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NIACC Offers Gardening Seminar

NIACC Offers Gardening Seminar

MASON CITY, IA – The 12th Annual Gardening Seminar, “Come Bloom with Us,” will be held Thursday, March 19, at North Iowa Area Community College. The seminar is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers say the event offers participants an opportunity to learn from educators and specialists and get an early start on the gardening

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Frederiksen Murder Trial Continues

Webster City, IA – The trial of accused murderer Casey Frederiksen continues in Webster City. Frederiksen is accused of sexually abusing and murdering his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter, Evelyn, in 2005. She went missing that summer, and her body was later found in the Cedar River near Charles City. Frederiksen was living with his girlfriend, Noel

Terry Branstad 3.4.15

Charles City Receives Certified Connected Community Recognition

CHARLES CITY, IA – Charles City was recognized on Wednesday by Gov.Terry Branstad as a Certified Connected Community for its efforts to improve broadband access. This network potentially could bring high-speed Internet from broadband hubs and access points in Chicago or other large population centers to communities in northeast Iowa. This regional network could result in lower

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New Hampton, IA – It seems a bit ironic that the Great Depression, aptly described as a dismal, gray period in our history, lent its name to a plethora of rainbow-colored, ornate glassware, but that is exactly what happened. At a time when numerous American manufacturers were folding due to the prevailing economic stress, a

Spring in the air

Spring Events arrive in Charles City

Charles City, Iowa – With the arrival of March Charles City is gearing up for spring which is, officially, less than 3 weeks away. Mark Wicks of the Chamber Development says they are kicking off March with “It’s a Spring Thing”, which will be a fun way to showcase downtown businesses: Another annual event is