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Opinion: The Problems With CAFOs

Opinion: The Problems With CAFOs

Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs) are not the same as the “small family farm”. CAFOs are a large-scale industrialized way of rearing livestock so that it is more efficient and…

Sheffield awarded grant for water main upgrades

Sheffield awarded grant for water main upgrades

SHEFFIELD – The City of Sheffield announced today that it has been awarded a $500,000 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to go towards a…

Obit: Edna McCoy, 103, of Charles City

Obit: Edna McCoy, 103, of Charles City

Edna McCoy, 103, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City with her family by her side. A funeral Mass…

Ernst joins bipartisan group of Senators demanding action after ‘Marines United’ postings of nude females

Ernst joins bipartisan group of Senators demanding action after ‘Marines United’ postings of nude females

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of Senators is expressing deep concerns that posts of nude female servicemembers weren’t uncovered by the Defense Department and are requesting proactive steps to…

Governor Branstad signs 7 bills into law

Governor Branstad signs 7 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following 7 bills into law: House File 303:  an Act relating to notifications made by the commissioner of insurance of the…

Iowa Senate bans cameras in government bathrooms

Iowa Senate bans cameras in government bathrooms

DES MOINES – After a complaint by the Iowa ACLU, a bill was passed in the Iowa Senate banning cameras in state-owned bathrooms. Senate Study Bill 1184 prohibits the state…

New Hampton man caught with stolen vehicle in Waverly

New Hampton man caught with stolen vehicle in Waverly

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NIACC softball opens Iowa portion of schedule Thursday

NIACC softball opens Iowa portion of schedule Thursday

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC Sports Information Director MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team is scheduled to open the Iowa portion of its schedule on Thursday and third-year coach Christi…

Floyd county Democratic legislator Todd Pritchard forms committee for possible run for Governor

Floyd county Democratic legislator Todd Pritchard forms committee for possible run for Governor

CHARLES CITY – Todd Prichard, Democratic Iowa State Representative for District 52, announced today another step in his possible quest to become Governor of Iowa. “Today I announced the formation…

House Speaker Paul Ryan brags about “Prong Three Health Care Legislation” that passed this week

House Speaker Paul Ryan brags about “Prong Three Health Care Legislation” that passed this week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1101 on a vote of 416-7, the Small Business Health Fairness Act and…

Opinion: Frustrated with Bookmeyer and city hall

Opinion: Frustrated with Bookmeyer and city hall

As I sit here well on my way into my eighth decade of life, I look across the landscape of what has been the town I chose to live in.…