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Branstad Asks For Federal Assistance After Flooding

Branstad Asks For Federal Assistance After Flooding

Governor Terry Branstad is asking the president to declare eight Iowa counties disaster areas.  The governor is asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek for the severe storms and flooding that hit from August 23rd to the 27th. A joint federal, state, and local preliminary damage

Fern Parkin – Manchester, formerly of Earlville

Fern A. Parkin, 102, of Manchester, formerly of Earlville, died Sunday, September 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, Iowa, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, is

Patricia “Pat” Nefzger – Earlville

Patricia “Pat” Nefzger, 78, passed away from a sudden illness, surrounded by her family at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Saturday, September 17, 2016. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 4:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral Mass will

Maxine Preussner – Delhi

     Maxine Mae Emerson Preussner, 89, of Delhi, Iowa, died at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Delhi United Methodist Church, with Rev. Sam Mack officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Terrence “Terry” John McQuillen – Mount Vernon

Terrence “Terry” John McQuillen, 66, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  He was born on August 1, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Donald and Geraldine (Schneiders) McQuillen.  Terry was raised in the Manchester area, and graduated from Manchester High School in 1968.  He then attended

Chapman Wins Silver At PABCON Trios

The PABCON Adult Bowling Championships continued Wednesday and Team USA’s Trio team that includes Manchester Native AJ Chapman earned the silver medal in the trio event with a 3,920 effort. Chapman rolled a six-game total of 1,256.  Canada won the gold with a 4,255 six-game total.  Read more HERE. Photo Credit: 

Starmont CC Invite Results

Springville won the Starmont Girls Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday.  Cascade came in 2nd; CPU 3rd; North Linn 4th; Ed-Co 9th; Starmont 13th; Western Dubuque 15th; West Delaware 16th; Independence 18th; Beckman 19th.  Center Point-Urbana Freshman Adrianna Katcher was the overall winner with a time of 19:11.  Hannah Bridgewater of North Linn finished 9th; Ed-Co’s

Leland D. Hansen – Independence,

Independence –  Leland D. Hansen, 66 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, September 12, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa.  He was born on October 14, 1949, in Pipestone, Minnesota, the son of Leo Henry and Margaret Leona (Boldt) Hansen.  He graduated from high school in Independence.  On September

Chapman Wins Gold At PABCON Doubles

Team USA’s AJ Chapman and his partner John Szczerbinski claimed the Doubles gold medal at the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships on Tuesday .  The Manchester native and West Delaware alum rolled a  six-game total of 1,398 which lifted him and Szczerbinski to a 2,786 winning total. The victory marked the first medal of any

Velma Irene Cook – Manchester

Velma Irene Cook, 91, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born on September 10, 1924, in rural Manchester, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Chambers) Elsbury. Velma attended Manchester and Colesburg rural schools. On November 2, 1946, Velma was united in marriage to