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  1. Miss America dreams start hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    ... she talks to well wishers during a January 2009 send-off party for the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. Myers, of Sperry, was the last Miss Burlington pageant winner to advance to Miss America after winning the title of Miss Iowa. Other Miss Iowa ...

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  2. Warren MehmkenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Mr. Warren L. Mehmken, 79, of Sperry, died at 5:23 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at his home.

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  3. Suicidal mannequin sparks emergency callsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

    A mannequin positioned on top of a billboard sparked a flood of emergency calls from drivers who thought it was a suicidal person getting ready to jump to their death. Police rushed to U.S. Highway 61 near Sperry in Des Moines County, lowa, before they realized it was a mannequin.

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  4. Billboard mannequin sparks 911 calls over suicide fearsRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    SPERRY, Iowa -- An Iowa business owner said he had a mannequin removed from atop a billboard after police mistook it for a man attempting suicide and "conversed with him." Brad Deery, owner of Deery Brothers of Burlington, said the mannequin atop the billboard along U.S. Highway 61 near Sperry was explained by the advertisement's caption: "I can see Deery Brothers in West Burlington from here."

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  5. Mannequin mistaken as person about to jump from billboardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | New York Daily News

    Anxious drivers dialed 911 after spotting what they thought was a suicidal person about to leap from the top of an Iowa billboard - but it turned out to be a mannequin. Deputies rushed to the scene on U.S. Highway 61 near Sperry, in Des Moines County, on Tuesday after receiving several reports about the possible jumper.

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  6. Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls about possible jumperRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was about to take a leap. Sheriff's deputies were first dispatched early Monday to check for a possible suicidal person along U.S. Highway 61 near Sperry, according to The Hawk Eye newspaper .

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  7. Mannequin Sitting Atop Billboard Spurs 911 Calls About Possible JumperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was about to take a leap. Sheriff's deputies were first dispatched early Monday to check for a possible suicidal person along U.S. Highway 61 near Sperry, according to The Hawk Eye newspaper.

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  8. Mannequin jumper prompts 911 calls: Police try to talk billboard mannequin downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Mannequin jumper brings in 911 calls and even the police tried to talk to him before realizing it was only a mannequin as part of an ad! A Sperry, Iowa billboard advertising a new car dealership not only prompted several passersby to call 911, it also caused police officers to try and talk a mannequin out of jumping. A mannequin placed on top of a billboard as part of the advertising campaign looked like a real man and people were concerned that he was about to leap to his death, according to CBS News on Jan. 23. Police went to check on the reported jumper after the first 911 call came into the station during the wee hours of Monday morning.

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  9. Mannequin jumper: Mannequin on billboard causes people to call 911Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... out to check on what people thought could be a jumper. Instead it was just an ad for Mazda. This all went down in Sperry, Iowa. The first calls came on early Monday morning. Sheriff Mike Johnstone said, "It was dark, they couldn't see. They assumed ...

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  10. In brief: 62 more potential jurors released in theater shooting caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Erie Times News

    ... who's charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the July 2012 assault at a Denver-area theater. SPERRY, Iowa -- A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone was ...

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  11. Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls about possible jumperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A mannequin placed atop a billboard in Iowa prompts calls to 911 from people worried someone was going to leap Mannequin on billboard spurs 911 calls about possible jumper A mannequin placed atop a billboard in Iowa prompts calls to 911 from people worried someone was going to leap Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1JuOzo3 A mannequin sits on top of a Deery Brothers billboard on the southbound side of Highway 61, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 near Mediapolis, Iowa. SPERRY, Iowa - A mannequin that had been placed atop a billboard in Des Moines County, Iowa prompted several calls to 911 from people who thought someone was going to take a leap.

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  12. Mannequin spurs 911 calls about possible jumperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... 911 believing their is a real person on top of the sign. (AP Photo/The Hawk Eye, Josh Newell) MANDATORY CREDIT SPERRY, Iowa (AP) - A mannequin sitting atop a billboard in Des Moines County prompted several 911 calls from people who feared someone ...

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  13. Mannequin prompts 911 calls of jumperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Channel3000

    According to The Associated Press, sheriff's deputies were dispatched early Monday to check on a possible jumper along a highway near Sperry, Iowa. The possible jumper turned out to be part of the billboard, which displayed an advertisement for a local car dealership.

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  14. Death Notices: Jan. 15, 2015Read the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... Cemetery. She is survived by one brother, William Elbert Hart of Stillwater, Oklahoma; one sister, Clara Mae Klein of Sperry, Iowa; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Courtney; two sons, Calvin Duane and ...

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  15. Picking the perfect treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    Myers Tree Farm staff has been handling a busy Christmas season the past two weekends. The staff has seen about 200 people alread ... John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye Wally Faidley of Burlington trims a tree for customers after cutting it down Sunday at Myers Tree Farm in Sperry.

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  16. Rita HeckenbergRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    Rita Clara Heckenberg, age 83, of Sperry died Friday, November 28, 2014, at the Klein Center in West Burlington.

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  17. Standard of Beaverdale buys Beckman's [The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa]Read the original story

    Nov 9, 2014 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... put his education in electronics to work for several southeast Iowa companies, including the U.S. Gypsum plant near Sperry. Ron decided he wanted to start his own business and had been looking at locations in Mediapolis and elsewhere. Joanne's ...

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  18. Area Halloween costume contest is growingRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    ... We have openings for carriers and motor routes Call for details Circulation Department 319-754-8462 or 1-800-397-1708 SPERRY - The Mediapolis Business Club ran out of bags quickly during the Halloween Costume Contest Sunday afternoon at Myers Tree ...

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  19. Church goes brick by brickRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    ... 2 or 1-800-397-1708 OAKVILLE - The Apostolic Christian Church of Oakville is no more. On Wednesday, Fye Excavating of Sperry tore down the old church building ...

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  20. Joseph SchulteRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | Hawk Eye

    Joseph Theodore Schulte, 83, of Sperry died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.

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