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Brenda R. Meyer – Strawberry Point

Brenda R. Meyer, 56, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on February 1, 1960, in Manchester, the daughter of Gerald “Abe” and Maxine (Wilson) Lincoln. Brenda graduated from Starmont High School with the class of 1978. After graduation she worked in Cedar Rapids for several

Bernard John Schlichte – Edgewood

Bernard John Schlichte, 86, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on June 9, 1929, in New Vienna, the son of John and Ann (Willenbring) Schlichte. He was raised and educated in the area, attending country school near Dyersville and High School in Dyersville.


Alburnett Woman and Child Injured in Collision

An Alburnett woman and her child were injured in a collision Thursday night. The Linn County Sheriffs Office says it happened in Midway on North Center Point Road. A southbound van making a turn was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The van’s driver, 33-year old Jennifer West of Alburnett, and her eight-year old daughter were

Doris A. Reth – Manchester

Doris A. Reth, 75, of Manchester, died Thursday, April 21, 2016. Private family services will be held. Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include five children, Kim (Jeff) Hutchinson of Manchester; Steven Reth of Manchester, Jeffrey (Tina) Reth of Perryville, Maryland, Judy (Randy) Gowen, Yorktown, Saskatchewan, Canada,


City of Manchester Restructuring Administrative Position

The City of Manchester has restructured one of its administrative positions. The Planning and Project Coordinator will now be known as the Building Inspector/Zoning Administrator. Taylor Matteson, who served as the Planning and Project Coordinator for the past several years, has mutually parted ways with the City of Manchester, so City Manager Tim Vick says

Kevin D. Ottesen – Dyersville

Kevin D. Ottesen, 55, of Dyersville died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Inurnment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Dyersville. Kevin was born November