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Arraignment Continued For Sexual Assault Suspect From Rockford

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: -


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

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Caring Connections Full Moon 5K Results from Friday Night

Charles City, IA – The Caring Connections Full Moon 5K Run and Walk was held Friday night with around 266 individuals taking place. The top finishers in every age group included… – Alex Rich – Torey Stallsmith – Brad O’Neil – Dan Sargent – Tom Wohlers – Paul James – Aiden Shannon – Kaylee Cerwinske


Lane restrictions on Iowa 9 near Riceville begin Monday

New Hampton, IA – An asphalt resurfacing project on Iowa 9 in Howard County will impact traffic from the east city limits of Riceville to just east of the intersection of U.S. 63 and Iowa 9 beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, April 21, until early fall, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s