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Bobbie Boll – Dundee

Bobbie G. Boll, 86, formerly of Dundee, Iowa, passed away with family at his bedside at Creekwood Place in Russellville, Kentucky, on June 21, 2014. He was born on August 20, 1927, the son of Leon and Pauline Boll.  Bobbie farmed in Delaware County, Iowa. He was an avid fisherman and hunter (especially mushrooms). He

Phillip Callahan – Cascade

Phillip A. Callahan, 81, of Cascade died Friday, June 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Friends may call from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Friends may continue to call after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthias Catholic Church

Del Co Damage 3

Monday’s Storms Produced EF1 Tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed that Monday’s storms produced an EF1 tornado in Buchanan and Delaware counties. After surveying the storm damage Tuesday, the NWS says a small tornado formed four miles south of Lamont around 9:30 pm and continued 17 miles northeast to Edgewood, ending around 9:55 pm. The tornado had peak winds

Kenneth Hoffman – Independence

Independence -  Kenneth C. Hoffman, 70 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on April 3, 1944, at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, the son of Lester Melvern and Mildred Winifred (Bender) Hoffman.  He graduated from high school in Independence with

J.E. “Jed” Hicks – Shellsburg

Shellsburg -  J.E. “Jed” Hicks, 58 years old, of rural Shellsburg, Iowa, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  He was born on August 4, 1955, in Newton, Iowa, the son of Elgie Arvil and Mildred Eileene (Middleton) Hicks.  He graduated from high school

Margie Reinert – Edgewood

Margie Emma Reinert, 82, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on January 12, 1932, in Greeley, the daughter of Ben and Maggie (Klosterman) Funke.  Margie was raised and educated in Greeley. On January 19, 1954, Margie was united in marriage to John Reinert at


One Final “Long Distant Dedication”

There’s only ONE way to salute radio pioneer extraordinaire Casey Kasem… …with a Long Distance Dedication. It goes out not just to Casey, but to his fans…millions of listeners covering at least two generations….people who experienced the enjoyment, the honor and the sheer thrill of hearing perhaps radio’s greatest voice ever. With his friendly voice,

Marie Helen Drees – Manchester

Marie Helen Drees, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on April 24, 1921, on the family farm near New Vienna, Iowa, the daughter of Barney and Barbara (Steffen) Schulte.  She received her education at St. Boniface School in New Vienna. 

Robert N. “Buck” LeGrand – Dubuque

Robert N. “Buck” LeGrand, 75, of Sunset Park Place in Dubuque and formerly of Holy Cross, died peacefully with his family at his side, Thursday, June 12, 2014, the same day his wife died just 6 years ago, at Sunset Park Place, Dubuque.   Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, June 15,

Marie H. Dunkel – Dyersville

Marie H. Dunkel, 97, of Dyersville and formerly of Worthington died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.   Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish Vigil Service will be held at 5:00

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