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Milton R. Champney – Manchester

Milton R. Champney, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on December 19, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Frederick and June Nettie (McCune) Rose. Milton graduated from Armstrong High School in 1948 and then attended college for two years

Joseph Arnold Weber – Holy Cross

Joseph Arnold Weber, 80, of Holy Cross died at home in the presence of loved ones on September 21, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross where a parish vigil service for family members will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Daniel E. Rahe – Dyersville

Daniel E. Rahe, 69, of Dyersville died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Friends may call from 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Monday from 9 – 10 am at

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Benton Co. Man Guilty In Girlfriend’s Death

A Benton County jury has found David Miller guilty of a lesser offense in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found beside a stolen truck in Miller’s driveway last year. Miller was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter in the Oct. 25 death of 25-year-old Sabrina Janish, of Shellsburg. Prosecutors had sought a first-degree

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Major Flooding Expected in Elkader and Garber

Heavy rain has led to flash flooding across several counties in northeast Iowa – and others downstream are preparing for the possibility of flooding over the next few days. The National Weather Service said Thursday that 1 to 2 inches an hour have fallen in some spots, and more thunderstorms are expected to produce another

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Joan V. Dunkel – Manchester

Joan Victoria (Herbers) Dunkel, 89, of Manchester, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. She was born on January 31, 1927, in New Vienna, the daughter of Joseph F. and Anna T. (Steffen) Herbers. Joan graduated from St. Boniface High School in New Vienna. Joan attended Mount Mercy College.

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Field Of Dreams Hearing Held At Keokuk Theatre

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court chose an appropriate setting for legal arguments about the Field of Dreams movie site – a theater. The court frequently holds oral arguments around the state and on Monday night took up a zoning dispute at the Grand Theatre in Keokuk. Gina Walker Fox, who was in

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Franklin Collins – Independence

Independence –  Franklin Leroy Collins, age 85 of Independence, Iowa died Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, with Rev. Bob Solon and Rev. Donald Glazier officiating.  Friends and family may

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Isaiah Sweet Re-sentenced; Has Chance For Parole

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – Isaiah Sweet has been re-sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports Judge Michael Shubatt last week re-sentenced Sweet, who had been serving a life sentence with no chance at parole. Sweet was convicted of fatally shooting his grandparents in Manchester in 2012, when

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It’s Homecoming Week!

West Delaware kicked off Homecoming Week Monday with “America Monday” with students dressing up in red, white, and blue. Student Council member Anna Thole tells about the theme for the rest of the week: Student Council member McKenna Coates says the hallways will be decorated with a movie theme: This year’s Homecoming King and Queen

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