Charles City, IA – The Comet Cafe is in its third year of serving up fine cuisine by reservation. Comet Café is part of the Charles City High School Curriculum. Pro Start offers the classes through the National Restaurant Association, for certification in the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. Instructor Dene Lundberg says students learn…
There is plenty of boys and girls basketball on the schedule tonight. The Charles City Comet girls and boys will take on Waverly tonight in NEIC action. The Comet girls will be on the road as they take their 2-4 overall and 2-1 league record to Waverly to take on the Go-Hawks who are 6-0…
Timothy Lynn Dann age 56 of Nashua, Iowa died Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Muse – Norris Hospice in Mason City. Friends may greet the family 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua . Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences for…
Des Moines, Iowa – House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Des Moines has appointed Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City to several key posts for the upcoming 2015 legislative session. Prichard was selected by his peers to serve as an assistant leader earlier this month. He was selected to serve on the Ways and Means,…
- Unemployment rate drops again in November December 19, 2014The state labor market improved in the last month with a drop in unemployment. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson, Kerry Koonce, talked about the latest numbers. “Our unemployment rate dropped down to 4.3 percent, which puts us pretty much in line with where we were last year at this time at 4.2. The U.S. rate is […]Dar Danielson
- Supreme Court rules cable company serving Sioux City also a phone company December 19, 2014The Iowa Supreme Court says an Arizona company providing phone service via the internet to western Iowa can be taxed as a phone company. Cable One Incorporated provides cable TV services to Sioux City, and in 2006 it began offering what’s called Voice over the Internet Phone service. The Iowa Department of Revenue ruled the […]Dar Danielson
- Suspect caught in Cedar Rapids bank robbery December 19, 2014A suspect is in custody following an eastern Iowa bank robbery. Police responded to the robbery of a U.S. Bank branch on 16th Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday. The suspect had displayed a handgun and left with cash. No one in the bank was injured. The man left the bank […]Pat Curtis
- Escaped sex offender caught in Des Moines County December 19, 2014A sex offender who escaped from a southeast Iowa work release facility last weekend is back in custody. A spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Corrections says 40-year-old Shane Lieb fled a vehicle during a traffic stop on Saturday while being transported from the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility to the Burlington Work Release facility. He […]Pat Curtis
- Governor urged to continue state grants to spruce up parks December 19, 2014Two young people from eastern Iowa traveled to Des Moines Thursday to lobby for continued state funding of regional improvement plans for state and local parks. Rachel Wentworth, a sophomore at Maquoketa High School, said parks give “town and city kids” a chance to enjoy what “country kids” like her “see every day.” “I live […]O. Kay Henderson
- Man Convicted of Killing Politician Dad Gets Life December 19, 2014Jason Beckman was sentenced to life behind bars Friday for the 2009 shooting death of his father, South Miami Commissioner Jay Beckman.
- Watch Live: Obama Holds Year-End News Conference December 19, 2014Watch Live: President Obama's Year End Press Conference
- It Was Them: FBI Says North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack December 19, 2014Sony took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of canceling the Christmas Day release of the film.
- Baby Reunited With His Mother After Carjacking December 19, 2014A 20-day-old baby who was in a car that was stolen from a Kentucky gas station Thursday night has been reunited with his mother.
- Horrific School Massacre Divides Militant Groups December 19, 2014The massacre of innocent schoolchildren in Peshawar, Pakistan, earlier this week divided militant groups who had seemed hardened to violence.Mushtaq Yusufzai
- Michael Phelps Gets Probation for DUI December 19, 2014Phelps entered a guilty plea Friday in Baltimore court and was sentenced to 18 months probation in the Sept. 30 drunken-driving incident.
- Indiana Cop Told to Stop Selling 'Breathe Easy' T-shirts December 19, 2014Mishawaka police officer Jason Barthel began selling his clothing line this week with shirts that read, "Breathe easy, don't break the law."
- Caramel Apples Linked to Five Deaths, CDC Says December 19, 2014Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.
- Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths, CDC Says December 19, 2014Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.
- Sierra Leone's Leading Doctor Dies of Ebola December 19, 2014Willoughby's death Thursday is the 12th case of a Sierra Leone doctor getting infected with Ebola. The country has been ravaged by the outbreak.