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Karen G. Jensen – Independence

Funeral services for 61 year old Karen G. Jensen of Independence will be held at 3pm on Friday, March 7th at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in independence Visitation: 1pm until service time Friday at the Funeral Home. Survivors of Karen Jensen include: Her husband, Rick A son, Jason Hunziker  of Independence Her Mother,


Joan “Dietz” Loecke – Worthington

Joan S. “Dietz” Loecke, 86, of Worthington, Iowa, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Joan may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 4 p.m., and

Jose Moncada Nava – Petersburg

Jose Moncada Nava, 36, of Petersburg died Monday, March 3, 2014, as a result of an auto/train accident in Earlville, Iowa. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4 p.m. Mass of


Public’s Help Needed in Solving Bank Robberies

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The FBI is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person who may be responsible for three unsolved bank robberies in eastern Iowa. The FBI said Tuesday that it believes that the same person, or two people working together, is responsible for each. The first two occurred at Citizens State

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February Ranks Among Coldest and Snowiest in Iowa

Many Iowans are looking forward to spring and warmer weather as we begin March. It was a rough February, adding to an already harsh winter. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the statewide average temperature for February was around 12 degrees. The normal average temperature for February is around 24 degrees. Although it was the coldest month

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Buchanan County Fair Bringing In Singer Chris Cagle

The Buchanan County Fair is bringing a chart-topping country music performer to its fair in Independence this year… Chris Cagle 1 Buchanan County Fair Association President Julie Althaus says they’re eager to kick off a new beginning for the Buchanan County Fair this year, and they’re hoping a concert with country star Chris Cagle will

Alphonse B. “Al” Pasker – Manchester

Alphonse B. “Al” Pasker, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday March 2, 2014,  at St. Luke’s Unity Point in Cedar Rapids.   He was born on October 11, 1925, in Luxemburg, the son of  Benjamin and Clara (Brunsmann) Pasker.  Al  attended St. Patrick’s School in Ryan and worked on the family farm until he was

Krista G. Nuttall – Manchester

Krista G. Nuttall, 49, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.   She was born on November 27, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Harold Dean Sinor and Deloris Williams.  Krista was raised and educated in the Manchester area and graduated


All-District Bowling Teams Announced

The All-District bowling teams have been announced… West Delaware’s Riley Cole made the 1st Team, and West Delaware’s Hope Mozingo and Western Dubuque’s Lisa Schroeder were named to the 2nd Team. Among the area bowlers receiving honorable mention were Kaitlyn Salow of West Delaware, Kayla Horsfield of Western Dubuque and Elaine Trussell of Independence. On

Charlotte Mensen – Earlville

Charlotte A. Mensen, 88, of Earlville, Iowa, died Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester, Iowa. Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville,

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