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Warm Up the Holiday in NH  

Warm Up the Holiday in NH  

New Hampton, IA – The annual event formerly known as “Ladies Night Out” is returning to New Hampton, but this year has a new name. Warm up the Holidays is Thurs night starting at 5 pm. Jason Speltz with the New Horizons Chamber has details: Speltz says everyone should take full advantage of the evening by stopping

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Declining Enrollment At Community Colleges 

Cedar Rapids, IA – After years of increasing numbers, enrollment at Iowa’s community colleges dropped last academic year by six-point-three percent. The 15 community colleges are trying a number of things to stem that tide, including opening satellite campuses standing alone from their main campus. The competition among colleges for students has never been greater,

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa this Sat in NH

New Hampton, IA – Santa will be visiting New Hampton this weekend and you can have breakfast with him this Sat morning. Santa will be at the Community Center starting at 8:30. Rick Kramer is the New Hampton Park and Rec director and has details: Park and Rec brochures are out with sign up info

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Tax Break to Continue for Biodiesel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several Iowans, including leaders of the Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association, were in the nation’s capital drumming up support for the biodiesel tax incentive. The National Biodiesel Board organized a Washington, D.C. Fly-in to lobby for reinstatement of the $1-per-gallon biodiesel blenders tax credit, which expired on Dec. 31, 2013. The U.S.

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County Bounty will likely go away

Charles City, IA – Counties paying a bounty on gopher paws was once a common practice but according to the Floyd County Auditor that is no longer the case. Gloria Carr says it now appears that only 8 counties in Iowa still follow the practice, and some did away with it back in the 50’s.

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Clear Lake Polar Plunge A Huge Success

CLEAR LAKE, IA –  Bear Club dip in Clear Lake helped raise $13,600 for two local charities at Sunday’s 17th annual with around 400 people taking part in the event. The money collected is split between Toys for Tots and Make-A-Wish. One Mason City first timer, said “I don’t think you can prepare yourself because as

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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