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On June 12, following an investigation by the Albia Police Department and Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), 30-year Oskaloosa resident Andrew James Richardson was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree (Class C Felony), three counts of Enticement of …

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Obituaries

Molly Lou (Orchard, Moyer) McCombs, age 70, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Albia, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at her home in Cedar Rapids surrounded by her family.

Our beautiful, 96 year old mother, joined her loving husband, daddy, mother, and sister in heaven on a very appropriate holiday, Father’s Day. Jean Anderson died at the Monroe Care Center on Sunday, June 16, 2019 following complications from her unforgiving Alzheimer’s disease. We can only i…

Dorothy Jane Howard, age 94, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Albia.

Opinion

This Sunday is Father's Day. It is the first one in 67 years I have not had my dad to observe it with. It has been nearly five months since his passing at 101. I think about him every day... things he said, things he did, advice he gave. He is in so many ways still with me. He, more than eve…

There was another in what seems like an endless parade of stupid multiple postings on Facebook that my wife showed me. The more I attempt to ignore Facebook, the more it seems like trying to escape the ancient party line telephone system I grew up with on the farm. It was haunted by my grand…

I don’t know that President Trump lies or doesn’t lie any more or any less than other Presidents in recent history. Just last week, President Obama, taking his show on the road to Brazil, told an audience there that Americans can buy machine guns on the Internet.