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Joan M. Helle – Dyersville

Joan M. Helle, 89, of Dyersville, Iowa died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Friends may continue to

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Manchester Names Fireman of the Year and Elects Officers

The Manchester Fire Department has a few honors to announce… Randy Rattenborg has been named Manchester Fireman of the Year. And the department has elected new officers for 2015. Mike Ryan will stay on as Fire Chief, with Kevin Graybill as Assistant Chief. Other officers include Captains Ed Tibbott and Todd Nylund, Safety Joe Stepanek,

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Missing Oelwein Teen Found Safe in Alabama

An Oelwein teenager who went missing two weeks ago has been found nearly a thousand miles away. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 16-year old Olivia Rupright was reported missing on February 10th. She was found in Mobile, Alabama on Tuesday night. Authorities say Rupright appears to be in good health and they do not

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Governor Branstad Signs Gas Tax Increase into Law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Fuel prices will soon go up in Iowa now that Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a tax increase into law. Branstad announced Wednesday that he had signed the bill, which will raise the state fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon. The Legislature gave bipartisan support to the measure Tuesday

Merlin Dean Matteson – Independence

Merlin Dean Matteson, 78, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Merlin was born on December 18, 1936 in Quasqueton, Iowa, the son of Clifford Myron and Florence Lucille (Polk) Matteson. He graduated with the class of 1955 from the Independence High School, and served in the

Maxine A. Offerman – Council Bluffs, formerly of Ryan

Maxine A. Offerman, 87, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Ryan, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015, following a long illness. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ryan, by Father Joseph Schneider. The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral

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West Delaware Speech Students Perform at All-State Festival

Congratulations to the West Delaware students who were invited to perform at the All-State Speech Festival this past weekend in Ames… Jacob Gasper, Harrison Guetzko, Stacie Moorman and Marissa Wright (who were all part of Ensemble Acting) and Ty Cassutt, Kyle Curley, Jacob Gasper, Harrison Guetzko and Madison Klostermann (who were all part of Group

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Snow Returning to Iowa

Winter weather is moving into the area today… Much of the state is under a Winter Storm Warning, including Buchanan and Linn counties, where at least six inches of snow is possible. Some parts of central Iowa could see up to a foot. Eastern and northeastern Iowa, including Delaware, Dubuque, Jones, Clayton and Fayette counties,

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