She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10
years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. An
editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders —
the kind you see on TV shows. People love that stuff.
The City of Audubon is about to see the end of an era in its local
government as longtime mayor Clark “Sam” Kauffman — who turned 80 today —
is stepping down and will not be seeking re-election on Election Day.
For Vern Henkenius, receiving the Good Shepherd Award at last month’s
Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Education evoked thoughts of a Bible lesson
that’s been an inspiration to him.
Guenther “John” Wagner has always been an independent man, but at age 79
he’ll gladly accept a helping hand from local youngsters when it comes
to raking and bagging leaves and pine needles in his front yard.
Jackie Shireman was found lying in a pool of blood in the walk-in cooler at Dubuque’s
Marino’s Meal on a Bun around 7:45 p.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 4, 1975. She had been stabbed
approximately 30 times with a pair of scissors.
Author Robin Oliveira listened to the ghosts.
Boyd George Novinger, 77, was killed in his
Bedford home on Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997.
Novinger’s son-in-law and business partner,
H. Keith Taylor, was first on scene and told
officials he found his father-in-law’s body
the following Sunday afternoon. An autopsy concluded Novinger died from gunshot wounds to the chest.
Gus Macke, one of the most widely known and successful auto dealers in
west central Iowa, is selling his Ford dealership in Coon Rapids.
At approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26,
1975, Michael Edward Carr was struck by a
vehicle on the west edge of Estherville, while
walking home. He died one week later.
Needing a soloist who could step up and musically convey one of the most
powerfully emotional periods in American history, All Strings Attached
Orchestra Studio Director Rebecca Windschitl immediately had her player.
When the next level on a video game is calling a child’s name and a new
fast-food restaurant just opened down the road, pushing exercise and a
healthful meal can be a tough task for today’s parents.
The Rev. Brian Feller, new parochial vicar at St. Lawrence Parish in
Carroll and Holy Family Parish in Lidderdale and chaplain at Kuemper
Catholic Schools, had been thinking about becoming a priest since he was
about 5 years old.
On Christmas Eve, 1993, Phil Terrell went for
a walk near his home on Des Moines’ south
side. The 42-year-old father of three never
returned, and his family reported him as missing. On Wednesday, March 2, 1994, a horseback rider
found Terrell’s snow-covered, decomposed body in a creek
bed just inside Warren County. Autopsy results showed
Terrell died from blunt force trauma to the head.
Brothers who grew up on a Templeton-area farm, Don and Merlyn Zubrod
also became brothers-in-arms, both serving in the Army during the Korean
Police Officer John Stephens, 32, and Paul Rayer, 51, were
shot and killed on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1967, during a robbery
of “Club 64,” an upscale steakhouse about a half-mile east
of Council Bluffs’ city limits where Stephens moonlighted
as a plain-clothes security guard. Robbery appeared to be
With the 2015 Rose Bowl matchup between the No. 5 Hawkeyes of Iowa and
the No. 6 Cardinal of Stanford patiently waiting around the corner,
longtime Carroll resident and former high school teacher Leo Steffen has
had plenty of time to reflect on a similar Iowa Hawkeye football memory
he formed well over 50 years ago.
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