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Couple Helps Man Out Of Wrecked Vehicle

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) – A Dubuque County couple has been credited with helping a man get out of his wrecked vehicle before it caught fire. Peosta Police Department Sergeant Nicole Minnihan says the couple was traveling westbound Tuesday on U.S. 20 in northeast Iowa when another vehicle driven by 65-year-old Mark Schuster went off the

Mary K. Lauersdorf – Manchester

Mary K. Wilgenbusch McGraw Lauersdorf, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home at Ryan.  She was born on September 21, 1926, in Hopkinton, Iowa, the daughter of Nick and Rose (Atkinson) Wilgenbusch.  Mary was united in marriage to Raymond McGraw on January 30, 1945, in Coggon, Iowa.  Together

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State Climatologist: 2014 Coldest Since 1917

December 31, 2014 By Pat Curtis for Radio Iowa Several locations in Iowa recorded low temperatures in the double-digits below-zero over the final two days of 2014 — which will enter the record books as one of the coldest years in the state’s history. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says only three of the 12 months posted


Ten Hawkeye Wrestlers Make Midlands Semi-finals

EVANSTON, Ill. — The University of Iowa wrestling team posted a 10-1 record in the quarterfinals of the Midlands Championships on Monday night. The Hawkeyes have individual title hopes at nine weights, including a pair of semifinalists at 149 pounds, and hold the lead with 110.5-points in the team race.  Iowa sits in first place

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Baby Jesus Figurine Stolen From Dubuque Church

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Someone has stolen a baby Jesus figurine from a Dubuque church, but members of the congregation are hopeful images from a security camera will help them track down the thief. The Rev. Joseph Hauer told the Telegraph Herald the figurine was stolen Friday night from a manger scene outside the Church

Latest Radio Iowa Boys Basketball Poll

Radio Iowa Boys’ High School Basketball Poll 12/23/14 December 23, 2014 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Iowa City West (6-0), LW #1 vs CR Prairie 1/2 2. DSM Hoover (7-0), LW #4 vs Indianola 1/6 3. Dowling Catholic (5-0), LW #8 @ Marshalltown 1/2 4. Pleasant Valley (7-0), LW #5 @ Burlington 1/6 5.

Mary Loughren – Winthrop

Funeral Services for 98 year old Mary Loughren of Winthrop will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Dec.30, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monti Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 PM Monday, Dec.29, 2014 at the Monti Community Center. There will not be visitation at the Church on Tuesday. Burial will


Hopkinton Man Injured In Highway 20 Accident

A Hopkinton man was taken to the hospital following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 20 near 15th Avenue SW in Dyersville.  23 year old Derek Gearhart was traveling west on Highway 20 when he lost control of his vehicle, went into the north ditch and into a house.  Gearhart was taken to Mercy

Lloyd Sperfslage – Monticello

Lloyd Sperfslage, 77, of Monticello, Iowa and formerly of Prairieburg died Wednesday, December 23, 2014, at Monticello Nursing & Rehab. Center. Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at St. Joseph

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