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State Move Could Mean Schools Will Start Later In Summer

State Move Could Mean Schools Will Start Later In Summer

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Education says it will stop granting automatic waivers to school districts seeking to start classes earlier in the summer. Department director Brad Buck sent a letter Friday to state education leaders saying the change is effective immediately. The announcement came shortly after Gov. Terry Branstad sent

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Geminid Meteor Shower Ramps Up This Weekend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It’s time for the December sky show. The annual Geminids (JEM’-i-nids) meteor shower — the most intense of the year — will peak Friday night. But the best viewing may be early Saturday, once the moon sets. Between 100 and 120 meteors are expected every hour at peak time. But

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Warm Up the Holiday in NH  

New Hampton, IA – The annual event formerly known as “Ladies Night Out” is returning to New Hampton, but this year has a new name. Warm up the Holidays is Thurs night starting at 5 pm. Jason Speltz with the New Horizons Chamber has details: Speltz says everyone should take full advantage of the evening by stopping

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Declining Enrollment At Community Colleges 

Cedar Rapids, IA – After years of increasing numbers, enrollment at Iowa’s community colleges dropped last academic year by six-point-three percent. The 15 community colleges are trying a number of things to stem that tide, including opening satellite campuses standing alone from their main campus. The competition among colleges for students has never been greater,

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa this Sat in NH

New Hampton, IA – Santa will be visiting New Hampton this weekend and you can have breakfast with him this Sat morning. Santa will be at the Community Center starting at 8:30. Rick Kramer is the New Hampton Park and Rec director and has details: Park and Rec brochures are out with sign up info

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Veterans Annual Christmas Party This Saturday

St. Ansgar, Iowa – The 14th annual Veterans Christmas Party at the St. Ansgar American Legion will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13th, doors will open at 8:30am. The party is free. Veterans, spouses and the public are welcome to attend. Char’s Polka Band will play and sing Christmas music, polkas, waltzes and patriotic music.

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Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa Enrollment Events 

Mason City, Iowa – Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa (VNS of Iowa) will be hosting the following enrollment events to provide assistance to individuals enrolling in the health insurance marketplace, which is open through February 15. Professionally trained and licensed health insurance marketplace navigators will serve as in-person resources for Iowans needing assistance with the health