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Clyde McCalley – Independence

Independence –  Clyde H. McCalley, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at ABCM Rehab. Center Independence – West in Independence.  He was born on July 12, 1929, in Delhi, Iowa, the youngest of six children born to Harrison Hartzell and Eva Martha (Meister) McCalley.  He graduated from high school

Donald Elvers – Elkader

Donald Dean Elvers, 83, of rural Elkader, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11 am on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. Visitation: 6 to 8 pm Friday, September 5, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader (where there will be a Masonic Service


Eastern Iowa Camp Closing

WALKER, Iowa (AP) – A Camp Fire camp is closing after 83 years of summer fun in eastern Iowa. Camp Fire officials say Camp Hitaga’s financial obligations can no longer be met. They blamed increasing expenses for maintenance and declining attendance. Officials say 200 or more campers would flock to the camp each summer week

Netherlands King Attends Ethanol Plant Opening

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials at the opening of one of the world’s first commercial size cellulosic ethanol plants say it signifies a shift from the fossil fuel age to a biofuels revolution. The opening of Project Liberty Wednesday was marked with cutting ribbons stretched over baled corn cobs, stalks and leaves that will

Oelwein CC Invite Results

Oelwein Invite-Girls 1 Decorah 20 2 3 4 5 6 8 11 15:32 0:39 2 North Linn 77 1 16 17 18 25 47 50 16:16 1:45 3 Western Dubuque 84 7 9 21 23 24 35 46 16:26 0:52 4 West Delaware 142 12 22 28 32 48 57 84 17:01 1:54 5 Center

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Independence Man Sentenced For Child Porn

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man has been sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison for thousands of child porn images found on his computer. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 38-year-old Steven Risk was sentenced Tuesday in district court in Cedar Rapids. He was convicted on one count each of possession and

Lorraine Gayle King – Formerly of Manchester

Lorraine Gayle King, 91, formerly of Manchester, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader.  Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester. Bohnenkamp Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include her son, Rick King of Elkader;


Radio Iowa Football Poll Week #2

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/1/14 September 1, 2014 By Todd Kimm Class 4A 1. Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW #1 @Urbandale 2. Waukee (1-0), LW #2 @ Southeast Polk 3. Bettendorf (1-0), LW #3 vs Iowa City High 4. Cedar Rapids Washington (1-0), LW #5 @ CR Kennedy (Thur) 5. Cedar Falls (1-0), LW #9 vs


HS Football; Week 1 Rewind, Week 2 Look Ahead

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director: The 2014 high school football season got underway last Friday night on an evening that saw many weather delayed starts or interrupted games as the storms passed through the area. Six of the twelve KMCH area coverage schools picked up opening night victories: In Manchester- West Delaware’s offense started out fairly quick leading their

Thelma B. “Connie” Wilson – Independence

Funeral services for 86 year old Thelma B. “Connie” Wilson of Independence will be 10:00am, Tuesday September 2nd, at White Funeral Home in Independence. Visitation will be held Monday, September 1st, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Survivors of Thelma B. “Connie” Wilson include

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