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High Waters Affect Riverboat Operators In Dubuque

High Waters Affect Riverboat Operators In Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Riverboat operators say high water is preventing them from beginning their season on the Mississippi River in Dubuque. Don Vogt, director of the Dubuque Public Works Department, says the river level must fall to 16 feet before the floodgates at Ice Harbor can be opened. Recent figures show the level was

EPA Mulls Ethanol Change As Industry Profits Soar

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – As ethanol producers see some of their most profitable months ever, the federal government is considering whether to lower the amount of the corn-based fuel that must be blended into gasoline. If the EPA approves a proposal reducing the required amount of ethanol that must be used nationally from about

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84 Percent Of Iowa Corn Crop Planted

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa farmers have planted a higher percentage of the corn crop than last year but remain behind the five-year average. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that 84 percent of the corn crop had been planted as of Sunday. That’s more than the 63 percent of the crop planted

Bonnie Sauser – Ryan

Bonnie Sauser, 61, of Ryan passed away May 18, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Home. Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Ryan.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Manchester. 

Myrtle (Mert) F. Hare – Rowley

Rowley –  Myrtle (Mert) F. Hare, 72, of Rowley, Iowa, passed away onMay 15, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18h at White Funeral Home in Independence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19th at ImmanuelLutheranChurch in Independence. Pastor Greg DeBoer will officiate. Burial will


Boys Golf Sectional Results

High school boys golf sectionals were held across the state yesterday. Individual qualifiers from the sectional at Pin Oak in Manchester: Medalist: Clayton Larsen of West Delaware 74 Medalist Runner-up: Bryce Frick of West Delaware 78 3rd Tyler Stueck of Vinton-Shellsburg 80 4th Nick Steger of Independence 80 Qualifying teams from the sectional at Pin


Loras Gets Big Donation

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Loras College in Dubuque has received a $1 million donation for its business education program. The private college announced Tuesday that Andrew and Mary Pat Studdert had contributed the $1 million to fund the Andrew P. Studdert Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Crisis Leadership. Roman Ciapalo, a Loras philosophy professor,


Klunder Ruled Out In Missing Cousins Case

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have ruled out a potential suspect in the case of two young cousins whose bodies were found months after their disappearance in northeast Iowa. Evansdale Police Chief Kent Smock told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that an investigation into Michael Klunder indicates he wasn’t in the area when Lyric Cook and

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Four Injured In West Union Structure Collapse

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say four construction workers have been injured following a structure collapse in the northeast Iowa city of West Union. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred Wednesday morning at a construction site near the county courthouse. Sheriff Marty Fisher says the workers’ injuries appear to be serious,

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Hanson Auditorium Hosting ‘Bill Riley Talent Search’

The Bill Riley Talent Search is coming to Manchester… The Hanson Foundation, West Delaware Friends of Music and KMCH are hosting the Bill Riley Talent Search on Sunday, June 8th at 2 pm at Hanson Auditorium. The Talent Search showcases the diverse abilities of Iowa’s young people. Winners in two divisions will advance on to

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