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Patrick Anthony Farrell – Strawberry Point

Patrick Anthony Farrell, 22, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Monday, October 6, 2014, at his residence. He was born on December 4, 1991, Manchester. He was the son of Mike and Theresa (Farrell) Smock of Strawberry Point. Patrick attended and graduated from Starmont High School with the class of 2010. He then graduated from

Ira F. Voshell – rural Strawberry Point

Ira Franklin Voshell, 72, of rural Strawberry Point, died Monday, October 6, 2014, at Rochester, MN. Funeral Services: 10:30am – Friday, October 10, 2014, at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport. Interment: 1:00 pm – Taylorsville Cemetery, rural Arlington Visitation: 4 to 8pm – Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the funeral home and after 9:30 at the


Fire Prevention Week: Test Your Smoke Alarms Every Month

It’s Fire Prevention Week – and Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan has an interesting statistic for you. Fire Prev 0 This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in


Northeast Iowa Football Week 5 Scores

WD Black Labudde  14  Dyersville Green (1)  14 Monticello Red   32   Dyersville White  (2)  8 Ed-Co  24   Clayton Ridge  0 Anamosa White   18  Midland  14 WD Orange Nolz  30  Monticello Black  8 WD Black Krogmann  34   North Linn  14 Cascade 18  WD Orange Georgen  6 Anamosa Blue  6   Starmont  0

Melanie Jo Schiltz – Manchester

Melanie Jo Schiltz, 33, of Manchester, Iowa,died on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Melanie was born on November 29, 1980, in Denison, Iowa, the daughter of Brent and Carol Spies.  She was a 1999 graduate of the Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla Community School District.  Melanie attended


W. Dubuque CC Invite Results

Boys Results: Place School 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Time Ave Time Spread 1 Bellevue 2 5 10 20 28 36   65 17:20 1:43 2 Cedar Rapids Prairie 7 12 16 17 18 23 38 70 17:28 0:36 3 Decorah 6 13 15 22 25 30 32 81 17:34 0:53 4

Mini-Van Fall Fatality Identified

MARION, Iowa (AP) – Linn County Authorities have identified a man who died while working under a disabled minivan that fell on him between Marion and Springville, around 8 p.m. Monday. First responders arrived to find the minivan that had fallen on 56-year-old Jerry D. Rabe, of Blairstown. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital,


Connolly Pleads Not Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa man has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including vehicular homicide in connection to a crash that killed four teenagers in August. The Telegraph Herald reports 24-year-old Joseph Connolly, of Holy Cross, submitted a written plea to Dubuque District Court on Friday. He also asked for a speedy

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Man Dies After Mini Van Falls On Him

A man died on Dubuque Road in Linn County Monday night after a vehicle he was working on fell on him. The accident happened between Marion and Springville. When authorities arrived, they found a minivan had fallen on a man. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Identity of person


Dubuque Driver Knocks Over Utility Poll

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Dubuque police have arrested a 19-year-old man who they say knocked over a utility pole with his vehicle while he was intoxicated. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 19-year-old Blake Oyen was arrested Sunday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts. Police

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