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NAPA Store Burglarized in Dyersville

NAPA Store Burglarized in Dyersville

The NAPA store in Dyersville was burglarized over the weekend. Dyersville Police say someone broke into the store by forcing open the door. Money and a number of tools were stolen. Police say it happened sometime between Saturday and Monday morning. Farm Bureau Insurance Company is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction

Paul E. Westmark – Dyersville

Paul E. Westmark, 77, of Dyersville died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Manor Care in Dubuque. Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. and an American Legion Service

Hottest Weather of Year Arrives in Iowa

Temperatures will be climbing into the 90s over the next couple days for the first time this summer. Along with the heat, humidity will also be high – with air conditioners running full glast across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Schmacher says the hot weather isn’t something we’re used to lately. mkwx1 But

Barbara Burk Kurt – Walker

Barbara Burk Kurt, 67 years old, of rural Walker, Iowa, died suddenly on Friday, July 18, 2014. She was born on August 6, 1946, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of George Thomas and Geraldine Louise (Turner) Burk. She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1964, and then attended Luther College in

Dorothy Pfeiler – Dyersville

Dorothy M. Pfeiler, 93, of Dyersville, and formerly of Petersburg, died July 19, 2014 at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian


Beckman Beats Cascade in Class 2A District Final

The 3rd-ranked Beckman baseball team improved their record to 26-13 with a 9-5 win over #9 Cascade in the class 2A District 9 final Saturday night in Dyersville. The Blazers were out-hit by the Cougars 10-5 but took advantage of 8 Cascade errors and 14 Cougar runners left on base. Beckman Assistant Coach Fred Martin

Wayne Reif – Walker

Wayne Allen Reif, 61, Walker, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on August 9, 1952 in Iowa City, the son of Lubert and Wilma (Kadera) Reif. He lived in Homestead before moving to Fairfax and graduated from Prairie High School. Wayne enlisted in

Ona Maxine Wilson – Hopkinton

Ona Maxine Wilson, 94, of rural Hopkinton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on December 30, 1919, the daughter of James and Flora (Mitchell) Humphreys, of St. Louis, Missouri. Maxine’s father died when she was a young girl and she was raised by

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