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Glenn O. Rasmussen – Manchester

Glenn O. Rasmussen, 91, of Manchester, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Glenn Orlean Rasmussen was born November 2, 1923, at home, near Strandquist, Minnesota, the son of, George and Olga (Vagle) Rasmussen. Glenn attended school in Strandquist, Minnesota. On January

Marjorie Behrends Freeman – Monticello

Marjorie Behrends Freeman, 82, of Monticello passed from this life Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Monticello Nursing & Rehab. Center. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Monticello where her funeral service will commence at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Officiating will be


Fire Reported At Exide Tuesday Night

Manchester firefighters responded to a fire at Exide Technologies in Manchester Tuesday night.  According to Manchester Fire Chief Mike Ryan, a fire broke out in the battery charging room.  Fire-fighters were called out just before 10:00pm and were on the scene for an hour and a half.  The cause of the fire is undetermined.  Extent

jones co memorial

Anamosa Vandalism Case: Second Man Turns Himself In

A second man charged with vandalism of flags at a memorial outside of the Jones County Courthouse has turned himself in.  The Jones County Sheriff Office says that 20 year old Coty Lukemyres turned himself into the Oelwein Police Department Tuesday Morning and was extradited to the Jones County Jail.  Lukemyres’ bond was set at

Uthoff, Jarrod

Uthoff Lifts Hawkeyes Past Minnesota

A dramatic finish in the Twin Cities as Jarod Uthoff rescued the Iowa Hawkeyes from another second half collapse.  Uthoff’s late basket was the game winner a in 77-75 victory over Minnesota a game the Hawkeyes led 51-34 in the second half before the Gophers roared back. Uthoff scored Iowa’s final seven points as the

Clint A. Straw – Lamont

Clint A. Straw, 24 years old, of Lamont, Iowa, died on Monday, January 12, 2015, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1990, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Paul Gordon and Sandra Kay (Schmitz) Straw. He graduated from high school in Independence, Iowa, with the Class of 2008. He worked for MJR

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Two Men Charged In Jones Co. Vandalism Case

Two men have been charged by Jones County authorities in connection with vandalism at the memorial outside the county courthouse that occurred on November 4th. Flags and flag poles were damaged and other flags were stolen in the incident.  The stolen flags were eventually recovered from a garage in Anamosa. According to the Jones County

Harriet L. Maiers – Dyersville, formerly of Holy Cross

Harriet L. Maiers, 87, of Dyersville and formerly of Holy Cross died Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m.   A

Gerald A. Weber – Hopkinton

Hopkinton – Gerald A. Weber age 85, died Friday, January 09, 2015 at the West Ridge Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Wednesday morning, January 14, 2014 at St. Luke Catholic Church, Hopkinton where friends may call after 9:00 AM.  Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monticello.    Goettsch Funeral


Dixon, Disterhoft Lead No. 17 Iowa Over Purdue 73-59

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Melissa Dixon scored 18 points and Ally Disterhoft added 17 to lead Number 17 Iowa to a 73-59 win over Purdue on Sunday. Bethany Doolittle contributed 15 for the Hawkeyes (12-3, 3-1 Big 10), who had a subpar performance behind the 3-point line. Led by Dixon, who shoots 48.4 behind

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