Obituaries Thursday October 31st

Geraldine F. McColloch    Age 93    of    Fremont
Died    Sunday 10/27 at her home
Survivors:
Brother    Arthur (Shirley) Phillips    Cheyenne, WY
Brother    James (Ruth) Phillips    Austin, MN
Family will receive friends    11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Lunning Chapel
Graveside Funeral Service and Interment 2 p.m Friday, November 1st, in Aspen Grove Cemetery

 

 

Jerry Mac McGaw, 71, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 9:00 PMTuesday, October 29, 2013 at the OSFSt.FrancisMedicalCenter in Peoria, IL. Services are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com. Mrs. M.  Joan Wolfe, 90, of Middletown, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the emergency room at GreatRiverMedicalCenter. A private family graveside service will be held in JaggarCemetery, rural Danville.  Pastor Aimee Goldmeyer will officiate.  A memorial has been established to the Danville Rescue Unit.  Condolences may be sent to the family at:  Darrell Wolfe, 405 Center Street, Middletown, Iowa52638. Continue Reading

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WB Council Hopefuls Few but Passionate

THE FOUR CANDIDATES FOR WEST BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL ADDRESSED THE ISSUES LAST(WED) NITE IN A FORUM PUT ON BY THE GREATER BURLINGTON PARTNERSHIP. INCUMBENT KARA STEWARD…ONE OF THREE RUNNING FOR TWO SEATS AS COUNCILMEN…SAYS COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT AND BETTER THAN IT USED TO BE…BUT IT COULD STILL BE IMPROVED, ESPECIALLY AMONG WEST BURLINGTON AND THE OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. CANDIDATE GARY DEEN SAYS INTERNAL COMMUNICATION IS SOMETHING THE COUNCIL CAN DEFINITELY WORK ON.  DOUG ERVINE, TOO, SAYS BETTER COMMUNICATION COULD HEAD OFF A LOT OF PROBLEMS.  MAYOR HANS TROUSIL…WHO’S RUNNING UNOPPOSED AND WHO DOESN’T GET A VOTE…SAYS DEBATE AMONG THE COUNCIL MEMBERS IS GOOD.   IN OTHER WORDS, MORE COMMUNICATION. Continue Reading

Cider Believed to be Causing “Crypto” in Iowa

An illness that’s often seen during the summer months is turning up this fall. Department of Public Health Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, says they’re seeing cases of cryptosporidiosis or “crypto” — which is usually connected to contaminated water in swimming pools.  The summer version of the disease is caused by people with diarrhea in the pool or young children with dirty diapers in a pool. Dr. Quinlisk says the cider problem is likely linked to the way people are collecting apples.   The apples that come off the ground are the cause of the contamination.  

Quinlisk says crypto causes prolonged severe diarrhea. The Iowa City area in Johnson County has had 11-cases — but there are cases reported across the state. Continue Reading

Local United Way Campaign Nearing End; 18% Short

THE BURLINGTON-WEST BURLINGTON-AREA UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN IS BEGINNING TO WIND DOWN AND THIS YEAR’S DRIVE IS AT JUST OVER 82 PERCENT OF ITS GOAL. THAT’S 502-THOUSAND DOLLARS-AND-CHANGE OF THE 610-THOUSAND DOLLAR TARGET. TWO DIVISIONS ARE OVER A-HUNDRED PERCENT OF THEIR GOALS…TWO OTHERS ARE OVER 95 PERCENT…ONE IS OVER 85 PERCENT…ANOTHER OVER 75 PERCENT. Continue Reading