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Waldorf Endorses Statement by Leading Iowa Scientists: “Climate Change Hurting Iowans’ Health”

Waldorf Endorses Statement by Leading Iowa Scientists: “Climate Change Hurting Iowans’ Health”

Iowans are experiencing real impacts from climate change, including heavier rains and increased flooding. Human health effects from climate change are just as real and are already being felt in Iowa, according to a statement released today by statewide group of 180 Iowa scientists. “Climate change is negatively impacting our water quality, increasing exposures to allergens

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Charles City Squad Cars to get Tech Updates

Charles City officials have approved the purchase of technology updates for three city police cars that will allow officers to enter paperwork and reports from their cruisers. The City Council on Monday approved the purchase of mobile data terminals for a total of nearly $21,000. Currently, officers must go back to the police station to

Judges from Kosovo to Visit Iowa

From October 18th through the 25th, Iowa Sister States will host a delegation of five judges from Kosovo. This delegation will take part in a themed program sponsored by the Open Leadership Center, based in Washington, D.C. This particular program will focus on the theme, ‘Judicial Rule of Law.’ The judges will be accompanied in

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Schedule for Private Pesticide Applicator Courses Released

Here is the schedule of local upcoming trainings: 12/09/14 1:30 PM Hardin County, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eldora 12/12/14 9 AM Cerro Gordo County, United Methodist Church, Clear Lake – Crop Clinic 12/12/14 9 AM Worth County, First Lutheran Church, Northwood – Crop Clinic 12/16/14 9:30 AM Wright County, Dows Community Center, Dows 12/17/14 1:30

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Scouting for Food Slated for Saturday Morning

A very worthy cause takes place this Saturday morning in the Forest City area thanks to the Forest City Boy Scout Troop. The scouts will be collecting food donations throughout town to help area food banks. Scouts will start collecting the food around 9am which can include canned food and/or spare change. One of the Scouts,

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Student Found with Gun Near Iowa High School

A student with a firearm has been taken into custody on a recreational trail near a high school in northern Iowa. Charles City police say the boy displayed the firearm to officers who found him Thursday on the Charlie Western Recreational Trail. The trail is near the Charles City High School football field bleachers. He

Mason City Truck Driver Dies in Plainfield Crash

Authorities in Bremer County in northeast Iowa say the driver of a tanker truck has died after the truck collided with a car and rolled onto its top in a ditch. A sheriff’s office statement says 37-year-old James Ruehlow of Mason City, died Thursday in the accident 2 1/2 miles east of Plainfield at an

Remains of Iowan Killed in WWII Returned to State

The Iowa National Guard says the remains of an airman who died nearly 70 years ago in Europe are being returned to Iowa. The Guard announced Thursday that through DNA testing, a team identified remains found near Allmuthen, Belgium, as those of Staff Sergeant Maurice Fevold. Fevold grew up in Webster County and graduated in

Belmond-Klemme Schools Hear Reports and Bids

The Belmond-Klemme Community School Board met last night at the Junior-Senior High School Media Center at 7pm. The board heard reports from various departments such as the Maintenance, Transportation, and Technology. Reports also came from the Board Treasurer, the Activity Director, and the school principles. The board also reviewed snow removal bids for the current