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Taking Ernie Home Campaign Continues

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

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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

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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

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Tips for Staying Aware of Severe Weather 

New Hampton, Iowa –  Severe weather awareness is coming up next week, March 23 through March 27. According to an online survey last year, 92 percent of smartphone owners used their device to check the current weather or forecast once a month or more. Being aware when severe weather approaches can be a matter of life

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Alliant Energy Announces Hometown Care Energy Fund

Des Moines, Iowa – Alliant Energy is making a donation of $2 million to our Hometown Care Energy Fund, which helps income-eligible customers across Alliant Energy’s service area keep up with heating costs. Our Hometown Care Energy Fund collects donations from Alliant Energy shareowners, employees, retirees and customers. Over the past year, our customers, employees

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Sheriff’s Dept releases preliminary statement on Collision 

  Charles City, Iowa – An accident involving a pedestrian crossing a downtown intersection in Charles City and the local fire chief remains under investigation. According to Floyd County Sheriff Investigator Pat Shirley the incident happened at the intersection of Main Street and Clark St Tues afternoon shortly after 1:00: Shirley said they took statements from

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Pedestrian Collision Update

Charles City, Iowa – A female pedestrian was struck down while crossing a downtown intersection in Charles City  Tues afternoon.  According to a report from Sheriff Rick Lynch, the incident happened at the intersection of Main Street and Clark St shortly after 1:00 Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple was southbound on Main Street, and had

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