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Manchester Judge Takes Plea Deal

Manchester Judge Takes Plea Deal

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – A Manchester judge accused of assaulting her husband has taken a plea deal. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 49-year-old Stephanie Rattenborg, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, loud and raucous noise. She’d pleaded not guilty to the original charge of domestic assault. Rattenborg was given a deferred judgment at her

Man facing Murder Charges Found Dead In Fayette Co. Jail

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – A rural Fayette man charged with murder has been found dead in the Fayette County Jail. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports  that jail staff found 39-year-old Matthew Braun unconscious in an inmate shower area around 9:45 p.m. Monday. Staff attempted to revive Braun, but he was later pronounced dead. Sheriff

Laura Maiers – New Vienna

Laura R. Maiers, 91 of Dubuque and formerly of New Vienna, Iowa died peacefully Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Luther Manor in Dubuque, Iowa surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held 3 p.m. – 8 pm Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue at

Ginger Kruse – Elkport

Ginger Ann Kruse, 60, of Elkport, died Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. Leonard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with Funeral Service: 11:00 AM – Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Visitation: 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the

LeRoy A. Hildebrand – Dyersville, formerly of Earlville

LeRoy A. Hildebrand, 71, of Dyersville, formerly of Earlville, died Sunday, October 30, 2016. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 3, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Earlville, Iowa. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with

Marlene Zumbach

Marlene Zumbach age 83, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Bickford Senior Living in Marion. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, November 4, 2016 at the Peace Lutheran Church, Ryan with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Rev. Roger McKinstry will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday

Carleta M. Schmidt – Independence

Carleta M. Schmidt, 83, of Independence, IA, died Sunday October 30, 2016 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA. Carleta was born on January 13, 1933 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Kathryn B. (Wilson) Quinn. She was a 1951 graduate of La Porte City High School. On February 9, 1957 she married Lawrence

Ethel Pins – Petersburg & Earlville

Ethel Elizabeth Pins, 97, of Petersburg and Earlville died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Tues., Nov. 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Rosary will be recited at 2 pm, the Dyersville Fire Department will

Vera Fink-Buehler – Manchester

, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at ABCM West Campus in Independence. She was born on July 22, 1931, in Lansing, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Protzman) Verdon. Vera attended Immaculate Conception grade school and graduated from Lansing Public High School. In 1948, Vera was united in marriage to Chester “Chet”

“Field Of Dreams” House Tours Available Soon

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – The owners of the “Field of Dreams” movie site near Dyersville say that for the first time they will allow tours of the house that overlooks the famous baseball field. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the group Go the Distance Baseball announced Monday it would open the lower level of the