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Old household appliances disposed of in metal scrapyard

Recycling program from MidAmerican Energy offers cash for old appliances

Recycling program from MidAmerican Energy offers cash for old appliances

Des Moines, Iowa – Is there an energy hog hiding in your home? Check your basement or your garage: do you have an old refrigerator or freezer stashed there? How about a window air conditioner you don’t need any more? Keeping a spare refrigerator or freezer running can add $100 or more to a home’s


DOT Holding Open-House Discussing Iowa Park and Ride System Plan

Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold open-house public input meetings Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 18, to discuss and gather input regarding the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan. The plan is being developed to identify ideal locations for park and ride facilities to serve commuters in the state. The

Funeral Announcement

Ruby G. Galing, 76, Alta Vista

Ruby Grace Galing, age 76 of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral services for Ruby will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with Father Steve Garner officiating. Burial will be held in St.

Gavel on court desk

Sexual Abuse Trial Set For Nora Springs Man

Charles City, Iowa – 39 year old Robbie DeMaris’ sexual abuse trial is now scheduled for Sept. 23 in Floyd County District Court. DeMaris of Nora Springs is charged with seven counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony. Court records state that he’s accused of sexually abusing a woman on multiple occasions between

Gavel on court desk

Rudd Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

Charles City, Iowa – 31 year old Lacey Holtz has entered a written plea of not guilty in Floyd County District Court to charges of enticement of a minor, child endangerment and assault with a dangerous weapon. No trial date has yet been set. Floyd County court records state that Holtz allegedly enticed a minor

Farmer Plowing The Field. Cultivating Tractor In The Field. Red

USDA Announces October 17 EQIP Signup

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa farmers interested in reducing soil erosion, improving water quality, and creating wildlife habitat on their land have until Oct. 17 to be considered for funding through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2015. Through EQIP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to

Funeral Announcement

Louis V. Koenigsfeld, 80, Clear Lake

Louis V. Koenigsfeld, 80, of Clear Lake, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A funeral Mass for Louis Koenigsfeld will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Reverend Gary Mayer will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be at

Funeral Announcement

Thelma A. Johnson, 81, New Hampton

Thelma Angeline Johnson, 81, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on September 7, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services for Thelma will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastors Kevin Frey and Cindy Krause officiating. Burial will be


Scholastic Scam Targeting Schools & Daycares

Des Moines, IA – The Better Business Bureau has alerted schools and daycares to a scam involving Scholastic School Supply. Chris Coleman, President & CEO of BBB Greater Iowa said the scam is similar to the well-known “Yellow Pages Scam” a business to business operation that surfaced in 2013 and ended up bilking more than