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Heartland Days is looking for Some Volunteers

Heartland Days is looking for Some Volunteers

New Hampton, Iowa – New Hampton is busily preparing for Heartland Days and with some new Events this year they are in need of volunteers. Jason Speltz of the New Horizons Chamber encourages anyone who is interested in helping to come to the Heartland Days meetings: The meetings are held at Big Eds. For information


North Iowa Baconfest Returns This Saturday

Clear Lake, Iowa – The second annual North Iowa Baconfest is set for Saturday, April 18, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Tickets are $20, available at www.northiowabaconfest.com and at 201 N. Federal Ave., downtown Mason City. The event will be offered in two shows — from noon to 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 to


Semi Loses Parts Of Load On Avenue

Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Sheriff’s office received a report Thursday of an east-bound semi on Hwy 27 and 18 that was losing some of his load between the 199 and 210 mile markers. The driver was hauling wooden boards and was stopped at the 210 mile marker and informed of the problem.

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Bowling, Bake Goods and Raffle Fundraiser

Charles City, Iowa – With April being child abuse prevention awareness month, the Exchange Club is in high gear since that is one of their causes. Ryan Venz has been an Exchange Club member since 2013 and is very excited about the family friendly fundraiser event planned for next Sat April 25: Another fundraiser is

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Riceville Woman Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge

Osage, Iowa – A Riceville woman who is facing sexual-abuse charges pleaded guilty yesterday to a reduced charge of child endangerment resulting in bodily injury, a Class D felony stemming from an April 2014 incident with a 15 year old male in Riceville. Court records indicate that 23 year old Mindy Jo Fetters was scheduled