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Judge agrees that Racial Disparity in Jury is Unfair

Judge agrees that Racial Disparity in Jury is Unfair

Fort Dodge, Iowa – An Iowa judge has dismissed an entire jury pool this week, after determining that a black man charged with murder would not get a fair trial.  41 year old Tyrone Washington Jr. of Northwood stands accused of murdering his 30 year old ex-girlfriend Justina Smith in Aug of 2013. Of the

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Heartland Days Has New Events Planned

New Hampton, Iowa – Plans for Heartland Days are well underway and Bacon Fest is back by popular demand. New Horizons Chamber Director Jason Speltz says they are very excited about the advance tickets sales and talks about what people can expect: Tickets are on sale now at the New Horizons Chamber office and from

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Floyd Co Supervisors Update 

Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Supervisors held a regular meeting on Tues morning at the Floyd County Courthouse. Supervisor Roy Schwickerath said it was a pretty routine business meeting with discussions held on several matters. One topic that came up was Avian Flu: A hearing was set for later this month regarding removal

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Charles City BBQ Challenge coming June 13

Charles City, Iowa – The tantalizing aroma of barbeque will fill the air in Charles City on June 13 during the Charles City BBQ Challenge. The competition will take place in conjunction with the Charles City Challenge: Whitewater Weekend, as well as the popular Cardboard Boat Race.  The BBQ challenge will take place from noon

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Stebens to Present Award Winning Play  

Mason City, Iowa – Stebens Children’sTheatre is proud to present the award winning play “Still Life with Iris”. This piece is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award.  Tom Ballmer is the Director at Stebens says “Still Life with Iris” is described as a fantastical

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NS City Council meeting Tuesday 

Nora Springs, Iowa – The Nora Springs City Council is meeting Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Nora Springs City Hall. The agenda includes: discussion of upcoming water and sewer rate increases and financing of the SRF Loan; website; Renee Bartling addressing the library annual report; Virgil Fett, Ravine; discussion the Nora Springs Water Source