Iowan buys Turkey Island in Rock River -

Iowan buys Turkey Island in Rock River


ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) -- An Iowa man is now the proud owner of Turkey Island, but the purchase has his wife a tad puzzled.

Dan Weber of Mediapolis, Iowa, stopped by the auction in Rock Island on Thursday to watch the island being auctioned off. But he ended up being the highest bidder.

For $51,000, Weber gets the 43-acre island located near where the Rock and Mississippi rivers meet.

Wife Carla Weber says it's a beautiful property, but she's trying to figure out what her husband will do with it. She calls it "an unexpected purchase."

Dan Weber says he bought the property because the price sounded good. He says it'll be a good place for hunting this winter.

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