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Fayette Police Chief Quits in Aftermath of School Bus Incident

Fayette Police Chief Quits in Aftermath of School Bus Incident

FAYETTE, Iowa (AP) – The police chief of Fayette has quit his post. Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe says Chief Brad Alan Gardner voluntarily resigned on Monday. Gardner was placed on administrative leave after he was ticketed earlier this month. A bus driver for North Fayette Valley School District reported that Chief Gardner went around his bus


Marion Man faces Child Porn Charges

An eastern Iowa man is facing a federal pornography charge. Prosecutors charged 39-year-old Kevin Andrew Jauron of Marion with one count of production of child pornography. They say in March of this year Jauron used a minor to engage in sexually explicit activity so he could take pictures. He is being held without bond until


Iowa Women Beat UNI; Move To 5-0

The Iowa Hawkeye women outscored UNI 17-4 to start the second half and raced away to a 73-45 win in Iowa City. Ally Disterhoft led the Hawkeyes with 18 points. Iowa is 5-0. Jen Keitel and Stephanie Davison each had 13 to lead the Panthers, who fall to 1-2.


Cyclones Fall In HOF Classic Final

Maryland’s size advantage smothered Iowa State as the Cyclones struggled on offense in a 72-63 loss in the championship of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City. ISU connected on just under 30 percent for the game, including six of 27 from three point range, in suffering its first loss of the season. 

Margaret “Maggie” C. Heims – Cascade

Margaret “Maggie” C. Heims, 82, of Cascade, and formerly of Monticello and Sand Springs, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tues., Dec. 2, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello where a Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11:00

Donald M. Adams – Independence

Donald M. Adams, 91, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa. Don was born on July 31, 1923 in Quasqueton, Iowa the son of Marshall E. and Grace M. (House) Adams. He was a 1941 graduate of the Quasqueton Consolidated High School and attended the

Wanda Lee Allison – Manchester

Wanda Lee Allison, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on September 12, 1933, in Mederville, the daughter of Dick Hines and Ivanell Nading. Wanda was raised in the area, and received her education at Dundee. On July 13, 1956, Wanda was

Alyce M. Buschmann – Greeley

Alyce M. Buschmann, 97, of Greeley, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was born on February 4, 1917, in Greeley, the daughter of Lester and Marguerite (Work) Pilgrim. Alyce was raised in the area, and was a 1934 graduate of Greeley Consolidated School and attended Upper Iowa

Ambrose J. Merkes – Luxemburg

Ambrose J. Merkes, 90, of Luxemburg, Iowa died Monday, November 17, 2014 at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab. Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 – 8 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. A Mass

James (Jim) Hamilton Ford – Coggon

James (Jim) Hamilton Ford, 74, of Coggon, died Sunday, November 16, at Independence. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Central City . The family will greet friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Central City

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