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“Red Flag Warning” In Effect Today

“Red Flag Warning” In Effect Today

The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning” from noon today until 7:00pm this evening for most of Eastern and Northeast Iowa including Delaware, Buchanan, Dubuque, Linn, Jones, Clayton, and Fayette Counties.  With winds out of the southwest at 15 to 25 with gusts as high as 35; low humidity, and warm temperatures


Senate Rejects House’s Drunk Driving Proposal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Senate has rejected amendments to a bill attempting to change Iowa’s law dealing with drunken drivers. The Senate on Monday voted against a House provision to mandate the installation of ignition interlock devices for all drunken driving offenders. As part of the House plan, offenders could receive restricted

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Crop Land Value Drops For First Time In 5 Years

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A survey shows the value of Iowa cropland has dropped for the first time since 2009. The survey from the Iowa Realtors Land Institute shows the value of tillable cropland fell by 5.4 percent in the past six months. The report found the average price of high-quality farmland was $11,104 an

Theresa Pape – Edgewood

Theresa Clara Pape, 76, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha.  She was born on January 15, 1938, in  Dyersville the daughter of Henry and Edna (Leigh) Clemen.  She was raised in the Dyersville area until she was seven and the family then moved to Manchester


Pedestrian Killed On Highway 20 Near Farley

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say an eastern Iowa man struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday. KWWL reports the accident happened before 3 a.m. Sunday along Highway 20 near Farley. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Alex Hannan was merging onto the highway when his vehicle struck the pedestrian. A deputy arrested Hannan

Marwan Burns – Manchester

Leonard-Muller Funeral Home & Crematory 1500 N. Franklin St. Manchester, Iowa  52057 Phone 563-927-3112 Fax 563-927-6305 Dateline: Manchester, Iowa Marwan L. Burns, 94, of Manchester, Iowa, died at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  He was born on December 5, 1919, at Manchester,  the son of Otto and Lula

Richard “Rick” Scott – Independence

Independence –  Richard E. “Rick” Scott, 68 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  He was born on March 9, 1946, in Independence, Iowa, the son of James Richard and Florine Betty (Pattison) Scott.  He graduated from high school


CPU Passes $12 Million Bond Issue

More than 65 percent of registered voters in the Center Point-Urbana school district voted yes on a bond issue yesterday.  $12 million in bonds will be put toward upgrades at the middle school and high school. Some of the improvements will include upgrading the heating and cooling systems in both the Intermediate School in Urbana

Kathleen C. Habel – North Buena Vista

Kathleen C. Habel, 87, of North Buena Vista, Iowa, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.  Friends may continue to call after 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at North Buena Vista Hall,

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