Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Dorothy Nesteby – Elkader

Funeral services for 86-year old Dorothy Nesteby of Elkader will be held at 11 am Wednesday at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before services Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the East Side


Festival of Trees Event Spreads Holiday Spirit

The Festival of Trees was a big success this past weekend! The annual holiday event hosted by the Good Neighbor Society in Manchester drew in a good crowd. Good Neighbor Home Administrator David Snyder says everyone had a great time and it wouldn’t have been possible without the community’s support. Festival Follow 1  


Fayette Police Chief on Leave for Passing Stopped School Bus

FAYETTE, Iowa (AP) – The Fayette police chief remains on leave after he was ticketed for passing a stopped school bus. Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that Police Chief Brad Alan Gardner is on administrative leave. Gardner was ticketed earlier this month after a bus driver for North Fayette Valley School District


Center Point Man Killed in Weekend Crash

Authorities have released the name of the person killed in an accident near Center Point over the weekend. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year old Joshua Reed of Center Point died after the vehicle he was riding in went out of control in the 4500 block of Urbana Road shortly before midnight Friday night.

Roger Holst – Masonville

Services for 73-year old Roger Holst of Masonville will be held Friday at 1:30 pm at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop.   Visitation will be held Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Fremont Cemetary in Winthrop.   Survivors of Roger Holst include his wife,


Man Arrested for Assault at Can-Do Redemption Center

A Guttenberg man is in custody following an incident at the Can-Do Redemption Center in Manchester Wednesday. Manchester Police say they were called to the center for a person who was upset and kicking doors. When officers arrived, they were told the suspect was inside the building with a hammer. The suspect, 29-year old Joshua Cumming


Teen Missing from Monticello Treatment Facility

Authorities are looking for a teen missing from the Four Oaks Juvenile Treatment facility in Monticello. Monticello Police say 14-year old Rose Yeager fled the facility on foot shortly before 8 o’clock Friday morning. She was last seen shortly after 9 am walking north on Highway 151 north of Monticello. Authorities believe Yeager may have

Ernest “Ernie” Ellerbach – Holy Cross

A Mass of Christian Burial for 87-year old Ernest “Ernie” Ellerbach of Holy Cross will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 25 at Holy Cross. Visitation will be from 3 – 8 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross where complete arrangements are pending. Burial will be in the


Buchanan Co. Fair Announces Joe Nichols Concert

The Buchanan County Fair made a big concert announcement this week… Country star Joe Nichols will perform next summer on July 11th at the fairgrounds in Independence. Tickets will be available to purchase online through starting December 10th. Trackside seats will cost forty dollars, with grandstand seats twenty-eight dollars each. Country singer Chris Cagle

John M. Olsen – Independence

Independence –  John M. Olsen, 84 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center of Independence – West in Independence.  He was born on July 16, 1930, in Independence, the son of Chancey and Doris (Cook) Olsen.  He graduated from high school in Quasqueton, Iowa, with the Class

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