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David Marx, Formerly of Petersburg

David B. Marx, 52, of Dallas, Texas, and formerly of Petersburg, Iowa, was a leukemia survivor who lost his courageous 25-year battle with hepatitis C that he contracted from blood transfusions received during his leukemia treatment.  Surrounded by his family and friends, he was called home on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Baylor University Medical

Richard Stodola, Elkader

Funeral Services for 81 year old Richard Stodola of Elkader will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Kingdom Hall,  Elkader. Visitation after 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Kingdom Hall, Elkader.


Travel Not Recommended In Eastern Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation has advised against traveling in much of northeast Iowa this evening. Strong winds and blowing snow has reduced visibility in some areas to less than a tenth of a mile Strong and gusty winds will continue overnight. Near blizzard conditions will be most likely where the

Albert Merfeld, Monticello

Albert H. Merfeld, 90, of Monticello died Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a Catholic Funeral Service will commence at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in OakwoodCemetery in Monticello where the

Dorothy Schram, Manchester

After some final, wonderful time with her son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Dorothy Anna Schram made a peaceful passage into heaven on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids at the age of 97. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the United Methodist

Hildegarde Lueck, Dyersville (formerly of New Vienna)

Hildegarde A. Lueck of Dyersville and formerly of New Vienna died peacefully on January 23, 2014, in her home at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center in Dyersville, Iowa, surrounded by her family.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in

Margaret L. Hoeck – Independence

Margaret L. Hoeck, 83 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  She was born on August 26, 1930, in Benton County, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth (Becker) Carlson.  She graduated from high school in Newhall, Iowa, with the Class of 1948.  On October


St. Francis Xavier School Holding Annual Fundraising Dinner

St. Francis Xavier School in Dyersville will hold its annual fundraising dinner this Friday night. It’s called “A Xavier Affair” and Principal Peter Smith says it’s the fifth year for the event. Affair Xavier 1 The evening includes a social hour, dinner, DJ music, as well as silent and live auctions. And they’ll hold four raffle

Ethanol Advocates Join for Hearing in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad says federal authorities must use “common sense” and reconsider a proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline. Branstad kicked off a daylong hearing in Des Moines on Thursday about the issue. Other supporters of ethanol production are scheduled to speak, including

Steve Lukan

Lukan Says President’s Marijuana Comments Send Mixed Message

The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy says President Barrack Obama’s recent remark that marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol is another mixed message sent by the administration. Steve Lukan says the president’s remark makes it tough on those who’re trying to warn young people about the dangers of drugs. ddlukanmarij1

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