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Jean A. Pingel – Monticello

Jean A. Pingel, 79, of Monticello died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at St. Luke Hospital in Cedar Rapids after a brief illness.   Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello, where a Mass of Christian Burial will commence at Noon.  Rev.

Vernon G. Peuker – Edgewood

Vernon Gene Peuker, 76, of Edgewood, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, June 13, 2015.  He was born on September 12, 1938, at his grandparents farm near Elkport, the son of Paul Christ and Geraldine Amanda (Waterman) Peuker.  Vernon attended rural country school near Bear Creek and then Edgewood School.  After his schooling he


Arlington Woman Injured in Collision

Authorities say an Arlington woman suffered minor injuries in an accident near the Fayette-Buchanan County line Thursday afternoon. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year old Christina Keppler was northbound on I Avenue when her SUV collided with a pickup truck. Keppler was transported to Regional Medical Center in Manchester. The other driver, 33-year old


Heavy Rain Falls Across Eastern Iowa

Heavy rain has fallen over Eastern Iowa… A listener has reported to KMCH that five-point-two inches of rain fell in Hopkinton in a 24-hour period. Delhi was reported to have four and a half inches, four-point-four in Cedar Rapids, three-point-two-five in Ryan, two and a half in Monticello and one and a half inches of

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Dyersville Highway 20 Crash Sends Two To Hospital

Two men from the area were injured in a collision at a dangerous Dyersville intersection. The accident happened Thursday afternoon shortly after 4 o’clock on the west side of town at the intersection of Highway 20 and Seventh Street Southwest. The Iowa State Patrol says a car driven by 51-year old Michael Nerney of Dyersville

Robert “Bob” P. Soppe – Manchester

Robert “Bob” P. Soppe, 77, of Manchester, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester. Family will greet friends from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015, with a 2:00 p.m. Scripture Service, at Bohnenkamp Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation

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Castle Theatre Celebrating 80th Birthday

Manchester’s historic movie theater is celebrating a big birthday milestone this month. Castle Theatre has been a part of the community for the past 80 years and the theater is going strong. That’s Castle Theatre manager Lisa Landers, who says they’ve got a special birthday celebration planned for this Saturday. If you’re interested in learning


Highway 136 Closed after Mobile Meth Lab Discovered

Authorities shut down a portion of Highway 136 between Dyersville and New Vienna Wednesday night after they discovered a mobile meth lab. Dyersville Police say one of their officers stopped a vehicle just south of New Vienna because the driver, 40-year old Jason Schroeder of Guttenberg, was wanted on a warrant for possessing meth. While

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Share the Harvest Kicking Off Third Year

Share the Harvest will kick off its third year tonight in Manchester. This community program started by volunteers aims to provide people in the community with fresh fruits and vegetables – with most of it donated by local gardeners who have extra produce to share. That’s Robin Stone, who is one of the group’s organizers.

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