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Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm Column: Protecting Seniors From Abuse & Exploitation

Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm Column: Protecting Seniors From Abuse & Exploitation

April 24th 2014 Column by Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm: Across the country, thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Many of these older victims are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. Senate Democrats have worked this session to establish


Arraignment Continued For Sexual Assault Suspect From Rockford

Charles City, IA – The arraignment for 41 year old Brent Drees of Rockford, who was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse, has been continued after his legal counsel withdrew. Floyd County District Court records indicate that Drees is accused of abusing a child beginning in March 2012, when the child was still under

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Rudd Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Neglect

Mason City, IA – 54 year old Debra Ihrig of Rudd has pleaded not guilty to allegedly abandoning the residents she was supposed to be supervising at a Mason City assisted living center. She was arrested by sheriff deputies in Cerro Gordo County on April 6 after she allegedly left residents at County Meadow Place

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Charles City Educator Among Three Honored

Waterloo, IA – A Charles City educator is among three teachers honored this month with lifetime achievement awards at the 2014 Iowa Association of Alternative Education State Conference, which took place in Waterloo. The recipients for the Jim Fenton Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to alternative educators who make a major contribution, included: -


“Risky Business” conference on youth issues is today

Ames, IA – RadioIowa – A conference scheduled for today in central Iowa will bring together hundreds of teenagers and adult activists from across the state. The Risky Business conference focuses on critical issues confronting youth and professionals who work with youth. The event drew 650 people last year, according to organizer Jane Larkin of


Iowa’s “Strut Your Pup” Challenge Kicks Off Today

AMES, Iowa – Live Healthy Iowa encourages you to enjoy the warmer weather and colorful sights of spring with your K-9 companion by joining the second annual Strut Your Pup Challenge. This physical activity challenge allows you and your pup to gain the benefits of moving more, together. The challenge kicks off today and there


Osage Picking Up Tree Branches This Week

Osage, IA – Osage residents will be getting their fallen tree branches picked up this week. Residents should place the branches in the boulevard in the front of their homes. No leaves will be picked up. The branch pick-up will be held rain or shine. All other lawn and garden will need to be taken