Monthly Archives: September 2013

Iowa Cancer Patient Arrested for Growing Pot


A cancer patient from the Davenport area is charged with growing marijuana. Phil Roberts reports:

“Scott County prosecutors say 47-year-old Benton Mackenzie is a drug dealer. They say he had 71 marijuana plants in his parents’ house. But the Quad-City Times reports Mackenzie has terminal cancer and says he relies on marijuana to help him cope with his illness. A court will decide his fate next month. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday September 30th

Maribeth Essex, 77, of Stronghurst, IL died at 10:28 AM Sunday, September 29, 2013, at the  Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

Born May 9, 1936, in Oquawka, IL, she was the daughter of Clifford S. and Nannie Hightower Essex.  

Maribeth worked at Warren Achievement Sheltered Workshop in Monmouth, the Hub Restaurant and did baby sitting.  

She was a graduate of G&O High School.  She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Continue Reading →

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