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Leon Burkle – Earlville

Leon Burkle, 90, of Earlville passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 9, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the church, and one hour before Mass on

James Mann – Guttenberg

James David Mann, 71, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, December 7, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2014, at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service

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Dyersville Chamber 3rd Round Winners

The third round winners in the $2,000 Christmas Giveaway Promotion sponsored by the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce and area businesses have been announced. They are: Darlene Allen, Dyersville; Lillian Steger, Dyersville; Karen Faber, Dyersville; Brian Harvey, Dyersville, Colleen Bonert, Dyersville; Paulo DaSilva, Dyersville; and Dillon Pirc. Each winner will attend a drawing on Saturday,

Brenda (Martin) Smock – Strawberry Point

Brenda (Martin) Smock, 77, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. She was born on May 3, 1936, in the state of Georgia. Brenda was united in marriage to Ronald “Bud” Smock on February 14, 1968, in Mexico. After returning from the service,

Vernon Clarence Bockenstedt – Earlville

Vernon Clarence Bockenstedt, 79, of Earlville, died Monday, December 8, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 3:00 p.m.


Ideas Needed for Manchester Mural

A mural is in the works for downtown Manchester. The Manchester Chamber Pride Week Committee received a suggestion to improve the corner of Franklin and Main Streets downtown and the committee believes a mural is a good way to do that. Chamber Director Jack Klaus says the mural will be painted on the side of

Tresa Mae Monaghan – Manchester

Tresa Mae Monaghan, 82, of Manchester, Iowa, died at her residence near Manchester on Monday, December 8, 2014. She was born on February 11, 1932, at Earlville, the daughter of George and Frances (Nefzger) Hildebrand. Tresa was raised and educated in the area, attending rural school and St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Tresa was united in

Christine McDonald – Delhi

Christine L. McDonald, 62, of Delhi, died Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.  Chris was born on March 4, 1952, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Leslie (Stiles) Stuppy. She was a 1970 graduate of La Salle High School in South Bend,

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