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W. Delaware Girls Bowling Team Headed To State

W. Delaware Girls Bowling Team Headed To State

The West Delaware Girls bowling team punched their ticket to the state bowling tournament with a win in the state qualifier that took place at Lightning lanes in Manchester.  The Hawks rolled a team score of 2865.  Coach Ken Bosenberg says the girls came alive late in the second game. BOSE1 The Hawks’ 2865 was


The Band Perry Performs at Cascade High School

The students at Cascade High School were treated to a private concert Monday afternoon by one of the top acts in country music. The Band Perry performed in the school auditorium as a reward for the school winning State Farm’s “Celebrate My Drive” contest last fall. Cascade High School beat out three thousand small schools


West Delaware Bowlers Finish Regular Season With Wins

The West Delaware boys and girls regular bowling season is in the books.  The girls have finished with an undefeated 11 – 0 record.  The boys had 10 wins and 1 loss.  It was Senior night at Lightning Lanes Friday night with recognition given to Kaitlyn Salow, Hayley Hildebrand, Bailie Meissner on the girls team,

Gretchen Abeling – Monticello

Monticello Dateline Gretchen Lee Abeling left this earth peacefully early Saturday morning, February 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015 at the Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello. Pastor Michael Cleeton will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 8 Monday

Nancy Jane Odell Strickler – formerly of Greeley

Nancy Jane Odell Strickler, 83, formerly of Greeley, Iowa, died on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Summer Meadows Nursing Home in Longview, Texas. She was born on July 16, 1931, in Greeley, Iowa, the daughter of Lincoln and Mary Louise (Bolsinger) Odell. On May 31, 1952, Nancy was united in marriage to Earl James

Vernon Melchert – Hopkinton

Vernon Melchert age 87 of Hopkinton, died Thursday evening, February 12, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family following an illness of several months. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30, Monday morning, February 16, 2015 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery with Military Honors. Rev. Paul

Bullets Brought To Dubuque School By Very Young Student

Dubuque school officials confirmed Thursday that the bullets found Wednesday is a toilet at Bryant Elementary were brought to school by a very young student who did not understand the danger or magnitude of possessing them and bringing them to school.  Principal Vicki Sullivan confirmed in a press release that there was never any ill

Fayette Co. Sheriffs Search For Items Stolen From Waverly

Fayette County authorities are investigating the theft of items from a Waverly business.  The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Waverly Police Department executed a search warrant at 21268 250th street in Hawkeye after authorities received a tip that items stolen from Terex Cranes in Waverly were on the property. Items were seized and the investigation

Patty Diven – Jesup

Jesup –  Patty S. Diven, 72 years old, of Jesup, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Manor Care in Waterloo, Iowa.  She was born on July 28, 1942, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Lester James and Vonda Irene (Nibeck) Smirl.  She graduated from high school in Quasqueton, Iowa, with the Class of

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