Author Archives: AJ Taylor

Treestand hunting

Tree Stand Safety as Deer Seasons Approach

Tree Stand Safety as Deer Seasons Approach

With Iowa’s bow season just days away, hunters are in the final stages of preparation; adjusting tree stand locations, cutting shooting lanes, or ‘just’ scouting those early season deer habits. Tops in that preparation? Staying safe above the ground. Talking with bow hunters, it’s surprising how many have slipped, fallen or had to ‘jump’ the

FC Police

Richtsmeier Sentenced on Drunk Driving Charges

Larry Lee Richtsmeier of Forest City appeared in Winnebago County District Court on charges dating back to June 16th of this year. Forest City Police stopped Richtsmeier after he was weaving on the road. Police determined that he was over the legal limit and charged him with Operating While Intoxicated, which is a first time

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Cattle on Feed Production Numbers Released

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,050,000 on September 1, 2014 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 3 percent from August 1, 2014 and down 2 percent from September 1, 2013. Feedlots with a capacity greater than 1,000

Waldorf Women Run in Buena Vista Invitational

Audrey Sparks turned in the top time for the Waldorf College women’s cross country team, charging to 13th place in Friday’s Buena Vista Invitational. Sparks, a senior from Mason City, ran the 6K race with a time of 37 minutes, 25.06 seconds. “She looked strong and her effort was good,” Waldorf coach Kendrick Clay said.

Waldorf Cross Country

Warriors compete in Buena Vista Invitational

Cody Clark surged to fifth place to lead the Waldorf College men’s cross country team in Friday’s Buena Vista University Invitational. “He was really competitive,” Waldorf coach Kendrick Clay said. “He was stride for stride with the guy that won for about two-thirds of the race.” Clark, a junior from Lexington, S.C., completed the 8K

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Iowa Group Builds Support for Immigrant Children

The issue of unaccompanied immigrant children entering the U.S. has faded from the headlines, but an Iowa group is continuing to seek pledges from people willing to house and offer care to kids while their residency questions are resolved. The 1,000 Kids for Iowa project has been collecting housing pledges since July, around the time

Tom Miller

Iowa to Mail 374,000 Checks to Buying Club Victims

The state of Iowa has started mailing out 374,000 refund checks to residents who were tricked into signing up for buying club memberships, Attorney General Tom Miller said Friday. Miller said he wants people to know the refund checks are legitimate, and not a scam. He said the green checks are labeled a “State of

Police Arrest Man in Cedar Rapids Shooting

Cedar Rapids police on Friday arrested a man on suspicion of shooting into a vehicle with two people inside. Eighteen-year-old Brandon Don Gordon of Marion faces several charges including attempted murder and two counts of going armed with intent. Court records do not list an attorney. Gordon is accused of firing multiple shots into a

Davenport Police Chief Takes Kansas Position

The police chief of Davenport, Iowa, will leave his position to become police chief in Overland Park, Kansas, Davenport officials announced Friday. Police Chief Frank Donchez will begin his new job in the Kansas City suburb on October 20th. Donchez came from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 2008 to lead the Davenport department’s 163 sworn officers. In


Naser Sentenced on Drug Charges

Jeffrey Alan Naser appeared before Judge Weiland of the District Court for Winnebago County on charges stemming from an investigation conducted by the Lake Mills Police Department. The investigation took place on December 22nd of last year when police pulled Naser over on a traffic violation. Police charged him with “Possession of a Controlled Substance.”