Author Archives: Chris Berg

Harold R. Stark, 83, Greene

Funeral Services for Harold R. Stark, 83, of Greene, will be 10:.30 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Greene with Pastor Galen Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene. Visitation will be 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014, at Retz Funeral Home, 519


Britt Couple Winners Of “When A House Becomes A Home” Contest

Britt, IA – The Iowa Finance Authority and Iowa Association of Realtors® today announced the winners of the statewide summer When a House becomes a Home contest are Ben and Becca Kraus of Britt. The contest sought Iowans’ homeownership success stories and the Kraus’ entry was deemed the public’s favorite, garnering a grand prize of

Electric Infrastructure

Alliant Energy breaks ground on Marshalltown Generating Station project

Marshalltown, IA  – The construction of the Marshalltown Generating Station (MGS) will create long-term environmental benefits and economic opportunities for Iowa. MGS is an approximate 650 megawatt, combined-cycle, natural gas-fueled facility that is expected to power more than 500,000 homes. The MGS is expected to begin operations in the second quarter 2017. “The Marshalltown Generating


Stakeholder Advisors To Review Water Quality Standards

Des Moines, IA – Water quality stakeholder technical advisors will meet August 20 in Des Moines to help Iowa DNR prioritize issues and set water quality goals for Iowa’s streams and rivers. Every three years, Iowans have the opportunity to provide input to the Iowa DNR to help set goals and participate in ensuring water

Tractor Fertilize Field Pesticide And Insecticide

DNR Investigates Fertilizer Spill In Allison

Allison, IA – The DNR is investigating a fertilizer spill that occurred Thursday in the Butler County seat of Allison. An employee of the Farmers Cooperative in Allison was pulling a tank of 32 percent liquid nitrogen fertilizer when a seam on the tank failed. About 800 gallons of the fertilizer spilled on a city

Lillian H. Erickson, 87, Decorah

Lillian H. Erickson, age 87 of Decorah, IA and formerly of Waterloo, IA, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her home in Decorah. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo with Rev. Jim Knudson officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery


Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting

AMES, Iowa – July 14, 2014 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting in Cedar Rapids Tuesday, August 12, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals. Items that may be discussed at the meeting include the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway,

It's the most common form of cancer in the country, but the risk of skin cancer can be greatly reduced with simple protections that include sunscreen. Photo credit: Robert Neff/Flickr

Experts Caution: Be Sun Smart This Summer

Des Moines, IA – From days at the beach to afternoons out biking and hiking, people across Iowa are eagerly soaking up the sunshine, but doctors warn they need to take steps to protect themselves from the most common form of cancer. Dr. Wei-Wei Huang is a dermatologist who says many people still think of

Darlene M. Gruis, 74, Rockford

Darlene M. Gruis, 74, of Rockford, died on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am with a one hour prior visitation on Monday, July 14, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 105 N Main St, Roseville, IA. Reverend Brunkan will