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Taxpayers Will See Decreases in County Levy

Taxpayers Will See Decreases in County Levy

CHARLES CITY- Budget talks are wrapping up as Floyd County Supervisors prepare to set a public hearing to certify the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. This year, tax payers will see a decrease in the general supplemental county levy says Supervisor Roy Schwickerath. Schwickerath says the rural services levy will also see a decrease in the upcoming


Non-profit Offers Assistance to Farmers

CHARLES CITY- Area farmers that have experienced a major injury, illness, or natural disaster can apply for free haying and planting assistance through a national non-profit organization. Farm Rescue is a non-profit organization that covers 5 states, one of which includes Iowa. Founder Bill Gross says he created the organization as a way to help

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For the Love of the Music

CHARLES CITY- Charles City High School Student Harry Sheckler says playing the piano isn’t just a hobby, it’s a passion.  Sheckler, who is 17, has been playing piano since he was six.  With more than 11 years of experience, Sheckler has had time to improve and develop his skill. Sheckler says playing piano is a way


New Recommendations for Trains Carrying Oil

CHARLES CITY- Recent major accidents involving trains carrying oil have caused a federal review of safety practices. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that trains carrying oil be rerouted, where possible to avoid populated areas says Jerry Schnoor with the University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. The proposed recommendation might catch

Community Revitalization Seeks Volunteers

CHARLES CITY- Charles City Area Chamber Director Mark Wicks is asking area residents to consider volunteering for a cause they feel is important. Wicks says Charles City has many opportunities for volunteer work. Community Revitalization is another area people can get involved to help plan events that occur throughout the year says Wicks. Wicks says


Wilder Park to Hold Winter Festival

ALLISON- Celebrate winter this weekend at Wilder Park in Allison.  The Allison Park Board is hosting a winter festival on Saturday as a way to get people to enjoy the park in the winter says park board member George North. The festival will feature snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, sledding and ice-skating says North. North says

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Phone Surveys to be Conducted in Charles City

CHARLES CITY- The Charles City Area Development Corporation is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development to perform telephone surveys to learn more about the community’s workforce.  The survey’s are part of a laborshed employment study says Tim Fox with the Area Development Corporation. The survey will be conducted randomly in 400 homes throughout the area.  Fox


CC School Board to Hire PR Firm

CHARLES CITY- Charles City Schools Superintendent Dr. Dan Cox says hiring a Public Relations firm sooner rather than later is an important priority for the Board of Education.  On Monday, the board met and discussed the possiblilty of hiring a firm to help boost public support of a facilities plan. Cox says particular social media