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Ivan J. Sutton – Independence

– Ivan J. Sutton, 105 years old, died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his home in rural Independence. He was born on February 4, 1909, in Delhi, Iowa, the son of Alonzo John and Edna Ethel (Kelley) Sutton. He graduated from high school in Delhi, Iowa, with the Class of 1928. On December 12,

Authorities Identify Wapsipinicon Drowning Victim

Authorities have identified the woman who drowned Saturday night in the Wapsipinicon River dam area in Troy Mills. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call shortly after 5 pm of several people in the river at the dam. When emergency personnel responded, they discovered four people had been tubing on the river


DNR Confirms Bear Near Wadena

WADENA — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed tracks and scat left near Clayton County beehives came from a black bear. A DNR wildlife depredation biologist responded to a report from a beekeeper south of Wadena, near the Clayton-Fayette county line, who had found his beehives torn up. The DNR found bear scat

Roger Merle Miller – Independence

Funeral services for 86 year old Roger Merle Miller of Independence will be at 10:00 AM Monday, July 21st, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. Interment with Military Honors will be in the St. John’s Cemetery.   Friends may call from 5-7 PM Sunday, July 20th, at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in

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Millville Approved for Disincorporation

MILLVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Officials have approved the dis-incorporation of a tiny city in Clayton County. The state’s City Development Board recently approved the dis-incorporation of Millville, a community along the Mississippi River with about 20 residents and few operating businesses. The dis-incorporation process began last year. The board will handle outstanding claims against the

Carol E. Carlson – Manchester

Carol E. Carlson, 76, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, with her family by her side.  She was born on February 5, 1938, in Fort Dodge, the daughter of Andrew and Ella (Nelson) Simonson. Carol was a 1956 graduate of Rolfe High School.  She

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Former Masonville City Clerk Sentenced

The former city clerk of Masonville will spend just under two years in prison for taking thousands of dollars from the city. Forty-two-year-old Christine King of Strawberry Point admitted to routinely issuing herself fake payroll and expense checks while working as the Masonville City Clerk. She admitted to doctoring the books to inflate the balances in

Joseph S. Weber – Dyersville

Joseph S. Weber, 75, of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held

HS Baseball; Districts Resume Tonight

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: In 2A district first round action last night, Cascade handled MFL/Mar-Mac 10-0 in 5 innings.  The 29-8 9th-ranked Cougars will now face 22-9 Monticello tonight in Dyersville at 5pm, which will be the first game of our postseason baseball/softball doubleheader.  3rd-ranked Beckman will also be in play tonight as they take on Clayton Ridge/Central in the

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