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Non-Profit Opens Office in Independence

Non-Profit Opens Office in Independence

A non-profit organization has opened an office location in Independence. The Grace C. Mae Advocate Center offers highly-trained therapists to assist with training, investigations and consultations for all types of situations for individuals, families, organizations and communities. The center has offices in several cities and opened in Independence on November 1st. The Independence Area Chamber

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Court Rules Against Ghost Players LLC

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court is upholding the state’s refusal to award tax credits claimed by the makers of a documentary tied to the “Field of Dreams” movie. The court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a breach of contract claim filed by investors who bankrolled “Ghost Player: Relive the Magic.”

Joan M. Helle – Dyersville

Joan M. Helle, 89, of Dyersville, Iowa died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Friends may continue to


Manchester Names Fireman of the Year and Elects Officers

The Manchester Fire Department has a few honors to announce… Randy Rattenborg has been named Manchester Fireman of the Year. And the department has elected new officers for 2015. Mike Ryan will stay on as Fire Chief, with Kevin Graybill as Assistant Chief. Other officers include Captains Ed Tibbott and Todd Nylund, Safety Joe Stepanek,

Fayette County Sheriff's Office

Missing Oelwein Teen Found Safe in Alabama

An Oelwein teenager who went missing two weeks ago has been found nearly a thousand miles away. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 16-year old Olivia Rupright was reported missing on February 10th. She was found in Mobile, Alabama on Tuesday night. Authorities say Rupright appears to be in good health and they do not


Governor Branstad Signs Gas Tax Increase into Law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Fuel prices will soon go up in Iowa now that Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a tax increase into law. Branstad announced Wednesday that he had signed the bill, which will raise the state fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon. The Legislature gave bipartisan support to the measure Tuesday

Merlin Dean Matteson – Independence

Merlin Dean Matteson, 78, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Merlin was born on December 18, 1936 in Quasqueton, Iowa, the son of Clifford Myron and Florence Lucille (Polk) Matteson. He graduated with the class of 1955 from the Independence High School, and served in the

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