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Rosa Cecelia Morris – Strawberry Point

Rosa Cecelia Morris, 101, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home on Monday, December 28, 2015. She was born on June 10, 1914, in Vienna, Austria. On September 7, 1948, Rosa was united in marriage to Lawrence V. Morris at Strawberry Point. Two children were born to this union and

Larry Wayne Hunt – Lamont

Larry Wayne Hunt, 62, of Lamont, Iowa, passed away at his home on Monday, December 28, 2015. He was born on October 9, 1953, in Manchester the son of Merwin and Marie (Baumgartner) Hunt. Larry attended Earlville school until moving to rural Strawberry Point with his family at the age of 10. He then attended

Linn County Inmate Failed to Return to Jail

A court-ordered furlough inmate failed to return to the Linn County Jail. On Thursday, inmate Charles Patrick Hobert, Jr. failed to return to the Linn County Correctional Center after being released at 9:00am on a Court Ordered Furlough. 45 year old Charles Hobert failed to return at 5:00pm as scheduled. Hobert plead guilty to stalking

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Basketball Scores Tuesday 12/22

Girls Basketball Tue 12/22/2015 Bellevue Marquette Catholic 51, East Buchanan 27 Center Point-Urbana 83, Grinnell 79 Maquoketa Valley 61, Easton Valley 26 North Linn 61, Prince Of Peace Prep 8 Boys Basketball Tuesday (12/22/2015): Cascade 70, Anamosa 62 Marquette Catholic, Bellevue 59, East Buchanan 39 North Linn 71, Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 36 Grinnell


Monday 12/21 Basketball Scores

Boys Basketball scores from Monday night: Edgewood-Colesburg 59, Central City 38 Maquoketa Valley 35, Central, Elkader 29 North Linn 74, Postville 41 Girls Basketball Scores from Monday night: Cascade 48, North Linn 38 Maquoketa Valley 62, Central Elkader 36 Central City 57, West Central, Maynard 38

Merlin Butikofer – Delhi

Merlin L. Butikofer, 71, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home, Marietta’s Place, in Manchester. He was born on August 26, 1944, in Postville, Iowa, the son of Harry and Rose (Dennler) Butikofer. Merlin received his bachelor of science in chemistry and mathematics from Upper Iowa

Sandra Sue Olsen – Hazleton

Hazleton –  Sandra Sue Olsen, 73 years old, of Hazleton, Iowa, died on Monday, December 14, 2015, at Unity Point Allen Hospital in Waterloo.  She was born on April 5, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa.  She graduated from high school in Quasqueton, Iowa, with the Class of 1960.  On February 16, 1960, she and Roger


HS Basketball Scores 12/15

BOYS BB: Anamosa 50, Solon 45 Center Point-Urbana 68, Independence 57 Edgewood-Colesburg 53, Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 38 Western Dubuque 54, Central DeWitt 40 Lisbon 73, Maquoketa Valley 49 Maquoketa 72, West Delaware 60 Monticello 57, Regina, Iowa City 48 (OT) North Fayette Valley 45, Starmont 35 North Linn, 67, East Buchanan 15 Springville 45,

Charles Clyde ”Chuck” Kelly – Elkader

Charles Clyde ”Chuck” Kelly, 81, of Elkader, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on June 2, 1934, in Littleport, the son of Gaye and Lois (Morarend) Kelly. Charles attended country school near Waterville and high school in Elkader. He

Kevin W. Wilson – Independence

Kevin W. Wilson, 49 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, December 14, 2015, at ABCM Rehabilitation Centers of Independence – East Campus in Independence. He was born on February 20, 1966, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Wayne Burton and Florence Charlene (Wilt) Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a graduate of River Hills School