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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.
  • ‘What Carroll was like’
    Most downtown Carroll buildings have been transformed, overhauled, revamped. They all have a story.
  • Unsolved Murder: Craig White

    Late Friday night, May 21, 1993, Chad William White was shot to death in the Corning home he shared with his fiance´e, Dixie Kinser. Dixie, whose bridal shower was scheduled for the following day, survived the attack.

  • Carroll-area farmer attributes speedy recovery to local, specialty care
    A native of Carroll, Dennis Kennebeck never thought he would need orthopedic surgery and therapy following a difficult injury. That all changed last September.
  • 15 Carroll-area veterans to visit nation’s capital Saturday
    “It takes all of us,” was the unselfish consensus of the local veterans set to take the Brushy Creek Honor Flight on Saturday, May 7, as they met recently to share their wartime experiences.
  • Restoring the Round
    It’s 84 years old, and it needs some work.
  • Unsolved Murder: Marvin Brandland

    Marvin Brandland and his wife, Ethel, had spent the evening of Oct. 30, 1982, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters when another person knocked on their Fort Dodge home’s door. Someone wearing a pillow case with holes cutout for eyes stood outside.

  • Heart Art
    Elvis Presley lyrics. The Twin Towers. A ripped canvas. A boy with his dog.
  • Unsolved Murder: Elmer "Chuck" Deatsch, Jr.

    On April 28, 2008 at approximately 9:50 p.m., Chuck Deatsch was shot and killed at his residence in rural Mystic. Authorities said the bullet that hit and killed Deatsch came from a single shot outside his home that came in through the home’s front window.

  • 'Everybody's got a Prince story'
    Most people knew him simply as Prince. Tim Gaffney called him Roger Nelson — someone at the Minneapolis video store where Gaffney worked likely misheard “Rogers” while typing up the musician’s video rental membership card decades ago.
  • Unsolved Murder: Donna Lee Marshall

    On Monday, January 8, 1996, Donna Lee Marshall was found in her southeast side Iowa City mobile home with a gunshot wound to the head. She died the following day. Donna’s 7-year-old daughter Tiffany discovered her mother lying on the living room floor of their trailer around 3 p.m. She ran outside to tell Donna’s boyfriend, Donald Matthess, who had just picked up Tiffany from school.

  • The lessons of Ruby Ridge
    Back in the summer of 1983, longtime Bee & Herald columnist Fred Jess wrote in his ever-innocuous “Etc.” column of a chance meeting with a Jefferson native in the men’s room of a Clear Lake restaurant.
  • Unsolved Murder: Charles Francis Jaeger

    On August 29, 1984, Charles Jaeger was found in a pool of blood in his bed at his Dyersville home. He had been shot in the back of the head with a rifle or a handgun. Jaeger’s wife, Eileen, reportedly found his body, surrounded by splattered blood. He was rushed to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, where he died at 8:23 p.m.

  • 'A trail of glitter'
    Four-year-old Myles Grossman will always know that his mother loved him.
  • Glidden-Ralston lands on NFL’s honor roll
    Nestled in the expansive trophy case of Glidden-Ralston High School is a whole section devoted to one of the Wildcats’ most-well-known athletes. Pictures are plastered everywhere of Paul Fairchild, a former Wildcat who went on to play in some of football’s biggest games. Although he graduated in 1979, Fairchild was able to give Glidden-Ralston one more addition to its trophy case this season.
  • ‘I was born to do that’
    Ray Snook threw himself into being an attorney in Glidden for more than half his life.
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