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Groundbreaking celebrates clean air in Iowa

Groundbreaking celebrates clean air in Iowa

Lansing, IA – Environmental technology to be installed at Alliant Energy’s Lansing Generating Station is designed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 90 percent. Today’s groundbreaking in Lansing, Iowa celebrates this achievement for the environment and Iowans. The approximate $58 million project is expected to employ an average of 50 workers during construction and

Funeral Announcement

Madonna A. Fox, 80, Elma

Madonna Anne (Showalter) Fox, age 80, of Elma, IA, died on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Colonia Manor in Elma. She fought a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30am on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Haven, IA with Father Steve Garner celebrating


Iowans Challenged To ‘Take The Next Step’

Ames, IA – Iowans have heard that a key component of healthy living is to move more, natural. Live Healthy Iowa has the perfect opportunity to make it a habit. The Next Step Challenge is a 6-week pedometer based challenge motivating Iowans to move more by tracking their daily step count in friendly team competition

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Branstad, DOT: Apply Online For Personalized & Specialty Plates

Des Moines, IA – At his news conference this morning, Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino announced a new service which allows vehicle owners purchasing personalized or specialty registration plates to complete the process online. This new online application allows customers to apply for plates where and when it is

Joan Michael, 92, St. Ansgar

Joan Michael, 92, of St. Ansgar departed from this life as we know it and went to join her loved ones on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Nora Springs Care Center in Nora Springs under Hospice care. Funeral services for Joan Michael will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Messiah Lutheran

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Alternating lane closures on Iowa 57 in Butler County begin Tuesday

New Hampton, IA – A bridge deck overlay project on Iowa 57 between mileposts 29 and 30 in Butler County will require alternating lane closures beginning at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, until mid-October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Traffic will be separated from the work area

Linda R. Roethler, 66, New Hampton

Linda Rae Roethler, age 66, of New Hampton, IA, died on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, IA with Pastor Cindy Krause officiating. Burial will be in

Mary J. Lodge, 75, Nashua

Mary J. Lodge, age 75 of Nashua, Iowa died Thursday morning, August 7, 2014 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday August 11, 2014 at the Nashua United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson

Lee Wright Julius, 88, Mason City

Lee Wright Julius, age 88, of Mason City and formerly of Riceville, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with Pastor Mark Lavrenz of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Mason City

Mary E. Stark, 85, Greene

Funeral services for 85 year old Mary E. Stark will be 10:30am Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Greene with Pastor John Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014, at Retz Funeral Home, 519 N. First St.