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Holy Cross Man Wins Auctioneer Contest; Donates Prize Money

Holy Cross Man Wins Auctioneer Contest; Donates Prize Money

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa man has been crowned the top auctioneer of an annual bid calling contest at the Iowa State Fair, and he says he will donate the prize money to the families of four teenage boys killed earlier this month. Tim Markham, of Holy Cross, was named the winner

Dunkerton Places Police Chief On Leave For Inquiry

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) – The Dunkerton City Council has placed the northeast Iowa city’s police chief on leave until an investigation is completed. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the council voted unanimously to take the action Monday night after a private meeting. Police Chief Tim Schultz will remain on administrative leave pending an investigation and

Carol Mae (Casper) Zumbach – Coggon

Carol Mae (Casper) Zumbach was born on April 16, 1928 in Monticello, Iowa. She was the fifth of six children born to Tobe and Anna (Farhni) Casper. She was baptized May 12, 1928, and later confirmed at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Castle Grove. Carol spent her childhood on the farm in

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Iowa’s Corn, Soybean Crops Looking Good

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A U.S. Department of Agriculture report indicates Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are looking good. The USDA says Monday that 76 percent of the corn crop was in good to excellent condition, and 75 percent of the soybean crop was in good to excellent condition. Topsoil moisture also was in

Cargill Settles EPA Dispute In Iowa, Nebraska

EDDYVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $187,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at large oil storage facilities in Iowa and Nebraska. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 says the privately held multinational corporation lacked a response plan at two facilities that outlined procedures

Norma F. Lucas – Independence

Independence – Norma F. Lucas, 89 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on June 3, 1925, in Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Burt Edward and Martha Arminda (Adams) Miller. She attended school in Fairbank, Iowa. In 1939, she

George “Rabbit” Hare – Independence

Independence –  George E. “Rabbit” Hare, 76 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  He was born on June 20, 1938, in Rowley, Iowa, the son of Frank B. and Adry Maree (Jestes) Hare.  He graduated from high school in Independence.  On August 4, 1959, he

Dean E. Weston – Manchester

Dean E. Weston, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  He was born in Iowa City on October 11, 1930, the son of Cutler and Mabel (Brown) Weston.  Dean graduated from the Lamont High School in 1948. Dean served in

David Arthur Meyer – Edgewood

David Arthur Meyer, 65, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Friday, August 8, 2014, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque.  He was born on November 27, 1948, on the family farm near Colesburg, the son of Marcellus and Violet (Elledge) Meyer.  David was raised and educated in the Edgewood area, and was a 1967 Edgewood-Colesburg graduate. David

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Inmate Fails To Return To Dubuque Jail

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Dubuque authorities are searching for an inmate who failed to return from a 48-hour jail furlough. The Dubuque County sheriff’s office says 41-year-old Erick Burkholder was allowed to leave the jail Thursday morning to attend a family member’s funeral, and was supposed to report back by 6 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say

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