Unfortunately, the tennis season came to an end for the Oldenburg Academy Twisters at the semi-state. They lost 5-0 to Terre Haute South High School. Congratulations, however, to Coach Mark Wilder and his Lady Twisters for winning both the sectional and regional championships this year. This is quite an accomplishment for the 1A Twisters who had to compete against much larger schools for the sectional and regional titles. Good luck to the seniors on the Twisters squad as they move on to the next chapter in their career.
HANLONTOWN — A Mason City man has been charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal accident last May in Worth County. The Iowa State Patrol said at the time of the accident on May 3rd that 38-year-old Rick Johnson was walking eastbound on 390th Street, about an eighth of a mile east of Ironwood Avenue northeast of Hanlontown, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle also traveling eastbound, driven by 43-year-old Luke Beenken of Mason City. Beenken has been charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Investigators say Beenken was texting while driving and sent a text message at the same time that he ran into Johnson.