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Iowa Cold Cases on burner

by dhayes on July 28, 2015

  Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com On Aug. 23, 1992, Tammy Jo Zywicki set off for Grinnell College. A senior, she was looking forward to graduation. But she never made it back to Grinnell. She had left Evanston, Ill. earlier that day and was expected to arrive at the college town in central Iowa sometime that evening. […]

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Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa’s unsolved murders is a year-long collaborative effort by Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in Iowa’s history. Beginning today and in the weeks following, we’ll share information about many of the state’s 438 unsolved homicides. It is our hope that by sharing these stories […]

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Tammy Zywicki cold case investigation nears 23 years

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Investigator says the case is still a priority for police Stephen Gruber-Miller Iowa City Press-Citizen Twenty-three years after Tammy Jo Zywicki’s death, her mother is trying to stay optimistic that investigators will solve the case. “It’s been hard,” said JoAnn Zywicki. “It’s been really up and down, and it never really goes away.” The 21-year […]

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Woman crusades to publicize Iowa’s unsolved murders

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Jody Ewing’s passion for victim’s families, for justice led her to create Iowa Cold Cases Mike Kilen mkilen@dmreg.com 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 […]

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Cold Case Unit

July 28, 2015 2015 Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders

Jeff Reinitz Waterloo Courier In its three years in operation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Cold Case Unit brought to close two unsolved homicide cases dating as far back as the 1970s. The unit was shut down in 2011 after the federal grant that funded it ran out. But DCI officials said they continue […]

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Poweshiek County now on Iowa Alert system

July 28, 2015 Agriculture News

Residents can receive emergency messages on cell phones Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com Poweshiek County residents can now sign up for an emergency notification system that will come right to your cell phone or other electronic device via the Alert Iowa system. The Poweshiek County Emergency Notification System (PCENS) is now available at the Poweshiek County Emergency […]

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Deep River woman to be inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

July 28, 2015 Agriculture News

Betsy Cranston recognized for her contribution and work with 4-H program J.O. PARKER joparker@registermedia.com Betsy Cranston of rural Deep River has been involved in the Poweshiek County 4-H program as a leader and contributor since the late 1980s. She is a past club leader of the Deep River Helping Hands 4-H Club, 2002 – 2006, […]

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BGM falls to No. 4 Plesantville

July 28, 2015 BGM sports

Bears tie game in seventh before falling 4-3 Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermediacom The BGM Bears didn’t make it to the state baseball tournament this year. They fell to the No. 4 Pleasantville Trojans 4-3 in the Class 1A Substate 6 baseball tournament held in Pella on Tuesday, July 21. But what a game! It wasn’t an […]

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Malcom Fun Day Get-Together (Get to know your Malcom Neighbor Day)

July 28, 2015 Agriculture News

Fun in the sun for all ages      

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Bears, Braves lead charge on all-SICL baseball team

July 28, 2015 BGM sports

HLV places four on squad Dann Hayes dhayes1@registermedia.com The BGM Bears saw seven players selected to the South Iowa Cedar League (SICL) All-Conference team for 2015 while the Montezuma Braves garnered five spots on the prestigious squad. HLV saw four players make the team. With head coach Colin Gisel leading the way for the district […]

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