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Area Gymnasts Compete at USTA Meet in Webster City

Area Gymnasts Compete at USTA Meet in Webster City

Area gymnasts recently competed at the USTA Power Tumbling meet in Webster City. Seventeen clubs were entered, with around three hundred athletes competing throughout the day. Gymnasts from Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics who placed first were Jacob Gasper, Josephine Briggs, Emma Marting, Makayla Gasper, Cooper Ingles, Hannabelle Erickson, Paige Kremer, Emmy Troester, Maya

Betty M. Hunziker – Winthrop

Betty M. Hunziker, 87, of Winthrop, Iowa died Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence, Iowa. Betty was born on July 31, 1927 in Paxton, Illinois the daughter of William N. and Ruby E. (Albriton) Lewis. She graduated from the Manual High School in Peoria, Illinois and then attended Beauticians School.

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Three Students Win F&M Bank’s Poster Contest

Congratulations to the local winners of F & M Bank’s recent poster contest… Kate Loecke, who is in third grade at St. Mary’s; Lauren Johnson, who is in fourth grade at Lambert; and Kylie Chesnut, who is in fifth grade at Maquoketa Valley. Each winner received an F&M Bank gift bag filled with Castle Theatre

Warren “Buck” Keck – Colesburg

Warren “Buck” Keck, 93, of Colesburg, Iowa, currently residing in Strawberry Point, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on October 17, 1921, near Colesburg the son of Herman “Fred” and Virginia “Jennie” (Merten) Keck. Warren was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from


Two Injured in Linn County Rollover

Two people were injured in a rollover south of Central City Saturday morning. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Priscilla Warner of Mount Vernon was southbound on Highway 13 just south of Austin Road when she lost control and overturned in the west ditch. Emergency personnel arrived to find the car on its

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Super Hero Night at Castle Theatre

You could find plenty of superheroes at Castle Theatre in Manchester Thursday night. Prior to the start of the hit movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, a special Super Hero Night was held in which moviegoers were invited to come dressed up as their favorite superheroes. Twelve-year old Casey Weber of Manchester was dressed up as

Charlene Tegeler Erceg – Cedar Rapids

Charlene Ann Tegeler Erceg passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church, officiated by Reverend Mark Reasoner. A visitation at St. Jude’s Catholic Church will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Darlene Carpenter – Earlville

Darlene Marie Carpenter, 80, of Earlville, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Memorial services will be held 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2015 at Earlville United Parish. Family will greet friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church on Monday. A light meal and time of fellowship will follow the service.


RMC Awarded Five-Star Rating in Patient Satisfaction

Regional Medical Center has been awarded a five-star rating in patient satisfaction. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded the rating after reviewing surveys that RMC’s Emergency and Medical-Surgical/Special Care Unit patients completed after they were discharged from the hospital. RMC Medical-Surgical/Specialty Care Unit Manager Keila Monaghan says patients are their number one priority,

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