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Popular Grocery Tours are back

Popular ISU Grocery Tours are Back CHARLES CITY, IA – Iowa State University has many programs available but some are definitely  of more interest than others. The Grocery Tours are back by popular demand and Leslie Milius, with Floyd County Extension and Outreach, has details:     The Grocery Tours are expected to fill up

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Free Matinee At Charles Theater

CHARLES CITY, IA – Running a business in a small town can be fraught with challenges as any business owner knows. Running a Theater is no different except in that you often have little or no control over which “product” you can offer. Theater manager Jim Marlow says its really just a numbers game to

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North Grand Ave Closing For Railroad Crossing Improvements

Charles City, IA – The bumpy railroad crossing at the Main and North Grand Ave intersection will see some improvements in July. The Charles City Engineering Department says North Grand between Main Street and 13th Ave will close to traffic as Canadian Pacific Railroad performs crossing improvements to their main line beginning Tuesday July 8th.

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Helpers Needed For CC 4th of July Concert

Charles City, IA – Volunteers are wanted to help set up the band shell for the annual Charles City 4th of July Municipal Band Concert. Adults in the community and high school students are asked to meet behind the Charles City Public Library at 5:30pm on Friday.  Depending on the amount of volunteers who show

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Great Amazing Duck Race Postponed  

CHARLES CITY, IA – Caring Connections is always offering opportunities to help children through mentoring and every summer they have the Great Amazing Duck Race to raise money and awareness of the program. This year the Duck Race has been postponed, ironically due to too much water. Brian Tiedeman explains: This is the second year


Floyd Co Board of Supervisor Update

CHARLES CITY, IA – Budgetary matters regarding health premiums, and some employee raises were among the items discussed at the Floyd Co Supervisor Meeting on Tues. The Supervisors moved to reduce the county portion of health care premiums for seven pay periods. Chairman Roy Schwickerath explains: The board also moved to Certify Salary raises for

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Check Water Quality For Recreation After Heavy Rains

Des Moines, IA  – Despite heavy rainfall in central and northeast Iowa causing some wastewater releases, a few sunny days will likely drop bacteria levels in lakes by the Fourth of July. “In lakes, bacteria levels from water samples taken earlier this week are elevated a bit in places,” said Mary Skopec of the DNR’s