Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., Feb. 7th 2013


February 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

MESERVEY, Iowa (AP) — A boil advisory has been lifted for a small north-central Iowa town that lost power after a weekend fire. The state Department of Natural Resources says it lifted the advisory yesterday for the city of Meservey in Cerro Gordo County. Test results showed the water was safe to drink.

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Actor Matthew Perry is investing in a youth sports complex at an eastern Iowa farm where “Field of Dreams” was filmed. Go the Distance Baseball LLC announced yesterday that the “Friends” star is part of a group of investors that includes Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs. Go the Distance plans to transform the state landmark into a 24-field youth baseball and softball tournament complex. The first tournament games are scheduled for 2014.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines area developer has been sentenced to a year in prison for bank fraud. U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt announced yesterday that Randal Walters was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison. He also has been ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz never pays much attention to recruiting rankings. That’s a trait that could serve him well this week. The Hawkeyes announced their latest class yesterday, a group that recruiting services have rated near the bottom of the Big Ten. The 21-player class is ranked 52nd nationally by both Rivals DOT com and Scout DOT com.