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Funeral Announcement

Ronald H. Innes, 82, Greene

Visitation for Ronald Howard Innes, 82, of Greene, will be 5-7 p.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Retz Funeral Home, 519 N. First St. Greene. There will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Gary Hatcher officiating. Private Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Marble Rock with Military Honors conducted by

Funeral Announcement

Robert “Bob” Hammer, 78, Charles City

Robert “Bob” Hammer, 78, of Charles City, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his home in Charles City. According to family wishes there will be no services. Robert LeRoy Hammer, the son of Oscar and Mildred (Knowlton) Hammer, was born on August 5, 1936 in Lady Smith, WI. He graduated from Charles City High School

911 Emergency response police car speeding to scene of crime

CC Woman Injured In Crash On Avenue

Nora Springs Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol is reporting that a Charles City woman was hospitalized after a two-car crash on Avenue of the Saints near Nora Springs on Wednesday. 34 year old Mary Calpito was injured when her eastbound Toyota Corolla was hit from behind by a GMC Envoy, driven by 53 year

Funeral Announcement

Joyce A. Shaw, 69, Orchard

Joyce A. (Hewitt) Shaw, age 69, of Orchard, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with Pastor Gary Gilbert officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday

Funeral Announcement

Mabel M. Anderson, 92, Riceville

Mabel Marjorie Anderson, age 92 of Riceville, passed away on Monday March 23, 2015 at the Riceville Family Care and Therapy Center, in Riceville, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at the Riceville United Methodist Church in Riceville on Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 P.M. with Rev. Donna Ihns officiating. Burial will be at Wayne

Funeral Announcement

James Maxwell, 75, Greene

Graveside Service for James Maxwell, 75, formerly of Greene, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene. James Maxwell died on February 26, 2015, in George Town, Texas. Retz Funeral Home in Greene is in charge of services. 641-823-4457

Mediacom Decorah Region Outage

Ditch fire causes Mediacom outage Friday night

Decorah, Iowa –  Mediacom video and Internet services went out Friday evening around 6:00pm. Mediacom had responded by 6:30pm with two service technicians heading to Decorah and another heading to a maintenance facility near Sumner. By 7:15pm the technicians had determined that Mediacom had a fiber problem between Waucoma and Sumner. Around 8:00pm the picture

Lightning Strikes

Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins In Iowa

Charles City, Iowa – We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Iowans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s (Monday) focus is on

Funeral Announcement

June R. Karnatz, 86, Nashua

June R. Karnatz, age 86 of Nashua, Iowa, formerly of New Hampton, died Tuesday, March 18, 2015 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Private family services will be held at a later date with interment in Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton. Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with services. Online condolences for