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Lavon B. Williams – Edgewood, formerly of Coggon

Lavon B. Williams – Edgewood, formerly of Coggon

Lavon B. Williams, 88 years old, of Edgewood, Iowa, and formerly of Coggon, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. She was born in Edgewood on November 5, 1928, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Jefferson) Thomas. She attended the Clayton County country schools. In October of 1948,

Una M. Voelker – Manchester

Una M. Voelker, 97, of Manchester, Iowa, died Thursday, February 16, 2017. Visitation: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017, Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 20, 2017, Peace Lutheran Church, Ryan, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Manchester. Una

Ellen Ida Bente – Elkader

Ellen Ida Bente, 94, of Elkader, died Thursday, February 16, 1917, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon, Iowa. Visitation: 3:00pm to 5:00 pm – Sunday, February19, 2017, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elkader and after 10:00 am on Monday at the Church Funeral Service: 11:00 am – Monday, February 20, 2017 at Peace United

Pamela Rae Black – Independence

Pamela Rae Black, 68, of Independence, Iowa died Wednesday, February 15, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence, Iowa. Pam was born on November 22, 1948, in Independence, Iowa the daughter of Alva H. and Martha I. (Cornwell) Long. She graduated from the Independence High School with the class of 1967, and was married

Lila F. Givens – Independence

Lila F. Givens, 59, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. Lila was born on January 6, 1958 in Independence and was raised by her grandparents; Martin and Florence Gienapp. She graduated from the Independence High School with the class of 1976, and received a

Norma J. Strempke – Independence

Norma J. Strempke, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, February 13, 2017, at ABCM Rehab. Center of Independence – East Campus in Independence. She was born on December 13, 1935 in Littleton, Iowa, the daughter of Marvin Raymond and Edna Hazel (Manross) Ohl. She attended school in Littleton. On July 21, 1954,

Leo Francis Michael – Independence

Leo Francis Michael, 98, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Lexington Estates Care Center, Independence, IA. Leo was born on December 11, 1918, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Frank L. and Rose Ann (Miller) Michael. He was a 1936 graduate of Independence High School in Independence. On October 2, 1940, he

WaMaC Bowling Results

2017 WaMaC Conference Championship Results Boys Team Results: 1. Maquoketa – 3363 2. Vinton-Shellsburg – 3107 3. Western Dubuque – 3037 4. Marion – 3002 5. Central DeWitt – 2834 6. West Delaware – 2735 7. Independence – 2477 Girls Team Results: 1. Western Dubuque – 2895 2. Vinton-Shellsburg – 2521 3. West Delaware –

CR Man Charged In Deadly Crash

A Cedar Rapids man was taken into custody by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon in connection with a deadly accident in November. 35 year old Keith Furne faces two counts of Homicide by Vehicle and one count of Reckless Driving Resulting in Serious Injury. These charges are the result of a three month

Chapman To Bowl On ESPN Sunday

West Delaware graduate and Manchester native AJ Chapman has qualified for the PBA Players championship in Columbus Ohio. Chapman wrote on social media “I don’t really have words right now. This is a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.” Chapman, who graduated from Wichita State last year, placed fourth in the

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