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Fire Engulfs Independence Warehouse

Fire Engulfs Independence Warehouse

A fire broke out at a large commercial warehouse in Independence Thursday morning. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says they received several 911 reports of a structure fire near Highway 150 and 240th Street around 7:30 am. They say the warehouse was engulfed in flames very quickly. There was also reports of explosions from inside

Velma C. Lynch – Manchester

Velma C. Lynch, 79, of Manchester, Iowa, died at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester on Thursday, February 20, 2014.  She was born on December 23, 1934, in New Vienna , Iowa. Velma was  the daughter of Cornelius and Eleanor (Funke) VonLehmden.   She was raised in New Vienna and attended St. Boniface School.    

Verna Mae Diers – New Vienna

Verna Mae. Diers, 84, of New Vienna, Iowa died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, Edgewood, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 – 8 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home (750 12th Ave SW) Dyersville, Iowa where a vigil service will be held at 9:30 a.m.  Visitation will also

Walter Steger – Delhi

Walter F. Steger, 82, of Delhi passed away February 17, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, in Iowa City, IA. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Delhi by Rev. John Kremer.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,


HS Basketball Scores From Wednesday 2/19

Boys Class 1A District (pp’d from Monday): Central, Elkader 37, Edgewood-Colesburg 35 Girls Regionals: West Delaware 53, Wahlert, Dubuque 37. The Hawks now play Western Dubuque at Epworth Saturday night. North Linn 73, Jesup 37. The Lynx now play Maquoketa Valley Friday night in Troy Mills. Center Point-Urbana 51, South Tama 36 Mount Vernon 52,

Arthur George Maier – Elkader

Arthur George Maier, 94 of Elkader, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Elkader Care Center. He was born November 1, 1919, near Elkport to Emil and Anna (Schaub) Maier. He attended Volga Twp. #7 School. Art spent his entire life in the area helping on the home farm, as well as working with area


Sheep Killed In Dyersville Barn Fire

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Two sheep have been killed in a barn fire in northeast Iowa. Dyersville Fire Chief Al Wessels says the fire was reported Tuesday morning at a farm southeast of Dyersville. The fire was contained a short time later. Wessels tells the Telegraph Herald that the fire destroyed the barn. Damages have

Velma W. “Peggy” Culbertson – Edgewood

Velma W. “Peggy” Culbertson, 91, of Edgewood, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.  She was born on September 28, 1922, the daughter of Winfrey and Minnie Mae (Hansel) Smith in rural Garber.   She graduated from Edgewood High School in 1941. Velma was united in marriage to Dale


Crop Prices fell In 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The value of crops fell last year as corn and soybeans prices declined from record highs the year before. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in an annual report the value of 2013 field crops fell 9.8 percent to nearly $167 billion from $185 billion in 2012. The 2012 drought

Donald P. McCarthy – Monticello

Donald P. McCarthy, 68, of Monticello died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at his residence after a long illness. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a funeral service will commence at 7:00 p.m. Private burial will be held at a later date

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