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Chickasaw Co Reviews Bids on New Equipment

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New Hampton, Iowa – Chickasaw County is looking to replace some outdated equipment in the next fiscal year.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

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CC Woman Injured In Crash On Avenue

Nora Springs Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol is reporting that a Charles City woman was hospitalized after a two-car crash on Avenue of the Saints near Nora Springs on Wednesday. 34 year old Mary Calpito was injured when her eastbound Toyota Corolla was hit from behind by a GMC Envoy, driven by 53 year

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Iowa House and Senate divided over School Start Dates

DES MOINES, IOWA –  — The state would retain control over when school districts in Iowa could start their calendar year under a bill passed Tuesday by the Iowa House. The House voted 71-29 in support of a bill that would require school districts in Iowa to start classes no earlier than Aug. 23. The