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Fundraiser for Gervais Syndrome this Sat

Fundraiser for Gervais Syndrome this Sat

HEW HAMPTON, IA – The Chickasaw Wellness Complex is supporting a local family this weekend, in their efforts to find a cure for a tragic form of epilepsy known as Gervais syndrome. Emily Kleiss of the CWC talks about a fundraising event this Sat that everyone is encouraged to attend: For more information contact the

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Floyd Co Appoints New VA liaison 

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Floyd County Supervisors have appointed Doug Kamm as the new board liaison to the Veteran Affairs Office. Kamm recently attended his first VA meeting and he describes his understanding of the role of liaison: Kamm says the decisions that the county board of supervisors make are dictated by Iowa Code

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Floyd Co Seeks new EMC

CHARLES CITY, IA – Floyd County is again on the lookout for an Emergency Management Coordinator. Michael Morlan has resigned his post and will be moving to a warmer climate next month: Morlan has been on the job in Floyd County for a little more than a year and will be done Oct. 1st.


Steve King supports Obama

Charles City, Iowa – With all of the bipartisan strife that we have become so accustomed to it is a bit of a change to see representatives from both sides of the political debates coming together at least to some degree. Congressman Steve King who represents Iowa’s 4th congressional district says that he is supporting

Farmer In A John Deere Combine Harvesting Corn

MidAmerican Energy offers tips for safety during harvest season

Des Moines, Iowa – In observance of National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 21-27, 2014), MidAmerican Energy Company offers the following tips to help farmers stay safe when working around electricity this harvest season: Power Line Safety Be aware of overhead power lines, particularly when moving equipment. People and equipment should maintain a distance


Drug Charges For Osage Man After Investigation

Osage, Iowa – The Osage Police Department on Friday arrested 26 year old Jeffery Alan Morrison of Osage after a joint investigation with the North Iowa Drug Task Force and the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office. Morrison was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver, one a class C felony and the other

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week Oct 5th thru Oct 11th

CHARLES CITY, IA – Mayor James Erb recognized Oct 5th thru the 11th as fire prevention week in an official proclamation at Monday’s City Council meeting. Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple says this year they are focusing on the importance of working smoke alarms: Whipple said that Fire Prevention Week gives the fire department

Charles City Public Library

Charles City Library has programs for all ages

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Charles City Public Library is as busy as ever with new programs starting and ongoing. They have an exciting program underway to get the littlest of library visitors “hooked” on reading. Dana Schwickerath is the childrens librarian and explains the “1000 books before kindergarten program”: Schwickerath says they have a


Mason City Man Cuffed After Robbery Attempt

Mason City, Iowa – Mason City Police was dispatched to an armed robbery at a Kum & Go convenience store, 1465 4th St SE in Mason City at about 7:28am Tuesday. A press release from the Mason City PD states that the subject, 17 year old Christopher James Hjelmgren of Mason City entered the store


Court house Safety  

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met with members of the Courthouse Safety Committee, including members from the judicial and sheriffs departments, for an hour long discussion reviewing courthouse safety protocols. Supervisor Mark Kuhn says the Safety committee is always working on initiatives to keep the courthouse as safe as possible,

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