Author Archives: Chris Berg


Non-profit Offers Assistance to Farmers

Non-profit Offers Assistance to Farmers

CHARLES CITY- Area farmers that have experienced a major injury, illness, or natural disaster can apply for free haying and planting assistance through a national non-profit organization. Farm Rescue is a non-profit organization that covers 5 states, one of which includes Iowa. Founder Bill Gross says he created the organization as a way to help

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For the Love of the Music

CHARLES CITY- Charles City High School Student Harry Sheckler says playing the piano isn’t just a hobby, it’s a passion.  Sheckler, who is 17, has been playing piano since he was six.  With more than 11 years of experience, Sheckler has had time to improve and develop his skill. Sheckler says playing piano is a way

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City to Approve Drainage Ditch Clean for Sportsman’s

CHARLES CITY- The City of Charles City will meet today to approve funding for the cleaning of a drainage ditch near Sportsman’s Park. The drainage ditch clean is one of the options presented by Yaggy Colby at a joint meeting between the city and school, as a way to alleviate flooding problems at the baseball

Wallace Fair, 90, Elma

Wallace Fair, age 90, of Elma, IA passed away on Saturday February 15, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday February 20, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma. Visitation will be from 12:00pm to the time of the service on Thursday

Lorraine J. Gratz, 90, New Hampton

Lorraine J. Gratz, age 90 of New Hampton, died Saturday February 15, 2014 at her home. A memorial Mass will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus presiding. Interment will take place at a later date in Arizona. Friends may greet