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Message Monday - Hug your kids at home, buckle them in the car

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s nothing quite like a hug. When you hug someone it releases oxytocin, also known as 'the cuddle hormone.' That's what makes you feel warm inside. Psychologists also say that oxytocin promotes feelings of devotion, trust, and bonding. This allows us to connect to other people. But the time for a hug is not when you are traveling in a car. For the safety of everyone in the vehicle, the safest place for each passenger to be is in their...

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Iowa 14 near Greene to close Sept. 28 for culvert replacement work #iatraffic

Friday, September 22, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa – Sept. 22, 2017 – A culvert replacement project on Iowa 14 south of Greene, in Butler County, will require closing the roadway to traffic from 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, until early October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. During this closure, motorists will be detoured around the construction zone by using Butler County roads C-23, T-24, and C-13. Permitted oversize loads are prohibited. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists...

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