Author Archives: Chris Berg

Clyde Parker Jr., 37, Mason City

Clyde Parker Jr., 37, of Mason City and formerly of Charles City passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services for Clyde Parker Jr. will be held at a later date. The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arraignments. Online condolences may be

Charles City Hall

City to Hold Reception for Brownlow

CHARLES CITY- The City of Charles City will host a public reception for City Administrator Tom Brownlow.    After nearly seven years with the city, Brownlow will retire from the position as City Administrator.   The reception announcement was made at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Charles City Mayor James Erb says Brownlow has had exemplary work production for the

Tyler A. Tourtellott, 27, Osage

Tyler Alan Tourtellott, age 27, of Osage, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Wyoming. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton with Pastor Solveig A.H. Zamzow and Pastor R. Dawson Tornes officiating. Burial will be

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Northwood Residents Evacuated

NORTHWOOD- Residents in Northwood are being evacuated as a precaution due to a fertilizer plant fire on the airport grounds. Officials say a sulfuric acid fire broke out at the plant. Northwood Mayor, Jane Bloomington, tells KALL that the fire started between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. Residents without vehicles are being bused to the Kensett

Floyd County Courthouse

Longevity Pay is a “No Go” in Floyd County

CHARLES CITY-Floyd County Supervisors say “no” to longevity pay for county employees. During budget talks, Floyd County Treasurer Frank Rottinghaus suggested longevity pay for clerks.  During a workshop meeting last week, Rottinghaus says longevity pay would be a nice incentive for long-time employees. On Tuesday during a workshop session, Supervisors discussed the notion of longevity


Resentencing Date Scheduled for Concepcion

CHARLES CITY- A Charles City man convicted of killing his 3-year-old cousin is scheduled to be resentenced in October. A resentencing hearing for nineteen year old Edgar Concepcion set for Oct. 1 at the Floyd County District Court. Concepcion was convicted in 2010 of first-degree murder and other charges in connection to the July