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Looking for Nominations for Volunteer Awards

Looking for Nominations for Volunteer Awards

Charles City, IA – Iowa has recognized 52 cities as Main St Iowa Communities and Charles City is proud to be one of those. Mark Wicks of the Chamber Development says that is not all that Charles City has been noted for: Applications are currently being accepted for the Man of the Year and Woman

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Charles City Receives Certified Connected Community Recognition

CHARLES CITY, IA – Charles City was recognized on Wednesday by Gov.Terry Branstad as a Certified Connected Community for its efforts to improve broadband access. This network potentially could bring high-speed Internet from broadband hubs and access points in Chicago or other large population centers to communities in northeast Iowa. This regional network could result in lower

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Authorities testify in trial of man accused of killing girl

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities involved with the investigation into the 2005 death of a 5-year-old Iowa girl have testified in the trial of a man accused of killing her. Floyd County Chief Deputy Jeff Crooks was first to take the stand Wednesday in the case against 35-year-old Casey Frederiksen, who is charged with

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A FRUGAL SORT OF BEAUTY

New Hampton, IA – It seems a bit ironic that the Great Depression, aptly described as a dismal, gray period in our history, lent its name to a plethora of rainbow-colored, ornate glassware, but that is exactly what happened. At a time when numerous American manufacturers were folding due to the prevailing economic stress, a

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Spring Events arrive in Charles City

Charles City, Iowa – With the arrival of March Charles City is gearing up for spring which is, officially, less than 3 weeks away. Mark Wicks of the Chamber Development says they are kicking off March with “It’s a Spring Thing”, which will be a fun way to showcase downtown businesses: Another annual event is

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Cerro Gordo County pledges $500K for Downtown MC Redevelopment

Mason City, Iowa (AP) – Cerro Gordo County supervisors have pledged $500,000 to help Mason City with a downtown redevelopment project. The supervisors voted Tuesday to support the project, which could include an ice arena, hotel, performing arts pavilion and retailers. The arena and performing arts pavilion would be built in a space being vacated

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Osage Proposes 5-cent Tax Levy Increase

Osage, Iowa – The Osage City Council will move forward with a 5-cent increase in its property tax levy, but at the same time cautioned that it would continue to monitor spending and make cuts later in the budget year. A public hearing for the 2015-2016 budget has been set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday,

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Details Begin To Emerge In Frederiksen Trial

Webster City, Iowa – Prosecutors on Monday opened the trial of 35 year old Casey Frederiksen with graphic descriptions of how 5-year-old Evelyn Miller died in July 2005. Scott Brown told jurors yesterday that Evelyn was stabbed in the chest, her throat was cut and she had obviously been sexually assaulted. Some of the witnesses

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