Proud Parents of a Marine Pick Up their Son’s Car at Runde’s

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Alex Scharnhorst is in the Middle East, but that didn’t stop him from getting a vehicle from Runde Auto Group!

His parents, Dave and Lisa Scharnhorst, stopped into Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque today to pick up their son’s new 2015 Chevy Sonic.

“He got it, we are just kind of the proxies,” Lisa said, explaining that their 20-year-old son is overseas with the military so they are picking up his vehicle for when he comes home in December.

Lisa brought along “Flat Alex,” a stick with a photo of her son on each side. Alex, who followed in his parents’ military footsteps, is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

“He’s been without a car for a few years, with training and everything,” Dave said.

Their salesperson was Dave Frazier.  Dave and Lisa Scharnhorst2

“He was very good,” Dave said. “He struck a good balance between not being too pushy or aggressive but following up. The process here at Runde’s has been very positive.”

They said Dave Frazier was able to find a Sonic with a sunroof and the other options Alex wanted.

“It’s been hard because it’s not so easy for him to just pick up the phone,” Lisa said. “We’ve been emailing back and forth about the options he wants.”

Alex liked the size of the Sonic since it was similar to a Dodge Neon he used to own.

“It’s small but not so small that you feel squished,” Dave said. “It surprisingly has more room than you’d think.”

Thank you for your service, Alex, and enjoy your new Sonic!

All in the Family — 3 Chevy Cruzes for the Millers

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Nathan Miller, his younger brother Matt Miller, and their father Dan Miller are all driving new Cruzes from Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL!

They each leased their new vehicles from salesperson John Riley in the last 10 days.

“It all started when my younger brother’s timing chain broke on his Chevy Cavalier in the driveway,” Nathan said.

Matt shopped around and ended up leasing a 2015 Chevy Cruze 1LT from John Riley.

Then it was a domino effect: Dan leased a 2015 Chevy Cruze 1LT, and since the water pump on Nathan’s 1999 Honda Civic needs to be replaced, he decided to lease a 2015 Cruze Eco.

Nathan likes the looks of the Cruze, as well as the fact that his is a 6-speed manual transmission.

“I like manuals and when I drove it, it felt really nice,” Nathan said.

He came to John because the process had been simple with his family members.

“He’s a nice guy, he helped me quite a bit with what I needed to know,” Nathan said. “It was pretty easy and no pressure.”

Nathan said leasing is an option that allows him flexibility.

“It’s only a 27-month lease so you have a chance to decide if you want to keep it or not,” he said. “You aren’t hooked in for a few years.”

Happy motoring, Miller family!

Comic Book and Gaming Convention Coming to Dubuque Sept. 26-27

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There’s something new and different coming to Dubuque soon!

DBQ Con, a comic book & all things gaming convention, will be at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 26-27.

“Dubuque is such a growing market and it was time an event took place locally instead of everyone traveling,” said John Ohnesorge, owner of Top Billing Entertainment, who is in charge of the event. “The main goal of the event is for everyone who attends to have fun and celebrate their love for comics, games, and also movies.”

The inaugural event will feature comic books and related items, video and table top gaming items for sale, table top gaming tournaments both days, a Cosplay contest, and more! There will be appearances by Christopher Gauthier and Crystal Lowe from “Smallville” and the band Psychostick.

Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the theater that will be showing movies and television shows related to DBQ Con.

Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

To buy tickets, visit  For more information about this event, visit

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