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Charles City Food Pantry

Food Pantries Across Iowa to Receive 24 Tons of Pork During Hunger Action Month

Food Pantries Across Iowa to Receive 24 Tons of Pork During Hunger Action Month

Empty freezers in Iowa food pantries will soon be full as the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms is donating approximately 48,000 pounds of fresh, boneless pork loins to help feed Iowa families in need. The pork is being delivered this week to local community organizations, food shelves and pantries across Iowa.

John Pappajohn

Winner announced in Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition

The 2014 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition came to a close on September 18 with the announcement of the winners at a special recognition luncheon at Drake University in Des Moines. Those in attendance were Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Debi Durham, Iowa Economic Development Authority. John Pappajohn presented seven companies

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King for Congress Confirms Debate Participation

King for Congress Campaign Manager Michael Stevens today confirmed the Iowa Public Television debate between Congressman Steve King and his opponent in this fall’s General Election. “We are pleased to accept IPTV’s offer to host a debate on October 23 in Storm Lake, which will take place in the typical IPTV format. Panelists are under


Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued for the Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northeast Kossuth, Worth, and Winnebago County until 7:15pm. This is a radar indicated threat. Wind speed could exceed 60 miles an hour and penny sized hail. The storms are a part of line of storms stretching from mid-central Minnesota and down into the Minnesota-Iowa

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Iowa Group Builds Support for Immigrant Children

The issue of unaccompanied immigrant children entering the U.S. has faded from the headlines, but an Iowa group is continuing to seek pledges from people willing to house and offer care to kids while their residency questions are resolved. The 1,000 Kids for Iowa project has been collecting housing pledges since July, around the time

Tom Miller

Iowa to Mail 374,000 Checks to Buying Club Victims

The state of Iowa has started mailing out 374,000 refund checks to residents who were tricked into signing up for buying club memberships, Attorney General Tom Miller said Friday. Miller said he wants people to know the refund checks are legitimate, and not a scam. He said the green checks are labeled a “State of

Police Arrest Man in Cedar Rapids Shooting

Cedar Rapids police on Friday arrested a man on suspicion of shooting into a vehicle with two people inside. Eighteen-year-old Brandon Don Gordon of Marion faces several charges including attempted murder and two counts of going armed with intent. Court records do not list an attorney. Gordon is accused of firing multiple shots into a

Davenport Police Chief Takes Kansas Position

The police chief of Davenport, Iowa, will leave his position to become police chief in Overland Park, Kansas, Davenport officials announced Friday. Police Chief Frank Donchez will begin his new job in the Kansas City suburb on October 20th. Donchez came from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 2008 to lead the Davenport department’s 163 sworn officers. In

North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City

Iowa Investigates Unknown Capsules Found at Prison

The discovery of hundreds of capsules containing an unknown substance at a northern Iowa prison has prompted a state drug investigation, officials said Thursday. Authorities said that 300 to 400 capsules were found last week during routine searches by staff at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City. Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta

Principal Arrested at Iowa Game to Return to Work

A high school principal who was arrested on suspicion of drunkenness at a University of Iowa football game will return to work on Monday. The district school board voted Monday to let Adel DeSoto Minburn High School principal Lee Griebel resume his duties next week. Griebel was suspended after his arrest Sept. 6 in Iowa