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Black Hawk County Nixes Proposed Loose Cattle Fine

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa county has shelved a proposal to crack down on stray livestock. The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone the measure indefinitely after hearing concerns from local farmers about possible conflicts with state laws. Sheriff Tony Thompson had sought better enforcement tools to deal

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School Bus Driver Hospitalized After Crash

ARLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa school bus driver was sent to the hospital following a crash Monday, with no students aboard. 74 year old Michael James Carey of Fayette, was driving a West Central school district bus north on J Avenue seven miles west of Arlington when he lost control. The bus went

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Early Voting Starts In Iowa Thursday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Early voting by absentee ballot beginS in Iowa today, and the secretary of state is encouraging all eligible voters to participate. Iowa allows absentee voting by mail and offers early in-person voting at the offices of county auditors beginning the 40th day before Election Day. Residents have increasingly opted for

Janis Brown – Elkader

Janis Brown, 82, of Elkader, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11:00 am – Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader. Burial will follow at the church cemetery Visitation: 4 to 7 pm – Friday, September 26, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and

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Vinton-Shellsburg Cross Country Invite Results

1 Vinton-Shellsburg 2 West Delaware 3 Benton Community 4 Durant 5 South Tama County 6 Independence 7 Union Incomplete Teams: Belle Plaine, Columbus Catholic Place Score Name School Time Pace mpm 1 1 Lily Horst, JR Vinton-Shellsburg 15:37 6:17/M 2 2 Shae McEnany, SR Independence 15:39 6:18/M 3 3 Bristi Gerber, JR Vinton-Shellsburg 16:35 6:41/M

Robert Dean Blakesley – Independence

Independence – Robert Dean Blakesley, 91, of Independence, died peacefully at the Buchanan County Care Facility on September 21, 2014. He was born on January 31, 1923, in Iowa City, the son of Dora Elvira and Raymond Dalby Blakesley. The family moved to Anamosa where he graduated from high school. He worked in the dry

Francis James Leonard – Delhi (formerly Dyersville)

Francis James Leonard, 64, of Delhi, Iowa, (formerly Dyersville) died on Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Penn Center in Delhi. He was born on October 6, 1949, in Dubuque, the son of Miles J. and Madonna M. (Ruden) Leonard. Frank was raised and educated in northeast Iowa, and was a 1967 graduate of Starmont

Carl Anderson – Oelwein

Carl Anderson, 86, of Oelwein passed away on Sunday September 21, 2014. Visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Thursday September 25, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Friday September 26, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. He will be laid to rest in

Robert J. Fridley – Independence

Independence – Robert J. Fridley, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born on August 19, 1932, in Sumner, Iowa, the son of Paul Edwin and Susie (Schmelzer) Fridley. He graduated from high school in Sumner, Iowa, with the Class

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