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Airport Foundation “Bricks for Bucks”  

Airport Foundation “Bricks for Bucks”  

New Hampton, IA – New Hampton currently boasts the only Airport Foundation in the state of Iowa. Airport Foundation member Dan Scott says their primary mission is to keep the airport functioning so there will be an airport to serve the area in coming years: They are currently going after state funding to help with


NIACC and SBDC offer Start Smart Workshop

Clear Lake, Iowa – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business.  At Start Smart, participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership, and learn

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Learn to grow Flowers in Winter

Charles City, IA – The Floyd County Extension office will be having a workshop on Thursday, January 22 from 5:30-7pm at the Floyd County Extension office about how flower bulb forcing can bring the bright colors and fragrances indoors during the cold winter. Participants will learn about forcing tulips, hyacinths, crocuses, Paperwhite narcissuses and others. 

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Iowans at “high risk” for radon in homes

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa is believed to have the largest percentage of homes in the U.S. with radon levels above what the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) calls “acceptable.” Mindy Uhle, with the Iowa Department of Public Health, says at least half of the homes in the state have an elevated radon level. Radon is

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Legislative Forums Are Set In Mitchell County

Osage, Iowa – The first Mitchell County legislative forum for the year will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchell County Services Building, located at 415 Pleasant St. in Osage. State Rep. Josh Byrnes, R-Osage, and State Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm, D-Cresco, are expected to participate. Forums will

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Symptoms of flu? Call doctor ASAP

Des Moines, Iowa – The waiting rooms in many of Iowa’s hospitals are packed with people suffering from the flu. Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) medical director Dr. Patricia Quinlisk says it’s critical for those who are at high risk for complications and those who are suffering from more severe symptoms — such as


Fire Destroys Barn In Riceville

Riceville, Iowa – A fire caused extensive damage to a barn and its contents on Tuesday. Among the things lost were calves and hay were lost in a barn fire southeast of Riceville on Tuesday. The fire, which began at about 1:45 p.m., happened on the Mervin Martin farm which is located on Bell Ave.,