NEWS AUGUST 21, 2016

Written by John Kuhens on August 21, 2016

Saturday we had a cool high of 75 degrees and an open the windows overnight low Sunday morning of  55.  Also .15 of an inch of rain in the past 24 hours.  Today is going to be sunny and 76 degrees.  Tonight clear and 53.  Monday sunny and 80.

No major fires in the past 24 hours.  There was an accident Saturday morning at 1:08 a.m. in the 100 block of N. Jefferson street in Mt. Pleasant, there was property damage reported, KILJ news will have more details when an official report is written up by the police who covered the accident.

Phyllis Swink, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, died Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, IA.Arrangements are pending at Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel of Mt. Pleasant.

Fayelda Mae “Faye” Peterson 86 of Fairfield passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016, at the Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield surrounded by her loving family.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Word of Life Lutheran Church in Fairfield with Rev. Chris Fiske officiating.  Friends may call at the church on Wednesday beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the family receiving friends from 12:30 a.m. until the time of the service.  Memorials may be directed to the Word of Life Lutheran Church or Donor’s choice in her memory.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.