Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Evelyn Koeppel – Independence

Funeral services for 93-year old Evelyn Koeppel of Independence will be held Monday at 2:30 pm at Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence. Visitation will be Monday from 11 am until services at Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence. Inurnment will be in St. John’s Cemetary at a later date. Survivors of Evelyn

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Manchester Police Bust Several Meth Labs

Manchester Police have made several arrests after investigating four separate meth lab incidents this week. Police Chief Jim Hauschild says his department was first called to 500 East Union Street in Manchester on Sunday for a domestic disturbance. Officers discovered numerous one-pot meth labs in the home and garage. 22-year old Brandon Jacobson of Harpers


Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert Headline Great Jones Co. Fair

The Great Jones County Fair is going on in Monticello this week. The fair is widely-known for attracting superstars in country music and this year is no exception. The concerts kick off tonight with reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert returning to the Great Jones County Fair with opening act Tyler Farr. Jones Co Fair


Sand Mine Officials Say No Health Risk from Fire

CLAYTON, Iowa (AP) – Officials for a sand mine in northeast Iowa say smoke from a recent fire poses no public health risk. Pattison Sand Co. said in a statement Tuesday that a toxicologist determined smoke particle readings from a fire that ignited last week were below levels of public health concern. Another fire suppression

Francis “Frank” J. O’Connor – Dyersville

Francis “Frank” J. O’Connor, 84, of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial

Cool Weather Moves into Iowa

This week is feeling a little more like fall this summer… Forecasters say a cold front from the far north has made its way into our region, bringing us some unseasonably cool weather. Temperatures are only reaching into the 60s today, and should slowly climb into the 70s the rest of the week. Normal highs


Arlington Accident Causes Power Outage Saturday Night

An accident in Arlington caused a power outage Saturday night. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year old Paul Hines of Arlington struck a utility pole while driving down Liberty Street. His vehicle rolled. Hines fled the scene on foot, but was later tracked down by deputies. He was transported to Palmer Hospital in West

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