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  • At least 139 Central American kids relocated to Iowa
    An Iowa Latino leader says several children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who crossed into the U.S. along the southern border are now living in Iowa, but their arrival has been kept quiet to avoid controversy. “There’s a number of Latino families who have extended family members who are in those three countries, so […]

  • RAGBRAI rider who died Monday was famous bicycle designer
    An internationally known bicycle designer died while riding on RAGBRAI Monday. Sixty-three-year-old Tom Teesdale of West Branch built custom frames for bicycles. University of Iowa professor Steve McGuire taught design classes with Teesdale. “Students just loved his teaching and to this day I’m not sure that they realized how important and famous this person who was […]

  • Defending 5A champs win opener at softball tourney
    Defending champion Dowling Catholic scored three runs in the top of the fifth and got a 3 hitter from senior pitcher Claudia Farrell as the second rated Maroons got by number-seven Pleasant Valley 4-1 in a class 5A quarterfinal. Farrell says she was concerned when the game was scoreless heading to the fifth inning. After […]

  • Supply trumps international issues to push gas prices down
    Gasoline prices can be impacted by international events, but the military action in Israel and the downing of the Malaysian airliner have not led to an increase. Department of Agriculture analyst Harold Hommes says gas prices have been falling. “Basically around a dime from that 3.37 mark here in the (Des Moines) metro area, and […]

  • Ashton man sentenced to 5 years on child pornography charge
    A northwest Iowa man will spend five years in federal prison on a pornography charge. Twenty-two-year-old Todd Techen of Ashton pled guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography in April of this year. Techen admitted that between 2012 and 2013 he knowingly distributed child pornography. Techen was sentenced to 60 months in prison […]

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