Author Archives: Mark Morris

Jeff Danielson Resigns from CFFD and Iowa Senate; Blames PSO Program

Veteran State Senator and Cedar Falls firefighter Jeff Danielson has resigned from both positions, effective immediately, and he says it all boils down to the city’s continuing program to cross-train police officers as firefighters…Public Safety Officers, or PSO’s, they call the hybrid positions. Danielson submitted his resignations yesterday(Thur), saying there’s no future in Cedar Falls…Read more »

West Hancock Teacher Charged with 3rd Offense OWI

BRITT, Iowa (AP) – A north Iowa teacher has again been accused of driving while intoxicated. Hancock County court records say 27-year-old Raylea Hepker is charged with operating while intoxicated, third offense. Her attorney, Philip Garland, declined to comment today(Fri). Britt police say Hepker was taken into custody after an officer stopped her on Jan.…Read more »

Jury Back Out in Davis Case; Accused of Killing CF Hunter Curtis Ross

After telling the judge late this(Fri) morning that they were almost deadlocked, jurors have resumed deliberations on the fate of a man accused of killing a Cedar Falls hunter in south-central Iowa. The case against Ethan Davis, of Promise City, was turned over to the jury yesterday(Thur) afternoon. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the…Read more »

Deadline for MFP Signup is Today: Farm Service Agency

Farmers have only today(Thur) to sign up for the USDA’s Market Facilitation Program at their local Farm Service Agency office. The program was launched last year to support farmers during the trade war with China and farmers just need to send in a signed, one-page form to be put into the system.  They’ll need proof…Read more »

History of Cedar Rapids to be Featured on C-SPAN Next Week

Cedar Rapids will be in the national spotlight when C-SPAN comes to visit next week, Feb. 17 through Feb. 21. Producers will be visiting various sites and talking to local historians and authors to record the area’s history as part of C-SPAN’s Cities Tour. C-SPAN said it will be welcomed by city officials and Mediacom…Read more »