Author Archives: Chris Berg

Fred G. Rosenbaum, 92, Waucoma

Fred G. Rosenbaum age 92 of Waucoma died Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Linn Haven Rehab & Healthcare in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waucoma, with interment with military honors will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waucoma. Friends may

Lucille D. Gansen, 87, Elma

Lucille D. Gansen, age 87, of Elma passed away December 21 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille will be at 10:30am on Friday December 27th 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Steve Garner celebrating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation

Strong winds, snow create travel problems in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Travel conditions are likely to remain hazardous in Iowa through Monday morning as strong winds create snow drifts and glazed roads. The state Transportation Department says wind gusts up to 30 mph are expected to continue into Sunday evening. That will create problems after 4 to 8 inches of snow

Snow blankets most of Iowa days before Christmas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A winter storm dropped 4 to 8 inches of snow in Iowa, and created hazardous travel conditions just a few days before Christmas. The heaviest snow fell in south-central Iowa, but the majority of the state received at least some snow overnight into Sunday morning. Strong winds followed the snow

Teen girl found dead in car in western Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A family is grieving after a 15-year-old girl was found dead in the back of a car at a western Iowa shopping center this weekend. One of the girl’s friends called paramedics around 10 a.m. Saturday, but Mireya Mata-Alvarez had already died. Council Bluffs Police Sgt. Chad Meyers says Mireya

Retiring congressman says decision was personal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Latham’s announcement that he won’t run for re-election in 2014 comes as Congress is wrapping up one of its most contentious years in recent history. But the longtime Iowa lawmaker says his decision to retire is personal, not political. Latham says that he and his wife made

Juanita Jacobs, 82, Charles City

Juanita Jacobs, age 82, of Charles City passed away on Saturday December 21st 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral Services will be held 11:00am Thursday December 26th 2013 at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside

Florence I. Kinney, 97, Elma

Florence I. Kinney, age 97, of Elma, Iowa passed away on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at Colonial Manor in Elma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Saturday December 28th, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Steve Garner celebrating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Elma. Visitation

Hilda Dhondt, 90, Sheffield

Funeral Services for Hilda Dhondt, age 90, of Sheffield, who died Friday December 20th 2013 at the Sheffield Care Center will be held Monday December 23rd at 10:30am at Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield with burial at the Hillside Cemetery in Sheffield. Visitation will be held Sunday December 22nd 2013 from 3 to

Grand View wins national championship

By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press ROME, Ga. — It didn’t take long for Grand View to win its first national championship. Derek Fulton threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Grand View win the NAIA title in the Iowa school’s sixth year of football, 35-23 over the University of the Cumberlands