11 things to know about reopening of Floyd, Chickasaw, Butler, Cerro Gordo and Mitchell counties

Diners will be able to sit down in restaurants in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties starting Friday, according to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ latest proclamation regarding restrictions put on Iowans to slow the spread of the COVID-19 illness, Her proclamation also allows the reopening of fitness centers, malls, libraries, race tracks and stores that had been ordered closed as long as they operated at only 50 percent capacity and adhere to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Floyd, Chickasaw, Cerro Gordo, Mitchell and Butler Counties are among the 77 counties that will have restrictions lifted. The … Continue reading 11 things to know about reopening of Floyd, Chickasaw, Butler, Cerro Gordo and Mitchell counties

Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks

News Release DES MOINES – Upon discovery of the existence of substantial community spread of COVID-19 in the state, Gov. Reynolds is recommending that Iowa schools close for four weeks.  “Based on new information today from the Iowa Department of Public Health, now is the time to move to the next level of response,” Gov. Reynolds stated. “I am now recommending that all Iowa schools close for a period of four weeks to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.” Gov. Reynolds released the following video statement, it can be viewed here.  Gov. Reynolds is making this recommendation in consultation with … Continue reading Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks

Barrel race scheduled for June 9 in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON — The Plum Creek Saddle Club is hosting a 4D barrel race on June 9, 2018, at the New Hampton Airport, 1879 Kenwood Ave. The start time for the Plum Crazy Barrel Event is 11 a.m. Warm-ups begin at 10 a.m.the arena opens at 9:30 a.m. There will be 60/40 payout with $1,500 added money, according to the posters around the area. The entry fee per horse is $40. Warm-ups are $3. The attire is basic and competitors can enter more than one horse. The 10 fastest times will qualify for the Chickasaw County Firefighters Association Extreme Bull … Continue reading Barrel race scheduled for June 9 in New Hampton

Douglas Lee Mack, May 28, 1957 – April 20, 2018

Douglas L. Mack, of Charles City, formerly of New Hampton, IA lost his life due to injuries sustained from a tragic car accident on Friday, April 20, 2018. A Memorial Service has been set for 10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, IA with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Carroll Cemetery in Ionia, IA. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA and will continue at the church one hour prior to the memorial service on … Continue reading Douglas Lee Mack, May 28, 1957 – April 20, 2018

Catch the CC Dance Showcase this Saturday, Jan. 27

The Charles City High School Pom Squad’s 2018 Dance Showcase begins at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the high school gymnasium. Along with the CC Pom Squad, the showcase will feature the New Hampton dance team, Dance Arts Center, the Jr Pom Squad, Alumni Dance, Senior Solos and Ricky & B. “This event will be amazing,” tweets CC pom coach Keisha M. Cummings. “You will not be disappointed.” Admission is $3 per person. Continue reading Catch the CC Dance Showcase this Saturday, Jan. 27