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Teresa Kirkendoll
· July 31, 2017
Everything about this county sucks including this. It is run by who has the most money. If you ain't got money you can't get shit done. Including getting a child molester put away. Money talks. Believ...e me. We tried. Sickening. See More
Leiah Prall
· July 2, 2017
Really disappointed with service....i place an ad in the paper and never was asked to approve ad. Also asked to share the ad on their Facebook paper and never got a response. Bummed.
Jodi Welch
· November 9, 2017
Posting false information on facebook! Don't believe anything you read in this paper!
Bev OBrien
· March 23, 2014
Such a wonderful paper! One of the few that tells it like it is. Especially appreciated your piece this last week on the activities of the MUM Pandit Community. For years, this community has been s...hrouded in secrecy. Every time there seems to be authoritative attention paid to the situation, it is shut down and nothing else comes from the inquiries. Hopefully this last one will be truly investigated but am very doubtful it will happen. Thanks for your article and attempt to open some eyes. See More
Sherri Daughtery
· October 13, 2014
I love this newspaper and the people who work hard to make it a nice weekly read, giving attention to our community events, photo's, politics, and stories from other areas that are newsworthy to us in... Van Buren County. Rock on VBR! See More
Heather Weber
· July 15, 2017
No news, no investigative reporting. Simply reprinting stories with no real investigative facts.
Kris Wauchope Rankin
· July 8, 2016
The Register is a wonderful newspaper with great community information coverage. Their staff is professional and wonderful to work with.
Jim Clemenson
· July 26, 2015
Lousy picture quality. In regards to the recent edition with the governor on the front page visiting Hill Phoenix, you can not see anyone in the picture. Over all, the picture quality of this paper is... very sub standard. See More
Denny Grandinetti
· July 28, 2017
Posting false stories isn't right, defamation of character is a crime.
Ryan Fritz
· October 7, 2013
Attention to local events and news.
The Central Iowa Model A Club went through Van Buren County Tuesday as part of a three-day tour in Iowa. Here's a video of the cars at the Bridge View Center, Ottumwa.
For the second time in three years, the Van Buren Warrior baseball team is statebound. Tonight, the Warriors beat Lone Tree, 8-1 in the substate game played at Fairfield. The Warriors jumped all over Lone Tree early and rode the fine pitching of Austin Bartholomew. Here is a video of the Warriors final out in the seventh inning. Austin is on the mound and the ball goes to second baseman Zach Smith who tosses it to Robert Barker for the out.
Van Buren Choir singing America during the Veterans Day observance Thursday.

William Otto Kunzman, 89, of Marshalltown and formerly of rural Douds, Iowa passed away on March 6, 2018 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Pedrick Funeral Home – Douds with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating. Burial with military rites will follow the service in Leando Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday and will continue until the time of the service at Pedrick Funeral Home – Douds.

First Degree Robbery in Fairfield this morning.

On 03/09/2018 at approximately 09:50 a.m., a robbery in progress was reported at Everybody’s in Fairfield. The reporting party stated that an adult male wearing a long sleeve green T-shirt, red pants and military style cap held a knife to an employee and demanded money. The caller stated that the suspect ran out of the building to the west toward BP Amoco, and was observed looking into a vehicle.

The caller then stated that th...e suspect was attempting to re-enter the store, but was locked out. David Lawrence Dannemann (33) of Fairfield, was taken into custody. Dannemann was arrested on the charge of Robbery 1st Degree. This is a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

The Fairfield Police Department appreciates the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office for their assistance with this investigation and arrest.

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Woman looks at cell phone and rear ends school bus north of Mediapolis

On Thursday morning, 03-08-2018 at 0746 hours, the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a “car vs school bus” accident without injuries at 21357 Hwy 61, Mediapolis, Iowa. This would be one mile north of Mediapolis on Hwy 61.

Investigating deputies discovered that a Mediapolis School Bus was south bound on US 61 and stopped at 21357 Hwy 61 to board two students. The school bus was at a com...plete stop, red stop sign arm out, and flashing red lights on to signal stop for all vehicles.

At that time, a 2005 GMC Envoy driven by Elizabeth Sue Hahn of Morning Sun was also south bound on US 61 behind the school bus. Ms. Hahn reportedly acknowledged her cell phone and struck the school bus from behind at 55 MPH. No injuries reported.

The Hahn vehicle was totaled. The school bus received minor, functional damage. A uniform citation was issued to Ms. Hahn for FAILURE TO STOP WITH ASSURED CLEAR DISTANCE AHEAD and she was released from the scene.

Southbound traffic at the accident scene was blocked for approximately one hour during the investigation and clean up.

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Taryn Scheuermann was honored by the Iowa Sports Writers Association by being named to the group's Class 2A all state basketball team. See story in this week's paper.

Martha Maxine (Trask) Scheuermann was born December 6, 1942 to Charlie and Grace (Martin) Trask in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She entered Eternal Life on March 4, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota surrounded by her family. She fought a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Friday, March 9 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home. Funeral services are Saturday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by graveside committal at the Jefferson Cemetery and luncheon at the Cooper United Methodist Church.

Darrell Phillip Koonts, 73, of Rural Keosauqua passed away on March 1, 2018 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Lebanon United Methodist Church. Burial will immediately follow the service in Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with family present to greet friends from 5 – 7:00 P.M.

Van Buren school board hired hall of fame football coach Lloyd Sisco during its regular board meeting February 21. He is coming out of retirement to coach high school one more time.
Sisco's record in high school is 184-63-2 and he won a junior college national championship at Ellsworth Community College in the 1980s. He has coached several NFL players over the years, including one who made it to the pro bowl four years with the Kansas City Chiefs.
See story in this week's paper.

Photos of Last week's play "Annie"

Marlene Ann Jack, 65, of Keosauqua passed away on February 27, 2018 at her home.

Per Marlene’s wishes, her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Zion Bible Church with Pastor Phil Ross officiating. Burial will follow the services in Zion Lutheran Cemetery East of Douds, Iowa.

Richard Fred Kunzman, age 83, of Albia, IA, passed away on February 24, 2018, at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.
A Time to Celebrate Richard’s Life was held February 27, 2018, at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Richard’s body was cremated following the celebration time, and a burial of remains will be held at a later date in Eldon Cemetery.

Ray Holden, age 75, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away February 18, 2018, at his home in Las Vegas.

Harry Grant Holcomb, 83, died February 16, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.
Funeral services were. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor David Albert officiating. Burial in Leando Cemetery.

Crystal B. Barber, age 88, of Washington, IA, died February 08, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Private family services will be held at a later date.

Gordon Raymond Faught, 93, of Douds, passed away February 21, 2018, at the Keosauqua Health Care Center. Funeral services with military rites were held February 26, 2018, at Christ United Methodist Church in Douds, IA. Masonic Rites took place at the funeral home on Sunday. Cremation followed the service with burial to be held at a later date in Hillsboro Cemetery.

Joyce L. Marrandino, 79, of Keosauqua, IA, and formerly of Bonaparte, IA, and Downers Grove, IL, died February 24, 2018, at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant, IA.
Private family services will be held at a later date, with interment in the Harness Cemetery, Mt. Sterling at a later date as well.