Appeals Court denies former Independence teacher’s request for new trial

The Iowa Court of Appeals has denied a new trial for a former Independence High School art teacher found guilty of sexual exploitation of a student. 40-year-old Kari Schwartz was convicted in 2021 after a former female student claimed inappropriate conduct back in 2009. A couple of key points in Schwartz’s appeal were there was […]

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Alberta Doerr Kautsch

Alberta Doerr Kautsch was called to her Heavenly home at the age of 99, on December 5, 2023, in Mason City,

Holiday train begins tour of Iowa

The Canadian Pacific Kansas City Railroad will be bringing its 25th annual Holiday Train program through northeastern Iowa today  and Friday.

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