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Frederick E. Hoeger – Holy Cross

Frederick E. Hoeger, 80, of Holy Cross, Iowa died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, in Holy Cross where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at

Mahlon “Willis” Conrad – Manchester

Funeral services for 98 year old Mahlon “Willis” Conrad of Manchester will be held on Monday, April 28, at 10:30am at the Gospel Hall in Manchester. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00pm on Sunday, April 27th at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation service in Manchester. Additional visitation one hour prior to services at

Sheila Knoke – Elkader

Sheila Knoke, 81, of Elkader, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Burial will follow at East Side Cemetery in Elkader. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 pm on Friday,

Shirley A. Green – Monticello

Shirley A. Green, 79, of Monticello, Iowa died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Ed and Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit in St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Visitation

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April Valued Volunteer: Michele DeBlieck

Congratulations to our latest Valued Volunteer: Michele DeBlieck!  Michele is a charter member of the Manchester Rhubarb Fest committee; Delaware County Master Gardener; and is also involved with the Festival of Trees, St. Mary’s Cookbook, Republican Party and the Red Hat ladies.  If you would like to nominate someone as a Valued Volunteer, click here.

Clarence “Curly” Schmitt – Manchester

Clarence “Curly” Orville Schmitt, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Tuesday, April 22 , 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on June 9, 1926, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Orville and Harriet (Hansen) Schmitt. Clarence was raised and educated in Dewar, Iowa. On June 16, 1945, Clarence was united in marriage

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Independence Man Killed in Tractor Rollover

An Independence man was killed in a tractor rollover Saturday. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year old Kenneth Sherrets, Jr. died in the accident in the 2500 block of Quasqueton Diagonal Boulevard southeast of Independence. They say Sherrets was trying to move equipment around and was hauling a fertilizer spreader when his tractor stalled.

Sheila Knoke

Sheila Knoke, 81, of Elkader, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Burial will follow at East Side Cemetery in Elkader. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 pm on Friday,

High School Sports Results

Maquoketa Valley hosted girls Wildcat Track Invitational Tuesday night. Final Standings: 1. Decorah 2. Cascade 3. West Delaware 4. North Linn 5. Clayton Ridge 6. Western Dubuque 7. Central Elkader 8. Anamosa 9. Center Point Urbana 10. Monticello 11. Springville 12. Starmont 12. Jesup 14. Edgewood – Colseburg 14. East Buchanan 16. Maquoketa Valley 17.

Bernice M. Whittle – Elkader

Bernice M. Whittle, 85, of Elkader, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 on Saturday at the church Burial will follow in

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