Charles City, IA – There are many volunteer organizations devoted helping others and one of those is somewhat new to Charles City. Ann Kabele is president of the Exchange Club and talks about their mission: The Exchange Club sponsors community service and fund raising activities though out the year and they will be involved with…
Charles City, Iowa – Just a week after finishing her high school volleyball career, Charles City Senior Hali Hillegas signed her letter of intent yesterday to play volleyball at Iowa State University. Head Comet Volleyball Coach Donna Forsyth made the announcement. Hillegas signed in front of a crowd of family, friends, teammates and coaches. She…
Nora M. Upton, age 65, of Decorah, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah with Pastor Doug Bryce officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday, one hour before the service, at…
Thanks to Steph Shannon of Charles City and his busy schedule, the prize pack for the Nearly Impossible Quiz on Monday November 16th @ 8:35am will also include this sweet treat: To view previous Nearly Impossible Quiz questions and answers, click here.
- Dubuque artists envision outdoor ‘Creative Commons’ November 28, 2014Officials in Dubuque have applied for a federal grant to help finance development of a new city park. Steve Ulstad is part of the group pushing for a new “Creative Commons” in Dubuque that would be equipped with a light and sound system similar to a public park in Las Vegas. “If you wanted to have […]Radio Iowa Contributor
- Iowan among Marines to be memorialized in Saigon November 28, 2014The last two Americans killed in the Vietnam War, including an Iowan, will be memorialized at the site of the old U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Marines Darwin Judge and Charles McMann were guarding an airport gate during the final evacuation when their post was attacked, making them the last combat deaths of the war. Douglas […]Pat Curtis
- When Black Friday’s over, plan to Shop Small, Dine Small tomorrow November 28, 2014Big box stores across Iowa are packed with Black Friday shoppers today, but another effort is gaining momentum tomorrow — Small Business Saturday. Pat Brown-Dixon, the regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, says merchants who own and run their own shops are also eager to have your patronage. She suggests making it a […]Matt Kelley
- Oak Ridge Boy recalls tales from Elvis to Elvira (AUDIO) November 28, 2014The bass singer for the Oak Ridge Boys, known for his “oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-mau-mau” bass solo in the song “Elvira,” says he’s thrilled the band is still drawing huge crowds after four-plus decades of touring. Richard Sterban and the other “boys” will be making two stops in Iowa this week. Sterban says the four first began as […]Matt Kelley
- Advocates seek legislative action to help foster care kids November 28, 2014About 5000 children and teenagers are currently in Iowa’s foster care system. “When youth enter the child welfare system, their lives are in crisis,” says Jacob Carmi, a former foster care kid. “Most are very scared.” Carmi is now a leader in a group called AMP, which stands for Achieving Maximum Potential. AMP helps teenagers who are […]O. Kay Henderson
- One Dead, Another Hurt in Shooting at Nordstrom in Chicago November 29, 2014The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday, a store employee said. A man is dead and a woman was critically wounded.
- Ferguson Demonstrators, Police Clash in Seattle November 29, 2014Tensions flare between protesters and Seattle police following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case.
- Portland Cop Asks Young Boy For Hug at Rally for Ferguson November 29, 2014In the midst of an emotional rally this week, a 12-year-old with his own tough past had just the right idea. And it brought comfort at the perfect moment.Brian Williams
- Mom, Son Rob Neighbors on Thanksgiving, Police Say November 29, 2014The break-in in Milford, Conn., occurred after the victims brought the alleged burglars a plate of turkey dinner, the victim's mom said.
- 'Stand Up, Don't Shop': Ferguson Protesters Target Black Friday November 29, 2014Protesters in several cities urged shoppers not to buy in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict an officer in Michael Brown's death.Elisha Fieldstadt
- 'Stand Up, Don't Shop': Ferguson Protesters Target Black Friday November 29, 2014Protesters in several cities urged shoppers not to buy in wake of the Brown grand jury decision, while business in Ferguson say it's misguided.Elisha Fieldstadt
- Austin Gunman Dead After Downtown Shooting Rampage November 29, 2014Police say the shooter fired more than a hundred rounds in ten minutes and tried to burn down the Mexican consulate with camping stoves.Alastair Jamieson and Alexander Smith and Jason Cumming
- Megachurch Pastor Opens Eyes to Plight of Homeless November 29, 2014Rick Cole, pastor of a Sacramento megachurch, spent two weeks living on the streets as the homeless do, and walked away with a new outlook.Harry Smith
- Beloved Mexican Comedian 'Chespirito' Dead at 85 November 29, 2014The slapstick comedy of Roberto Gomez Bolanos, known as "Chespirito," charmed fans from Spain to Argentina for over four decades.
- Liberia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Ebola November 28, 2014Liberia, the nation hardest hit by the worst Ebola epidemic on record, has seen over 3,000 of its citizens killed by the disease.