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Head Start Takes Part In “Read Across America Day”

Head Start Takes Part In “Read Across America Day”

Head Start students took part in Read Across America day on Wednesday. Read Across America day is observed on March2nd each year in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Several community members read to the students at Head Start Centers in Manchester and Hopkinton.  Jenny Atkinson from the Head Start Center on Wayne Street

Kathleen C. “Katie” Weber – Independence

Kathleen C. “Katie” Weber, 77, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at her home in Independence. Katie was born on October 18, 1938 in Jesup, Iowa the daughter of John P. and Irene K. (Friedman) Demuth. She was a 1956 graduate of St. John’s Catholic High School in Independence and later received her

Hawks Bowling

Mozingo Named East District Bowler Of The Year

West Delaware Bowler Hope Mozingo earned several post-season awards.  Mozingo was named the Class 1A East All District Bowler of the Year.  Along with being named to the East District First Team, Mozingo also was named to the All-State first team, following the Hawk’s 2nd place state finish.   Andrea Salow was also named First Team

Mary Ann (Lewis) Chrystal – Manchester

Mary Ann (Lewis) Chrystal, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, surrounded by family. She was born on September 28, 1932, in Manchester, the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Callahan) Lewis. Mary Ann was raised and educated in the area


WaMaC Boys BB Teams Announced

East Division All WaMaC Boys Basketball Team: * Unanimous Selection 1st Team: * Jon Ernst Sr Maquoketa * Connor Herrmann Sr Mount Vernon * Kolin Schulte Sr Anamosa Tyler Zumbach Sr Anamosa Colin Squires Sr Beckman Tommy Hook Sr Mount Vernon Streeter McIlravy Sr Solon John Nagel Jr West Delaware 2nd Team: Kyle Schpanski Sr.

Leon M. Prier – Dyersville

Leon M. Prier, 58, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Leon may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa, where a wake service will be held

Arlene “Jeanette” Saunders – Ryan

Arlene “Jeanette” Saunders, 82, of Ryan, Iowa, died on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the ABCM Rehab Center in Independence. She was born on September 19, 1933, in Buck Creek the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Miles) Houston. Jeanette graduated from Buck Creek High School and completed the LPN Program at Jones County Hospital. On

Leonard B. Wulfekuhle – Independence

Leonard B. Wulfekuhle, 92, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday at his home in Independence, IA. Leonard was born on September 23, 1923 near Earlville, Iowa the son of William H. and Kathryn M. (Knipper) Wulfekuhle. He attended the Earlville Schools then farmed with his father. On February 6, 1945 he was married to Vera A.

Hawks Bowling

W. Dubuque Girls Finish 4th At State Bowling

The Western Dubuque Girls Bowling team to 4th in the Class 2A State Bowling meet on Tuesday.  The Bobcats rolled a team score of 2692, led by Emily Benn, who finished 15th overall with a 377.  Waterloo East was the top team with a team score of 3071.  Ottumwa was 2nd, and Marion took 3rd.

Louise Bessie Fenton – Strawberry Point

Louise Bessie Fenton, 102, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. She was surrounded by many of her family. She was born at Elkader, Iowa, on July 20, 1913, the youngest daughter of Oren C. and Lena A. (Mueller) Adams. When she was a