Author: baldissimo

  • Oelwein man gets 30 years for distributing methamphetamine and obstructing justice

    Oelwein man gets 30 years for distributing methamphetamine and obstructing justice

    News Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa A man who distributed methamphetamine out of his residence, conspired to have a government witness assaulted, and sexually abused multiple women was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Justin Michael Buehler, age 39, from Oelwein, Iowa, received the prison term after a June […]

  • 2023 hunting, fishing licenses on sale beginning Dec. 15

    By the Iowa DNR Iowans can begin buying 2023 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on Dec. 15. Licenses purchased for 2022 expire on Jan. 10, 2023. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $55; the Angler’s Special three-year fishing license for $62; and the Hunter’s […]

  • Socioeconomic factor for IHSAA football classifications advances to membership vote

    Socioeconomic factor for IHSAA football classifications advances to membership vote

    News Release from the IHSAA BOONE, Iowa – An amendment to the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Articles of Incorporation to include a socioeconomic factor into football classifications has advanced to a vote of the membership to begin next week. A recommendation from the IHSAA’s classification committee last week to adopt a classification model similar […]

  • DNR to host virtual meeting on chronic wasting disease Nov. 29

    Iowa DNR News Release The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a virtual public meeting on chronic wasting disease on Nov. 29, from 7-8 p.m. Staff will provide an update on the science of the disease, its status in Iowa, and current management efforts. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and staff […]

  • PHOTOS: N-P girls basketball vs. Tripoli by Madeline Foster

    PHOTOS: N-P girls basketball vs. Tripoli by Madeline Foster

    The N-P girls basketball team opened it’s season with a 46-25 victory in Tripoli. More photos and highlights are coming. Big thanks to N-P student Madeline Foster for these photos. — Chris Baldus

  • Oelwein man sentenced to 70 months in federal Prison

    Oelwein man sentenced to 70 months in federal Prison

    An Oelwein man who possessed eight loaded guns and fled from the police was sentenced on Oct. 19 to more than five years in federal prison. Justin James Gallmeyer, 39, of Oelwein, pleaded guilty on April 14 to possessing firearms as a felon. He has a prior federal felony conviction for possessing a firearm as […]

  • Iowa’s pheasant opener was busy, with lots of hunter success

    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE IOWA DNR Hunters are home, the dogs are resting and Iowa’s opening weekend of pheasant season is in the rearview mirror. Reports from across the state varied from excellent up north to good in central and southwest Iowa, with the consensus that hunting will continue to improve once all the corn […]

  • Missing child’s body found in Buchanan County pond

    IOWA DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RELEASE from Oct. 29, 2022 FAIRBANK, Iowa – On October 28, 2022 at approximately 5:05 PM, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing four year old child. The child was reportedly last seen at approximately 3:45 PM in the front yard of his residence in the […]

  • Charles Theater to host free showing Oct. 16 of film about human trafficking in Iowa

    Charles Theater to host free showing Oct. 16 of film about human trafficking in Iowa

    CONTRIBUTED REPORT The North Iowa Coalition Against Human Trafficking will present the movie “Gridshock” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 16 at the Charles Theater in Charles City. Admission is free. Join Floyd County in the “Learn Something, Do Something” initiative to raise awareness on the horrible crime of human trafficking. Trafficking primarily comes in the […]

  • Duck season begins Oct. 1 in Iowa’s north zone

    BY THE IOWA DNR Waterfowlers have waited all year for this: for the next three weekends in Iowa, there will be an opening day for duck and goose hunting. The north zone opens on Oct. 1, the central zone opens on Oct. 8 and the south zone opens on Oct. 15. Each zone is open seven days, then close for […]

  • Iowa DNR to host public meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease

    By the IOWA DNR The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plans to host three meetings in October to provide an update to the public on chronic wasting disease surveillance and management efforts. Meetings are scheduled for: Tissue samples collected during the 2021-2022 surveillance season resulted in deer testing positive in both Fremont and Greene […]

  • Iowa DNR Fishing Report (Sept. 15)

    NORTHEAST Cedar River (above Nashua)Water levels are stabilizing and low. Water clarity is good. Visit the USGS Water Dashboard for current water levels. Channel Catfish – Excellent: Try a hook loaded with a crawler, chub or chicken livers. Northern Pike – No Report: Find pike in shallow vegetated areas out of current. Smallmouth Bass – Good: Find […]

  • Lend a hand in a state park at Statewide Volunteer Day on Sept. 24

    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE IOWA DNR Iowans are invited to lend a hand at the Department of Natural Resources’ sixth annual Statewide Volunteer Day on Sept. 24. Several parks across the state will be hosting volunteer events to help spruce up trails, buildings and other park amenities. “Iowa state parks are beloved places for many […]

  • Nashua-Plainfield educator named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

    Nashua-Plainfield educator named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

    Courtesy of the Iowa Department of Education: Monday, August 15, 2022 Suzan Turner, a social studies teacher at Nashua-Plainfield High School, has been named the 2022 Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Turner, who has taught in the Nashua-Plainfield Community School District for 18 years, received the award through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, […]

  • James Grob, newspaperman and playwright, dies at 54

    James Grob, newspaperman and playwright, dies at 54

    Contributed Obituary CHARLES CITY — James Gaven Grob died on July 5, 2022, after five years of battling cancer. He was 54 years old. He passed away peacefully at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City with his wife Michelle by his side. He was born on March 1, 1968, in Winona, MN and grew […]

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Drop the politics and renew our commitment to strong public schools

    To the Editor, As a lawmaker from Cerro Gordo county, I often read newspapers from different parts of North Iowa just to see what’s happening and see what folks are talking about. The one message I’ve heard consistently from Iowans this session is that they’re sick and tired of politics. I don’t blame them one […]

  • Charles City school district lifts face covering mandate

    Charles City school district lifts face covering mandate

    News release from Charles City Community Schools FACE COVERING UPDATE  Thursday, 2/3/22 – 3:20 pm We have good news to share with our school family regarding the current illness rate in the Charles City Community Schools. The 3-day rolling average student illness absence rate for all of our campuses is now below 7%.  Beginning at […]

  • Nashua Community Events

    Saturday, Aug. 7 Pho Wheels & Sushi at Posh & Prairie, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 C&W Rustic Hollow Shelter annual open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 Tuesday, Aug. 10 Wednesday, Aug. 11 Thursday, Aug. 12 Farmer’s market, 4-6 p.m., Old Bradford Museum Friday, Aug. 13 Annual Rendezvous […]

  • Northeast Iowa fishing report: April 1

    By the Iowa DNR Cedar River (above Nashua)Water levels are falling and low with clear water. Channel Catfish – Excellent: Shore anglers using dead chubs or worms on the bottom have been successful. Walleye – Fair: Walleyes are starting to move. Fish the shallow pools for best luck. Decorah District StreamsTrout streams are in good to […]

  • Watch the CCHS Vocal Department’s 2018 finale recorded live on Facebook

    Watch the CCHS Vocal Department’s 2018 finale recorded live on Facebook

    CHARLES CITY — Catch the Charles City High School Vocal Department’s 2018 Finale Concert on the North Cedar Reports Facebook page. Click here