Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Gertrude “Gert” Hermes – Manchester

Gertrude “Gert” Elizabeth Hermes, 92, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away after a short illness, on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.   Gert, the daughter of Matt and Anna Schneider, was born in Glen Ullin, North Dakota, on March 12th, 1923. She was a graduate of Glen Ullin High School

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Hundreds of Artifacts Discovered in Eastern Iowa Farm Field

Researchers from the Office of the State Archaeologist say they’ve unearthed around 1,000 artifacts that are more than 150-years-old from a farm field in eastern Iowa. Archaeologist Cynthia Peterson told KCRG-TV the field near South Amana was a Meskwaki village from 1839 to 1843. “We only securely know the locations of about four of these


Man Faces Additional Charges after Fatal Holy Cross Accident

HOLY CROSS, Iowa (AP) – A 25-year-old Dubuque man arrested and charged with drunken driving after his passenger was killed in a crash now faces two additional charges of vehicular homicide. According to the Associated Press, online court records show Alexander Engling was charged Monday with felony counts of homicide by vehicle – one for

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Camp Courageous Garage Sale Opens for Season

The Camp Courageous Garage Sale in Manchester opened for the season today. The garage sale is the camp’s largest fundraiser. It started in the garage of a camper’s parent in 1976 and has grown to its present donated building at 913 East Main Street. Over fifty volunteers help run the camp, and they are constantly

Thomas E. Christensen – Independence

Thomas E. Christensen, 75, of Independence, Iowa died Friday, April 10, 2015 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Tom was born on July 3, 1939 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Eckhardt and Eleanor (Sheperski) Christensen. He was a 1957 graduate of the Hudson High School, Hudson, Iowa and was married to Val Chaney.

Francis G. “Junior” Theisen – Edgewood

Francis G. “Junior” Theisen, 84, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  He was born December 22, 1930, in New Vienna, Iowa, the son of  Francis J.  and Mathilda (Foxen) Theisen.  Francis served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.  He

Ramona Mae (Holloway) Lange – Edgewood

Ramona Mae (Holloway) Lange 92, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous or DAV Auxiliary Florida Scholarship Program. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Thornberg-Grau Funeral Home in McGregor. Interment: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, rural McGregor. Visitation: 6 to 8

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