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Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Donnalee, who resides in Prairie Hills Assisted Living; five daughters, Lynn (Hans) Jess of Olin, Iowa, Carol (Jerry) Oakley of Tipton, Mary (Dan) Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Patricia (Wayne) Yarolem of Tipton, and Ann (Marty) Mente of Tipton; two sons, Philip (Terri) ...

On December 25, Sundstop convenience store in Clarence reported a check was written for $205 to purchase three cartons of cigarettes. Sundstop reported a second check was written on the same account also on Christmas Day at the Olin, Iowa location for $147.77, also to purchase cartons of cigarettes.
OLIN, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Richard Lewis took his basketball buddies with him to pick grapes Saturday morning at the Glyn Mawr Vineyard and Winery in Olin. He says, “We brought out the old man basketball fraternity to pick some grapes." Lewis says picking grapes is less pressure on his knees than ...
Water from the swollen Wapsipinicon River flows over a dam underneath a pedestrian bridge at Wapsipinicon State Park in Anamosa, Iowa, on Wednesday. July 26, 2017. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette) A woman carrying a child is reflected in the swollen water of Dutch Creek, which flows into the ...
Melvin was born on a farm east of Olin, Iowa, on July 31, 1925. He was the middle child of five children born to Alfred Carl and Dora Benischek Groth. He graduated from Olin Consolidated School in 1943. He then completed his business studies at the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa.
OLIN, Iowa (KCRG) A sleepy driver is being blamed for a crash in Jones County that sent hazardous materials into a Wapsipinicon River tributary. Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver says deputies were called to Highway 38, about a mile north of Olin, at around 7:38 am Friday. Graver says 37-year-old Allen ...
OLIN, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- People living in Olin say flooding has almost become an annual event in their community. Mike Dlask lives near the Wapsipinicon River on East Locust Street. He says his home has been flooded five times in the past eight years. On Tuesday, Dlask's fishing boat is the only way in ...
After eight floods in the past five years, the creek fence Hans Jess built is still holding strong. Earlier versions were not as durable. When an entire tree floated into the pasture on his Olin, Iowa, farm (taking the fence along with it), Jess went back to the drawing board to construct a suspended creek fence.


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