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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 27

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday, July 27th on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The continued pattern of rain showers and storms moving across the state means crops generally have plenty of

Kenneth E. Krattenmaker – Independence

Kenneth E. Krattenmaker, 84, of Independence, Iowa died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his home in Independence. Ken was born on September 30, 1930 in Murdock, Minnesota the son of Edward and Alice (Osterbauerer) Krattenmaker. He was raised in the Benson, Minnesota area and graduated from the Benson High School. He served as a Corporal

William A. Bauer – Dyersville

DYERSVILLE, IOWA For William A. Bauer, the light died at 2:55 a.m. on July 27, 2015. As he had promised to Robin, Dani, and Rob, he did “not go gentle into that good night”. Bill’s family and friends gave meaning to his life and death. He was a Renaissance man who loved family, life, and

Project Aware 2015

Project AWARE Pulls 30 Tons of Trash from Wapsi River

Organizers of an annual river cleanup event have released the results of this year’s effort. Lynette Seigley, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is coordinator of Project AWARE. Volunteers recently paddled and cleaned 65 miles of the Wapsipinicon River through Buchanan, Linn and Jones Counties in eastern Iowa. Volunteers removed 677 tires and 14.56


City of Delhi Hires Head Maintenance Employee

The City of Delhi has a new head of maintenance. Ron Huber was hired for the position. He’ll be in charge of streets, water and wastewater operations. Huber is a Maquoketa Valley graduate who spent eight years in the Air Force and the past nineteen years at Exide Battery. He’ll be in charge of streets,


Strawberry Point Teen Involved in Rollover

A Strawberry Point teen was involved in a rollover near Lamont Sunday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 16-year old Jenna Pitcher was westbound on 400th Street when she lost control of her car, which went into the ditch and rolled over, landing on its roof. Pitcher was taken to Regional Medical Center with

Leona C. Cook – New Vienna

Leona C Cook, 97, of New Vienna died Monday, July 27. 2015, at Dubuque Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish scripture service will be held at 5:00 p.m.

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Great Jones Co. Fair Announces 2016 Concert Acts

The Great Jones County Fair in Monticello made two major concert announcements for 2016 over the weekend. On Friday night, prior to the Eric Church concert, it was announced that the country duo Florida Georgia Line would headline next year’s fair on Saturday, July 23rd, with rising star Cole Swindell named as the opening act.

Clara J. Rink Bader – Monticello

Clara J. Rink Bader, 94, of Monticello died Sat. July 25, 2015, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello where a Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate and

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