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Scott A. “Toby” Close – Dyersville

Scott A. “Toby” Close, 49, of Dyersville, Iowa died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday August 3, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at

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One Person Killed In Buchanan County Motorcycle Accident

One person has died following a motorcycle accident Saturday night in Buchanan County.  The accident happened in the 2600 block of Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd northwest of Quasqueton.  According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s office, a driver lost control of a motorcycle and left the roadway, going into the ditch.  The operator of the motorcycle was


IGHSAU All State Softball Honors Announced

  The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released it’s 2016 All-State softball teams: 1A Honorable Mention: Kaitlin Ronnebaum Ed-Co 2A 1st team:    Lynsey Dolphin Cascade 2A 3rd Team: Noelle Green, Cascade 2A Honorable Mention: Hailey Hannan, Laura Kremer, Lisa Tucker, and Bailey Clemens all of Cascade; Brianna Mensen, Erin Digmann Megan, and  Mensen

Monroe C. Hoffmann – Worthington

Monroe C. Hoffmann, 93, of Worthington, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:30 pm. Visitation will continue Friday from


Moser Team 4th In Nation

The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics Team was awarded and ranked 4th Over-All in the Nation at the 2016 USTA Power Tumbling National Championships held in Knoxville Tennessee in June.  ( Only 2.7 points away from the 3rd place rankings). The Moser School also won 3 National Division Team awards which helped them to achieve their 4th place National ranking over

Lorraine Untz – Formerly of Dyersville

Lorraine A. Untz, 97, of Bozeman, Montana, and formerly of Dyersville died Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home in Bozeman. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4 p.m.

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Nancy Beatty – Edgewood

Nancy Ann Beatty, 80, of Edgewood, Iowa, died at her home on Saturday, July 23, 2016.  She was born on May 2, 1936, at home on a farm on the south edge of Greeley, the daughter of Arthur I. and Stella (Weber) Bockenstedt.  Nancy attended Greeley Community School and graduated in 1954.  Upon graduation she


WaMaC All-Conference Baseball Selections Released

WAMAC EAST:   FIRST TEAM Year Position School Stats Max Steffens Sr Pitcher Central Dewitt 5-1-5, 46.3 inn, 1.20era, 61 K Adam Ketelsen Sr Pitcher Mt. Vernon 7-2-1, 50.6 inn, .69era, 61 K Jake Westhoff Sr Catcher Western Dubuque .360 BA, 31 hits, 6 2b, 4 HR, 31 RBI Marquis Dew Sr Infield Mt. Vernon


CVG Plant To Close In Monona

MONONA, Iowa (AP) – Another eastern Iowa manufacturer has announced it will close its doors. Waterloo television station KWWL reports that Commercial Vehicle Group will close its plant in Monona, Iowa. The station says workers were told the news Tuesday. The company says there are 146 employees at the plant, and some will remain to

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Tornadoes Confirmed In Vinton And Walford

The National Weather Service confirmed Monday the strong storms which made their way through Vinton and Walford early Sunday morning were both EF2 tornadoes. The survey team says a tornado packing winds of 130 miles per hour tracked across the southern part of Vinton, damaging buildings, trees, then hit the ball field where it destroyed