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OPINION: Securing Iowa’s Valuable Farmland

Over the past several months, I’ve been working closely with Governor Reynolds and Attorney General Bird as well as key legislators on a proposal that can give Iowans further confidence that our invaluable farmland will not end up in the hands of foreign actors.

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Politics

New Chief of Staff named for Iowa Department of Corrections

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Corrections is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Cornelius as the new Chief of Staff, effective March 1, 2024. “We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Cornelius to the Iowa Department of Corrections team,” said Director Beth Skinner.

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Obits

OBIT: Ronald Dean Myhre

Ronald Dean Myhre, the son of Stanley and Betty (Moeller) Myhre, was born on August 19, 1961, in Estherville, Iowa. He died on February 19, 2024, at the Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville at the age of 62 years.

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Obits

OBIT: Ann Marie Wood

Ann Wood, age 81 of Humboldt, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, at her home near Humboldt. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 12:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt.

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Sports

Women’s College Basketball: UNI drops road game at Drake, 79-77

DES MOINES – UNI women’s basketball traveled to Drake to take on the Valley’s top-ranked Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon. Drake jumped out to a hot start, but the Panthers clawed their way back as the two teams traded blows down the stretch. The Bulldogs came out of the slugfest on top by a score of 79-77.

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Obits

OBIT: Betty J. Griffen

Betty Jane Griffen (Belcher), 72, of Plymouth, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. A visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Major Erickson Funeral Home.

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Obits

OBIT: Ronald Dean Viet

Ronald Dean Viet, 85, of Dumont, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton under Care Initiatives Hospice. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Woodley Funeral Home.

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Obits

OBIT: Edward J. Soucek

Edward J. Soucek, 85 of Dougherty passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the Rockwell Care Center surrounded by family and caring staff. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Holy Name Catholic Church.

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Obits

OBIT: Terry Masters

Terry Lee Masters the son of Robert and Bernice (Cole) Masters, was born on February 3, 1960, in Estherville, Iowa. He died on February 23, 2024, at his home in Graettinger at the age of 64 years.

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Sports

Women’s College Wrestling: 15 Hawkeyes qualify for nationals

INDIANOLA – The second-ranked University of Iowa women’s wrestling team had all 15 regional participants qualify for the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships on Friday at Simpson College. Iowa also claimed the Region V title accumulating 220 team points in the tournament.

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Obits

OBIT: June Faye Harms

June Faye Harms, 77, of Albert Lea, MN, formerly of Garner, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at her home. A private family graveside service will be held at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner at a later date.

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Obits

OBIT: Tina Marie Zeimet

Tina Zeimet. age 56 of Algona, passed away peacefully at her home in Algona on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 3:00 PM at Algona Evangelical Free Church.

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