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Strengthening Families offered in New Hampton

Strengthening Families offered in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON, IA – Are you a family with kids in the 10-14 age range? Chickasaw County Extension and Outreach is offering a fun family program designed just for you. Danielle Day from Chickasaw ISU in New Hampton talks about Strengthening Families:   The program and meal are free but pre registration is required by

Natural Disasters

Alert Iowa Messaging System

DES MOINES | Officials with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Tuesday announced the development of an Alert Iowa statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system. The new alert system can be used by state and local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information to residents in counties that utilize the system,

Charles City Receives Certificate of Equality

CHARLES CITY, IA – Charles City has been identified as one of 16 cities in the state of Iowa that has achieved gender equity on all key appointed boards and commissions. Funding for this identification project has been provided by the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women. Florine Swanson is a Vision 2020

Funeral Announcement

Ralph Holmes, 94, Maple Grove, MN

Ralph Holmes, 94, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, formerly of Charles City, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his son’s home in Maple Grove surrounded by his family. Funeral services for Ralph Holmes will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City. Pastor Jim Beranek will officiate. Burial will be in