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Taylor Oakes

Authorities Searching for West Union Residential Facility Escapees

Authorities Searching for West Union Residential Facility Escapees

Authorities need your help in finding three men who escaped the West Union Residential Facility over the weekend. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Taylor Oaks (pictured), 21-year old Shaun McBride and 23-year old Tyler Roe, all residents of the facility, escaped around 9 pm Friday night. Oaks, who was at the facility

Kenny Becker Jr

Fayette County Man Arrested for Seriously Injuring Child

A Fayette County man has been arrested for seriously injuring a child. The Sheriff’s Office was notified Friday of a boy who had come to school with suspicious injuries. After investigating, authorities arrested 37-year old Kenneth Becker, Jr. of Hawkeye. Becker faces a felony charge of Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury. If convicted, he could

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Manchester Fall Leaf Clean-up

The City of Manchester’s Fall Leaf Clean-up kicked off Monday and runs for the next three weeks through November 7th. Monday pickup is for Section 1, which includes all areas south of Butler Street, but not Butler itself. Tuesday pickup is for Section 2, which includes Butler Street to Union Street. Wednesday pickup is for


Bessey Sworn In as President of Iowa Mortgage Association

A Manchester banker was recently sworn in as president of the Iowa Mortgage Association. Linda Bessey from Community Savings Bank will lead the association, which is dedicated to the preservation, progress and improvement of mortgage lending in the state. As president, Bessey will be responsible for leading a team of individuals who are dedicated to


Hermsen Shares Setter Duties in Upper Iowa Match

Upper Iowa lost their third straight volleyball match Saturday after the University of Sioux Falls earned the 3-1 victory. The Cougars controlled the first two sets before the Peacocks dominated set three. USF ran away with the second half of set four to claim the match. Upper Iowa senior and West Delaware graduate Jenna Hermsen

Linda Neuhaus – Manchester

Linda Lou Neuhaus, 59, of Manchester, peacefully passed away Friday, October 17, 2014, in her home. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Manchester. The family will greet friends prior to the service, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Linda was born December 30,

Donald “Dutch” Forsythe, Sr. – Independence

Independence – Donald “Dutch” Forsythe, Sr., 83 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at ABCM Rehab. Independence – West in Independence. He was born on April 5, 1931, in Dundee, Iowa, the son of Richard William and Lucy Margaret (Troup) Forsythe. He graduated from high school in Dundee. On January


Clayton County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Child

A Clayton County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison sexually abusing a child. The Clayton County Attorney’s Office says 64-year old Donald Spragg of Farmersburg had been convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child. The incidents that prompted the charges occurred from September


Four Injured in Rollover South of Alburnett

Four people were injured in a rollover south of Alburnett Friday afternoon. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on North Alburnett Road north of White Road shortly after 3:30 pm. They say a northbound car lost control and went into the west ditch, rolling over and landing on its roof. The driver, 18-year

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