Authorities say a Cresco man died after a snowmobiling accident in northeast Iowa. KIMT television says Ross Wilson was killed in an accident last Friday morning around one-40 a.m. near Lime Springs. Authorities say Wilson was riding alone when his machine rolled over him. He was found later by other snowmobile riders. The accident remains under investigation.
An Iowa woman charged in the death of her baby left the courtroom sobbing during the first day of her trial when prosecutors showed photos of her lifeless son in a swing set. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 21-year-old Cheyanne Harris caused a break in her trial Wednesday at the Plymouth County Courthouse in Le Mars. Harris has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. She was arrested in August 2017 after medics found 4-month-old Sterling Koehn dead in the swing in a dark, sweltering bedroom. An autopsy shows he died of malnutrition, dehydration and an E. coli infection caused by being left in a maggot-infested diaper for up to two weeks. The boy’s father, Zachary Koehn, already has been sentenced to life in prison .
There’s good news and bad news regarding water and sewer rates in the city of Decorah.
Decorah city manager Chad Bird says both funds should be in better shape after that.
Bird says the issue will be discussed at Monday’s city council budget work session.
After a relatively mild winter until recently, Erika Randall with the Decorah Parks and Recreation says they’re happy to see the snow and cold.
More information about parks and recreation activities is available at parks-dot-decorah-i-a-dot-org.
The low temperature in Decorah (Thursday) morning was 37 degrees below zero. That ties for the fourth coldest temperature ever recorded in the city. The temperature tied for record for January 31st tying the mark set back in 1996. The only colder temperatures ever recorded in Decorah were -43 on January 30th, 1951, -38 on February second, 1951 and -39 on January 15th of 1963.