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HS Basketball Scores 12/15

HS Basketball Scores 12/15

BOYS BB: Anamosa 50, Solon 45 Center Point-Urbana 68, Independence 57 Edgewood-Colesburg 53, Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 38 Western Dubuque 54, Central DeWitt 40 Lisbon 73, Maquoketa Valley 49 Maquoketa 72, West Delaware 60 Monticello 57, Regina, Iowa City 48 (OT) North Fayette Valley 45, Starmont 35 North Linn, 67, East Buchanan 15 Springville 45,

Charles Clyde ”Chuck” Kelly – Elkader

Charles Clyde ”Chuck” Kelly, 81, of Elkader, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on June 2, 1934, in Littleport, the son of Gaye and Lois (Morarend) Kelly. Charles attended country school near Waterville and high school in Elkader. He

Kevin W. Wilson – Independence

Kevin W. Wilson, 49 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, December 14, 2015, at ABCM Rehabilitation Centers of Independence – East Campus in Independence. He was born on February 20, 1966, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Wayne Burton and Florence Charlene (Wilt) Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a graduate of River Hills School


Roussell Named Gazette Offensive Player Of The Year

The 2015 all-area prep football team, voted on by Gazette and KCRG sports reporters was released over the weekend.  West Delaware’s Coy Roussell was named Offensive Player of the Year.  Also on Offense Hawk senior Colin Brown was named to the list for his work on the Offensive line, and Independence QB Nicholas Holt also

Mary Lou Kimball – Manchester

Mary Lou Kimball, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on June 18, 1930, in Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Susie (Kearney) Barker.  Mary Lou spent her early years in Missouri and received her education there. On December 28, 1948,

Charline Ellison Scanlan – Manchester

Charline Ellison Scanlan, 95, of Manchester, Iowa, passed from this life into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in her home of natural causes. Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 14, 2015, at Manchester United Methodist Church, Manchester, Iowa. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester. Charline is survived by her

Hawks Bowling

W. Delaware Bowlers Split With Waverly/SR

The West Delaware Varsity Bowlers split with Waverly-Shell Rock on Monday at the Waverly Bowling Center.  On the boy’s side, the Hawks lost 2744 to 2544.  In round one, West Delaware shot a team total of 1709 and were led by Caleb Lyons with a two game total of 373.  The Hawks shot an 835

Virginia Elizabeth Sweet – Manchester

Virginia Elizabeth Sweet, 80, of Manchester, Iowa, died at her home on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. She was born on February 16, 1935, at Coggon, the daughter of Clement and Mary (Conway) Woods. Virginia was raised and educated in the Coggon area, and graduated from Coggon High School in 1955. In 1955, Virginia was united


Manchester Council OK’s Agreements With Bard and Fastenal

Two Development agreements were approved by the Manchester City Council Monday evening. Agreements were OK’d for BARD Concrete and Fastenal. An agreement for Norby’s Farm Fleet will be approved after the City finalizes the cost of a road on the west side of the building. City Manager Tim Vick explains the purpose of the agreements:


Trailer Clips Vehicle; Illinois man Charged

A Rockport, Illinois man was charged with failure to obey a stop sign when a trailer he was hauling clipped another vehicle early Monday afternoon.  The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the 49 year old James Smith was turning left to go north on Highway 38 at the intersection of 38 and Old 20 when