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CASA Seeks Child Advocacy Volunteers  

CASA Seeks Child Advocacy Volunteers  

Charles City, Iowa – A child advocacy group is looking for volunteers to assist abused and neglected children in North Iowa.  CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates is seeking volunteers who are interested in being trained to serve as child advocates in juvenile court. Program coordinator Susan McKiness explains what CASA volunteer is:

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Town Hall Meeting tonight in New Hampton

Chickasaw Connections and the New Hampton High School chapter of SADD are presenting a Town hall meeting tonight at the Hew  Hampton Middle School. The panel will be hosted by Amanda Goodman and feature speakers representing the school and local law enforcement as well as parents and students. Community feedback is encouraged. The program, entitled

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New Hampton Votes on School Issue TODAY

Voters in New Hampton will head to the polls today to decide the future of their school. At issue is whether to repair or replace the elementary and middle schools. Supporters of the measure say that repairs are too costly and that today students need more space to accommodate modern technology and teaching style.  Opponents, even

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College Can Have Some Surprises

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Many new college students find things can be  more overwhelming and sometimes much more stressful than they had bargained for. An on going, but often overlooked, problem is the rate of depression among college co eds. Surveys show that eight percent of Iowa college students say they have been treated for

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Update: Waukon Boy Found Safe

UPDATE: The Iowa DCI has confirmed that 9 year old Lance Palmer was found safe after he wandered onto a neighbors farm. Previous Story… Waukon, Iowa – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol and the Allamakee Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for a 9 year old boy.  Lance Kirk Palmer, DOB 9-8-2005,

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Comet Kids work on being “Superheroes”

CHARLES CITY, IA –  Students in Sheila Ethrington’s 1st grade classroom at Lincoln Elementary school donned their capes and masks this week as they went throughout the school showing off their “superhero skills” of character. Each student made a promise to make the best choices and set an example for other Comet Kids. The exercise