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Charles City Moves forward with Comprehensive Plan

CHARLES CITY, IA – City Council is moving forward on developing a comprehensive plan for Charles City Myrtle Nelson is a senior planner with NIACOG and attended the recent council meeting to make preliminary recommendations and begin the process. She explains just what a comprehensive city plan is: Trudy O’Donnell is the City Clerk of

Nashua Police Chief Demoted

NASHUA (AP) — The police chief of Nashua has been demoted and Officer Paul Becthold has been named interim chief of the four-member department. The Nashua City Council made the decision on Monday to demote the city’s chief, Ernie Willsher back to Officer. The demotion notice to Willsher on June 20 stated that his attitude was to

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CC Implements New Pedestrian Signs; Hosts Night Out

CHARLES CITY, IA – Charles City residents may have noticed the new pedestrian crosswalk markers in the middle of some high traffic locations around town and are wondering What up with that? Police Chief Mike Wendel says many people, both drivers and pedestrians are not clear about who has the right of way at crosswalks


Winter Freeze still causing Water problems

CHARLES CITY, IA –  With summer weather firmly in place, the arctic winter temps may seem like a distant memory but not for City workers. Charles City has discovered that the winter freeze has left behind some damage in the form of cracked water lines. City Administrator Steve Diers brought the issue to the Councils

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Group Bicycle Ride Wed nights in CC

CHARLES CITY, IA – All bicycle enthusiasts are invited to join in a pedal at your own pace bike ride around the Charles City area. Bikers meet Wed evenings at 6:00 at the BAC Shack at 1202 S Main Street and depart together shortly after. The ride is approximately 20 miles and designed for the

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North Iowa Fair 9th -13th in Mason City   

MASON CITY, IA – The North Iowa Fair Kicks off today in Mason City and continues through Sunday.  The fair will once again feature a wide range of attractions for all ages including: Fun Inflatables, Laser Tag,​ Balloon Artists and Face Painting For Kids,​ Free Caricatures, Mixed Martial Arts​ demonstrations, a Hypnotist, Cribbage Tournament, Kinney


NIACC Offers Flexibility for Adult Students 

MASON CITY, IA – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will offer night classes beginning this fall to better accommodate student schedules. NIACC Admissions Director, Rachel McGuire says that This is especially helpful for adult students, who Unlike traditional college students, must carefully plan their college schedules around their many responsibilities such as Families, jobs,