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Going To The Iowa State Fair? Here Are Some Things To Know

Going To The Iowa State Fair? Here Are Some Things To Know

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Headed to the Iowa State Fair this year? Roughly 1 million visitors are expected during the popular fair’s 11-day run. Here are some things to know to help you save money and enjoy the event. FIND DISCOUNTED TICKETS If you didn’t grab advance tickets before the start of the fair,

Daryl “Moose” Jon Dettbarn – formerly of Wadena

Daryl “Moose” Jon Dettbarn, 55, formerly of Wadena passed away Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point, following a brief illness. Private family services will be held at a later date. Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Manchester are assisting with arrangements. Daryl was born November 21, 1958

Roberta Jo Hildebrand – Marion

Roberta Jo Hildebrand, 58, of Marion, Iowa, died on Friday, August 1, 2014. She was born on January 28, 1956, the daughter of Linus and Marilyn (Boleyn) Hildebrand. Roberta received her education in the Fayette schools. Roberta was a homemaker and enjoyed doing crafts. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Survivors

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City’s Deal To Buy Old Independence School Falls Through

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – Independence city officials say a proposal to purchase a former high school for $1 is too expensive because of costs to restore or repair the property. KCRG-TV reports  Tuesday that city and Independence Community School District officials say a deal between them is dead. The city had reached a tentative agreement

Marlon L. Holt – Quasqueton

Quasqueton – Marlon L. Holt, 57 years old, of Quasqueton, Iowa, died on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. He was born on March 4, 1957, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Bill J. and Dixie (Destival) Holt. He graduated from Central High School in Waterloo, Iowa,


Twin Brothers Killed In ATV Accident Near Mt. Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) – Eastern Iowa authorities say the two boys fatally injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident were 9-year-old twins. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office identified the boys as Colton Wayne and Clayton Alan Novak. The accident was reported a little before 12:15 p.m. Monday. It occurred in a creek that ran through

Nicholas J. Kramer -Dyersville

Nicholas J. Kramer, 14 year old son of Chris and Jill Kramer of Dyersville, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. A Mass of


Four Teens Killed In Crash Near Epworth

Authorities say the four people killed in a collision southwest of Epworth Saturday were 14-year-old recent graduates of Drexler Middle School. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the boys were 14-year old Sean Kenneally of Peosta, 14-year old Mitchell Kluesner of Epworth, 14-year old Nicholas Kramer of Dyersville and 14-year old Bryce Wilwert of Epworth.

Arthur White – Dundee

City or Town Heading:   Dundee   Name of Deceased:        Arthur White   Age of Deceased:           99 Date & Place of Death:  Friday, August 1, 2014 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein   Services:               11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Aug.5, 2014 Place of Services:St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa Special Services:   None Burial:                   St. Albert’s

Dolores Ruth Frederick – Strawberry Point

Dolores Ruth Frederick passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the age of 93. Dolores was born January 26, 1921 in Lu Verne, Iowa, to John and Anna Voss. She grew up on a farm near Lu Verne, graduating from high school in 1938.  She attended Upper Iowa University, earning a diploma in 1941

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