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Marble To Magic

Marble To Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The Orlando Magic have selected Iowa’s Devyn Marble with the 56th overall pick in the NBA draft. Marble was named first team All-Big Ten as a senior, averaging 17 points per game. He ranks fifth all-time in Iowa history with 1,694 points. It was the third pick in the draft for


Lamont Girl Drowns In Pool

LAMONT, Iowa (AP) – The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says a 2-year-old girl has died after being found unresponsive in a family swimming pool. Sheriff Bill Wolfgram says the girl was found about 10 a.m. Wednesday in a pool in  Lamont. The child was taken to Regional Medical Center in Manchester, where she died later in

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Parks Open After Flooding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials say some Iowa state parks affected by recent flooding are open for visitors. The state Department of Natural Resources says George Wyth State Park will reopen Friday. Backbone State Park’s lower road will open Friday, though the campground was not affected by flooding and is open. Yellow River State


Motor Mill Receives Additional Historic Recognition

Clayton County’s 145-year-old Motor Mill, along the Turkey River southeast of Elkader, has received additional recognition from the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. The limestone grist mill, which was built in 1869, has been listed on the National Register since 1977, and now the Motor Mill Historic District has been expanded to

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Coloff Inducted Into Iowa Broadcasters Hall Of Fame

Original KMCH owner Tony Coloff was inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Hall of Fame Thursday and was presented the award by his son, Jim Coloff.  Coloff bought his first station in Forest City, Iowa in 1978.  After signing KMCH on the air in December of 1991, Tony, his wife Sue, and son Jim acquired radio stations


Jones Co. Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Two people were injured in an accident on Highway 151 and Old Dubuque Road Wednesday afternoon.  A car driven by 88 year old Geraldine Levsen of Anamosa failed to yield from a stop sign at Old Dubuque Road and 151 and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by 27 year old Gemma Blair

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Flooding Concerns are Lessening Across Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – While several rivers in Iowa are flooding, most of the overflowing water is confined to roads and parks near rivers and is not threatening homes or businesses. National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Lee in Des Moines says Tuesday most rivers are receding and the worst of flooding is over. Rivers

Roxana Kauffman – Strawberry Point

Roxana Kauffman, 71, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Monday, June 23, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. Roxana Wohlwend Schwaigert Kauffman was born on January 23, 1943, the daughter of Edward “Baltz” and Ruth (Crabtree) Wohlwend in Fort Dodge. She grew up in the Thor-Eagle Grove area, but also spent time with her

Forrest Timmerman – Strawberry Point

A memorial gathering for 76 year old Forrest Timmerman will be held Friday from 5 until 8 at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Strawberry Point. A private family burial is planned. Survivors of Forrest Timmerman include his wife Donna, sons Barry, Alan and Scott and daughter Jill Boeck all of Strawberry Point; siblings

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