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Field Of Dreams Hearing Held At Keokuk Theatre

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court chose an appropriate setting for legal arguments about the Field of Dreams movie site – a theater. The court frequently holds oral arguments around the state and on Monday night took up a zoning dispute at the Grand Theatre in Keokuk. Gina Walker Fox, who was in


Franklin Collins – Independence

Independence –  Franklin Leroy Collins, age 85 of Independence, Iowa died Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, with Rev. Bob Solon and Rev. Donald Glazier officiating.  Friends and family may


Isaiah Sweet Re-sentenced; Has Chance For Parole

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – Isaiah Sweet has been re-sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports Judge Michael Shubatt last week re-sentenced Sweet, who had been serving a life sentence with no chance at parole. Sweet was convicted of fatally shooting his grandparents in Manchester in 2012, when


It’s Homecoming Week!

West Delaware kicked off Homecoming Week Monday with “America Monday” with students dressing up in red, white, and blue. Student Council member Anna Thole tells about the theme for the rest of the week: Student Council member McKenna Coates says the hallways will be decorated with a movie theme: This year’s Homecoming King and Queen


Radio Iowa Football Poll 9/19/16

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/19/16 SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 BY TODD KIMM Class 4A 1. WDM Valley (4-0), LW #1 vs Fort Dodge 2. Dowling Catholic (3-1), LW #2 @ Sioux City West 3. Cedar Rapids Washington (4-0), LW #3 vs CR Jefferson (Thur) 4. Ankeny Centennial (4-0), LW #4 @ DSM Lincoln 5.

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Branstad Asks For Federal Assistance After Flooding

Governor Terry Branstad is asking the president to declare eight Iowa counties disaster areas.  The governor is asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek for the severe storms and flooding that hit from August 23rd to the 27th. A joint federal, state, and local preliminary damage


Fern Parkin – Manchester, formerly of Earlville

Fern A. Parkin, 102, of Manchester, formerly of Earlville, died Sunday, September 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, Iowa, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, is

Patricia “Pat” Nefzger – Earlville

Patricia “Pat” Nefzger, 78, passed away from a sudden illness, surrounded by her family at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Saturday, September 17, 2016. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 4:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral Mass will


Maxine Preussner – Delhi

     Maxine Mae Emerson Preussner, 89, of Delhi, Iowa, died at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Delhi United Methodist Church, with Rev. Sam Mack officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.