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“Friday Night Live @ 5″ Returning to Independence

“Friday Night Live @ 5″ Returning to Independence

Planning is underway for summer events in Independence… The Independence Chamber has announced the return of “Friday Night Live @ 5″. It will be the eighth summer in a row for the family-friendly event. Mark your calendar for May 15th’s “Friday Night Fiesta” with entertainment from the Swamp Cats, June 12th’s “Smoke on the Wapsie”

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Blum Focusing on Agenda in Congress

Newly-elected First District Congressman Rod Blum has wrapped up a busy first two weeks in Congress. Since being sworn in on January 6th, Congressman Blum has signed on as an original co-sponsor to several key pieces of legislation, including H.J. Resolution 1, which proposes a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, and H.R. 24, the


Dairy Days Set for Feb. 5 in Ryan

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2015 ISU Extension Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension specialists. The program is scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 20 and Feb. 6. Delaware County will host an event on Feb. 5. At this year’s program,

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Good Neighbor Society Benefits from Recent Donations

The Good Neighbor Society in Manchester has benefited from several donations recently… The Harold Nieman family completed a major pledge toward the Nieman Family Memorial Chapel in Marietta’s Place. Harold and his wife, Bernadine, made a major pledge in 2009 for the 20-bed, state-of-the-art memory care unit known as Marietta’s Place. The remaining balance of

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West Delaware School Board News

The West Delaware School District participates in the Instructional Support Program, and the school board recently approved a change regarding their participation. The school board has approved additional funding for the 2016-2017 school year. The additional funding for the Instructional Support Program will not exceed ten-percent of the total regular program district cost for the

Lambert Five-Year Old Registration

Lambert Elementary in Manchester is asking parents to call the West Delaware business office at 927.3515 ext 404 if your child will be 5 years old by September 15th, 2015. They would like to verify your child’s information for their census data base. The information will be used for mailing materials regarding Kindergarten and Junior

Opal Y. Kriesler – Cedartown, GA, formerly of Colesburg

Opal Y.  Kriesler, 87, of Cedartown, Georgia, formerly of Colesburg, died   on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Cedartown, Georgia.   Opal Yvonne Phelps Kriesler was born January 26, 1927, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the daughter of Martin Philip and Carrie Louella (Derr) Phelps.  Opal attended high school in Colesburg.   On

Clair H. “Corny” Cornwell – Greeley

Clair H. “Corny” Cornwell, 79, of Greeley, Iowa, died on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on January 20, 1935, in Iowa City, the son of William and Dorothy (Idel) Cornwell. Clair was raised in the Greeley area and attended Greeley High School. On July 20, 1968, Clair was

Western Dubuque Donkey Basketball

The Western Dubuque FFA is hosting Donkey Basketball at the Western Dubuque High School Gym on Sunday, March 8th at 3 pm. Teams will be made up of community members, organizations and businesses. A limited number of advance tickets will be available for $6. Tickets will be $8 at the door, with Pre-K free. Tickets available

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