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Clifford O. Wears – formerly of Monticello

Clifford O. Wears, 95, of Venice, Florida and formerly of Monticello, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 2 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Monday

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Latest Girls Basketball Rankings

In the latest Girls Basketball poll….Turkey valley remains the top team in 1A.  Springville is #3.  Western Christian vaulted to the top spot in Class 2A after Unity Christian’s first loss of the season – they drop to #4.  Pocahontas Area remains #1 in 3A.  Center Point-Urbana remains #2.  Mt. Vernon drops a spot to

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Monticello Chamber Holds Annual Banquet

The Monticello Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet Wednesday night.  Cheryl Dirks was awarded the 2016 MACC Lifetime Award- given to a Chamber member for outstanding leadership and promotion of the town and the chamber. Cheryl is an agent for HCH Real Estate in Monticello, has led many projects and has been involved

Donald A. Hess – Luxemburg

Donald A. Hess, 75, of, Luxemburg, Iowa died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 of Pulmonary Fibrosis, at his home in Luxemburg with his wife Barbara at his side. Visitation will be held 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30

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High School Basketball Scores 1/20

BOYS BB SCORES: Anamosa 88, Maquoketa 57 Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 73, West Delaware 72 (OT) Camanche 55, Monticello 54 East Buchanan 54, Central City 27 Mount Vernon 71, Western Dubuque 41 West Central, Maynard 68, Starmont 56 GIRLS BB SCORES Bellevue 56, Cascade 41 Decorah 46, Edgewood-Colesburg 33 Western Dubuque 55, Mount Vernon 45 Maquoketa

Loren E. Ratliff – Independence

Loren E. Ratliff, 76, of Independence, Iowa graduated into heaven Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Loren was born on November 27, 1939 in New Boston, MO the son of Thomas E. and Verna A. (Hall) Ratliff. He moved with his family to Nashua,

Arlene Harriet Rude – Elkader

Arlene Harriet Rude, 90, of Elkader, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM – Monday, January 25, 2016, at Marion Lutheran Church, Gunder, Iowa Visitation: 10:00 AM until service time at the church on Monday. Inurnment: Marion Lutheran Cemetery, Gunder, Iowa Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Alice M. Olberding – Dyersville

Alice M. Olberding, 93, of Dyersville died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, surrounded by her family at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9

Marilyn Schaul – Manchester

Marilyn Joyce Schaul, 76, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.  She was born on August 2, 1939, in Dyersville, the daughter of Aloysius and Emma (Klaus) Lueck.  Marilyn was raised and educated in the area, attending Catholic school. On October 15, 1960, Marilyn was united

Aloysius S. “Oops” Neuhaus – Dyersville

Aloysius S. “Oops” Neuhaus, 87, of Dyersville died Friday, January 15, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. and an American Legion service at 6:30 p.m.

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