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Construction Workers Save Kids From Evansdale Fire

Construction Workers Save Kids From Evansdale Fire

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) – Two construction workers are being hailed as heroes after saving two children from a burning duplex unit in Evansdale. The city’s fire chief, Ryan Phillips, says Travis Moen and Ryan Siems were laying concrete in the area when they noticed the blaze on Monday afternoon. They rushed inside the home and


Former U.S. Rep. Braley Joins Law Firm in Colorado

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley has left Iowa to join a law firm in Denver. Leventhal & Puga announced Thursday that Braley has moved to Colorado to work for the firm. Braley, who served four terms as a Democrat in Congress, lost a bid for Senate to Republican Joni Ernst

Zala Baade – Elkader

Zala Pauline Schultz Baade, passed away at home on April 1, 2015. Leonard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Monday, April 6, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. Interment: East Side Cemetery, Elkader, Iowa Visitation:  2 to 5 PM  –  Saturday, April

Dean Moroney – Manchester

Dean Leo Moroney, 86, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.  He was born on July 26, 1928, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Leo and Effie (Barclay) Moroney.  He was raised in the area, and attended rural country

Pearl Brislawn – Sumner

Independence –  Pearl M. Brislawn, 85 years old, of Sumner, Iowa, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Snday, March 290, 2015, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner. Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the White Funeral Home in Independence.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in

Zachery Lee – Elkport

Zachary James Lee, 22, of Elkport, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from injuries sustained in a car accident.  He was born on January 26, 1993, in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, the son of Brian and Jackie (Schilling) Lee. Zach was a 2011 graduate of the Edgewood-Colesburg High School.  He then attended Hawkeye

Bernice Kremer – Dyersville

DYERSVILLE, IOWA  Bernice R. Kremer, 86, of Dyersville died Friday, March 21, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m.  Friends may

Robert Cruz Robbins – Manchester

 Robert J. Cruz Robbins, 27, of Manchester, died Friday, March 20, 2015.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Bohnenkamp Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.  Family will greet friends prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Robert was

Kathy A. Foxen – Dyersville

Kathy A. Foxen, 59, of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Friends may continue to call from

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