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Marvin J. Ehlers, 82, Rockford

Marvin J. Ehlers, 82, of Rockford died at his home Sunday, July 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014 at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd ST. SE Mason City. Officiating will be Rev. Martha Bennett. Visitation will be from 4 until 8:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home

Theresa B. Dietrich, 78, Charles City

Theresa B. Dietrich, 78, of Charles City, died following a stroke Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City surrounded by her loving family. A funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Reverend Gary Mayer will celebrate

Patricia J. Theilen, 73, Sellersburg, IN (formerly of Nashua)

Patricia Jean Theilen age 73 of Sellersburg, IN, formerly of Nashua, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Haven, IA.

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Updated: North Grand Crossing Repair Postponed

Charles City, IA -  The City of Charles City announced Tuesday that the railroad crossing repair scheduled to begin Monday July 28th has been postponed. Keep it clicked to KCHAnews.com for updates.   *Original Story* Charles City, IA – Additional railroad crossing improvements are planned for North Grand Avenue which will once again close the

Grace J. Wagner, 96, Osage

Grace Jeanette Wagner, age 96, of Osage and formerly of Riceville, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage. Cremation has taken place. Graveside inurnment services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Riverside Cemetery in Riceville with Pastor Gary Gilbert officiating. Those attending the service

Jean J. Silver, 80, Osage

Jean J. Silver, age 80, of Osage, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Faith Home in Osage. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with Monsignor John Hemann officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be held at

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Farmers encouraged to watch cattle closely for heat stress

Ames, IA – High temperatures, high humidity, solar radiation, and low-speed winds create the perfect environment for heat stress in cattle. Based on the forecast outlook for this afternoon and Tuesday, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging the state’s cattle producers to be prepared to make some changes that can make cattle more comfortable, especially

Alexis M. Davis, 22, Floyd

Alexis M. Davis, 22, of Floyd, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City after a lifelong battle with biliary atresia. A memorial service for Alexis Davis will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Hauser Funeral Home. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Returning Iowa Veterans: Getting Armed to Farm

Returning Iowa Veterans: Getting Armed to Farm

Des Moines, IA – A big weekend is approaching for veterans across the region who are ready to take their boots from the battle fields to the farm fields. The Midwest Conference for Farmer Veterans aims to connect vets and service members considering a career in agriculture with information and resources on everything from land

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