The University of Iowa is enhancing its security measures after several employees were tricked into an online scam seeking personal information. Jane Drews, head of security for the school’s information technology services, says her office is working to reduce the amount of phishing emails that make it through security filters. She says there have […]
A December 2 City Council Meeting in Belmond could an interesting response from the council to the contract demands set forth by the Police Department. The Teamsters Union is representing the Belmond Police in their negotiations with the city. The union is asking that the city for staggered pay scales depending on shifts. […]
Authorities say the Des Moines woman whose car plunged into a lake following a police chase died of drowning. Polk County officials say it will take a few weeks before toxicology tests can show whether there were drugs or alcohol involved in the death of 51-year-old Brenda Hatfield. The chase began Wednesday morning after […]
An inmate who was once the youngest lifer in Iowa’s correctional system has cancer and wants to die outside prison walls. A Polk County judge has resentenced Kristina Fetters and is recommending parole. Fetters was convicted of killing her great-aunt, Arlene Klehm, in 1994.
A 54-year-old Mason City woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for embezzling nearly $70,000 from the bank where she worked. Margaret Sheese was sentenced yesterday in federal court. In a plea agreement, Sheese admitted to making 29 secret withdrawals from accounts belonging to one customer of Northwood State Bank.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled by the Garner City Council to discuss the voluntary annexation of the Garner Golf and Country Club. The annexation, which is voluntary, will involve 77 acres. The purchase price of the course according to officials is around $140,000, but could end up being more. The price is contingent on […]
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today helped to honor members of the Meskwaki Nation at a congressional gold medal ceremony honoring the Native American code talkers who served the United States in military conflicts including World Wars I and II. “The ceremony was long overdue but the recognition was heartfelt,” Grassley said. “All of us are […]
Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa appeared on KIOW and reiterated his call for action on the proposed farm and nutrition bill. Grassley wants to see the bill come up for a vote because the current law is not achieving needed relief for those affected by it. According to Grassley, the ongoing farm and nutrition bill negotiations […]
Gail Orcutt, Radon induced lung cancer survivor A meeting was held Tuesday Night at the TSB Meeting Room in Forest City and the guest speaker was Gail Orcutt, a Radon induced lung cancer survivor, who addressed the audience on the dangers of Radon in the home and place of work. She began the meeting by saying […]
For some, the mere mention of starting in on the holidays may be a bit much, but for the Ladies Literary Circle of Buffalo Center, it warranted a trip to Algona. The Circle visited the Prisoner of War carvings of life size figures of Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus. During World War II, […]