Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: Residents will submit petition...
A group of residents will submit a petition to the Marion City Council Thursday night to request a hearing to determine if Mayor Allen "Snooks" Bouska meets the residency requirements in accordance with a state code.
JR Ogden wrote a new blog post: COMMUNITY: Youth news notes
Eight members of the Twisters Gymnastics Club won titles last weekend at the Iowa state championships, including two-event winners Taylor Peterson and Bree Lewis.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Hiawatha woman will serve 50 years in death of toddler
A 50-year prison sentence for Amy Parmer seemed like it might provide closure and peace for the family of 17-month-old Kamryn Schlitter who died in 2010 from child abuse injuries, but emotions remained raw Friday in the courtroom as family members told her they couldn't forgive her for taking their "sweet angel."
Cedar Rapids police academy to accept recruits from outside agencies
Last week, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy council unanimously rescinded their decision from this summer to bar the police department's regional academy from accepting applicants from outside agencies unless those applicants could prove there would be some form of hardship in attending the state academy at Camp Dodge in Johnston.
Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: 20-year-old Hiawatha man...
A 20-year-old Hiawatha man pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing a 14-year-old who he met through Facebook in 2012.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
George C. Ford wrote a new blog post: MyBiz: Hiawatha label manufacturer rebuilding after 2008 flood
When the flood waters of the summer of 2008 took out key printing equipment for Lueck Label Manufacturing, it slowed the growth of the small roll-label printing company, but it didn't stop it.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
James Q. Lynch wrote a new blog post: Iowa lawmaker calls for moratorium on gaming licenses
Calling the Iowa Legislature "addicted to gaming at the budget level," a Sioux City lawmaker is calling for a moratorium on gambling licenses.
Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: New trial motion denied for Amy ...
A judge denied a new trial Wednesday for Amy Parmer, who was convicted in the 2010 death of 17-month-old Kamryn Schlitter.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Theory and reality when it comes to mayoral residency
Marion resident Jodi Treharne presented a letter to the Marion City Council demanding that members tighten residency rules for candidates seeking city offices.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Fundraiser Benefits Family Who Lost Home in Hiawatha Fire
Nearly two weeks ago a fire broke out devastating several mobile homes in Hiawatha.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Family Finds Hope as Hiawatha Elementary Staff Organizes Fundraiser
Staff members at Hiawatha Elementary couldn't stand by and do nothing as one of their families struggled after a tragic fire.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Trish Mehaffey wrote a new blog post: Hiawatha woman convicted in...
Defense attorneys for Amy Parmer, who was convicted last month in the 2010 death of 17-month-old Kamryn Schlitter , argued for a new trial Friday, citing one of the charges was "ambiguous," the prosecution's theory wasn't consistent and it never proved Parmer did anything to harm the child.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Marion Resident Fires Questions at The Mayor Over His Residency
MARION, Iowa - A Marion resident riddled Mayor Allen "Snooks" Bouska with questions at Thursday's city council meeting on whether he lived in the city of Marion, if his wife lived there and even inquired if he would have Thanksgiving dinner in Marion.