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OBIT: Harold Everett Book

OBIT: Harold Everett Book

Harold Everett Book, 84 of Forest City, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at his home in Forest City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 22,…

ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and…

OBIT: Howard Newstrom

OBIT: Howard Newstrom

Howard Martin Newstrom, age 82, of Osage, died Monday, December 24, 2018 at his home in Osage. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2018 at…

Man who committed violent crime against women in Mason City loses appeal, will stay in prison

Man who committed violent crime against women in Mason City loses appeal, will stay in prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City who kicked in the door to a woman’s apartment, stole her rent money and basically terrorized her lost an appeal on his prison sentence…

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

IOWA CITY – A man who insidiously killed a young girl in New York state and another young girl in Iowa died in an Iowa prison. Charles Edward Lasage was pronounced…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of December 20, 2018

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of December 20, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the…

Winnebago Industries charity drive contributes 268,000 meals

Winnebago Industries charity drive contributes 268,000 meals

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, is announced a contribution of 268,640 meals to nearby communities through Fill-the-RV and Fill-the-Boat Food Drives organized by…

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who fraudulently sold tens of millions of dollars’ worth of non-organic grain as though it was organic pled guilty today in federal court in…

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was convicted of nine crimes committed in the first few months of 2018 was sentenced on December 17, 2018, to more than a…

OBIT: Bruce Allen Steele

OBIT: Bruce Allen Steele

Bruce Allen Steele, age 63 of rural Scarville, Iowa, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, December…

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

WASHINGTON D.C. – A Chinese national is charged with committing theft of trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company. Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal…

OBIT: Mario Ochoa

OBIT: Mario Ochoa

Mario Ochoa, 68, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Per Mario’s wishes, his body has been cremated and a Celebration…

OBIT: Jeffrey S. Lund

OBIT: Jeffrey S. Lund

Jeffrey S. Lund, 51 of Forest City, died unexpectedly, Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home in Forest City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 29,…

OBIT: Wilma Marie Handt

OBIT: Wilma Marie Handt

Wilma Marie Handt, 91, of Charles City, IA died Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Floyd County Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm with a one…

OBIT: Mary Louise Beard

OBIT: Mary Louise Beard

Mary Louise Beard, 90, of Floyd, IA died Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at her home. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Mary was born on…

OBIT: Mary Jeann Batham

OBIT: Mary Jeann Batham

Mary Jeann Batham, 74, of Garner passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. A memorial service and mass will be held 10:30 A.M.,…

OBIT: Virginia M. Kamp

OBIT: Virginia M. Kamp

Virginia Mary Kamp, 76 of Forest City, Iowa died Saturday, December 22, 2018 the Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa. Memorial services will be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 27,…

OBIT: Marcella Dena (Meyer) Doak

OBIT: Marcella Dena (Meyer) Doak

Marcella Dena Doak, 95, of Grundy Center, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2018, at Grundy Center Care Center in Grundy Center, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice.…

OBIT: Donna L. DePrenger

OBIT: Donna L. DePrenger

Donna L. DePrenger, 92, of Mason City, died on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mason City. Services are pending at this time.…