family fundraiser is planned for this Fri in Charles City. Swinging for Scholars is raising money for the Dollars for Scholars program and will be featuring live music this Friday night at the Elks Club. Board members Jenny Hegal and Becky Meyer are very excited about this new event: In addition to

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Understanding the Power of Media

A presentation on understanding media and its effects on the family will be presented in Charles City on Wed April 30. Dr Douglas Gentile, a child psychologist from Iowa State University and Peter Komendowski, of the Iowa Media Literacy Project will be working together with parents and youth to help them better understand the role

Park and Rec Kicks off Summer Programs

  New Hampton has the summer packets ready for the Baseball soft ball fundraiser. Rick Kramer with the Park and Rec dept has details on that program: Kramer says in addition to programs for kids they have a number of offerings for adults as well: For more information on any of the programs offered by

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FC Supervisors Tour Jail with Inspector Monday

Charles City, IA – Floyd County supervisors heard from Iowa Department of Corrections Chief Jail Inspector Delbert Longley when he met with them during their regular workshop yesterday.  The visit followed an inspection of the jail Longley had done last fall at the Floyd County jail. Chairman Roy Schwickerath read a portion of the statement

A Scrub Sale this week in NH

  Mercy Medical Auxiliary is holding a fund raiser this week for anyone who needs wear Scrubs to work. The one day sale will be Wed and Jenny Monteith has details: Monteith also had an update on the Jewelry fundraiser that was held last week: For any questions call Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton.

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