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Jean Ann Puffett – Manchester

Jean Ann Puffett, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. The daughter of Earl and Donna Durey was born April 21, 1925, on her parent’s farm. Jean was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from Delhi High School. She then was employed

FSA Urges Iowans to Plant Milkweed to Save Monarchs

While many see it as a pesky weed, Iowa farmers and landowners are being urged to plant milkweeds on their acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program or C-R-P. Monarch butterflies are falling in numbers and they depend on milkweeds to survive. John Whitaker, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Iowa, is also

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Midwest Pride in Your Ride Raises Over $72,000

  Midwest Pride in Your Ride has presented a check for over 72-thousand dollars to the Dyersville Area Relay for Life. The money was raised through the annual truck and tractor show at Earlville’s Tri-State Raceway earlier this month. Eldon Jaeger of Worthington and his crew of volunteers built a semi-truck puller called “Destination Unknown”,

John A. Nachtman – Earlville

John Anthony Nachtman, 72, of Earlville, Iowa, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  He was born on November 25, 1942, in Dyersville, the son of Cletus and Elizabeth (Heiring) Nachtman.  He was raised and educated in the Earlville area.   On October 9, 1976, John was united in marriage to Charlotte

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Manchester Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Teen

A Manchester man previously convicted of sexual assault has pleaded not guilty to charges in a separate case involving a 14-year-old girl. 29-year-old Michael Anthony Cole of Manchester entered his plea Tuesday to three counts of third-degree sexual abuse. He was arrested in April. The Manchester Police Department says investigators responded to reports of an

More Iowa Farms Test Positive for Bird Flu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Two more Iowa farms have tested positive for bird flu. The Iowa Department of Agriculture says two northwest Iowa farms raising young chickens to eventually lay eggs likely have the virus. No estimate of numbers was immediately released for a farm in Sioux County, the 12th case in that county


Guess the Weight of Historic Wooden Grain Elevator

At the county fair, a carny might attempt to take your money and offer a prize for guessing your weight. In the Audubon County town of Ross, you could be rewarded for guessing the weight of the last wooden grain elevator and help to save it. Bob and Janet Nelson, owners of the 130-year-old elevator,


Robbery Suspect Apprehended

The hunt is over for a suspect in a northeast Iowa bank robbery. The Postville man wanted in the Tuesday morning bank robbery in Calmar has been apprehended without incident. Authorities say 48-year-old Tyrone Wilson was arrested Wednesday in Rock Island, Illinois. He is accused of robbing the Security State Bank in Calmar around 10:30

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