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Marvin Lawrence Prier – Manchester

Marvin Lawrence Prier, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Ryan, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 29, 1933, at Bankston, Iowa, the son of Edward B. and Lucille (Lansing) Prier. Marvin was raised and educated in the Holy Cross area. He served

Dorothy A. Palmer – Manchester

Dorothy A. Palmer, 96, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on November 2, 1919, at Milleville, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Edith (Graybill) Kenyon. She was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Guttenberg High School in 1937. In

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Melvin “Paul” Sands, Jr – Manchester

Melvin “Paul” Sands, Jr, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  He was born on November 18, 1941, in Monticello, the son of Melvin and Ruth (Long) Sands.  Paul was raised in the Manchester area and graduated from Manchester High

Dorothy J. Zapf – Littleport

Dorothy J. Zapf, 96, of Littleport, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.   A Private Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader.   Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

Anna Jean Harris – Manchester

Anna Jean Harris, 85, died peacefully Monday, June 6, 2016, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. The sixth of seven children, she was born near Earlville to parents, Andrew and Anna Grawe Miller, on October 2, 1930. Raised on the family farm north of Manchester, Anna Jean graduated from Manchester High School and attended cosmetology college

Gerald M. Boardman – Manchester

Gerald M. Boardman, 82, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on October 17, 1933, in Iron River, Wisconsin, the son of Harry and Opal (Springer) Boardman. Gerald was raised and educated in Wisconsin. He served honorably as a U.S. Marine during


Supervisor’s Race Highlights Delaware County Primary Ballot

There is an open seat on the Delaware County Board of Supervisors in today’s primary election. Pete Buschmann and Jim Diers are each running for the Republican nomination to fill the seat that will be left vacant by Supervisor Doug Dabroski. Buschmann, who is from the Greeley area, is an ordained pastor. Buschmann served on

Robert W. Reittinger – Dyersville

Robert W. Reittinger, 81, of Dyersville died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 pm Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:30 pm. Visitation