Author Archives: Chris Berg

Some in Iowa unfazed by frigid weather

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some people in Iowa say they’re unfazed by the frigid weather currently hitting the state. Retired teacher Don Strub called it “uncomfortable” weather as he sipped coffee and read the newspaper Monday in downtown Des Moines. But the 81-year-old said he planned to go about his day because “you have

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Weight Limit Signs to Appear on Chickasaw County Bridge

NEW HAMPTON- Weight limit signs will now be displayed on the Jasper Avenue Bridge in Chickasaw County.  County Engineer Dusty Rolando made the recommendation to Chickasaw County Supervisors last week. The bridge, built in 1948, was recently reviewed and a weight limit restriction was recommended.


Floyd County Sheriff Addresses Jail Facility Issues

CHARLES CITY- Big changes are in store for the Floyd County Jail.  As of July 1st, the Floyd County Courthouse 4th floor will no longer operate as the county jail. Sheriff Rick Lynch announced his decision to County Supervisors yesterday.  The jail cells will remain and act as a holding facility for  prisoners to be transported to

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Working with a K-9 is “An Ongoing Process”

CHARLES CITY- Charles City Police Officer Zach Eckenrod says his role as K-9 Handler consists of a lot of work and training, but “Midnight” the police department’s K-9 is also just like any other dog. Midnight is a drug detection dog that has been a part of the Charles City Police force for 5 years. 

June L. Roethler, 82, Boone

June L. Roethler, age 82 of Boone, Iowa formerly of Elma passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday January 8 2014 at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in Elma. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in

Gary K. Hummel, Rudd

Gary Kent Hummel died at home in Rudd, IA on January 3, 2013. Online condolences may be left at His memorial service will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2013 at Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home 401 Blunt Street Charles City. There will be no inurnment.

Kenneth Schneider, 70, Charles City

Kenneth “Ken” Schneider, age 70, died peacefully at his home with his family at his side Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Charles City after his long and courageous battle with COPD and cardiac complications. A memorial service for Ken Schneider will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Hauser Funeral Home in


New Hampton Dance Team to Hold Clinics

NEW HAMPTON- Children have the chance to learn some new dance moves at a series of upcoming dance clinics. The New Hampton High School Dance Team is hosting the clinics for elementary school and middle school students this month. Clinics will be offered January 11th and 18th for students in first through eighth grade.  Sessions

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One Person Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

CHARLES CITY- A Charles City woman was injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday.  Katelyn Berding was westbound on 150th street when she lost control of her vehicle and went into a ditch causing the vehicle to rollover.  The vehicle is considered totaled. Berding, was transported to Mercy Medical Center for injuries.  The Floyd County