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Virginia Kluesner, Manchester

Virginia Ann Kluesner, 90, of Manchester passed away February 1, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church by Rev. Richard Gaul.  Family will greet relatives and friends from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services

W. Delaware Bowlers Win Over Indee And Maquoketa

West Delaware boys and girls varsity bowling teams were both victorious Friday night in a triangular meet against Independence and Maquoketa.  The girls adapted to the lane conditions at Lucky 10 Lanes in Independence quite easily, the boys on the other hand had to work much harder to find the shot. In the boys meet,

High School Basketball Scores 1-31

GIRLS BB Cascade 66, Durant-Bennett 45 Western Dubuque 50, Independence 23 Maquoketa Valley 58, East Buchanan 31 Monticello 54, Wilton 39 North Linn 79, Central City 18 Sumner-Fredericksburg 41, Starmont 24 West Delaware 49, Anamosa 39 BOS BB Cascade 59, Durant 30 Western Dubuque 77, Independence 38 Maquoketa Valley 47, East Buchanan 36 North-Linn 40,

Doris E. Thompson – Rowley

Rowley -  Doris E. Thompson, 78 years old, of rural Rowley, Iowa, died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She was born on October 17, 1935, in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of Warren Dunlap and Katherine Eleanor (Davis) Pratt.  She graduated from high school in Rowley and then

Lylah EmmaMarie Wilson – Independence

Independence -  Lylah EmmaMarie Wilson, 5 month old daughter of Emily A. Wilson, died on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Toledo Children’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.  She was born on August 23, 2013, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Emily Ann Wilson.   Lylah is survived by her mother, Emily, of Independence, her maternal grandparents,

Richard LeRoy Pritchard – Garber

  Richard LeRoy Pritchard of  Garber died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Funeral Services: 10 am, Monday, February 3, 2014, at St. John Congregational Church in Garber. Burial: 1:30 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014, at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation: 2 to 5 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in

Lavern H. Willenborg – Dyersville

Lavern H. Willenborg, 89, of Dyersville, and formerly of New Vienna died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Friends may call from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2014, at the new Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited

Brenda Kay Rodenberg – Hawkeye, formerly of Elkader

Brenda Kay Rodenberg, 42, of Hawkeye, formerly of Elkader, died at Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 am – Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Visitation: 4 to 7 pm  -  Monday, February 3, 2014, at Leonard Funeral home and one

U.S. House Passes Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than two years of partisan squabbles over food and farm policy, the House passed and sent to the Senate Wednesday an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill containing a small cut in food stamps and preserving most crop subsidies. The measure, which the House approved 251-166, had backing from the


Names of Rural Arlington Fire Victims Released

Authorities have released the names of the five people who died in a house fire near Arlington last week. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the victims are 27-year old Amanda Smith-Miller, 4-year old Delacisey Seales and 1-year old Isabella Miller, all of Oelwein; and 30-year old James McCain and 84-year old Gil Stachar, both

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