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Manchester City Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Manchester City Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Several Manchester city employees have been recognized for their years of service to the City. Mayor Milt Kramer presented service awards to Rick Carnicle for twenty-five years of service to the Manchester Police Department, Perry Peterson for twenty-five years of service for Project Inspections and and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Jim Hauschild and Linda Loney-Fangmann

Ambrose “Biff” Schlarmann – Monticello

Ambrose “Biff” Schlarmann age 98,  of Monticello, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Monticello Nursing and RehabilitationCenter following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Friday morning, March 28, 2014 at  St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday at the

Elizabeth E. Heiserman – Independence

Independence -  Elizabeth E. Heiserman, 93 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at ABCM Rehabilitation Independence – West in Independence.  She was born on April 29, 1920, in Benton County, Iowa, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Pauline (Hoffman) McKinley.  She graduated from high school in Rowley, Iowa, and then

Lucille L. “Lulu” Ludovissy – North Buena Vista

Lucille L. “Lulu” Ludovissy, 74, of North Buena Vista, Iowa passed to her eternal rest, at home, on Thursday, March 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross, Iowa.  Friends may continue to call after

Joseph G. Engelken – Manchester

Joseph G.  Engelken,  93, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  He was born on December 6, 1920, in Farley, the son of Bernard and Agatha (Oberbroeckling) Engelken.  Joe was raised and educated in the Farley area. Joe was drafted in the United States Army on

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Independence Head Coach Officially Resigns

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – The head girls basketball coach at Independence High School has carried through with his intention to quit. Rod Conrad and assistant coach Rob Ratchford had complained of threats and criticism from parents and others. The school board accepted Ratchford’s resignation on Monday. Conrad had said in a statement released March 12

Arlyn Kay “Grizz” Cole – Manchester

Arlyn Kay “Grizz” Cole, 50, of Manchester, Iowa, died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.    She was born on May 8, 1963, in Iowa City, the daughter of Harvey LeRoy and Vera Mae (Nelson) Cole.  Arlyn was raised and educated in the Manchester area, and

Virginia Ann Hoover – Walker

Funeral services for 56 year old Virginia Ann Hoover of Walker will be held at 10:30am, Monday, March 24th at Hoover Weslyan Church in Walker. Visitation will be held from 3-7pm on Sunday, March 23 at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Quasqueton. Burial in the Circle Grove Cemetary in Walker. Survivors of Virginia

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Area FFA Students Find Ag Career Fair Beneficial

FFA students from five area high schools got a chance to learn more about agriculture on Thursday. They attended an Ag Career Fair prior to the start of the Manchester Chamber’s Ag Luncheon at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Twelve businesses set up booths with employees on hand to give the FFA students some insight

Theresa Oberreuter – Manchester

Theresa Mary Oberreuter, 89 of Manchester passed away March 19, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester following a brief illness.   Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ryan by Fr. Dennis Quint and Fr. Richard Gaul .  Visitation will be from

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