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Jimmie J. “Jim” Ledtje – Independence

- Jimmie J. “Jim” Ledtje, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on November 12, 2014, at the Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. He was born on November 10, 1937, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Ernest C. and Alice M. (Browne) Ledtje. He attended the Waterloo Community Schools. Mr. Ledtje served in

Carma M. Hon – Marion,formerly of Manchester

Carma M. Hon, 73, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Manchester, Iowa, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 12, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a heart attack. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Manchester Gospel Hall. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2014,

Marilyn M. Weber – Quasqueton

Marilyn M. Weber, 81, of Quasqueton, Iowa died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the home of her daughter Cindy Moline in Waterloo, IowaMarilyn was born on October 22, 1933 in Tripoli, Iowa the daughter of Erwin H. and Mabel L. (Hartman) Hay. She was a 1951 graduate of the Tripoli High School and later received

HS Sports: Area Athletes Commit To Letters Of Intent

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: Several KMCH-area Senior athletes signed or committed to signing national letters of intent yesterday on high school National Signing Day. North Linn guard Nichole Miller signed with the Drake women’s basketball team, Ed-Co guard Kari Fitzpatrick with Upper Iowa University women’s squad, Independence’s Chase Straw with the Iowa State wrestling program,

Robert John Vorwald – Edgewood

Robert John Vorwald, 88, of Edgewood, Iowa, died while farming on the family farm near Edgewood on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He was born on January 6, 1926, near New Vienna, the son of Gregor and Theresa (Maiers) Vorwald. Robert was raised and educated in the area, attending rural schools. On June 10, 1947, Robert

Eastern Iowa Airport Reveals Customer Data Breach

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids is revealing a data breach that may compromise the credit card information of customers who paid to park there. The airport said Tuesday that customers who used credit and debit cards to pay for public parking between Sept. 29 and Oct. 29 are


Howard J. Konzen – Dyersville

Howard J. Konzen, 89, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away peacefully, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m. A Mass

Berniece Moulton – Hopkinton

Berniece Moulton, age 95, of Hopkinton, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home.  Services for Berniece will be held 11:00 Saturday morning, November 15, 2014 at Buck Creek Methodist Church where friends may call after 10 a.m.  There will be a luncheon following the service.  Berniece’s Birthday would be this Sunday so if you

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Winter Arriving in Iowa…

Winter will be making an appearance this week. The first snow of the season is making its way into the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Skow says most of the snow will stay to our north into Minnesota. Forecasters says most areas won’t have enough snow to build a snowman – or hardly even

Vaunda L. Kress – Independence

Vaunda L. Kress, 84 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on November 23, 1929, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of William Darius and Cecil Joyce (McAtee) Pauley. She graduated from high school in Brandon, Iowa,

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