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Bernard Curry – Independence

Independence –  Bernard F. Curry, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on January 30, 1937, in Independence, the son of George Francis and Bernice Mary (McAreavy) Curry.  He graduated from high school in Jesup with the Class of

No. 23 UNI Falls To Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – D.J. Balentine scored 17 points and Evansville came all the way back from 16 down to beat Number 23 Northern Iowa 52-49 on Thursday night. Egidju Mockevicius added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Purple Aces (11-2, 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference). Jaylon Brown made four free throws in the last

Car Collides With Buggy Near Fairbank

FAIRBANK, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a car has collided with a horse-drawn buggy in northeast Iowa. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old driver was traveling near Fairbank on Wednesday when she struck the rear of the buggy. Both the car and the buggy went into a ditch. An adult and two children

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Man Hit By Train In Buchanan County

A man has minor injuries after a train hit him in Buchanan County. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 32 year old Chad King of Independence was walking east along railroad tracks near Independence on Wednesday night when a Canadian National Railway train traveling in the same direction struck him. King was taken to the


Couple Helps Man Out Of Wrecked Vehicle

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) – A Dubuque County couple has been credited with helping a man get out of his wrecked vehicle before it caught fire. Peosta Police Department Sergeant Nicole Minnihan says the couple was traveling westbound Tuesday on U.S. 20 in northeast Iowa when another vehicle driven by 65-year-old Mark Schuster went off the

Mary K. Lauersdorf – Manchester

Mary K. Wilgenbusch McGraw Lauersdorf, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home at Ryan.  She was born on September 21, 1926, in Hopkinton, Iowa, the daughter of Nick and Rose (Atkinson) Wilgenbusch.  Mary was united in marriage to Raymond McGraw on January 30, 1945, in Coggon, Iowa.  Together

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State Climatologist: 2014 Coldest Since 1917

December 31, 2014 By Pat Curtis for Radio Iowa Several locations in Iowa recorded low temperatures in the double-digits below-zero over the final two days of 2014 — which will enter the record books as one of the coldest years in the state’s history. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says only three of the 12 months posted


Ten Hawkeye Wrestlers Make Midlands Semi-finals

EVANSTON, Ill. — The University of Iowa wrestling team posted a 10-1 record in the quarterfinals of the Midlands Championships on Monday night. The Hawkeyes have individual title hopes at nine weights, including a pair of semifinalists at 149 pounds, and hold the lead with 110.5-points in the team race.  Iowa sits in first place

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Baby Jesus Figurine Stolen From Dubuque Church

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Someone has stolen a baby Jesus figurine from a Dubuque church, but members of the congregation are hopeful images from a security camera will help them track down the thief. The Rev. Joseph Hauer told the Telegraph Herald the figurine was stolen Friday night from a manger scene outside the Church

Latest Radio Iowa Boys Basketball Poll

Radio Iowa Boys’ High School Basketball Poll 12/23/14 December 23, 2014 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Iowa City West (6-0), LW #1 vs CR Prairie 1/2 2. DSM Hoover (7-0), LW #4 vs Indianola 1/6 3. Dowling Catholic (5-0), LW #8 @ Marshalltown 1/2 4. Pleasant Valley (7-0), LW #5 @ Burlington 1/6 5.

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