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Chickasaw Co to Upgrade Surveillance System

Chickasaw Co to Upgrade Surveillance System

New Hampton, IA – The Chickasaw County Supervisors heard from Sheriff Todd Miller and Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Rasing regarding a proposal to upgrade and expand the sheriff’s department and courthouse surveillance system.  Sheriff Todd Miller discusses the limitations of what they currently have versus what is planned: Emergency Management Coordinator Ken Rasing made the

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Sexual Abuse Trial Postponed In Mitchell County

Osage, Iowa – The sexual abuse trial for 23 year old Mindy Fetters of Riceville has been moved to January. Fetters is accused of third-degree sexual abuse, indecent exposure, which is a serious misdemeanor; and also assault with the intent of committing sexual abuse, a class C felony; all of which involves a 15 year


Solar, Wind & Trashohol 

Charles City, IA – The time has come for greater use of wind and solar energy, according to Kirkwood community college dean of industrial technologies Jeff Mitchell there are two main reasons for that view, advanced technology and lower production costs. Mitchell says it now only takes about ten years for a company to pay

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Charles City Area Development Receives USDA Rural Development Grant

DES MOINES, Iowa – December 4, 2014 – Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa, today announced that Charles City Area Development and Habitat for Humanity of Marion County are each receiving $20,870 USDA Housing Preservation Grants to assist qualifying rural Iowans in making needed home repairs. Charles City Area Development is using

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Legislative forum on Aging

Mason City, IA – Older Iowans, adults with disabilities and family caregivers can talk directly to their lawmakers during an upcoming legislative forum. Elderbridge Agency on Aging is sponsoring a Legislative Forum on December 15th in Mason City where State Senators and State Representatives will be on hand to talk about issues facing Iowa seniors.