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Death of Dyersville Infant Under Investigation

Death of Dyersville Infant Under Investigation

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a Dyersville infant. Sheriff’s deputies, Dyersville police and Dyersville rescue workers were called to a home on the city’s northwest side Friday. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the cause of death is not known. An autopsy

Frances B. Harris – Manchester

Frances Berniece Harris, 78, of Manchester, died on Friday, October 3, 2014, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center in Independence. She was born on November 11, 1935, in Keswick, Iowa, the daughter of Ed and Norva (Fasold) Snyder. Frances was raised and educated in the Keswick area, and was a 1953 graduate of What Cheer High School.

Cecilia E. Hoeger – Dyersville

Cecilia E. Hoeger, 96, of Dyersville, Iowa died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Oakcrest Manor in Dyersville. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Avenue SW in Dyersville where a vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at


Domeyer and Anstoetter Help Wartburg Beat Central

A couple of former high school standouts from the area helped Wartburg defeat Central in football on Saturday. The Wartburg Knights won on the road 35-14. Former West Delaware athlete Brandon Domeyer scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and again in the second quarter on a 5-yard run. And former Beckman athlete


Judge Denies Connolly’s Request for Reduced Bond

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A judge has denied a request to reduce bond for a Dubuque County man facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of four teenagers. Dubuque District Court Judge Todd Geer wrote in an order made public Thursday that he considered multiple factors when making the decision on 24-year-old Joseph Connolly’s bond. They included

Williamette “Billie” Rugland – St. Olaf

Williamette “Billie” Rugland, 90, St. Olaf, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Home in West Union, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014, from 4-7 pm at the Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader, Iowa, and one hour before services at the church on Tuesday. Services


Chilly Weather Moving In…

The weather is taking a sharp turn for the weekend… National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Zogg says the sunshine and 70-degree temps we’ve been enjoying this past week have gave way to 40-degree highs and cold, blustery winds. Zogg says it’s not winter yet by any means, but summer’s certainly behind us. A few flurries

MV Homecoming

MV and Ed-Co Celebrate Homecoming

Maquoketa Valley and Ed-Co schools are celebrating Homecoming this week. The Maquoketa Valley Homecoming Court includes Annie Fjelstul, Ashley Holtz, Morgan Manternach, Heather Sabers, Steve Huber, Curtis Nefzger, Derek Salow, Zach Salow and Clay Willenbring. The King will be crowned during Friday’s pep rally, which will be held after the Homecoming parade at 2 o’clock.


Charges Possible in Dyersville Garage Fire

Dyersville Police say charges are possible in connection to the fire that destroyed a garage Wednesday night. The garage, located next to the apartments at Dyersville Commercial Club Park, is believed to be a total loss. Police Chief Brent Schroeder says the apartment building also sustained an estimated 30-thousand dollars in smoke and water damage.


Record-Setting Pumpkins Possible at Anamosa Pumpkinfest

“If You Grow It, They Will Come”. That’s the theme for this weekend’s Anamosa Pumpkinfest. And that theme may be rather appropriate this year. Organizer Greg Norlin says the word around town is there could be some record-setting pumpkins this year at Saturday’s Ryan Norlin Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off. Pumpkinfest 1 Saturday’s events start out with the

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