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Pearl Recker – Dyersville

Pearl A. Recker, 92, of Dyersville, Iowa died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 p.m.   Mass of Christian


Spring Sports: W. Delaware Boys’ Golf Win Home Meet

Results from this past week: In boys high school golf, West Delaware hosted a quadrangular at Pin Oak Thursday afternoon. The Hawks came out on top with a 163, followed by Anamosa with a 174; Western Dubuque 175; and Beckman 183. West Delaware’s Clayton Larson was medalist with a 37. The Hawks also took the

Jo-Ann Joyce Behnken – Colesburg

Jo-Ann Joyce Behnken, 81, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on November 10, 1932, in West Union, the daughter of Gilbert and Edith (Bartels) Stockman.  Jo-Ann was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from West Union High School.  She also graduated from


Commission Rejects Proposed Cedar Rapids Casino

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino, saying it would hurt existing casinos. Supporters of the Cedar Crossing Casino development have said it would give an economic boost to Cedar Rapids and the region. They also argued it would be a catalyst for development in an area

Judith Ann Kennedy – Manchester

  Judith Ann Kennedy, 68, of Manchester passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at Silver Pines Senior Living, Cedar Rapids, IA. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Manchester, IA. by Rev. Mike Manaugh.  Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April

Theresa Goedken – Delhi

Theresa Goedken, 85, of Delhi was called home to the Lord, Monday, April 14, 2014. Theresa was born October 12, 1928 in Worthington, the daughter of Nick and Mary (Krogman) Lahr.  On November 20, 1952, in Sands Springs, IA, Theresa was united in marriage to Gerald Goedken.  Gerald passed away in 2006. Theresa was a


Manchester Officially Names Skate Park and City Park

Two of Manchester’s recreational areas now have official names. The city park downtown along the Maquoketa River with the gazebo that is commonly referred to as “Riverfront Park” or “Gazebo Park” will now be known as “The Howard and Helen Shelly Memorial Park”. The Shelly family made a substantial gift towards the Whitewater Park in

Volunteers Needed to Assess Dyersville’s Sidewalks

Volunteers are needed to help the Dyersville Walking Club Coalition assess the community’s sidewalks next month. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa State University will be assessing the walkability of Dyersville on Tuesday morning, May 6th. Volunteers will be trained on how to do this and they’ll


West Delaware Freestyle and Greco Roman Tournament Results

West Delaware hosted a Freestyle and Greco Roman Tournament on Saturday and here are the results: Freestyle Tournament Results: 1st: Logan Peyton, Jared Voss, Ryan Phillilps 2nd : Will Ward, Jayden Peyton, Ryan DeSotel, Kaleb Zieser, Sam Phillips 3rd: Kaleb Sparks Other West Delaware Participants: Owen Ward, Harrison Goebel, Brady Antons, Logan Reilly Greco Roman

Betty L. Jones – Manchester

Betty L. Jones, 84, of Manchester passed away, April 13, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, MN., with an additional visitation one hour prior to services at the Hindt Funeral Home.   Visitation will be from

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