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Shooting of Iowa fugitive ruled an accident


A deputy U.S. Marshal who shot an Iowa fugitive in his arm during an arrest earlier this year has been cleared by an investigation. The Daily Nonpareil reports that Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilbur concluded that the May 29 shooting was an

Driver dies after RV rolls during race in Iowa


A driver died at an Iowa race course after an RV rolled over during a race in Cedar Rapids Saturday night, and police are investigating. Cedar Rapids Police spokesman Greg Buelow told KCRG the fatal crash happened during a "Race 'Em or Wrec

Northern Iowa man still missing after a year


A $20,000 reward has been renewed for information that helps authorities find a northern Iowa man who has been missing for the past year. Ethan Kazmerzak, of Hampton, was last seen at a party in rural Franklin County on Sept. 15, 2013. His car hasn&

Manure spill fouls stream in northwest Iowa


The Iowa Natural Resources Department is investigating a fish kill caused by manure spilled into a northwest Iowa creek. The spill appears to have occurred after a wrong switch was pulled Saturday evening at the Brian Roorda Dairy east of Maurice, t

Donated tool helps crews rescue man from grain bin


A donated rescue tool helped firefighters save the life of an Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin south of Newton last week. The Des Moines Register reports the roughly $3,000 grain bin rescue tube that the Kellogg Township Fire Department ow

Federal officials review Iowa City sidewalk ramps


(AP) Iowa City is being scrutinized by federal investigators who are trying to determine whether the city has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Iowa City Press Citizen reports that the Johnson County Task Force on Aging complained to the

Landowners want details of proposed pipeline route


Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois.   Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has said the 1,100-mile pipeline would likely cros

Pilot hurt when helicopter crashes in western Iowa


The pilot of a crop-dusting helicopter is being treated for injuries after crashing in western Iowa this weekend.   The helicopter crashed in a field near Macedonia after hitting a power line on Saturday afternoon.   Treynor Fi

Senate candidates stress support for ethanol


Ethanol production has become a key issue in Iowa's closely matched U.S. Senate race, with both candidates pledging support for an industry that is important to the state's corn-powered agricultural economy.   Democrat Bruc

Iowa care company to pay for Medicare overbilling


A Des Moines-based company that manages nursing homes across the country has agreed to pay part of a $3.8 million settlement for what federal officials say was overbilling of Medicare.   The Des Moines Register reports that Life Ca

Iowa officials say pheasant population rebounding


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Iowa's pheasant population has rebounded, with the latest annual count of the birds owa - showing the highest numbers since 2008.   The Des Moines Register reports that this year's co

Herky on Parade auction set for next week


Those wanting their own Herky statue can head to Iowa City next week for the 2014 Herky on Parade live auction.   Herky, the hawk, is the mascot of the Iowa Hawkeyes. The first parade was held in 2004, when about 30 variations

Iowa educator honored by Native American group


A Sioux City public schools educator has been named Educator of the Year by the National Indian Education Association.   The Sioux City Journal reports that the award recognizes Marilyn Charging's work to improve academic perfo

Harkin says veteran erroneously given medal


Sen. Tom Harkin says a Vietnam veteran was erroneously presented with a Silver Star medal after the Marshalltown man provided inaccurate documentation to the lawmaker's staff.   The Des Moines Register reports Harkin said in a

Death of 21-year-old Iowa man being investigated


Authorities are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Iowa man who was found lying on the ground near a recreational trail in Clive. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Sunday that Zachary Michael Paulsen was found Saturday morning. Auth

Iowa couple sentenced for Social Security fraud


An Iowa couple has been sentenced for improperly collecting nearly $50,000 in disability benefits. U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt's office says 45-year-old Robert Alexander and 38-year-old Maureen Alexander were both sentenced last week. Robert A

Iowa firm thrives with concrete security barriers


A northwest Iowa firm is prospering by creating concrete security barriers for government buildings and other projects. The Sioux City Journal reports Petersen Manufacturing's custom-made concrete planters and benches help keep office buildings and t

Suspect fatally shot by Fort Madison officer


Authorities say a 27-year-old was fatally shot by a Fort Madison police officer after he allegedly brandished a knife during a chase. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says officers were called to a report of a man slashing vehicle tires with a

Advocates hope for broader medical marijuana law


A narrowly focused medical marijuana law just took effect in Iowa, but advocates are already hoping they can expand access to the drug for the chronically ill.   State lawmakers this year approved legislation allowing the use of oi

Heavy rains will mean more mosquitoes in the area


New law allows for votes to increase corn checkoff


Sioux City extends plastic bag use survey


Iowa man seeks to preach outside state fair


Authorities ID man stabbed in Council Bluffs


Gambling commission to visit Jefferson casino site


The state gambling commission plans to meet Thursday in Jefferson to visit the site of a proposed new casino, hear a formal presentation and take public comments.        The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will gather information and
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Marjory Gerken of Arcadia


Mass of the Christian Burial for 85 year old Marjory Gerken of Arcadia will be Tuesday at 10:30am at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcadia with burial at the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll after 4pm Monday where there will be a Rosary at 5 Monday evening.
 

Nona Mount of Washington, formerly of Carroll


Funeral services for 86 yr. old Nona Mount of Spokane, Washington, and formerly of Carroll and Lanesboro will be Thursday at 11:00 am at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.  A graveside service and burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery following the funeral.  Nona Mount is survived by her

Lucille Hudson of Carroll


Funeral services for 103 year old Lucille Hudson of Carroll will be Saturday at 10:30am at the First Presbyterian Church in Carroll with burial at the Carroll City Cemetery.  The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard at the church.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 5-7pm on Friday.  The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30
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