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She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper, which even 10 years ago wasn’t considered eye-grabbing material for the masses. An editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders — the kind you see on TV shows. People love that stuff.
  • Two teenage girls with beer and cigarettes went to find their friend in a machine shed near Dedham nearly three years ago.

    It was a Friday night, and they drove from Manning to find some fun.
  • Physicians: Men, go to the doctor
    Men can be bullheaded.
  • King of the Tramps completes first tour in Europe
    They performed for students and Syrian refugees by day and for rowdy crowds by night.
  • Audubon mayor retiring after 22 years
    The City of Audubon is about to see the end of an era in its local government as longtime mayor Clark “Sam” Kauffman — who turned 80 today — is stepping down and will not be seeking re-election on Election Day.
  • Henkenius drawn to  lesson of Good Shepherd
    For Vern Henkenius, receiving the Good Shepherd Award at last month’s Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Education evoked thoughts of a Bible lesson that’s been an inspiration to him.
  • A beautiful day for service
    Guenther “John” Wagner has always been an independent man, but at age 79 he’ll gladly accept a helping hand from local youngsters when it comes to raking and bagging leaves and pine needles in his front yard.
  • Unsolved Murder: Jacqueline "Jackie" Shireman

    Jackie Shireman was found lying in a pool of blood in the walk-in cooler at Dubuque’s Marino’s Meal on a Bun around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 1975. She had been stabbed approximately 30 times with a pair of scissors.

  • Fiction immersed in facts

    Author Robin Oliveira listened to the ghosts.

  • Boyd George Novinger

    Boyd George Novinger, 77, was killed in his Bedford home on Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997. Novinger’s son-in-law and business partner, H. Keith Taylor, was first on scene and told officials he found his father-in-law’s body the following Sunday afternoon. An autopsy concluded Novinger died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

  • New owner at the wheel
    Gus Macke, one of the most widely known and successful auto dealers in west central Iowa, is selling his Ford dealership in Coon Rapids.
  • Michael Edward Carr

    At approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 1975, Michael Edward Carr was struck by a vehicle on the west edge of Estherville, while walking home. He died one week later.

  • Struve has ‘Lincoln’ limelight in ‘Of Warriors & Men’ concert
    Needing a soloist who could step up and musically convey one of the most powerfully emotional periods in American history, All Strings Attached Orchestra Studio Director Rebecca Windschitl immediately had her player.
  • Put down the cellphone, pick up a fork
    When the next level on a video game is calling a child’s name and a new fast-food restaurant just opened down the road, pushing exercise and a healthful meal can be a tough task for today’s parents.
  • Priestly Presence at Kuemper
    The Rev. Brian Feller, new parochial vicar at St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll and Holy Family Parish in Lidderdale and chaplain at Kuemper Catholic Schools, had been thinking about becoming a priest since he was about 5 years old.
  • Philip Terrell

    On Christmas Eve, 1993, Phil Terrell went for a walk near his home on Des Moines’ south side. The 42-year-old father of three never returned, and his family reported him as missing. On Wednesday, March 2, 1994, a horseback rider found Terrell’s snow-covered, decomposed body in a creek bed just inside Warren County. Autopsy results showed Terrell died from blunt force trauma to the head.

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