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Anna Mae Qualley, 85, Jerico

Anna Mae Qualley, age 85, of Jerico, IA died Tuesday morning, December 31, 2013 at her home. Memorial services will be held 10:30am Saturday January 4th 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey presiding. Friends may greet the family an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

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Des Moines police: Teen linked to pharmacy robbery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a teenager has been linked to a pharmacy robbery where more than a thousand prescription pills were taken. Police say the 17-year-old male was arrested Sunday after police responded to a report about a home dispute. While there, officers confiscated about 1,300 prescription pills. Police say

U Iowa drug lab faces injury lawsuit in California

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A personal injury lawsuit in California against a University of Iowa pharmaceutical lab has cost the school thousands of dollars in legal fees and rising. Iowa is paying a Los Angeles law firm up to $500 hourly to contest the lawsuit filed by pharmacist Cynthia Wong, who claims she was

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Healthy Cooking Tips for 2014

CHARLES CITY- New Year’s Day marks the beginning of healthier eating for many people.  Eating healthier is not only good for your well-being, but also your bank account says Dietician Stephanie Wharton. Wharton, a dietician at Hyvee in Charles City, says the key to healthy eating is portion control. Wharton says people should also monitor

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Local Restaurant has Third Break-in in Three Months

OSAGE- An Osage fast food restaurant has seen its third break-in in three months. On Monday at 3:41am, Osage Police were notified that there appeared to have been a break-in during the overnight hours at Hardees restaurant.  Entry was gained by breaking windows into the building. The subject or subjects left with an undisclosed amount

Former Monona County auditor gets 2 days in jail

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A former Monona County auditor arrested on drug charges in July has been sentenced to two days in jail. Brooke Kuhlmann, of Onawa, pleaded guilty Monday in Monona County District Court to a serious misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

U Iowa drug lab faces injury lawsuit in California

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A personal injury lawsuit in California against a University of Iowa pharmaceutical lab has cost the school thousands of dollars in legal fees and rising. Iowa is paying a Los Angeles law firm up to $500 hourly to contest the lawsuit filed by pharmacist Cynthia Wong, who claims she was

Education officials propose extended learning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Education officials in Iowa are hoping the state will support a pilot program aimed at helping students learn before and after school. The state Department of Education says the extended learning pilot project could boost Iowa’s graduation rate. The department submitted a proposal for the $1 million program in November,

Des Moines city manager quitting, moving to Ohio

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines city manager says he’s quitting his job to move to Cleveland. Rick Clark told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/JrUy53) on Tuesday that he’ll move to Cleveland with his wife, Mary Grace Herrington. She’s starting a job Feb. 1 as chief development officer for Ideastream, a nonprofit that

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