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Elkport Man Faces OWI After Hit And Run

Elkport Man Faces OWI After Hit And Run

An Elkport man faces charges following a hit and run involving a bicycle.  Clayton County Deputies were dispatched to the scene of a hit and run accident with injuries involving a large white truck and a bicyclist near the intersection of Littleport and Fantail Roads late Saturday afternoon. Victims were able to photograph the license

Raphael C. Wester – Independence

Funeral services for 89 year old Raphael C. Wester of Independence, formerly of Waterloo will be held at 10:30am Thursday, July 31st at St. Johns Catholic Church in Independence. Burial will be in the Westview cemetary in LaPorte City Friends may call from 4 – 7pm Wednesday at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in

Jean Ann Burke – Independence

Mass of Christian burial for 81 year old Jean Ann Burke of Independence will be held at 10:30am on Friday, August 1st at St. Johns Catholic Church in Independence. Burial will be in the St. Johns Catholic cemetary in Independence Friends may call from 4 until 8 pm Thursday, and 8 to 10am Friday at

Area Girls On All-State Softball List

Girls Softball All-State Teams have been announced: Class 2A 3rd Team All State Kennedy Carithers                    Edgewood-Colesburg              12 Class 3A 2nd Team All State Steph McMillan                                          Independence                                             12 Class  3A  3rd Team  All State Lynsey Dolphin                                          Cascade,                                          10 Carley Vaske                                                Beckman                                                       12 Tawny Menster                                          Anamosa                                                       11 Sonya McCormick                                     Monticello                                                    10 Class 4A 1st Team

Dorothy “Dottie” V. Sampson – Cedar Rapids

Dorothy “Dottie” V. Sampson, 71, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014.  She was born on August 11, 1942, at Colesburg, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Dola (Gull) Sampson.  Dorothy graduated with honors from Colesburg Consolidated School. Dorothy was employed for 33 years at the Northern District of Iowa U.S. Probation

Lois Kruger – Edgewood

Lois E. Kruger, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. Visitation: 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church. Funeral: 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the

Rosemary Fessler Hillers Bosler – Manchester

Rosemary Fessler Hillers Bosler, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, died at the River Bend Retirement Center in Cascade on Friday, July 25, 2014.  She was born on September 27, 1930, in Dubuque, the daughter of Herman and Rose (Schiltz) Fessler.  Rosemary grew up on a farm near Oneida and attended Oneida Consolidated School.   On January

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Morrissey Sentenced In Fayette Co.

A West Union woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of Delivery of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  Misty Morrissey was sentence to no more than 10 years on each count and to run concurrent with each other and she must serve one third of that sentence in prison before she is eligible for Parole. Morrissey


Arrests Made In Arlington Burglary

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests from a two week investigation stemming from three home burglaries reported on July 12th in Arlington. Three homes on South Street in Arlington were broke into in the early morning of the 12th and thousands of dollars in tool, equipment and personal items were taken. 25 year

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Shrine Bowl To Feature Area Football Players

Several area football players will compete in the 42nd annual Iowa Shrine Bowl this weekend in Cedar Falls. Brennan Koerperich of Western Dubuque, Mitch Steger from Beckman, Paul Olinger of Ed-Co, and Kris Ihde from Clayton Ridge will be teammates on the North squad.  The game will played Saturday at 4PM at the UNI-Dome. To

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