Author Archives: Chris Berg

Francis Bouska, 69, Waucoma

Francis Bouska age 69 of Waucoma, IA, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma. Interment will take place at a later date in the church cemetery. Friends

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2014 Charles City Comet Relays Results

Charles City, IA – The annual Comet Relays were held yesterday at Comet Track and the Charles City boys track team was impressive in front of their home crowd as they finished with 124 team points which was good enough for second place in the Orange Division. Some of the standout performances included Levi Miller


Arraignment Continued For Sexual Assault Suspect From Rockford

Charles City, IA – The arraignment for 41 year old Brent Drees of Rockford, who was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse, has been continued after his legal counsel withdrew. Floyd County District Court records indicate that Drees is accused of abusing a child beginning in March 2012, when the child was still under

Wendell P. Hurst, 73, Formerly of New Hampton

Wendell Paul Hurst, age 73 formerly of New Hampton, died with family at his side on March 7, 2014, at the Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall, MN, from complications of diabetes and dementia. A visitation celebrating the life of Wendell Hurst will be held Sunday, April 27th from 2 to 5 pm at the

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Rudd Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Neglect

Mason City, IA – 54 year old Debra Ihrig of Rudd has pleaded not guilty to allegedly abandoning the residents she was supposed to be supervising at a Mason City assisted living center. She was arrested by sheriff deputies in Cerro Gordo County on April 6 after she allegedly left residents at County Meadow Place

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Charles City Educator Among Three Honored

Waterloo, IA – A Charles City educator is among three teachers honored this month with lifetime achievement awards at the 2014 Iowa Association of Alternative Education State Conference, which took place in Waterloo. The recipients for the Jim Fenton Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to alternative educators who make a major contribution, included: -


“Risky Business” conference on youth issues is today

Ames, IA – RadioIowa – A conference scheduled for today in central Iowa will bring together hundreds of teenagers and adult activists from across the state. The Risky Business conference focuses on critical issues confronting youth and professionals who work with youth. The event drew 650 people last year, according to organizer Jane Larkin of

Ethel J. Kroshus, 89, Janesville, WI

Ethel J. Kroshus, age 89, of Janesville, WI, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Janesville. A Celebration of Ethel’s Life and Memorial Service will be at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with Rev. Gary Lee officiating. Inurnment will be in the