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Official seeks to close insurance co-op in Iowa, Nebraska


Iowa's top insurance official has asked a court to end a consumer-owned cooperative that was selling health insurance to residents in Iowa and Nebraska.   Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart said Friday he would seek liqui

Former students tour Iowa school that will be torn down


More than 300 people came out this weekend to say goodbye to a northern Iowa elementary school that is scheduled to be demolished this year. The Mason City Globe-Gazette reports the Mason City district held an open house Saturday for the former Madison S

Veterinarians monitor pig virus that killed millions in 2014


Veterinarians are working hard to monitor a virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the United States last year. The Sioux City Journal reports Iowa veterinarian Michelle Sprague is president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Spragu

Iowa man pleads not guilty to head-butting son


A February trial has been scheduled for a Sergeant Bluff man accused of head-butting his teenage son. The Sioux City Journal reports that 47-year-old Bradley Graff entered a written plea of not guilty on Monday in Woodbury County District Court. The char

Southwest Iowan faces federal firearms charge


A southwest Iowa man accused of planting audio recording devices in a woman's home now faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of firearms. The Daily Nonpareil reports that 38-year-old Aaron Johnson was arrested Monday at his Red Oak ho

Man shoots himself near Iowa officer


Authorities in eastern Iowa say a man fatally shot himself while a police officer stopped him over a traffic citation. Marion police say an officer stopped the man Saturday night as he was driving a vehicle. The officer suspected the man was intoxicated.

Court rejects appeal in Early slaying, kidnapping


A court is refusing a new trial for an Iowa man convicted of killing his mother and kidnapping a woman.        The Iowa Court of Appeals said Wednesday that Kirk Levin's statement about wanting a lawyer wasn't enough to force o

Iowa feedlot operators adjusting to new rules


Iowa cattle and hog producers are working to comply with new state rules that are designed to keep animal waste from polluting nearby waterways. The Sioux City Journal reports Craig Moss and his family created new concrete drainage systems with grates to

Iowa girl critically hurt while sledding Saturday


A 6-year-old girl was critically hurt this weekend when she sledded into a street in Council Bluffs and was hit by a truck. The Daily Nonpareil reports the incident happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday. Council Bluffs Police say Kailey Maloney was sledd

Iowa soldiers may go to Africa for Ebola outbreak


About 80 soldiers in an Iowa Army National Guard unit may be sent to West Africa to help respond to the Ebola outbreak there. The Iowa National Guard said Sunday that members of the 294th Area Support Medical Company are being notified that they may be d

Iowa considers new groundwater restrictions


State officials may impose new limits on groundwater use to protect the underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to a half-million Iowans. The Des Moines Register reports environmental leaders are concerned about the future of the Jordan aquifer

Iowa man gets new bike days after 1st one stolen


Two days after an Iowa fast-food worker's bicycle was stolen from outside the Culver's restaurant where he worked someone surprised him with a new one.   The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Nathan King came out of the Mason City restaurant

Cedar Rapids woman pleads guilty to wire fraud


(AP) A Cedar Rapids woman has admitted defrauding clients of her law firm. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Susan Hense pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison. In a plea agreement, Hense admit

Iowa district refuses to enroll Rwandan student


An Iowa family is fighting the Des Moines school district's refusal to enroll the Rwandan immigrant they are caring for because of questions about his immigration status. The district's lawyer, Andrew Bracken, tells the Des Moines Register it app

Freeze could end growing season for immature crops


A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region's corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest.        &n
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Jim Macumber of Manilla


Funeral services for 80 year old Jim Macumber of Manilla will be Friday, February 20th, at 10:30am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla with burial at the Nishnabotna Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla from 4-6pm on Thursday, February 19th.  Visitation will resume at the church on Friday morning, February 20th, after 9:30 until time of service.

Michael Davis of Glidden


Funeral services for 26 year old Michael Davis of Glidden will be Saturday at 10:30am at the Lanesboro United Methodist Church with burial at the Lanesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City from 4-7pm on Friday.  Michael Davis is survived by his parents:  Glenn DeLoss and Doris Davis of Glidden....and 2 brothers:  Mark of Glidden and Matthew of

Richard "Dick" J. Hoelscher of Odebolt


Mass of the Christian Burial for 82 year old Richard "Dick" Hoelscher of Odebolt will be Thursday at 10:30am at the St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt with burial at the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Odebolt from 5-8pm on Wednesday where there will be a Rosary at 5pm and a Vigil Service at 7 Wednesday evening.  Online
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