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Milton Eugene Retz – Manchester

Milton Eugene Retz, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  He was born on April 13, 1929, in Manchester, the son of Lyle and Mildred (Traver) Retz.  Milton was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from Manchester High School.   On December

Martha Lou Palmer – Manchester

Martha Lou Palmer, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on May 4, 1927, in West Union, the daughter of Ralph and Lois (Cook) Humphry.   Martha was raised and educated in the area and graduated from West Union High School. 

Vera Holtz – Independence

Independence –  Vera A. Holtz, 90 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at ABCM Rehab. Center Independence – East Campus, in Independence.  She was born on January 2, 1926, in Elkhorn, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew Christian and Helga (Leistad) Lange.  On June 10, 1945, she and Elvin Fred Holtz

St. Olaf Woman Killed In I380 Crash

A St. Olaf woman has been identified as the victim killed in a fatal minivan vs. semi crash on Interstate 380 between the Center Point and Urbana exits Monday afternoon. The Iowa State patrol said a minivan driven by Sandra Schuety and a semi tractor trailer truck were northbound when Schuety went onto the right

Leona Pohlman – Manchester

     Leona M. Pohlman, 96, of Manchester, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, with visitation Friday, November 4, 2016, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., and one hour prior to service on Saturday. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery,

Billie Boggs Rardin – Dyersville

After being engaged in a difficult struggle with intestinal problems, and following an emergency surgery that went awry, Billie Boggs Rardin escaped the pains of living by accepting the invitation of her Lord and went to live with Him on November 1, 2016.  Billie was born on the morning of March 22, 1938, in the

Sandra Schuety – St. Olaf

Sandra Kay Schuety, 73, of rural St. Olaf, died Monday, October 31, 2016, from injuries sustained following an auto accident in Cedar Rapids, IA. Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf,

Slain Des Moines Police Officers Identified

Police say a man suspected in the killings to two Des Moines area officers surrendered to a state Department of Natural Resources officer. Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek says Scott Michael Greene flagged down the officer Wednesday morning in rural Dallas County, west of Des Moines, and presented his identification. He was taken into

Manchester Judge Takes Plea Deal

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) – A Manchester judge accused of assaulting her husband has taken a plea deal. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 49-year-old Stephanie Rattenborg, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, loud and raucous noise. She’d pleaded not guilty to the original charge of domestic assault. Rattenborg was given a deferred judgment at her