Author Archives: Chris Berg

Raymond M. Blanchard, 84, Decorah

Raymond M. Blanchard, age 84, of Decorah, Iowa, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Decorah Lutheran Church with Rev. Bryan Robertson and Rev. David Sorensen officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 P.M.

Floyd County Courthouse

Supervisors Discuss Expanding Veterans Affairs Commission

CHARLES CITY- Floyd County Supervisors are considering expanding the Commission of Veterans Affairs to a five member board.  Supervisors discussed the possibility at Monday’s meeting.  Supervisor Mark Kuhn says he is in favor of the idea. Discussion regarding the board expansion occurred after supervisors noted the resignation of Commissioner Steve Merrill.  Supervisors say they will

Student life

Charles City Students “Go Big” at Nationwide Competition

CHARLES CITY- Six Charles City Middle School students are hoping to win big in the third round of the Lexus Eco Challenge, a nationwide scholarship competition where students identify local environmental issues in the areas they reside. Eighth grade science teacher, Pheobe Pittman says each eighth grade student created an eco-challenge plan as part of


Charles City School Board to Meet Today

CHARLES CITY- The Charles City Board of Education will meet today and discuss the possibility of starting a school for the blind or deaf in Charles City.  The head of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School and Iowa School for the Deaf will discuss the possibility with board members. Also on the agenda is

Baseball Diamond results should arrive soon.

City and School Officials to Hear Sportsman’s Park Study

CHARLES CITY- The City of Charles City and School officials will hear results of the study on Sportsman’s Park today. Representatives of Yaggy Colby will present findings from the soil boring tests conducted as Sportsman’s park and present recommendations for repair. The joint meeting will take place at 5:30p.m. in council chambers.  The Charles City

Richard Stadtlander, 63, Meservey

Funeral Services for Richard Stadtlander, age 63, of Meservey who died Friday January 24, 2014 at St. Mary Hospital, Rochester, MN will be held 10:30am Wednesday January 29, 2014 at the First Reformed Church in Meservey with burial at Meservey Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 6:00pm Tuesday January 28, 2014 at the Retz


Stroll Planned at Tosanak

MARBLE ROCK- Couples can enjoy a night out at an upcoming event at the Tosanak Recreation Area. Floyd County Conservation is hosting a “Sweetheart Stroll” says Heidi Reams with the Conservation Department. Reams says this is the third year the Conservation Department has tried hosting the stroll. Regardless if there is enough snow, Reams says


Man Arrested in Mitchell County for Forgery

OSAGE- Osage police recently arrested a Le Grand man for forgery. Police say 30- year old Jonathon Thompson was arrested on January 10th for 11 counts of forgery and 11 counts of forgery by credit card. Thompson is being held in the Mitchell County Jail on a $7,500 bond. Osage police was assisted by the