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Appeals Court Revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO Lawsuit

Appeals Court Revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO Lawsuit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A federal appeals court has given agricultural chemical maker Syngenta Seeds hope that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta’s genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011 claiming Bunge illegally

Donald John Sellner – Delaware

Donald John Sellner, 79, of Delaware, Iowa died October 18, 2014, at St. Luke’s inpatient hospice unit after fighting a long battle with amyloidosis. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Scripture service

Leona R. Fortmann – Dyersville

Leona R. Fortmann, 91, of Dyersville, Iowa died peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  During the past couple years, she was assisted with great love and affection by her children and grandchildren and the care and professionalism of the staff at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.  On her final day, Hospice of Dubuque gave comfort


Wisconsin Couple Sentenced For Making Meth In Clayton County

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their 7-year-old son lived in the home. The couple from


Tama Plant Set To Re-Open

TAMA, Iowa (AP) – A long-idle beef processing plant is getting ready to reopen in Tama later this month. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Iowa Premium Beef officials recently took reporters on a tour of the plant that had been closed since 2004. The plant has undergone a $48.6 million renovation to prepare to process


Dubuque Doctor Killed in Plane Crash

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Dubuque doctor who was running as a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate has died in a plane crash. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says Dr. Douglas Butzier was the pilot of the plane that crashed around 11 p.m. Monday near Dubuque Regional Airport. He was the sole occupant of the

Ellen Timmerman – Strawberry Point

Ellen Kathleen Stocks Timmerman, 93, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne, Indiana Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the United Methodist Church, Strawberry Point, Iowa. Visitation: 9:00 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the United Methodist Church, Strawberry


10/13 Radio Iowa High School Football Poll

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 10/13/14 October 13, 2014 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Bettendorf (7-0), LW #1 @ Dubuque Senior 2. Cedar Rapids Washington (7-0), LW #2 vs Iowa City High (Thur) 3. Dowling Catholic (6-1), LW #3 vs DSM Roosevelt 4. WDM Valley (6-1), LW #4 @ #6 Ankeny Centennial 5.

David Douglas Harper – Manchester

David Douglas Harper, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, died on October 12, 2014, at his home. He was born on June 21, 1933, the son of Bernard and Evelyn (McDonald) Harper. Dave was raised and educated in the Waterloo area and graduated from Waterloo West High School. He served in the Army from 1953-55. On February

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