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Arlene “Jeanette” Saunders – Ryan

Arlene “Jeanette” Saunders, 82, of Ryan, Iowa, died on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the ABCM Rehab Center in Independence. She was born on September 19, 1933, in Buck Creek the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Miles) Houston. Jeanette graduated from Buck Creek High School and completed the LPN Program at Jones County Hospital. On

Leonard B. Wulfekuhle – Independence

Leonard B. Wulfekuhle, 92, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday at his home in Independence, IA. Leonard was born on September 23, 1923 near Earlville, Iowa the son of William H. and Kathryn M. (Knipper) Wulfekuhle. He attended the Earlville Schools then farmed with his father. On February 6, 1945 he was married to Vera A.

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W. Dubuque Girls Finish 4th At State Bowling

The Western Dubuque Girls Bowling team to 4th in the Class 2A State Bowling meet on Tuesday.  The Bobcats rolled a team score of 2692, led by Emily Benn, who finished 15th overall with a 377.  Waterloo East was the top team with a team score of 3071.  Ottumwa was 2nd, and Marion took 3rd.

Louise Bessie Fenton – Strawberry Point

Louise Bessie Fenton, 102, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. She was surrounded by many of her family. She was born at Elkader, Iowa, on July 20, 1913, the youngest daughter of Oren C. and Lena A. (Mueller) Adams. When she was a

Pamela S. Freitag – Elkader

Pamela S. Freitag, 54, of Elkader, died Tuesday, February, 23, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM on Friday, February 26, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Officiating: Rev. Donna Buckman Visitation: 4 to 7 PM – Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and

Donna J. Cummings – Independence

Donna J. Cummings, 89, of Independence, IA died Monday February 22, 2016 at the Lexington Estates Care Center in Independence, IA. Donna was born on June 6, 1926 the daughter of Carl E. and Mary E. (Fest) Hermann. She was a 1944 graduate of the Independence High School, and began working as a bookkeeper with

Coy Gene Walton – Troy Mills

Coy Gene Walton, 75, of Troy Mills, Iowa died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA Coy was born August 15, 1940 in Troy Mills, IA the son of Carl Ray and Wilma Gertrude (McCright) Walton. He was a 1959 graduate of Troy Mills High School. He married

Rachel “Rae Ann” Wickman – Manchester

Rachel “Rae Ann” Wickman, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. She was born on June 26, 1925, in Hopkinton, the daughter of Alfred J. and Rachel M. (Anglin) Lahey. Rae Ann graduated from Buck Creek High School in 1942. She then attended Lenox College and

Carson John James Stocks – Garnavillo

Carson John James Stocks, 74, of Garnavillo, passed away on February 21, 2016. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Garnavillo City Cemetery, Garnavillo. Friends can meet the family Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 4 to 7 PM at the Garnavillo Community Center in Garnavillo. Leonard Funeral Home


Cement Truck Accident Sends Dyersville Man To Hospital

A Dyersville man was taken to the hospital following a cement truck crash in Dubuque County Thursday afternoon.  The accident happened on Highway 52 near Midway Road, between Holy Cross and Rickardsville around 12:42 p.m. 44-year-old Greg Torrance of Dyersville was driving a Bard Cement truck when he failed to negotiate a curve and the cement truck rolled