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Area Players Make IHSBCA All-State Baseball Team

Area Players Make IHSBCA All-State Baseball Team

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has named their 2016 All-State Teams.  In Class 2A, the first team includes Pitcher Trace Hoffman and Outfielder Kurt Trumm of Cascade and First-baseman Mason Newhard of Monticello.  Shortstop Matt Manternach of Monticello made the 2A second team.  In Class 1A, Pitcher Jake Hilmer of North Linn made

ANAHEIM, CA - May 24, 2016: The 2016 US Women's National Volleyball team.

Women’s Volleyball Team Has N.E. Iowa Ties

The USA women’s volleyball team has a couple of Northeast Iowa ties.  One of the players on the team is Kayla Banwarth of Dubuque.  Banwarth who is the team libero, graduated from Wahlert in 2007 where she was chosen Gatorade’s Iowa High School Player of the Year in 2006. Kesley Robinson of Illinois is the

Doreen G. Bond – Colesburg

Doreen G. Bond, 93, of Colesburg, Iowa, died at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, on Monday, August 8, 2016. She was born on January 10, 1923, in Rudry, Wales, the daughter of __ and Eleanor (Pierce) Davies. Doreen was raised and educated in Wales, and served in the Woman Auxiliary Air Force of the


Jerome (Jerry) Schieltz – Luxemburg

, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family following a short battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9 – 10 am at the funeral home prior to


Boy Dies After Being Hit By Truck

FAIRBANK, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a 22-month-old boy has died after being struck by a tanker truck in northeast Iowa. The accident occurred around 9:50 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say Samuel Helmuth ran into a blind spot and could not be seen by the driver as the truck was leaving the rural Buchanan County property

Steven W. Harring – Manchester

Steven W. Harring, 60, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on September 28, 1955, in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of William and Catherine (MacClean) Harring. Steve was raised and educated in Coventry, Rhode Island. He graduated from Coventry High School

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July Averaged More Rain than Normal

State climatologist Harry Hillaker says most of the state got more rain than normal in July. “Statewide averaging a little bit over six inches — and typically you get about four-point-two inches or rainfall during the month,” Hillaker says. He says there was one area of the state that missed out on the extra rain.

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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Boat Theft

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a pontoon boat and motor. The theft was reported on July 6th.  On July 15th the pontoon and motor were recovered in the Cedar Rapids area. Through the investigation, a subject of interest was identified and a warrant has been. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office


Second Bank Robbery In Monticello In Four Days

The Monticello Police Department is investigating a second bank robbery in the city in the last five days.  Monticello Police responded to the drive thru of Citizens State Bank at 117 West First Street at about 9:30 Monday night for a report of an armed robbery. Two female employees were attempting to complete a night

Rodney J. Muller – Monticello

Rodney J. Muller, 44, of Monticello, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. A Celebration of Rod’s life will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at the Kramer Funeral Home in