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Last Resident of Starr Home finds a New Home

Last Resident of Starr Home finds a New Home

Charles City, Iowa – Valentine Ewen has lead an interesting life. She born in Russia but when she was an infant her family fled to Shanghai China for safety and that is where she was raised. As a young woman, Valentine met Bob Ewen, an American Serviceman from Charles City, Iowa and as she says,

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Coping with the Loss of a Loved One 

Charles City, Iowa – Hospice of North Iowa strives to make the dying process as easy as possible for everyone and part of that is recognizing that long after a loved one has passed away those left behind still face daily struggles. Autumn Havnor is a bereavement coordinator with Hospice of North Iowa and talks

Doyle Wegner

Defensive Intermediate Pistol Class offered 

Waverly, Iowa – If you have your concealed carry permit you already know how about gun safety and how important continuing education is.  Doyle Wegner is a firearms instructor and says that the difference between basic techniques and advanced techniques is mastering the basics: Wegner will be offering Defensive Intermediate Pistol Classes April 18th and

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Chickasaw Co Reviews Bids on New Equipment

New Hampton, Iowa – Chickasaw County is looking to replace some outdated equipment in the next fiscal year.  The Supervisors heard from competing companies on Monday, both hoping to win the county bid. County Engineer Dusty Rolando outlines what the county is looking at: Rolando has been putting together some numbers and comparisons on the equipment

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Blood Donors Always Needed

Charles City, Iowa – According to the Red Cross, more than 41,000 units of blood are needed each day in the U.S. that’s about one every 2 seconds and one unit of donated blood can help up to 3 people. Unfortunately only about 6 % of the population actually donates blood. There will be a

Organic Farming

Best Farm Contest returns to Floyd Co Schools

Floyd County, Iowa – Sue Cook teaches an important life skill to Floyd County Youth, she is an “ag in the classroom teacher”. Cook  says that kids today often have no idea of how important agriculture is to them and her job to show them how connected they are to agriculture: Last year Cook got

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Fire Dept Dance this Sat in New Hampton

New Hampton, Iowa – This weekend the New Hampton Fire Department’s will mark their 37th consecutive dance.  Chief Steve Geerts says the dances actually started long before anyone today can remember, according to fire dept records it was at least back before 1900: In addition to the band which will feature former New Hampton resident