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Funnel Week in Iowa Legislature

Funnel Week in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad’s legislative priorities survived a procedural deadline in the Iowa General Assembly this week, while some more controversial bills appeared dead. Bills dealing with veterans support, bullying prevention and expanding broadband Internet were set to survive a Friday deadline and will move forward in the legislature. All three

Early Harvest

Ag Census Shows Boom in Farm Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) – American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined. A new government survey says the number of U.S. farms dropped to 2.1 million in 2012, about a 4 percent drop from five years earlier.


Iowa/Indiana Basketball Game Rescheduled for Thursday

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s basketball game against Indiana, which was postponed on Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27th in Bloomington, Indiana. Tipoff is slated for about 8 pm at Assembly Hall. Also, Iowa’s home game against Purdue, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 1st has been moved to Sunday,

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Fire Engulfs Independence Warehouse

A fire broke out at a large commercial warehouse in Independence Thursday morning. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says they received several 911 reports of a structure fire near Highway 150 and 240th Street around 7:30 am. They say the warehouse was engulfed in flames very quickly. There was also reports of explosions from inside

Velma C. Lynch – Manchester

Velma C. Lynch, 79, of Manchester, Iowa, died at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester on Thursday, February 20, 2014.  She was born on December 23, 1934, in New Vienna , Iowa. Velma was  the daughter of Cornelius and Eleanor (Funke) VonLehmden.   She was raised in New Vienna and attended St. Boniface School.    

Verna Mae Diers – New Vienna

Verna Mae. Diers, 84, of New Vienna, Iowa died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, Edgewood, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 – 8 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home (750 12th Ave SW) Dyersville, Iowa where a vigil service will be held at 9:30 a.m.  Visitation will also

Walter Steger – Delhi

Walter F. Steger, 82, of Delhi passed away February 17, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, in Iowa City, IA. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Delhi by Rev. John Kremer.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,


HS Basketball Scores From Wednesday 2/19

Boys Class 1A District (pp’d from Monday): Central, Elkader 37, Edgewood-Colesburg 35 Girls Regionals: West Delaware 53, Wahlert, Dubuque 37. The Hawks now play Western Dubuque at Epworth Saturday night. North Linn 73, Jesup 37. The Lynx now play Maquoketa Valley Friday night in Troy Mills. Center Point-Urbana 51, South Tama 36 Mount Vernon 52,

Arthur George Maier – Elkader

Arthur George Maier, 94 of Elkader, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Elkader Care Center. He was born November 1, 1919, near Elkport to Emil and Anna (Schaub) Maier. He attended Volga Twp. #7 School. Art spent his entire life in the area helping on the home farm, as well as working with area


Sheep Killed In Dyersville Barn Fire

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Two sheep have been killed in a barn fire in northeast Iowa. Dyersville Fire Chief Al Wessels says the fire was reported Tuesday morning at a farm southeast of Dyersville. The fire was contained a short time later. Wessels tells the Telegraph Herald that the fire destroyed the barn. Damages have

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