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Exchange Club lends a Helping Hand

Exchange Club lends a Helping Hand

Charles City, Iowa- The Exchange Club is always busy working to improve things around Charles City and their membership drive will soon be coming to an end. One of the members is  Ryan Venz has been with Exchange since 2013. Venz shares why he felt it was a good fit for him: Venz pointed out

Mediacom Decorah Region Outage

Ditch fire causes Mediacom outage Friday night

Decorah, Iowa –  Mediacom video and Internet services went out Friday evening around 6:00pm. Mediacom had responded by 6:30pm with two service technicians heading to Decorah and another heading to a maintenance facility near Sumner. By 7:15pm the technicians had determined that Mediacom had a fiber problem between Waucoma and Sumner. Around 8:00pm the picture

Home Furnace Burner Blower Ignited

CC Taking Furnace Replacement Applications

Floyd Co, Iowa – The Floyd County Housing Trust Fund is now it’s taking additional applications for its 2015 Furnace Replacement Program. It’s seeking to qualify five eligible applicants. This will bring the total number of 2015 replacements throughout Floyd County to 29. All homeowners within Floyd County meeting income and other stipulations are eligible

Lightning Strikes

Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins In Iowa

Charles City, Iowa – We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Iowans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s (Monday) focus is on

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Taking Ernie Home Campaign Continues

Charles City, Iowa – Floyd County Veteran Affairs Director Maria Dieke works to make a difference in the lives of veterans…and maybe sometimes that can mean honoring a veteran in death. Ernie Climer was a Floyd County veteran originally from California, who passed away in January. Ernie’s brother Cecil who is a fellow veteran, really


Iowawatch discusses Graffiti…is it Art or Vandalism 

Iowa City, Iowa – When many of us walk by a building and see graffiti spray-painted there, we presume it’s an act of vandalism. But others see works of art. Iowa State sociology professor Betty Dobratz says that simply looking at this as a criminal act means we’re missing something. There’s a growing trend in


Local CPA helps to shape farm policy

Charles City, Iowa – As Ag week comes to a close for 2015  we salute another Farm Bureau Member who works with farm families in our area. Doug Kronlage is a CPA from Charles City and a Farm Bureau Member who is involved with   promoting awareness of agriculture and the issues that are important to