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Local Conservation Offers Snowshoeing

Local Conservation Offers Snowshoeing

FREDERICKSBURG- Snowshoeing was once a necessity for transportation from point A to point B.  Today, however, it is a popular recreational activity for many people. Matt Crayne with the Chickasaw County Conservation Board says they have held snowshoeing activities for many years. Another hike is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, December 28 at 1pm at Split


Career Fair for Students and Jobseekers

CHARLES CITY- Charles City students will get a look at a variety of job opportunities at an upcoming career fair. The fair, created as a way for high school and middle school students to explore local options, is a joint effort between Charles City High School and the Chamber of Commerce.  Mark Wicks with the


Changes in Healthcare Could Hurt Hospitals

CHARLES CITY- Proposed changes in healthcare laws could have a direct effect on local hospitals.  In a letter to Floyd County Supervisors, Floyd County Medical Center C.F.O Ronald Timpe says the hospital’s Board of Commissions recently approved a motion not to seek any county tax subsidies.  However, there could soon be a time FCMC would begin

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Still Time to View “Festival of Trees”

CHARLES CITY- Just a few days remain to vote for your favorite Christmas tree and help raise money for a good cause. The Festival of Trees in Charles City is sponsored by Otto’s Oasis and the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce.  This is the 6th year for the festival says Lori Otto. Ginger Williams

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Grassley to Kick Off 99-County Tour

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will begin holding meetings with Iowans in every county with meetings in Floyd and Chickasaw counties on Friday, Jan. 3. His day will begin in Chickasaw County at 12:45pm at Nashua-Plainfield High School where he will hold a Q&A session with students.  Later, he will appear at Mitas Tires North

Hawks motivated by extra practice time

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY — For senior stars like James Morris and B.J. Lowery, Iowa’s first game of 2014 will be their last for the Hawkeyes. That’s why the preparation for the Outback Bowl against LSU is as much about Iowa’s youngsters as it is about the Tigers. Though the Hawkeyes

US judge in Iowa dismisses ‘popcorn lung’ lawsuit

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa has dismissed a Michigan couple’s lawsuit that claimed butter flavorings in microwave popcorn left the husband with lung disease. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett ruled Tuesday that Michigan’s three-year statute of limitations barred the lawsuit brought by David and Barbara Stults of Grand Rapids. The

Sculpture offers Christmas cheer to passersby

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A hat rack sculpture in downtown Sioux City is providing a perfect spot for some secret Santas. The sculpture stands outside City Hall, and on Tuesday someone hung gift bags containing items such as winter gloves and hats. Stefanie Goergen, a clerk who works in City Hall, tells the Sioux

State seeks funds for rural electric cooperatives

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa is appealing a federal decision to deny disaster aid to four rural electrical cooperatives. Branstad announced Tuesday that the appeal had been filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The four cooperatives are located in Northwest Iowa where utility lines were damaged in an ice

Hearing for fired Iowa patrol sergeant is delayed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A hearing for an Iowa State Patrol sergeant is who appealing his termination has been delayed a second time. A two-day hearing for Kevin Knebel was scheduled for last week in front of an administrative law judge. But a state official said Tuesday the case was delayed. Both sides will