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Donald Cottrell, Independence

Independence -  Donald C. Cottrell, 86 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at his home.  He was born on June 4, 1927, in Rowley, Iowa, the son of Clarence Lee and Lydia (Rouse) Cottrell.  He attended school in Rowley and Independence.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War

Jeanne Sand, Independence

Independence -  Jeanne M. Sand, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the ABCM Nursing and Rehab. Independence – West in Independence.  She was born on July 5, 1936, in Dunkerton, Iowa, the daughter of William Joseph and Clara Catherine (Schons) Staebell.  She graduated from St. John’sCatholicHigh School in


Officials Give Causes Of Death In Arlington House Fire

ARLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have determined the causes of death for five people found after an Arlington house fire. Ron Humphrey with the State Fire Marshal says the three adults and two children died of burns and smoke inhalation. They all had carbon monoxide in their systems, which indicate they were alive when the

Anna C. Recker – Manchester

Anna C. Recker, 89, of Manchester passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester following a short illness. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church

Margaret Anderson, Delhi

Visitation for 78-year old Margaret Anderson will be held at 9 am Saturday at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Manchester, followed by a 10:30 am burial at Evergreen Cemetary in Delhi.

Ida Hansen, Independence

Independence -  Ida M. Hansen, 86 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  She was born on June 4, 1927, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the daughter of George and Nettie Dorothy (Trebon) Sommerfelt.  She attended school in Independence.  On November 16, 1943, she and Blaine Lester


Machine Shed Fire Near Cascade

CASCADE, Iowa (AP) – A machine shed fire near Cascade caused at least one explosion and sent a plume of smoke into the sky that was visible for miles. The Telegraph Herald reports the fire started Tuesday morning and drew crews from Cascade, Bernard and Monticello. Firefighters had to endure temperatures below zero as they

Louise A. Ries – New Vienna

Louise A. Ries, 95, of New Vienna, Iowa died peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, at the new Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a scripture service will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Lourine Marie (Thibadeau) Diamond – Dubuque

Lourine Marie (Thibadeau) Diamond of Dubuque, 93, joined her husband, relatives, and friends at that big party in heaven on Monday, February 10, 2014.  Funeral Mass will be 2 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.  Family will greet friends 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at

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