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Stacyville Fertilizer Plant Holding Open House

Stacyville, IA – Northern Country Cooperative will hold an open house from 10am until 2pm on Tuesday, March 25th for its new fertilizer plant in Stacyville. The open house will include tours and also a free lunch from 11am until 1pm. The 13,000 ton dry fertilizer plant doesn’t actually produce fertilizer but rather receives it

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Mobile Home Damaged By Fire In Nashua, No Injuries

Nashua, IA –  (AP) – A fire has badly damaged a mobile home in Nashua over the weekend. Firefighters were sent to the home at 3185 240th Street, just outside Nashua a little after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday where a man escaped without injuries out a bedroom window. Firefighters reported that the home was fully

Harsh winter takes a toll on Iowa’s honeybees

The Iowa Department of Agriculture’s bee specialist says the state is losing its honeybee population at twice the rate of the national average. Apiarist (APE-yur-ist) Andrew Joseph says annual winter losses among U.S. beekeepers run about 30 percent, but Iowa’s losses — due to the extreme cold — are likely to be 60 to 65

Spring Jewelry Fund Raiser coming to Mercy Medical

  The $5 spring jewelry sale is returning to Mercy Medical Center next month. Jenny Monteith has details on this exciting annual fundraiser: The spring jewelry sale will be held on Mon April 7th from 10 until 6. Contact Monteith at Mercy Medial center for more information.

Spring Classes Being Held In New Hampton

New Hampton, IA – Just in time for spring, the Chickasaw Wellness Complex in New Hampton is offering a wide variety of classes with something for everyone. Emily Klleiss with the CWC talks about what’s currently being offered. Kleiss says there is still time to get signed up for most classes but space is limited


Candidate for US Senate Visits Charles City

Charles City, IA -Des Moines native, and US Senatorial hopeful Mark Jacobs made a stop in Charles City on Friday, visiting the Mitas Tires Plant and also the KCHA studios. Jacobs, who described himself as a businessman, is a retired CEO of Reliant Energy and thinks the government needs a business approach, putting jobs first.


Full Slate of Fun in Charles City Saturday

We all know Charles City is a great place to live, work, and play, but tomorrow the play portion of that equation especially rings true.  There are several fun events happening in Chucktown tomorrow for people of all ages.  The events get started with a matinee showing of the movie Ratatouille at the Charles Theatre. 


St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Set for Saturday

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is coming back to Charles City this Saturday.  In what has become a regular event for the St. Patty’s Day festivities in Charles City started 21 years ago.  John Morris, a resident of Charles City, talks about the origin of the parade. The parade route has been altered over the