Obituaries Tuesday March 25th

Lewis B. Hobby    Age 94    of    West Burlington died Sat 3/22 at the Great River Medical Center Klein Center
Survivors:
Daughter    Deborah Thye
Daughter    Theda (Jerry) Olson
3    Grandchildren    1    Great-Grandchildren
Sister    Betty Link    LaHarpe, IL
Family will receive friends    12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Friday, March 28th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    2 p.m. Friday, March 28th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Aspen Grove Cemetery

 

Robert Maynard Kerr, age 75 of Mediapolis, died Sunday March 23, 2014 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  The son of Rex and Ruby (Herr) Kerr, he was born April 1, 1938 at Newport, Iowa.  On September 27, 1959 he married Caryl Eland at Fairfield, Iowa.  He attended the MorningSunSchool.  He was a 25 year member of the Mediapolis Lions Club, a member of the Odd Fellows, and was of the Presbyterian Faith.  He worked for many years at Schrock lumber yard in Mediapolis.  
Survivors include:  his wife of Mediapolis and  three children, Deb, Steve and Sue; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Jean Hostetter of Yarmouth and Beverly Wolfe of Davenport; one brother, Merle “Pete” Kerr of Newport; nieces and nephews
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, two sisters and one brother.  
The funeral service will be Thursday March 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis, with Rev. Jerleen Schlesser officiating.  Interment will follow at the KossuthCemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, where the family will meet with friends from 5-7:00 p.m.  A general memorial has been established in his name. Mrs. M. Elizabeth “Betty” Drevland, 89, of Stronghurst, IL passed away at 2:00a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, IA. Continue Reading

Shotgun

Burlington Man Shoots His Foot While Hunting

Officials say a Burlington man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while hunting. The state Department of natural Resources says 31-year-old Dustin Guernsey was injured Saturday morning in Lee County. He was hunting for snow geese at the time. Officials say he was carrying equipment and his shotgun as he walked across a field. He stumbled and the weapon discharged into his left foot. Continue Reading

cigar

Rural Iowa Residents Smoke More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new study shows higher rates of smoking in rural Iowa counties.  

The Des Moines Register reports that the study says some Iowa counties have double the smoking rates of others.  

The national report from the University of Washington says Iowa’s Dallas County had the seventh-fastest decline in smoking from 1996 through 2012, when it went from 19.4 percent to 10.9 percent.  The report also shows that all Iowa counties have had declines in smoking.  

The researchers used data from phone surveys taken for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue Reading

QCA Cops Investigate Razor Blades at Park

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in a Quad Cities community are investigating after they discovered a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment in an East Moline city park.  

The razor blades were discovered Monday in the community’s Millennium Park after a 2-year-old boy sliced his finger on a razor. The laceration was minor. Police Lt. Brian Foltz told the Quad-City Times that officers are “always doing park checks,” but authorities aren’t sure how long the blades had been attached to the playground equipment. Continue Reading

drugs

Burlington Man Busted For Crack Sale, Possession

A Burlington man has been accused of selling drugs at 558 1/2 South Central Avenue as police waited for him outside. 27-year-old Monroe Walton of 539 South 8th Street will face three felony charges– Delivery of Crack Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule-3 Pharmaceuticals. Authorities took Walton to the Des Moines County Jail to await a court hearing. A judge set his bond at $150,000. Police say more arrests are anticipated. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Lady Hawkeyes Host Louisville Tonight

AT THE WOMENS NC-DOUBLE-A COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT…..  

IOWA(27-8) HOSTS LOUISVILLE(31-4) – 8:35 PM – KBUR

WHOEVER WINS WILL PLAY SUNDAY IN LOUISVILLE AGAINST THE WINNER OF THE WEST VIRGINIA-LSU GAME TONITE.   

IN THE MENS NC-DOUBLE-A TOURNEY…..  

IOWA STATE WILL PLAY CONNECTICUT FRIDAY EVENING AT 6:30 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK.  

 

 

ON THE LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY….. Continue Reading