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Crop Clinic in Floyd Co this Wed   

Crop Clinic in Floyd Co this Wed   

Charles City, IA – The Floyd County Extension office is holding crop clinic this Wed. in Charles City. Leslie Milius says soybean diseases and the farm Bill will be discussed: The crop clinic starts Wed at 9:00 for more information or to get signed up call the ISU extension office in Charles City 228-1453.

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Cresco Man Charged For Allegedly Threatening Hunters

Cresco, Iowa – A rural Cresco man was charged after allegedly threatening hunters near his property. Ralph Leroy Flugge, 61, was charged with two counts of threats of terrorism against hunters on Friday, both Class D felonies. He was released on $5,000 bond. During execution of a search warrant at Flugge’s home on Friday, law


Give the Gift of Fitness this season 

New Hampton, IA – If your still looking for a gift idea, how about giving the gift of fitness?  Starting now through the end of December the Chickasaw Wellness Complex is waiving their application fee and Emily Kleiss says it’s the perfect time to sign up: Single memberships start at $15.75 per month or get

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State Move Could Mean Schools Will Start Later In Summer

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Education says it will stop granting automatic waivers to school districts seeking to start classes earlier in the summer. Department director Brad Buck sent a letter Friday to state education leaders saying the change is effective immediately. The announcement came shortly after Gov. Terry Branstad sent

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Warm Up the Holiday in NH  

New Hampton, IA – The annual event formerly known as “Ladies Night Out” is returning to New Hampton, but this year has a new name. Warm up the Holidays is Thurs night starting at 5 pm. Jason Speltz with the New Horizons Chamber has details: Speltz says everyone should take full advantage of the evening by stopping

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Declining Enrollment At Community Colleges 

Cedar Rapids, IA – After years of increasing numbers, enrollment at Iowa’s community colleges dropped last academic year by six-point-three percent. The 15 community colleges are trying a number of things to stem that tide, including opening satellite campuses standing alone from their main campus. The competition among colleges for students has never been greater,