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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.