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Iowa Secretary of State will implement the Safe at Home program

Iowa Secretary of State will implement the Safe at Home program

DES MOINES, IOWA  – The Safe at Home Act, a top priority of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, passed the Iowa House Thursday with overwhelming support. The bill, House File 585, received unanimous approval from legislators, 100-0. The Safe at Home Act establishes an address confidentiality program that protects victims of domestic abuse, sexual

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Fire Dept Dance this Sat in New Hampton

New Hampton, Iowa – This weekend the New Hampton Fire Department’s will mark their 37th consecutive dance.  Chief Steve Geerts says the dances actually started long before anyone today can remember, according to fire dept records it was at least back before 1900: In addition to the band which will feature former New Hampton resident

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VOTE for Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area Best Site

Northeast Iowa – Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting Golden Silo Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in preserving and sharing America’s agricultural story. The People’s Choice “Site of the Year” is a special award presented to one deserving SSNHA

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Exchange Club lends a Helping Hand

Charles City, Iowa- The Exchange Club is always busy working to improve things around Charles City and their membership drive will soon be coming to an end. One of the members is  Ryan Venz has been with Exchange since 2013. Venz shares why he felt it was a good fit for him: Venz pointed out