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Arvin “Keith” Harbaugh – Strawberry Point

  Arvin “Keith” Harbaugh, 86, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Gernand Center in Strawberry Point. He was born on May 11, 1928, near Colesburg, the son of Ezra and Myrtle (Chase) Harbaugh.  He grew up in the Colesburg, Elkader, Garnavillo, and Edgewood areas and attended country school through the

Edith Forsythe – Independence

Independence –  Edith M. Forsythe, 80 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, November 8, 2013, at ABCM Rehab. Independence – West, in Independence.  She was born on September 27, 1934, in Independence, the daughter of Glenn and Bertha Caroline (Quinn) Frank.  She graduated from St. John’s Catholic School in Independence.  On January 31,

Charmion Petsche – Urbana, formerly of Fayette

Charmion Petsche 88, of Urbana, formerly of Fayette, passed to her eternal reward in heaven to join her baby daughter, Mary Ann on Friday, November 07, 2014, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, IA.   Charmion was born May 27, 1926, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, the fourth of 13 children born to Jack and Daisy

Alberta Lucille Ronnebaum – Earlville

Alberta Lucille Ronnebaum, 89, of Earlville, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 10, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Earlville, where there will be a


WaMaC All Conference VB Teams Announced

East Division All WaMaC Volleyball Team: * Unanimous Selection 1st Team: *Emily Thole, So, West Delaware *Carlee Ketchum, Jr, West Delaware *Jordan Smith, Sr, Solon *Jordan Runge, Sr, Solon Addison Brooks, Jr, West Delaware Morgan Melchert, Sr, Mount Vernon Kaitlyn Volesky, So, Mount Vernon Brooke Klostermann, Sr, Beckman Catholic Megan Maahs, Jr, Western Dubuque 2nd

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Vandals Damage Jones County Veterans Memorial

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) – Vandals have damaged a veterans memorial that stands in front of the Jones County Courthouse in Anamosa. County auditor Janine Sulzner discovered the damage a little after 6 a.m. Tuesday. An American flag and other flags that stood around the memorial were stolen or cut up. They included flags for Iowa

Clare Sloan – Brandon

Brandon  –  Clare Sloan, 89 years old, of rural Brandon, Iowa, died on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.  He was born on September 24, 1925, in Buchanan County, near Rowley, Iowa, the son of Will Azotus and Esther Nellie (Miller) Sloan.  He graduated from high school in Brandon with

Robert T. Greene – Independence

Independence – Robert T. Greene, 78 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on April 22, 1936, in Iowa City, Iowa. His adaptive father was Harvey Stewart Greene and his mother was Lula Mae (Eschen) Greene. Later in life, he

Paul H. Kolz – Garber

Paul H. Kolz, 101, died Saturday, October 31, 2014 at Galena Stauss Nursing Home, Galena, IL. Memorial Service: 11:00 am – Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader Inurnment: Mt. Harmony Cemetery – rural Elkport, Iowa Visitation: 10:00 am until service time at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader Leonard Funeral Home and

Mae Keenan – Manchester

Mae Elizabeth Keenan, 93, of Manchester, died Friday, October 31, 2014. Funeral Mass: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2014, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester. The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2014, at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Manchester, where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Catholic Daughters

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