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James McLeod Brown – Strawberry Point

James McLeod Brown, 95, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Monday, November 16, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on July 31, 1920, in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, the son of Donnelly and Margaret (Campbell) Brown. Jim was a 1938 graduate of Kasson High School in Minnesota. He then

Marian J. Bell – Dyersville

Marian J. Bell, 94, of Dyersville died Monday, November 16, 2015, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 7p.m.  Visitation will continue Friday from 9


State Wrestling Tickets To Go On Sale Soon

The State Wrestling Championship has been a sold out event for over 20 years and is the only IHSAA reserved ticket event. On October 28, 2015, the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association approved the procedure for the purchase of 2016 State Wrestling Tournament finals tickets. Tickets will continue to be


West Union Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A West Union sex offender has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports that 30-year-old Thomas Andrew Cannon pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District court in Cedar Rapids to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a $250,000 fine


Man Accused Of Beating Woman In Her Elkader Home

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A 25-year-old man has been accused of severely beating a woman at her home in Elkader. The Elkader Police Department said Monday it has an arrest warrant on a charge of attempted murder for the Pella man. Clayton County Attorney Alan Heavens says the man is in custody in Wisconsin and authorities

John A. Kuper – Independence

John A. Kuper, 83, of Independence, Iowa died Sunday morning, November 15, 2015 at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. John was born on January 24, 1932 in Independence, Iowa the son of George H. and Ethel M (Eschen) Kuper. He was a 1950 graduate of the Independence High School. He

Bonnie Jean Fuller – Manchester

Bonnie Jean Fuller, 79, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on July 27, 1936, in Iowa City, the daughter of George and Helen (Crippen) Schadey.  Bonnie was raised in Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School in 1954. On November 24,

Storm Damage Reported In Dubuque

As more tornadoes are confirmed that accompanied Wednesday night’s severe weather that ripped through Iowa, Dubuque saw most of the stop damage in Northeast Iowa. The wind ripped off half of the roof at Eisenhower Elementary. Inside, the gymnasium and cafeteria had the most damage. There is similar damage in the art and music classrooms.


Hawks Fall To Pella; End Outstanding season At 12-1

West Delaware’s incredible season came to an end last night in the Class 3A semi–finals at the hands of top-ranked Pella 45-26. Coy Roussell completed his outstanding career with 167 yards rushing and two touchdowns for WD. Quarterback Max Ridenour passed for 257 yards and two TDs: one of 59 yards to John Nagel and